If you always wanted a career in business, but never got the qualifications to get into university, we have the solution for you. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business & Management) will allow you to embark on a higher education degree.
During this distance learning course you will learn applicable aspects in the running of a business such as approaches to management, staff structures, macro and microeconomics, as well as business law, marketing and budget management.
This diploma will also prepare you for the academic world. The course will familiarise you with the independent study, academic research and writing essays or reports.
The course is made up of 20 units:
• Preparing to Study
• Academic Writing Skills
• Preparing a Written Assignment
• Independent Research
• The individual in organisations
• Progressing to Higher Education
• Market structures
• Business & the environment
• Human resource management
• Business and employment law
• Operations management
• Business organisations
• Quality management
• Consumer legislation
• Resource allocation
• Macroeconomics and the business environment
• Business planning
• Business skills.
If you're a UK resident aged 19 or over then you'll have to pay your own fees but you can apply for the government backed 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. This will be paid back in monthly instalments but the payments only begin once you've finished the Access to HE diploma and are earning over £26,575 per year.
Ideally, once you've finished the Access to HE diploma you'll then go on to complete a higher education (HE) qualification, such as a degree course. The outstanding balance of your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan will then be written off.