This course is available in Paper format.
This programme is designed for people who wish to develop their specialist business skills and demonstrate general business principles in the role which they perform in an organisation
This course is ideally suited to people who have studied a business topic at Level 2 or 3 but prior study is not essential.
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Professional Business Development at QLS Level 4
Course code: SH128
Delivery method: Paper Based or Online
Course duration: 12 Months (Approx. 120 hours of study)
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 4
The objectives of the course are to:
- Put into practice personal skills which underpin effective business performance
- Practice and demonstrate leadership skills
- Plan and implement a range of business development skills
- Device, implement and monitor a customer service excellence programme
- Develop working practices which comply with business, employment and consumer law
The course is divided up into five study units, as follows:
Unit 1 Personal Skills
- Communication skills
- Non- verbal
- Presenting data
- Report writing
- Internal and external communications
- Working as part of a team
- Time and stress management
- Self assessment and continuing professional development
Unit 2 Leadership Skills
- Coaching and mentoring
- Delivering training
- Managing people
- Motivating people
- Dealing with difficult people
- Performance management
Unit 3 Business Development Skills
- Planning for success
- Project management
- Influencing skills
- Negotiating skills
- Strategic thinking
- Conflict resolution/mediation
- Problem solving
Unit 4 Service
- Internal and external customers
- Developing customer service in others
- Service Excellence Skills
Unit 5 Legal aspects of Business
- Businesses and the Law
- Employment status
- A contract of employment
- Legislation relating to employment of staff
- Working hours and time rights
- Family rights
- Pay rights
- Health and safety
- Contracts and obligations
- Creating a legally valid customer contract
- Unfair Terms In Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
- Creating a valid business to business contract
- Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.
The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.
Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.
As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.
All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.