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Business and Finance — A Level Pathway

Business and Professional Services

Course ID: 164260

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Study in our fantastic facilities and reach your full learning potential.
  • Access support from our dedicated and passionate teaching team.
  • Join our inclusive, friendly and respectful college learning environment.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in the business and finance industry.
  • Take part in extracirricular activities and make the most out of college life.
  • Choose from a variety of options and pursue your own interests.

What to expect from the course

You'll study:

Business Studies
Swap options: Spanish, Sociology

Business A-Level:

Business Studies is much more than a subject confined to the four walls of the classroom. From every purchase you make, from every company name you hear in the news, business exist all around us, and at some point in your life, some of these businesses have convinced you to purchase their products and services. If you want to become part of this phenomenon, then an A-Level in Business Studies is the solution for you.

Whether you end up working in a small / large business, or anywhere you have to work with people, an education in Business Studies will stay with you for life.

The A Level will entail 3 exams in Summer set by Edexcel, which are broken down as follows:

Theme 1 – Market, People and Global Business
Theme 2 – Activities, Decisions and Strategies
Theme 3 – ‘Investigating Business’

Maths A-Level:

Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering and other sciences. It helps us recognise patterns and to understand the world around us. The generic nature of mathematics means that almost all industries require mathematicians.

This programme delivered by dedicated tutors at The City of Liverpool College gives you a solid grounding in Mathematics and the course consists of several modules including:

Core 1 and Core 2 which are Pure Maths modules and then you will have a choice of either Mechanics or Statistics for your Applied Maths module.

Economics A-Level:

Please contact: for more information regarding this course.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Access a career in: Accountancy, Business Management. Economist, Data Analyst, Financial Manager, Auditor, Investment Banking, International Business.

Financial managers and directors are in the top three of the fastest growing occupations to date.

The average starting salary of an Accountant in the UK is approximately £30,000, with an average earning potential of approximately £60,000.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry criteria for any student wishing to study A Levels is two Grade 5s and three Grade 4s at GCSE, and you must have GCSE Maths and English at a 4.

However, to study this specific pathway you will need: GCSE Maths 6, GCSE English 5.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course, fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

Fee for21/22 is 2000.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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