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Business Skills

Overview

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.

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 3 Business 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 3 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 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.

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 3 Business 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 3 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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