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Access to HE Diploma Business

This course will give you a thorough grounding in business policies, theories and practices.
You will also undertake a core study programme, which is designed to ensure you have fundamental skills in IT, numeracy and literacy for the purpose of gaining entry into higher education.

  • Mathematics Calculations
  • Examination Skills
  • Preparation for Higher Education
  • Writing Skills
  • Statistics
  • Business Planning
  • Economics
  • Finance and Accounts
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • The Management Process - Decision Making
  • Research Project

If you have an up to date level 2 course (obtained within the last three years) and evidence of level 2 literacy and numeracy then you will be able to take part on the course.

However, as most of our students have been out of education for the last few years, every student is given an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy which will act as evidence for entry. You will take these tests before you start the course and will need to achieve level 2 in both of them.

If you do not meet the criteria then the college has a range of alternative programmes open to you.

You’ll learn about how businesses develop their products, set their prices, market them and get the best use from of their financial and human resources.



Most students progress into higher education. This course will prepare you for a degree in business management, however it also contains many features of other degrees such as finance and accounts, marketing, HR, Leadership etc. 

If you wish to go into employment when you complete the course you will be well equipped with many skills such as working knowledge and skills of creating accurate financial records, business plans and marketing strategy which will be very impressive to perspective employers.

The Access to Business Management pathway is a level 3 course and is equivalent to A-levels. You will receive advice and guidance during the course as well as help with your UCAS application if required. Our learners go onto study at prestigious universities and some have even received scholarships.

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