Welcome to the Business department. On this page you will find an introduction to the department and the individual subjects we offer.

Business and Finance courses


The Accounting course helps students understand the responsibilities of the accountant and the impacts of their recommendations on the business and wider environment. It equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to assess the performance of all types of business organisations. You will learn about the main accounting records like ledgers, income statements and statements of financial position as well as accounting for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

For more information please see the Accounting on the college website.


Business studies students study a variety of topics related to strategy and decision making. One day you may be a manager in a business related to your chosen subject area or even running your own business. Choosing business studies will give you a helpful insight into the integrated workings of any business.

For more information please see the Business on the college website.

Business (Applied)

Students will undertake a programme of assessments designed to assess not only their knowledge and understanding of business, but also the way in which this knowledge and understanding can shape their practical skills in beginning to think and realise their own plans about business.

For more information please see the Business Applied on the college website.

Business CTEC

This qualification is especially suitable for those wishing to gain a level 2 qualification to support further study in FE. This course is 100% coursework and equivalent to 2 GCSEs at grades A* – C. This course would be suitable for students who want to learn about how the business world works.

For more information please see the Business Applied on the college website.


Economics is concerned with the activities of different groups such as consumers, businesses and governments. It examines issues which are increasingly dealt with in the media such as debt, recession, unemployment, inflation, exchange rates, taxation, prices, the euro and much more.

Economics is relevant to the real world and is well regarded as a strong academic subject by universities and employers. It combines well with a range of other subjects and prepares students for a variety of careers.

For more information please see the Economics on the college website.

Financial Education Level 2

At Aquinas, we recommend that students study this subject alongside the Level 2 Business Cambridge TEC. Students will study the impact of finance on the economy and will be encouraged to consider how this can affect business and the individual. Through this it develops knowledge and a valuable range of applied and transferable skills and provides a foundation for further study in business and finance-related subjects.

For more information please see the Financial Education on the college website.

Financial Studies Level 3

If learning what a mortgage is or how a credit card works is of interest, or if students are considering a career in Banking or the financial services industry then this is the course for you! You will adopt the role of financial advisor, analysing a person’s situation and suggesting financial products to suit their circumstances. This course will help you understand finances and the influences that they have on everyday life.

For more information please see the Financial Studies Level 3 on the college website.

If you have any questions relating to any of these subjects please email openevent@aquinas.ac.uk
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