Access to HE - Business - MK College

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This Access to HE business course offers a unique opportunity for students to take a one-year qualification to help them progress to university, employment or further education.

Lead by subject experts and post-16 teaching specialists with vocational and professional experience. Students will receive a quality education with access to well-resourced teaching environments and research facilities.

In addition to this, the course provides educational visits and guest speakers to enhance your learning experience. Students can also benefit from first-rate support with student finance, the UCAS university admissions process, and individual learning needs.

With excellent success rates and progression straight into higher education, this course is the perfect stepping stone to progress through their academic journey.

What will I do?

Throughout this course, you will study a variety of units under separate modules, including;

  • Business Communication
  • Business Management Accounting
  • Consumer Protection Law and Business Implications
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Marketing Principles and Implications for Business
  • Setting Up a New Small Business
  • The Nature and Context of Business
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Business Recruitment and Retention
  • Financial Planning in Business

You will also study essential skills such as:

  • Further skills
  • Communicating through speaking and listening
  • Reading and writing skills
  • Application of numbers using statistics
  • Application of numbers using data interpretation

      What’s next?

      This course will allow you to apply to various university courses, progress into employment or advance to the Institute of Technology at MK College.

      Please remember that it’s important to check all required entry qualifications for the university or college course you’re interested in.

      Is it for me?

      If you’re looking for an opportunity to become specialised in a particular area through higher education, then this Access to HE business course can provide that.

      For example, by completing this course, you could pursue a degree in fields such as marketing, economics, business and more.

      Entry Requirements

      You will ideally have a Level 2 English and a Level 2 Maths qualification to gain entry.

      Alongside this, we will review your previous qualifications, and you’ll need to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment during the interview.


      The assessment is continuous, we use a range of different methods, including class exercises, formal written assignments, tutor records of performance during class discussions and presentations, end of unit examinations, and you are also required to submit a portfolio of course for each unit by the end of the course.


      Your progress is regularly monitored through 1:1 tutorials and assessment of class work and homework. You will have a Personal Tutor who will support you with your studies.


      Students will have 8 hours of face-to-face lessons, as well as the expectation that 8 to 10 hours of private study for the development of coursework.

      Additional Information

      The College has progression agreements in place with University of Northampton, University of Bedfordshire and Goldsmiths in London.

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