A student’s view of the Level 2 Diploma in Business Studies

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A student’s view of the Level 2 Diploma in Business Studies

Instead of doing A Levels at school, I chose instead to go into a part-time office job and have been fortunate enough to be offered by my employer the chance to do the Level 2 Diploma in Business Studies during this first year of my employment.

Image result for business studies My employers were keen to use Oxford Learning College as they’ve used the centre’s excellent distance learning facilities to help boost other employee’s professional qualifications in the past. I was really lucky that they agreed to pay the course fees (although both my employer and I agreed that £267.75 was a bargain price for a one year course with a recognised accreditation at the end of it!).

The course is a year long, and has 2 main units of study, each of which has an exam (or rather a ‘Tutor Marked Assessment’ (TMA)) at the end of it and then the average grade is taken by dividing those two marks.

For the year before those Tutor Marked Assessments, there are a lot of modules within each unit and they’re all pretty involved. For a Level 2 Diploma it seemed to me to pretty hard at times, but then I suppose that reflects the fact that understanding the business world is also pretty hard.

Image result for business studies I varied studying the modules between home and work, as they offered me the opportunity to do some of the modules at work so I could get the benefits of seeing the practical applications of the module being applied in a real office environment.

I’ve never studied in this way before, and I really enjoyed the freedom of being in charge of exactly how long I spent doing each module and how often I studied. In the end, I completed the course in just 8 months rather than Oxford Learning College’s suggested timeframe of a year, and felt very proud of myself for completing it within the quicker timeframe!

Overall, I really enjoyed the course and very much recommend both the course itself and Oxford Learning College in general to anyone who, like me, didn’t want to stay at school but does want to study further. With the confidence and skills gained in doing this course, I’m now moving onto one of the Level 3 Diplomas offered by Oxford Learning College as my next challenge (L3 Diploma in Business Administration) as I know that I like the format and method of learning this way.

I hope other people find this review of Oxford Learning College – and of this particular course – to be useful in their own decision making in the future.

A student’s view of the Accredited Level 2 Diploma in Accounting

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A student’s view of the Accredited Level 2 Diploma in Accounting

This is a year-long course, divided into two main units which you can study in your own time; and so you’re in charge of exactly how long it takes you to complete.

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As an accounting apprentice, this was an ideal introductory course for me to follow to help me prepare for the harder Level 3 Diploma which my employer wants me to complete next.

I gained a basic understanding of fundamental accountancy principles, and as an apprentice I was encouraged to study whilst working so was able to utilise the assistance of some more skilled colleagues if there was anything I didn’t understand.

The Oxford Learning College course material, which I chose to access online rather than paying for PDF or Paper versions, is very simple and easy to understand. Any worries I had about ‘study at home’ courses were alleviated almost instantly upon accessing my personal student area for my coursework.

Set into easy to follow modules, with clear examples and illustrations, I found once I was into it that it was quick and easy to study and learn – in fact, it was often hard to stop as they make it so easy to carry on and move straight onto the next point!

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For anyone seriously considering taking the course, I can recommend it. Firstly, it’s pretty cheap: just £267.75 if, like me, you choose to access the course online. My employer was happy to pay this fee as part of my apprenticeship contribution, as they also felt it was great value for money at that price.

Of course, the onus is on you to do the studying once you’re signed up to the course but here again I can honestly recommend it based on how easy Oxford Learning College make it to follow the simple syllabus.

The final exams (1 for each of the two main units of study) was, of course, very nerve-racking: but then again what exam isn’t? At least by studying Online your exam is in more comfortable surroundings than in a classroom full of people, which I’ve personally always found to be extremely distracting. It was far easier to sit at my desk and start the timed test in an office environment, as I found I was far more relaxed about it being an exam than my previous exam experiences.

Having successfully passed the course, I’ll be continuing on with Oxford Learning College for my Level 3 Diploma in Accounting next, again with the support of my employer, and honestly I feel really confident in the course and my ability to pass having had such a good experience with their Level 2 course.

Thank you for reading, I hope this Oxford Learning College Review has helped you in your decision to use this centre for your own studies.