Business Finance Distance Learning CourseBS101

Are you planning your own business? Setting out on a career in management? Keen to get a promotion? Then this course in Business Finance may help.

It takes you through everything from book keeping, credit control and costing to management accounting. This course will build your financial skills as well as making you more aware of how a business holistically functions.

We have designed the course with you at heart separating each section into bite sized modules, so studying can easily fit into your busy life. Plus don’t forget our tutors are with you every step of the way. So Start Learning today!

Now with 10% off if you pay online - The deduction will be made automatically at the checkout. 

Course Info

Distance Learning Support

At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

Recommended Hours of Study

We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Business Finance course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Course Contents

Unit 1 - Book-keeping: Why keep books? - Book-keeping methods - Introduction to VAT - The analysed cash book - Sales and purchase day books
Reconciling the bank account - Double entry book-keeping - Single entry systems

Unit 2 - Credit Control: Cracking the credit problem - Is my customer credit worthy? - Credit control routines - Debt recovery through the courts - Statutory demands, insolvency and bankruptcy - VAT and tax relief for bad debts

Unit 3 - Costing & Pricing: Pricing a product - Costing a product - Pricing a service - Break even analysis - Contribution theory - Absorption costing

Unit 4 - Management Accounting: Budgets - Cashflow - Managing cash - The trading budget - The profit & loss account - Management reports - Manual accounting records - Computerised accounting records - Breakeven analysis

Easy Payment Plan


Full Price is £299

6 Monthly Instalments of £50

The first instalment is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

For postage costs click here: Postage & Packaging

Call us on 0800 047 1222 if you would like to set up a payment plan,



Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 2 NCFE Award certificate in Business Finance.

Awarding Body Information

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland

Language of Course



This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.


Q: How do I send in my work?
A: You can post or email your assignments for marking. It is best to send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you the feedback.

Q: If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
A: Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.

Q: What do I receive once I order the course?
A: We will send you ALL the course materials. You can start your studies straight away.

Q: Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
A: We do like you to complete the course within 12 months but we can extend this if you check with your tutor. If you allow 100 study hours, this will give you a good guide. There are no deadlines to meet.

Q: Is there a word count for my assignments?
A: No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions. One sentence answers will not be accepted. Your tutor will send them back to you and ask you to re-do them.

Q: What if I don’t like the course? Can I send it back?
A: Yes, if you are not happy with the course and feel it is not for you, you can return it within 7 days as per the terms and conditions on our web site

Q: Is this course paper-based or on a CD Rom?
A: All our courses are paper based and come in attractive folders.