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Business Lifestyle Skills

Overview

The Business Lifestyle Skills Diploma course is ideal for anyone involved in running a business or anyone who is hoping to set-up his or her own business.

The areas covered in this course are also fundamental to your everyday life whether you are applying for a job, writing a letter to apply for a grant or a mortgage or working out your personal finances on your computer.

In order to be a success in business you need to have the following skills:

  • Business Skills
  • People Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Planning Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

This course aims to successfully equip the student with the necessary knowledge to ensure both business and personal success.

Study Skills

  • Approaches to learning
  • Organising yourself for study
  • Reading skills
  • Getting to know your textbooks
  • Note-taking skills
  • Preparing assignments

Business Communication

  • Communication: Some Theories and Models
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Formal and Informal Communication

Effective Business Writing

  • Introduction to Effective Business Writing
  • Writing Letters, Memos and Faxes
  • Writing Effective Reports

Presentation and Social Interaction Skills

  • Oral Presentations
  • Business Meetings
  • Self Presentation for Job Selection
  • Organisational Culture and Recruitment

Marketing

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Markets and Customers
  • The Marketing Mix

Simple Book Keeping

  • The Need for Financial Control
  • Accounts
  • Control
  • Book-Keeping and Reconciliation
  • Cash Book
  • Petty Cash Book
  • Sales Ledger
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Wages Book
  • Debtors and Creditors

Business Planning

  • Drawing up a Business Plan
  • Implementing the Business Plan

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Modules

Assessment Method

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.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Qualifications

On successful completion of the course you will be issued with the Endorsed Award from ABC Awards:

Level 4 Business Lifestyle 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 learndirect 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 4 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 learndirect 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.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here

The Business Lifestyle Skills Diploma course is ideal for anyone involved in running a business or anyone who is hoping to set-up his or her own business.

The areas covered in this course are also fundamental to your everyday life whether you are applying for a job, writing a letter to apply for a grant or a mortgage or working out your personal finances on your computer.

In order to be a success in business you need to have the following skills:

  • Business Skills
  • People Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Planning Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

This course aims to successfully equip the student with the necessary knowledge to ensure both business and personal success.

Study Skills

  • Approaches to learning
  • Organising yourself for study
  • Reading skills
  • Getting to know your textbooks
  • Note-taking skills
  • Preparing assignments

Business Communication

  • Communication: Some Theories and Models
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Formal and Informal Communication

Effective Business Writing

  • Introduction to Effective Business Writing
  • Writing Letters, Memos and Faxes
  • Writing Effective Reports

Presentation and Social Interaction Skills

  • Oral Presentations
  • Business Meetings
  • Self Presentation for Job Selection
  • Organisational Culture and Recruitment

Marketing

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Markets and Customers
  • The Marketing Mix

Simple Book Keeping

  • The Need for Financial Control
  • Accounts
  • Control
  • Book-Keeping and Reconciliation
  • Cash Book
  • Petty Cash Book
  • Sales Ledger
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Wages Book
  • Debtors and Creditors

Business Planning

  • Drawing up a Business Plan
  • Implementing the Business Plan

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Modules

Assessment Method

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.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Qualifications

On successful completion of the course you will be issued with the Endorsed Award from ABC Awards:

Level 4 Business Lifestyle 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 learndirect 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 4 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 learndirect 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.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here

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