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Business Lifestyle Skills


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


  • 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


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


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

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