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BUSINESS SKILLS (ACCREDITED LEVEL 2)
 
BUSINESS SKILLS (ACCREDITED LEVEL 2)
 
£335.00
 

COURSE CODE 158


 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is designed to provide essential business skills to enable smaller businesses to become more effective and efficient.  By choosing any five titles from the series candidates can set their own agenda according to their personal priorities

STUDENT PROFILE

This programme is designed for people working in a wide variety of business sectors and sizes, together with voluntary sector organisations.  People not currently in work but seeking employment will also find the programme of value, but will need to identify a host organisation on which to base their assessment.  The programme is most suitable for people wishing to enhance their business skills and also for those seeking an introductory programme before studying for professional qualifications.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no particular entry requirements but students must be committed, and have access to a business or voluntary sector organisation in order to complete the course work.

METHOD OF STUDY

The programme is offered by distance learning, enabling students to complete their studies at work or at home over a timescale which suits their other commitments.  No formal attendance at college is required but tutor support is included.

Each module carries separate accreditation, enabling students to gain recognition for their chosen module[s]. Participants completing ANY FIVE course titles to form their programme of study will be eligible for a full Certificate in Business Skills

DURATION

Each module will take about 20 hours to complete, including the assessment. Students may register whenever convenient and assignments can be submitted at any time.

OUTLINE CONTENT

Choose five modules from the 23 titles listed below covering

• Marketing
• General Management
• Finance

COURSE MATERIALS

 
You will receive; five course manuals with exercises and activities, studyguide to help you plan your studies, tutor support by telephone/email, reading list and assessment materials.

TUTOR SUPPORT

Tutor support is provided by telephone and/or email.  Your tutor will contact you soon after registration to provide an induction and agree the timescale for the course.

ASSESSMENT METHOD

Students are assessed through an assignment based on their application of the knowledge to a real organisation.  Consequently the assessment will be work based, under supervision.

Qualifications

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Business Skills Diploma

Business Skills Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Business Skills Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

 
Who are ABC



ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Once you have placed your order for this course please e mail us directly after with your choice of 5 modules from the list below. Thankyou.

 

 


MARKETING

01 Marketing Your Business

Set your objectives… create your plan…. achieve it through better marketing skills

02 Advertising and Promotion

 

How to get your message across to customers

03 Direct Marketing

 

How to identify customers as individuals… understand their needs…and build a profitable relationship

04 Personal Selling Skills

 

How to profit from improved face-to-face selling techniques

05 Customer Care

How to gain a competitive edge by achieving long-term customer satisfaction

06 Customer Care on the Telephone

How to manage telephone contacts successfully and efficiently

07 Reception Skills

 

Creating the right impression when receiving guests and visitors

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

08 Book-keeping

 

First steps in financial record keeping for the smaller business

09 Annual Accounts and the     Inland Revenue

How your accounts are prepared.  What they mean to you, your creditors and the Inland Revenue

10 Taxation

A guide to personal and business taxation

 

11 Management Accounting

 

How management accounts help your business survive and prosper

12 Credit Control

How to manage credit and recover debt

 

13 Accounting with Computers

 

A guide to how computers can help with accounting

14 Costing and Pricing

How costing and pricing can help you to make better business decisions

 

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

15 Effective Management

 

How to plan, make decisions, lead and motivate

16 Employing People

How to recruit, motivate and part with staff

 

17 Managing Performance

 

How to promote good relations and improve performance with staff

18 Communicate for Profit

How to get your message across via telephone, letters and personal contact

19 Time Stress and Crisis Management

Coping with time, and dealing positively with stress and crisis

 

20 Negotiating Skills

How to find solutions to problems which will be acceptable to all parties

 

21 Health and Safety at Work

 

The law and good practice in ensuring a safe and healthy workplace

22 Using IT in Your Business

 

Getting the most from Information Technology

23 Start Your Own Business Workbook

Advice and guidance on planning and starting a new small business



Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


BUSINESS SKILLS (ACCREDITED LEVEL 2)
 
BUSINESS SKILLS (ACCREDITED LEVEL 2)
 
 
£335.00
 

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