International A Level Business for Non – UK Centres Only
Course code: YBS11
Delivery method: Online
Course duration: 24 Months. However, you can complete this course in less than a year.
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel International A Level – A Level Business
Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel
Business is the ultimate life skill. Understanding the cut and thrust of how the world works gives you a real advantage in any career.
In this course you will study a wide range of business subjects both in the UK and globally. A fantastic wide introduction to the subject that will give you great preparation for your career.
Business course overview
During this A-Level Business course you will explore meeting customer needs, the market and management you will go on to understand how this relates to business objectives, managing change and globalisation.
Upon successful completion of the exams (as administered by Pearson Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Pearson Edexcel A-Level Business.
- Developing a enthusiasm for business
- Gaining holistic understanding of business, and a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet societies needs and ants
- Understanding of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by individuals and organisations
- Acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills including decision makings, the challenging of assumptions and critical analysis
- Apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts
This course is divided into 4 units:
Unit 1: Marketing, people
This unit enables you to understand how businesses identify
opportunities and to explore how businesses focus on developing a
competitive advantage through interacting with customers.
Unit 2: Managing business activities
This unit enables you to develop an understanding of raising
and managing finance, and measuring business performance.
It outlines the importance of using resources efficiently within a
business to ensure that goods or services can be delivered
effectively and efficiently, and to a high quality.
Unit 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
This unit moves from functions to strategy, enabling you to
develop your understanding of the core concepts and to take a
strategic view of business opportunities and issues. You will
analyse corporate objectives and strategy against financial and
non-financial performance measures and how businesses grow,
and develop an understanding of the impact of external influences.
Unit 4: Global Business
You will investigate businesses that trade on a global scale and
explore their reasons for doing so. You will develop an
understanding of the globally competitive environment and
consider the ethical and moral dimensions of global business
Theme 1: Marketing and People
Module 1: Meeting customer needs
Module 2: The market
Module 3: Marketing mix and strategy
Module 4: Managing people
Module 5: Entrepreneurs and leaders
Unit 2: Managing Business Activities
Module 1: Raising finance
Module 2: Financial planning
Module 3: Managing finance
Module 4: Resource management
Module 5: External influence
Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
Module 1: Business objectives and strategies
Module 2: Business growth
Module 3: Decision-making techniques
Module 4: Influences on business decisions
Module 5: Assessing competitiveness
Module 6: Managing change
Theme 4: Global Business
Module 1: Globalisation
Module 2: Global marketing and business expansion
Module 3: Global marketing
Module 4: Global industries and companies
The Pearson Edexcel International A-Level Business qualification is gained once all 4 exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by Pearson Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your exam requirements.
In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.
Method of study
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our A-Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it.
You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.