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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.

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: Marketing, people

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 activities.

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

Theme 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: Decision-making techniques

Module 3: Influences on business decisions

Module 4: Assessing competitiveness

Module 5: External influence

Theme 4: Global Business

Module 1: Globalisation

Module 2: Global marketing and business expansion

Module 3: Global marketing

Module 4: Assessing competitiveness

Module 5: 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


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 Self-Learning Courses let you choose when you want to learn and how fast you want to go. Our Course is designed for the self-study method, and most students are fine without help.

However, we understand every student is not the same, you can choose to add one year of tutor support for only £55 per year .You will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months.

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One-on-one Tutors are available online across all subjects. All Tutors are fully qualified. When working one-on-one with a tutor, the child is the session’s focus. Individual students receive better and more personalised feedback. One-on-one tutoring can help you learn more than just the answer to a problem. Tutoring is flexible based on needs.

A personal tutor will take the time to understand the child’s strengths and weaknesses and work with them and their parents to establish common goals. The tutor will provide undivided attention to the student’s specific needs, adapting as necessary to achieve a common goal throughout the session.

One-on-one tutoring fees start from £30 per hour. Please get in touch with us if you need one-on-one tutor support.



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