About This Course
The Business IGCSE is an internationally recognised qualification that is designed to develop a good understanding of business terminology, concepts, and ideas within different contexts, such as international markets.
- The aims of this course are to provide students with an in depth understanding of business ideas, skills, and concepts, through familiarising our students with business terminology and examples of real-life scenarios which are embedded throughout the course.
- The course provides students with a solid understanding of key business concepts, which includes: stakeholders, finance, roles within a business, production, international markets, types of businesses, expansion and innovation.
This content is covered over 5 modules, all of which contain an assessment upon completion to help test and cement the student’s knowledge and understanding. Therefore, this gives our students the best chance of an IGCSE qualification in a flexible and affordable manner.
How will I know if I am eligible to complete an IGCSE?
The typical age at which people choose to complete the IGCES’s is 14 to 16, but anyone over the age of 14 can enrol onto this course. You also do not need any previous qualifications to be eligible for this course.
This course comes as part of a package where access to 4 IGCSEs is given for the price of £1400, these include English, Physics, Maths and Business Studies.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or Debit Card
- Bank Transfer
- Interest Free Monthly installments
- Western Union
What is included in the cost of my course?
- All course material, including online modules and written assignments.
- Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Zoom sessions where required.
- Dedicated student support
- Access to an online social learning forum
- Assignment marking and feedback.
The Business Environment
- This module covers the various objectives of a business, changing business environments and criteria for judging success. The focus is on the importance of having clear business objectives and how the business environment provides opportunities for, and imposes constraints upon, the pursuit of these objectives.
Human Resources and Training
- This section looks at people in organisations, focusing on their roles, relationships and management in business.
- This module explores the use of accounting and financial information as an aid to decision making.
Marketing and Advertisement
- This module focuses on identifying and satisfying customer needs in a changing and competitive international environment.
- This Module examines the way organisations use and manage resources to produce goods and services.
Level: 5 Module Listing
Principles underpinning health and social care
All health and social care professionals have professional codes of conduct. This module aims to develop an understanding of the values, theories, and policies underpinning health and social care practice and the mechanisms that exist to promote good practice within the sector.
The management of quality in health and social care
Quality is an essential component of health and social care services and a concept with many different interpretations and perspectives. The aim of this module is for learners to develop an understanding of different perspectives on health and social care service quality and how it is evaluated in order to empower and involve users of services.
This module aims to develop the learner’s skills of independent inquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a small pilot investigation of direct relevance to their higher education program or professional development.
Partnership working in health and social care
The aim of this module is to enable learners to develop an understanding of the importance of working positively in partnership with others in health and social care. Learners will explore the nature of partnership on three levels. First, they will examine partnerships with users of services that empower individuals to make informed decisions and encourage independence. Second, they will consider partnerships between different professionals within the health and social care and explore inter-agency working. Finally, learners will investigate organizational partnerships and examine different ways of joint working.
Working with service users with complex needs
The aim of this unit is to help learners to understand issues of health, disability, and illness and how health care professionals can empower those with complex physical and mental health needs to determine their own care.
Level 5 Sample Certificate
How do I sit the IGCSE Exam?
Approximately 6 months before an exam date, Students should book their place at an exam centre to take the Edexcel IGCSE Business Studies (4BS1) qualification exam.
The exam centre could be a private exam centre or a school or college that is also submitting its own students for the exam.
Edexcel publish a list of exam centres that accept private candidates. This won’t cover every available centre, so if there’s nothing shown in your area, we recommend contacting local schools and colleges directly.
Exam fees are not included in the course cost as they are paid directly to the exam centre. They will vary depending on which centre you choose.
Upon completing this course, students will now have the foundations and fundamental knowledge needed to develop their Business skills further. This could be through enrolling in another one of our business-related courses, such as Level 4&5 Business and Management. Job roles associated with Business include Managers, Marketers, Sales team member, Sales analyst, and Product management.
This level 5 qualification will enable students to teach in the post 16 tertiary education sector of colleges and community schools. The route to teaching in the state school sector using this level 5 qualification is through membership of the Society of Education & Training (SET).
To be eligible for SET membership students are required to have completed their Initial Teacher Training (ITT). ITT involves successful completion of a Level 5 Teacher Training Course, assuming candidates have already completed a Level 2 (GCSE) Maths and English or equivalent. Completion of the courses provides students with their Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS) which is equivalent to the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and sufficient to teach in state schools, as well as Further Education.
For more information on the QTLS and how to achieve it on completion of this level 5 Education and Training qualification, please click here
Students may wish to contact SET direct for further clarification of their requirements
Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Health and Social Care course and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree program will act as a springboard to a professional career in health and social care services. The course pulls together theory and practice for those who wish to work with people in a caring environment. It is suitable as a base for those who wish to move onto one of the many health or social professions or those who want to keep their options open.