Business Lifestyle Skills Online Course

Business Lifestyle Skills

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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 7 units
  • 105 guided learning hours

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.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Business Lifestyle Skills Diploma

Business Lifestyle Skills Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Business Lifestyle Skills Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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

Requirements for Entry

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

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

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

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'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).

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.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Business Lifestyle Skills Diploma

Business Lifestyle Skills Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Business Lifestyle Skills Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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

Requirements for Entry

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

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

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

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'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).

Fees

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