Business Finance Level 2

This course is designed for people seeking to understand and apply the principles of finance and financial control of a business. A distance learning course is an ideal way to gain a Business Finance award.

Whether you’re looking to improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Business Finance is a flexible and convenient course. It is ideal, and in some cases, essential, for those wishing to start up a new business or simply gain a better understanding of the sometimes hidden pitfalls that can be the difference between business success and failure.

This course will help you to progress in the field of Business Finance. If you’ve got good management skills, can motivate a team and want a job in the financial services industry, this career could suit you well.

On this course, you will:

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

This entry into finance teaches you the foundations of bookkeeping, credit control, costing and management accounting.
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Awarding body: ABC Awards
Our course ref: ST224
Qualification code: ST224

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework. ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our students.

Study Hours

Up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about ABC here. Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.

Additional Information
Level 2
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
  • Why keep books?
  • Bookkeeping methods
  • Introduction to VAT
  • The analysed cash book
  • Sales and purchase day books
  • Reconciling the bank account
  • Double entry book-keeping
  • Single entry systems

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

A good balance
R. Pennington

A good level for me to study so that I can learn new skills but wasn’t too easy that I was bored, good balance. Tutor was great but I was most impressed with the turn-around time of the course getting to me. I had been considering one college who said it could take up to 14 days.

Helped with my business
Mrs. Lynda Robinson

I have recently started my own craft business trading on-line. Although I am into arts and crafts the finance side of things has never been (and will never be) my forte however I understand that I had to have a basic understanding of what to do and what not to do especially at the beginning with no spare cash flow for book keepers. This course was fairly difficult but I think that is because I am a complete beginner and in all honesty have never really used a computer before let alone one of these ipads I treated myself to. I took it at a steady pace and had the support of my tutor who was very patient. I am pleased to say I am nearly finished this course and would recommend Oxbridge highly.

Promotion at work
Julie Bennett

As a mature student I didn’t have time to go to a college alongside my work and home commitments, but I wanted to study in an easy way and complete the course as quickly as possible – I have now done this and am pleased to say i have had a promotion in my work. Exactly the reason i started the course, very pleased – Thank you.

Study when on the move
Dilip Srivastrava

I am really enjoying this course, this company is professional, always on hand to help help and if they can’t they’ll get back to you. It’s convenient for me – no classes to attend and i can study when on the move too.

Everything going to plan
David Yenton

Great course, set myself realistic targets and expectations, everything is going to plan, so far so good.

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