Business Studies (Level 2)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 2 Certificate in Business Studies. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Business Studies is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for a Business Studies exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 2 Business Studies course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This distance learning Business Studies course is designed to help meet the needs of those who want an introduction to this challenging subject, either with a view to further study or to improve their knowledge and skills in a future occupation, or even to enhance these in an existing job. This qualification will provide you with a broad introduction to the key components of this exciting field.
Business Studies encompasses many of the aspects of everyday transactions, from setting up a company to understanding how purchases are made, from understanding how marketing works to accounting and finance. We will cover all of these areas in depth through extensive course notes, self-assessment tasks, tutor-marked assignments and invaluable tutor feedback. Students will also be expected to show their resourcefulness by investigating the real world of business and finance by carrying out various research exercises.
What Could I Do After Taking This Business Studies Course?
With relevant Experience and Qualification, you could go on to become a Business Advisor. As a business advisor you would give advice and support to help new businesses to start up and established businesses to grow. You might advise on a range of issues including finance and marketing. If you want to use your experience to help businesses, this job could be perfect for you.
You will need excellent spoken and written communication skills. A positive, problem solving attitude will also help you be successful in this job.
On completion of the Level 2 in Business Studies course, learners can go on to study further in areas such as:
Your Business Studies (Level 2) Course:
Business Studies encompasses many of the aspects of everyday transactions, from setting up a company to understanding how purchases are made, from understanding how marketing works to accounting and finance. This qualification will provide you with a broad introduction to the key components of this exciting field.
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- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
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- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Business Studies (Level 2) course is: 1 Year
The Level 2 Business Studies course is divided into five comprehensive units:
- Unit 1: Business Activity and the Changing Environment
- Unit 2: Human Resources
- Unit 3: Accounting and Finance
- Unit 4: Marketing
- Unit 5: Production
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following standard guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a nationally recognised certificate will be awarded by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsNo Entry Requirements
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Business Studies and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
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 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Business Studies course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Business Studies Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 2 in Business Studies
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that the provider has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by UK Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Possible Career Path
Supervisor, Team Leader or Business Advisor
Whether you already work in management or aspire to get into this rewarding field, this course will enhance your skills and provide positive proof to an employer of your commitment to self-improvement. As such, a number of different career paths will be open to you.
Find out more about the Job Role for Business Advisor .
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Business Studies home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Completion Certificate
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
GOOGLE ANDROID TABLET:
Makes your assignment submission and study on the move an absolute breeze. Available at a reduced price of £69.99 (RRP £99) to all students who enrol on 2 or more courses and pay for their course in full at the time of enrolment. Download your study materials and turn commuting time into profitable study time.
12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 2 Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
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How is the course structured?
The Level 2 Business Studies course is divided into five comprehensive units:
Unit 1: Business Activity and the Changing Environment
Business Activity and the Changing Environment examines the objectives of businesses, the changing environment and the criteria for judging success. The focus is on the importance of having clear business objectives and how the business environment provides opportunities for, and imposes constraints upon, the pursuit of those objectives.
1.1 - Objectives
1.2 - Types of organisation
1.3 - Factors of Production
1.4 - Primary, secondary and tertiary activity
1.5 - Location
1.6 - Government influences on business activity and objectives
1.7 - External influences
1.8 - Judging Success
End of Unit Submission
Unit 2: Human Resources
Human Resources looks at people in organisations focusing on their roles, relationships and management in business.
2.1 - Internal Organisation
2.2 - Communication
2.3 - Recruitment and Selection
2.4 - Training
2.5 - Motivation and Rewards
End of Unit Submission
Unit 3: Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Finance explores the use of accounting and financial information as an aid to decision making.
3.1 - External and Internal Sources of Finance
3.2 - Budgets and Cash Flow Forecasts
3.3 - Cost and Break-even Analysis
3.4 - Financial Statements
3.5 - Ratios and Performance
End of Unit Submission
Unit 4: Marketing
Marketing focuses on identifying and satisfying customer needs in a changing and competitive international environment.
4.1 - The Market
4.2 - The Marketing Mix
4.3 - Market Research
End of Unit Submission
Unit 5: Production
Production examines the way organisations use and manage resources to produce goods and services.
5.1 - Economies and Diseconomies of Scale
5.2 - Methods of Production
5.3 - Productivity
5.4 - Quality
End of Unit Submission
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Business Studies home study course is £368.75 (inc VAT), though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £295 (inc VAT) which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £73.75 and then 4 equal payments of £73.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
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