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Business Skills

The title of this course is Business Skills, and that is exactly what it covers. What skills do you need in business? You will cover anything from getting a job, writing a letter or a report, doing a presentation, word-processing and other computer applications. As you can see there are many different skills involved in these varied functions. Many of the skills you will cover will also benefit you in your studies.

The areas covered 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, working out your personal finances on your computer, speaking at a special anniversary or conducting a meeting of your local music society.

Whatever your career or your interests, in today's business environments you need to be able to communicate and to use a computer!

 

Unit 1  - Study Skills

 

Introduction

Objectives

Approaches to learning

Organising yourself for study

Reading skills

Getting to know your textbooks

Notetaking skills

Preparing assignments

Unit Summary

References

 

Unit 2 - Business Communication

Introduction

Communication: Some Theories and Models

Barriers to Communication

Formal and Informal Communication

Unit 3 - Effective Business Writing

Introduction

Introduction to Effective Business Writing

Writing Letters, Memos and Faxes

Writing Effective Reports

Unit 4 - Presentation and Social Interaction Skills

Introduction

Objectives

Oral Presentations

Business Meetings

Self Presentation for Job Selection

Organisational Culture and Recruitment 

Unit 5 - An Introduction to Computers and Windows

Introduction

An Introduction to Windows

Controlling windows

Using Computer Disks

Launching Applications 2

Working with Files

Filing Structures

Computer Viruses

Changing Your Windows Settings

Unit 6 - Wordprocessing with Word

Introduction

What Can Your Wordprocessor Do?

Finding Your Way

Basic Styles

More Wordprocessing Techniques

Formatting Paragraphs

Other Features

Finishing Your Documents and Moving Forward

Unit 7 - Spreadsheets using Excel

Introduction

Introduction to Spreadsheets

Basic Excel Techniques

Using Formulae and Functions

Formatting: Changing the Appearance of the Worksheet

Basic Charting

Advanced Functions

Using a Worksheet for "Database" Activities

Worksheet Construction

Unit 8 - Databases Using Access

Introduction

Database Basics

Creating a Table and Using Forms

Reports

Relational Databases and Queries

Field Validation

Labels

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.

 

Entry Requirements

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

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Business Skills.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 18th June
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 18th June

Business Skills

The title of this course is Business Skills, and that is exactly what it covers. What skills do you need in business? You will cover anything from getting a job, writing a letter or a report, doing a presentation, word-processing and other computer applications. As you can see there are many different skills involved in these varied functions. Many of the skills you will cover will also benefit you in your studies.

The areas covered 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, working out your personal finances on your computer, speaking at a special anniversary or conducting a meeting of your local music society.

Whatever your career or your interests, in today's business environments you need to be able to communicate and to use a computer!

 

Unit 1  - Study Skills

 

Introduction

Objectives

Approaches to learning

Organising yourself for study

Reading skills

Getting to know your textbooks

Notetaking skills

Preparing assignments

Unit Summary

References

 

Unit 2 - Business Communication

Introduction

Communication: Some Theories and Models

Barriers to Communication

Formal and Informal Communication

Unit 3 - Effective Business Writing

Introduction

Introduction to Effective Business Writing

Writing Letters, Memos and Faxes

Writing Effective Reports

Unit 4 - Presentation and Social Interaction Skills

Introduction

Objectives

Oral Presentations

Business Meetings

Self Presentation for Job Selection

Organisational Culture and Recruitment 

Unit 5 - An Introduction to Computers and Windows

Introduction

An Introduction to Windows

Controlling windows

Using Computer Disks

Launching Applications 2

Working with Files

Filing Structures

Computer Viruses

Changing Your Windows Settings

Unit 6 - Wordprocessing with Word

Introduction

What Can Your Wordprocessor Do?

Finding Your Way

Basic Styles

More Wordprocessing Techniques

Formatting Paragraphs

Other Features

Finishing Your Documents and Moving Forward

Unit 7 - Spreadsheets using Excel

Introduction

Introduction to Spreadsheets

Basic Excel Techniques

Using Formulae and Functions

Formatting: Changing the Appearance of the Worksheet

Basic Charting

Advanced Functions

Using a Worksheet for "Database" Activities

Worksheet Construction

Unit 8 - Databases Using Access

Introduction

Database Basics

Creating a Table and Using Forms

Reports

Relational Databases and Queries

Field Validation

Labels

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.

 

Entry Requirements

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

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Business Skills.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

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