Full-time, one year
Good business and IT skills are needed in every type of industry and for all sizes of business – from small local firms to large multinationals, or public sector organisations such as the NHS and local councils. Our business courses give you the right skills and knowledge to prepare you for a wide range of exciting careers - they’re relevant, practical and bang up to date with what businesses are looking for from new employees.
This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge you’ll need to work successfully in business, along with a general understanding of how businesses operate - including HR, marketing, customer care, IT and finance.
If you’ve got aspirations for a career in business, then this course can help you on your way.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have previous employment, practical or life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.
Firstly, you’ll look at managing people and organisations, and explore management theories.
You’ll look at the important role of marketing in an organisation, and learn about marketing practice.
You’ll learn about economics issues, and how they impact on the business environment. You’ll look at how markets operate, national income and the role of government policy in the UK market. You’ll also become highly proficient in IT.
You’ll look at business communication and learn to produce high quality, complex business documents, and develop skills for performing effectively at meetings or presentations.
You’ll explore good customer care and the importance of a clear strategy. You’ll learn about meeting customer expectations, dealing with customer care problems, aftercare, obtaining customer feedback and continuous improvement. On the financial side, you’ll develop skills in business accounting.
You’ll look at law within business, including Scots Law, consumer legislation, law in employment and the Law of Obligations in contracts between a business and their customers and staff.
Finally, you’ll have the chance to:
Meet local business employers who’ll give you their top tips for successful interviews, tell you the skills they look for when recruiting new employees and explain what it’s really like starting up a new business.
Some students may also have the opportunity to:
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
Potential careers include:
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