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AAT – The Business Environment

This course equips students with key business concepts and practical skills necessary for navigating the dynamic and digital global business environment.


This course equips students with key business concepts and practical skills necessary for navigating the dynamic and digital global business environment. It covers the organizational impact of digital advancements on various business types, from sole proprietors to multinational corporations.

Students will learn about the legal aspects of business, including contract law and the legal implications of starting a business. The curriculum also addresses broader topics such as the global economic landscape, governmental influences, and market competitiveness.

The course details the evolving structure of organizations, particularly the changing role of the finance function due to new technologies, which extends beyond traditional boundaries.

Preparation for the modern workplace is a central theme. Students will understand the importance of effective communication, cultural sensitivity, and the recognition of valid information sources. They will also develop skills in data analytics to solve problems and enhance communication.

Ethics and sustainability are integral to the curriculum, emphasizing the role of ethical practices and sustainable strategies in long-term business viability.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, you should be able to:
  1. Understand the principles of contract law
  2. Understand the external business environment
  3. Understand key principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability
  4. Understand the impact of setting up different types of business entity
  5. Understand the finance function within an organisation
  6. Produce work in appropriate formats and communicate effectively
  7. Understand the importance of information to business operations

Registration and Access

Once you complete an online purchase you will receive confirmation of account activation. Please allow 48 hours to get access to all the modules and for your eLearning account to be set up.

If you wish to receive an invoice instead of paying online, please contact us at info@lgca.uk. Access to the course is valid for 180 days.

Course Access Duration

Enjoy 6 months of unlimited access to all course materials, including videos, assignments, and resources. This period is designed to provide ample time for you to fully engage with and complete the course at your own pace.

Extension Options

Need more time? Extend your access with:

  • 3-Month Extension: £50 + VAT
  • 6-Month Extension: £90 + VAT

To arrange an extension, contact us at info@lgca.uk. Our support team is here to help.


Upon the successful completion of the subject Business Environment, you can advance to the next subject of the AAT Certificate in Accounting Level or If you have already completed other subjects, you can proceed to the next level, the Diploma in Accounting.


  • The different classifications of law
  • The different classifications of law
  • Key features of contracts
  • Remedies available for breach of contract
  • The economic environment
  • Government control of the economy
  • The competitive environment
  • Corporate social responsibilities of a business
  • Sustainability and the environment
  • The fundamental principles of ethics for accounting technicians
  • The need to act ethically
  • Models of Business Ownership
  • The legal administration of a business
  • Business formation
  • The different functions of a business
  • The role of the finance function
  • How the finance team contributes to the success of an organisation
  • Sources of information
  • Communicate information
  • Plan workload to meet the needs of the organisation
  • The role of information in the work of the finance function
  • The importance of data and information security
  • Study planner and guidance
  • Access to AccountingWise Learn
  • Comprehensive pre-recorded lectures
  • Extensive question practice (including mock exams and feedback)
  • Tutor support via phone or email

The AAT qualification is ideal for people who want a career in finance and business.

  • Format: Computer-based assessment
  • Availability: On Demand
  • Pass: A score of 70%
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Please Note: Official Exam is not provided; it should be purchased separately.

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