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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management)

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The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management) QAA Ref. 400/1036/3 WILL allow you to apply for university to study Project Management in just 1 year!

This course is an option for people who would like to start or further their career in becoming a Project Manager. This diploma will allow you to apply for university courses in areas such as, but not limited to, client services manager, office manager, HR manager, accountant, project manager, business consultant and management analyst.

No qualifications are required to study this course so get started today!

Business management is the coordination and organization of business activities. There is a growing need for people to take on managerial positions in a variety of industries. This course is also for you if your plans for the future are entrepreneurial and you want to build your own business. In this course you will learn how to oversee the company’s operations and employees to be able to establish effective style of leadership and ensure continuing financial health for the business you are responsible for. You will learn about economics, accounting, leadership, as well as entrepreneurship.


This Online Business and Management Course at a Glance

  • 100% online learning for adults
  • No qualifications necessary to apply
  • Flexible - learn in your own time around work and family
  • Flexible payments - interest-free monthly payments over 1 year 
  • One-to-one tutor support at mutually convenient times
  • Go to university without A Levels
  • Gain crucial knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence
  • Assessed through end-of-unit assignments - NO EXAMS 
  • Equivalent level to those of other level 3 qualifications, such as A Levels
  • Complete in 1 year or less

    Education Provider: Cambridge Online Education - established 2002

    Accredited by: Aim Qualifications and Assessment Group

    Regulated by: Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)


    Course Outline

    The Access to HE Diploma is a full Level 3 qualification designed to prepare learners without traditional qualifications for entry into Higher Education (HE). The Diploma provides opportunity for learners to acquire and develop knowledge and skills needed to progress to higher education study and also enables learners to develop social and emotional skills such as communication and confidence.


    To achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management) Ref. 400/1036/3 learners must achieve:

    • 45 credits which must be graded, academic subject content at Level 3 only, 
    • 15 credits which must be either at Level 2 or Level 3 ungraded (U).

    The following are the Core Unit titles for this Diploma:

    • Resource Allocation
    • Market Structures
    • International Aspects of Business
    • Supply Side Economics
    • The Economic Environment
    • Sources of Finance
    • Macro-Economics and the Business
    • Environment
    • Business & the Environment
    • International Dimension
    • Business Skills
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Planning a Successful Business
    • Demand and Supply (U)
    • Progressing to Higher Education (U)
    • Preparing to Study (U)
    • Academic Writing Skills (U)
    • Algebra (U)

    Enrolment Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for students applying for the Cambridge Online Education Access to H.E. Diplomas. Tutors are nevertheless, required to ensure that learners admitted onto the Diploma possess the necessary skills and personal qualities to cope with the demands of the course.


    All Access to HE Diplomas require the achievement of 60 credits. 45 of the 60 credits must be graded at Level 3 (pass, merit or distinction). Such credits will arise from the Academic Subject Content Modules. The remaining 15 credits are ungraded and can be achieved at either Level 2 or Level 3. Students may only be registered against units with a maximum combined total credit value of 60. In terms of the length of time required for a learner to complete their diploma, for all Access to HE Diplomas the notional learning hours are 600. Notional learning hours comprise all learning that may be relevant to the achievement of the learning outcomes including directed and private study, practical and project work, assignments and assessment time. The assessment methods used for each unit of your course will be detailed in the Programme Handbook. Your tutor will provide you with formative feedback and provisional grades. Your grades will be then evaluated by the Examination Board. Final grades will be released to students after the External Moderation Visit.


    On successful completion of the course, you will receive a QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business Management) at level 3 awarded by the Aim Qualifications and Assessment Group.

    Aim Qualifications and Assessment Group are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications. Cambridge Online Education is a fully accredited education provider for this qualification


    There are many different areas in which you can utilise your Business Management degree in a variety of industries. Here are some examples: • Client services manager • Sales representative • Project manager • Office manager • HR manager • Community manager • Business manager • Staff accountant • Logistics manager • Marketing manager • Business consultant • Management analyst • Development director • Operational manager As different universities have different entry requirements, you are strongly advised to check these requirements with your chosen tertiary education provider. You can contact our career advisers for further guidance and support in this matter.

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    John's Story

    I thought I was destined to work in a warehouse forever until I found Access Courses Online. Now I'm retraining to be a project manager! The best thing of all is I can keep working and earning money while I study. I would never have been able to go into business if I had to give up my job to study at college. I'm so excited to be working towards my true vocation - it's life changing for me really!