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Business, Management and Tourism

School Leaver / 16 - 18 yr Old A-levels

A-Level Programme - Business

A-level Business Studies will help you develop a critical understanding of business behaviour and knowledge of current business strategies and structures.

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  • Course Description

    Some of the content covered includes:

    • What is business?
    • Managers, leadership and decision making
    • Decision making to improve marketing performance
    • Decision making to improve operational performance
    • Decision making to improve financial performance
    • Decision making to improve human resource performance
    • Analysing the strategic position of a business
    • Choosing strategic direction
    • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
    • Managing strategic change
  • Entry Requirements

    For the generic A-Level Programme you will need:

    • GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths, plus at least 3 more GCSEs at grade 5 or above

    For this specific A-Level you will need:

    • 5 or more GCSEs at grade 5 and above including English, Maths and Business.
    • (If Business has not been previously studied then a 5 is required in a supporting subject such as Geography, RE, History)
  • Course Length

    Full-time courses at the college are generally 3-4 days per week (you may be in an extra day if you are resitting English and/or Maths). All students are expected to complete study hours in the Learning Resource Centre and at least 30 hours work experience on top of their college hours.

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*
    19+ £1,950

    * Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.

    Fee information

    Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.

    If you are aged 19 and over, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of this course. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here. Alternatively, if you are aged 19-23 and have not yet completed a level 3 or above qualification, you may be able to receive this course for free. For further information and to complete our fee calculator, click here.

    Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    AQA A-Level in Business Studies

    How is my course assessed?

    Students will follow a programme which combines class teaching with small group work, discussion, video material, IT and research projects. Homework will be regularly set to aid learning and develop self-study skills. The course will be assessed by three 2 hour exams covering all content above involving, multiple choice, data response, short answers and essay questions.

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn

Full-Time

Duration 2 years

Business & Tourism Careers

Get insights into where our courses can lead you. See example work tasks and find real job vacancies.

Travel agents

£23,000

Potential Salary

Travel agency managers and proprietors

£51,000

Potential Salary

Management consultants and business analysts

£43,000

Potential Salary

Success story

Charlie Harding

Travel and Tourism - Level 3

Charlie studied travel & tourism at the College of West Anglia (CWA) and now works as cabin crew for easyJet. Her ambition is to join the Amy Johnson Flying Initiative, a scheme fully funded by easyJet to encourage more ladies to become pilots.

Charlie said: "I completed 2 years of sixth form but never wanted to study at university and at the time I couldn't find a job within the travel & tourism industry. I decided to join CWA and alongside travel and tourism, completed a cabin crew course. I passed this course and have been interested ever since. I really enjoyed what the college and course had to offer, I loved learning about different countries, cultures and travelling in general. The teachers - Nicola, Stacey and Mary - were incredible; I wouldn’t have got to where I am today without their help. I love working for easyJet and the fact they encourage me to progress my career. I speak fluent Spanish and on a recent flight I translated the pilot’s tannoy announcement from English in to Spanish. He contacted the easyJet main manager in Luton and said how impressed he was with me and that I was a credit to the company, this made me feel amazing."

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