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Business, Enterprise and Retail

Business, Enterprise and Retail

Access to Higher Education Diploma - Business

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Course Information

Business, Enterprise and Retail
Course Title Access to Higher Education Diploma - Business
Start Date 9th September 2019
Location Victoria
Duration 36 Weeks
Fees Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment
All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

Course Content

Business, Enterprise and Retail
Short Description
About the Course

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Accounting) is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university.

It is designed for:

  • Adults with a current or previous role or interest in business and/or accounting;
  • Adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field and who have a demonstrable interest in entering a business related profession.
What you will study

Module units:

Study Skills

  • Essay Writing
  • Finding & Reading Information
  • Report Writing
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Writing Standard English


  • Marketing Principles for Business
  • Planning Market Research
  • Marketing Strategy

Finance and Accounting

  • Double Entry Accounts
  • Book Keeping
  • Sole Trader Final Accounts
  • Final Accounts

Mathematics / IT for Business

  • Data Analysis and Descriptive Statistics
  • Spreadsheets

Business and Management

  • Business Organisations and Structure
  • Business Communication
  • The Human Resources Function
  • Management & Leadership

All students will learn a core of communications, research and study skills, such as note taking, essay writing, reading and research, preparation for exams and oral presentation.

You will be supported throughout the course by a personal tutor who will also give you guidance in applying for Higher Education courses.

Access Method

All module units are Level 3. To pass the Diploma you must achieve 60 credits. You will do a variety of coursework assignments, tests and examinations throughout the course, which are set and marked by your teachers and externally moderated by OCN London.


Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Business and Accounting.

These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study:

  • Business Studies
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Accountancy
  • Business Management
  • Finance

In addition, some colleges may offer internal progression to, for example, Higher National Diplomas in Business.

All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

Entry Requirements

Business, Enterprise and Retail
Entry Requirement

This course is suitable for students aged 21 or over. Applicants aged 19 or 20 will also be considered if you have experience outside of full-time education, for example through work or travel. Applicants will be assessed through application, interview and tests in English and Maths.

GCSE requirements for Access applicants:

In order to progress to certain Higher Education courses, you may require GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths to fulfil your university entry requirements.

Ideally you will already have GCSE Maths and English at grade A*-C. However we understand that not all students meet this requirement and so you will be considered for an Access course if you have one GCSE at grade A*-C in Maths or English and the other at grade D.

A GCSE or functional skills course will be offered as an additional option for the Access course - please note that some GCSE classes may be delivered in the evening.

If you don't have any GCSEs or equivalent qualifications then we will be able to recommend you for another course based on the results of your initial assessment at interview.

All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

How to Apply

Business, Enterprise and Retail

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All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment
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