This course is concerned with increasing the student's awareness and understanding of the environment in which organisations operate.
It provides a framework in which to review the economic, political and social contents of business activity. Packed with examples from real business, self-assessment exercises, assignments and task-based activities, this course will enable students to more easily develop their knowledge and skills.
SECTION ONE - THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC CONTEXT
Unit 1: The UK Economy
Unit 2: The UK Economic System
Unit 3: The Financial Sector
Unit 4: Economic Policy
Unit 5: Industrial Policy
SECTION TWO - ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
Unit 6: Social Stratification
Unit 7: Social Welfare and State Policy
Unit 8: Technology and Society
Unit 9: The Political Process
SECTION THREE - BUSINESS FIRMS IN MARKETS
Unit 10: The Competitive Environment
Unit 11: The Legal Regulation of Business
Unit 12: Regulatory Agencies
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Operating Environment Diploma
Operating Environment Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 180 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
* All study materials
* Study Guide
* Full Tutor and Admin support