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Business Studies

My Distance Learning College


The Diploma in Business Studies is designed to provide a thorough foundation in the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the business world. The course is entirely self-sufficient: there is no compulsory supporting textbook.

This course covers topics such as

  • Business Life
  • The Business Environment
  • Types of Business
  • The Structure of a Business
  • Scale and Growth
  • Production and Distribution
  • The Market
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business Accounting
  • Personnel and Recruitment
  • Training, Pay and Taxation
  • Industrial Relations
  • Communication
  • Presenting Information
  • Change
  • External Pressures for Change
  • Ways of Changing
  • Technology and Communication
  • Recent Trends


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Business Studies Diploma

Business Studies Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

NCFE 3 Business Studies Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 3 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 3, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9412
cost $432.00
estimated time to
complete course
200 Hours
course materials
365 Days