Starting a business and managing it effectively

A Level Business Studies AS/A2


£ 295 + VAT


  • Typology

    A Level

  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Duration

    18 Months

  • Start

    Different dates available


Are you looking to learn more about business? Does the idea of starting and or running a business appeal to you? This A Level Business Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for further training whilst employed.

With this course you will learn what it takes to start a business and to run it smoothly. The basic mechanics of a start-up will be discussed, with an emphasis on how to finance small businesses. Students will then learn basics in business management, such as strategies in human resources and operations, marketing techniques and financial management.

The second half of the course will build upon the knowledge learned regarding strategic management, and students will have the chance to reinforce the topics covered and revisit them by going further in depth.

The final unit in the course will cover corporate strategy. This unit focuses on corporate aims and objectives, how to identify problems and how to creatively brainstorm and implement new ideas. Managing change can be difficult and this unit will teach students techniques for going about it in a less stressful way.




Distance Learning


Different dates availableNow taking bookings

To take into account

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 18 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

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  • Marketing
  • Financial
  • Financial Training
  • Business and Management
  • Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Change Management
  • Business Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Business
  • Human Resources
  • Operations
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Start-ups
  • Corporate Objectives
  • Financial Strategies

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Distance Learning Provider

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course programme


AS Level

Unit 1: BUSS1 Planning and Financing a Business

  • Business start-up guide
  • How to finance small businesses

Unit 2: BUSS2 Concepts of Business Management

  • Financial management
  • Importance of Human Resources
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing and the Competitive environment

A2 Level

Unit 3: BUSS3 Strategies for Success

  • Functional Objectives and Strategies.
  • Financial Strategies and Accounts
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Operational Strategies
  • Human Resource Strategies

Unit 4: BUSS4 The Business Environment and Managing Change

  • Corporate Aims and Objectives
  • Assessing changes to the Business Environment
  • Change Management

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Exams are taken at an AQA centre and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you.

A Level Business Studies AS/A2

£ 295 + VAT