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Professional Business Development

Overview

About the Level 4 Professional Business Development Certificate

When developing a business, it is important that you understand how each area of that specific business works. It is also vital that you possess the correct leadership and management abilities you need to motivate your workforce. This professional business development course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge you require to get to where you want to be in the business world.

When you study a business development course online with learndirect, you will work through five expertly crafted modules. Each of these modules focuses on a specific aspect of business development. This distance learning course guarantees to help you to improve your personal skills, your leadership skills and your service skills. The course will also help you to understand legal aspects of business such as employment law, working hours and time rights and health and safety.

Who should study this course?

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to develop their business skills. Whether you are already employed and working as part of a business or you have plans to start out on your own, this business development course can help you achieve your goals.

You do not need any prior qualifications to enrol on one of our distance learning courses. All you need is the motivation to engage in home study and an interest in developing your business skills.

What happens after the course?

By the end of your online qualification, you will have developed a range of transferable business skills. You will be able to devise, implement and monitor a range of business practices. You will also be able to practice and demonstrate effective leadership and management skills.

If you have enjoyed studying at this level, you may consider moving on to further distance learning courses. For example, you could apply for our Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management). This qualification could help you towards enrolling an undergraduate degree programme.

Alternatively, this course could lead you straight into employment. If you are already employed, it may help you progress in your career. The skills you gain in this role are applicable to a wide range of careers. These include but are not limited to:

  • Consultancy
  • Business development Manager
  • Human Resources

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0800 101 901

Modules

The course is divided up into five study units, as follows:

Unit 1 Personal Skills

  • Communication skills
    • Verbal
    • Non- verbal
    • Written
    • Listening
  • Presenting data
    • Presentations
    • Report writing
    • Internal and external communications
  • Working as part of a team
  • Time and stress management
  • Self assessment and continuing professional development

Unit 2 Leadership Skills

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Delivering training
  • Managing people
  • Motivating people
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Performance management

Unit 3 Business Development Skills

  • Planning for success
  • Project management
  • Influencing skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Conflict resolution/mediation
  • Problem solving

Unit 4 Service

  • Internal and external customers
  • Developing customer service in others
  • Service Excellence Skills

Unit 5 Legal Aspects of Business

  • Businesses and the Law
  • Employment status
  • A contract of employment
  • Legislation relating to employment of staff
    • Working hours and time rights
    • Family rights
    • Pay rights
    • Discrimination
    • Health and safety
  • Contracts and obligations
  • Creating a legally valid customer contract
  • Unfair Terms In Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
  • Creating a valid business to business contract
  • Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds. Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. 

About the Level 4 Professional Business Development Certificate

When developing a business, it is important that you understand how each area of that specific business works. It is also vital that you possess the correct leadership and management abilities you need to motivate your workforce. This professional business development course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge you require to get to where you want to be in the business world.

When you study a business development course online with learndirect, you will work through five expertly crafted modules. Each of these modules focuses on a specific aspect of business development. This distance learning course guarantees to help you to improve your personal skills, your leadership skills and your service skills. The course will also help you to understand legal aspects of business such as employment law, working hours and time rights and health and safety.

Who should study this course?

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to develop their business skills. Whether you are already employed and working as part of a business or you have plans to start out on your own, this business development course can help you achieve your goals.

You do not need any prior qualifications to enrol on one of our distance learning courses. All you need is the motivation to engage in home study and an interest in developing your business skills.

What happens after the course?

By the end of your online qualification, you will have developed a range of transferable business skills. You will be able to devise, implement and monitor a range of business practices. You will also be able to practice and demonstrate effective leadership and management skills.

If you have enjoyed studying at this level, you may consider moving on to further distance learning courses. For example, you could apply for our Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management). This qualification could help you towards enrolling an undergraduate degree programme.

Alternatively, this course could lead you straight into employment. If you are already employed, it may help you progress in your career. The skills you gain in this role are applicable to a wide range of careers. These include but are not limited to:

  • Consultancy
  • Business development Manager
  • Human Resources

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0800 101 901

Modules

The course is divided up into five study units, as follows:

Unit 1 Personal Skills

  • Communication skills
    • Verbal
    • Non- verbal
    • Written
    • Listening
  • Presenting data
    • Presentations
    • Report writing
    • Internal and external communications
  • Working as part of a team
  • Time and stress management
  • Self assessment and continuing professional development

Unit 2 Leadership Skills

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Delivering training
  • Managing people
  • Motivating people
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Performance management

Unit 3 Business Development Skills

  • Planning for success
  • Project management
  • Influencing skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Conflict resolution/mediation
  • Problem solving

Unit 4 Service

  • Internal and external customers
  • Developing customer service in others
  • Service Excellence Skills

Unit 5 Legal Aspects of Business

  • Businesses and the Law
  • Employment status
  • A contract of employment
  • Legislation relating to employment of staff
    • Working hours and time rights
    • Family rights
    • Pay rights
    • Discrimination
    • Health and safety
  • Contracts and obligations
  • Creating a legally valid customer contract
  • Unfair Terms In Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
  • Creating a valid business to business contract
  • Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds. Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. 

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