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Business Finance

My Distance Learning College


This program is designed for people seeking to understand and apply the principles of finance and financial control of a business. The course is particularly suited to the general manager with responsibility for a small organization or a department, needing a broad understanding of a range of financial planning and management techniques.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define the need for keeping books
  • Describe common book-keeping methods
  • Understand credit control techniques and methods
  • Devise debt recovery procedures
  • Understand costing and pricing models and methods
  • Conduct break even analyzes
  • Prepare a trading budget
  • Manage cash and cash-flow
  • Compose basic financial reports

This course will cover topics such as:

  • Why keep books?
  • Book-keeping methods
  • Introduction to VAT
  • The analyzed cash book
  • Cracking the credit problem
  • VAT and tax relief for bad debts
  • Pricing a product
  • Costing a product
  • Pricing a service
  • Budgets
  • Computerized accounting records
  • Break-even analysis


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

Certificate in Business Finance

On successful completion of any course the Study House Certificate of Achievement will be awarded.

NCFE Level 2 Business Finance Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 2 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 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 2, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 2 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 DED9010
cost $467.00
estimated time to
complete course
365 Hours
course materials
24 Days