The theory taught in A Level Business is useful in all walks of life as most of us work as employees rather than becoming entrepreneurs. A working knowledge of the way businesses operate will always be helpfu in assessing the prospects of particular firms and therefore in career planning. However, there are a wide range of Business related higher education qualifications; many of which are joint honours degrees involving another subject. These are particularly valuable in the modern business world as are business degrees involving an international dimension in the form of an internship abroad. Business related ‘Sandwich courses’ (where students complete a work placement as part of their degree course) are also very popular.

While most DLD students follow the path of higher education, a sizeable minority go straight into the workplace as trainees in family businesses or in certain aspects of the financial services and property industries.

All this indicates that A Level Business can be a staging post for both university and the working world.