Access to Business Studies

Full qualification title

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business)

No. of Credits
60 Credits at Level 3 (15 Ungraded & 45 Graded)
UCAS Tariff Points
Maximum 144 points depending on grades
Course fee
£1236 (includes £135 registration fees)
Payment options
Pay in full upfront (£50 Discount available) | Monthly Installments (from £103 per month)
12 months, flexible study (typically takes 8 months, but you can work at your own pace to complete in a time that suits you) Extension option available
Course start date
This course can be started at any time of the year
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This Access to Business course provides you with the typical entry requirements at Level 3 for university Business related degree courses.

Universities typically require you to have an Access to Higher Education Diploma in addition to GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above (or Grade 4 or above with the new grading system). Some universities will accept Functional Skills Level 2 English and Mathematics in lieu of GCSEs, but you should check with the university before enrolling.

Our online Access to Higher Education course allows you to take control of your own learning without having to attend lectures and tutorials at set times. Work through our interactive courses at your own pace and if you need help you can contact your personal tutor and they will be able to support you with a telephone or videoconference tutorial. All our tutors are all fully qualified and experienced teachers and subject specialists in the topics you will be studying.

For further information about Careers in Business and Management click here.

We also provide support with UCAS applications including an academic reference.

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Payment Options

The cost of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business) is £1236, and can be paid in monthly instalments from £103 per month over 12 months with 0% interest. Or discounted price at £1186 (£50 saving) when paid in full upfront.

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* Includes £135 registration fee and certification with our awarding organisation, Skills and Education Access Group

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Units on this course (Ungraded)

Get into university with an Access to Higher Education Diploma

This gives you an opportunity to shine when you are invited for an interview at the university. You...

Academic Writing Skills

This can be awarded against a level 3 essay. In essay preparation, you will be expected to research...

Research Skills
Correlations, Experiments, Observations, Case Studies Questionnaires and Surveys. Develop your own piece of research in a standard report format.
Information Literacy

Information Literacy Skills help learners to understand the range and quality of available resources...

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In this ungraded unit, you will explore the reasons why marketing is required as well as learning the different ways that market research can be carried out...

Business Studies units (Graded)

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How to select and use appropriate communication for a range of purposes in business. The importance...
Business Structures

This Business Studies unit will give you the opportunity to learn about the different structures...

Customer Service

This Business Studies unit will explore the importance of good customer service by exploring the...

Business Plan

In this Business Studies unit you will be able to explore your own business ideas so that you can...

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This Business Studies unit will explore the different ways in which a business can be financed. You...

Business Structures

In this Business Studies unit you will learn about the features of a formal business organisation...


This Business Studies unit will look at what makes an effective leader by exploring the skills and...

International Trade

In this Business Studies unit you will explore the reasons behind trading internationally and the...

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This Business Studies unit will explore the different types of e-commerce and some of the benefits...

The economy

In this Business Studies unit you will consider the ‘economic problem’ which will enable you to...

Consumer Law

In this law-based Business Studies unit you will look at the law relating to the supply and sale of...


This law-based Business Studies unit will allow you to understand the legal requirements when...

  Our Access to Higher Education diplomas offer: No need to pay for extras or upgrades - it is ALL included!
Self-paced online learning with 1:1 tutor support
Access your course materials immediately
Study anywhere - anytime
Face to face tutorials on demand, scheduled when you need them
One-to-one tutor support via state of the art video conference suite, email or by phone
Study around your work and home life commitments
Work at your own pace and complete within 8-12 months
Tailored individual learning plan to achieve success
Benefit from subject specialist tutors
Access to our online material written and developed by leading professionals in the industry
Interact with your tutor via our easy to use messaging service
Network with like-minded students via student messaging group
Access to your course 24/7
Tailor the course to fit your needs*
UCAS Application support to help with your personal statement
UCAS final check before submission


*Some university courses will want to see specific units - plan what is required and we will mix and match key units


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