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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 8 units
  • 112 guided learning hours
Business Skills

About the Level 3 Business Skills Certificate

Business skills are not limited to use only in the business worlds, but they can be applied in many other situations. Some of the skills this course teaches like project management and planning, communication, presentations and public speaking, social skills and approaches to learning are essential life aids for anyone from students to mothers.

This distance-learning course is relaxed enough to allow you to complete the 8 modules with 1, or 2 hours of study each. But with modules such as “Databases Using Access” it is also challenging enough to ensure it offers the right skills that would enable your success in the business world.

Who should study this course?

If you have been out of employment for a while and need to refresh your digital skills and find the best recruitment strategies this is the right course for you. Or it may be that you are looking to set up a business, but do not feel confident in your business writing skills. In addition, the home study aspect of this online course makes it a suitable choice for anyone needing to fit study time around a busy life.

There is no need for previous qualifications to embark straight away on this course. Business writing skills, digital acumen and time management are equally important whether you are planning your wedding or setting up a business. Whatever your motivation you can complete this accredited course with no prior requirements.

What happens after the course?

Successful student will receive a Business Skills Diploma from Stonebridge Associated Colleges as well as a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards. Once you finish this course, you will find the skills you have acquired are highly prized in any workplace and the initiative of professional development is a trait that any employer appreciates.

You can apply your business skills to the career of your choosing. Alternatively, you can become a better entrepreneur, a more efficient HR consultant, or find smarter ways to juggle your commitments. You can continue your studies with a business degree, project management course, or even a diploma in leadership and management.

  • Business coach
  • Career consultant
  • Wedding planner

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

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

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

Business 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 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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.

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

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

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.

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

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 Skills

About the Level 3 Business Skills Certificate

Business skills are not limited to use only in the business worlds, but they can be applied in many other situations. Some of the skills this course teaches like project management and planning, communication, presentations and public speaking, social skills and approaches to learning are essential life aids for anyone from students to mothers.

This distance-learning course is relaxed enough to allow you to complete the 8 modules with 1, or 2 hours of study each. But with modules such as “Databases Using Access” it is also challenging enough to ensure it offers the right skills that would enable your success in the business world.

Who should study this course?

If you have been out of employment for a while and need to refresh your digital skills and find the best recruitment strategies this is the right course for you. Or it may be that you are looking to set up a business, but do not feel confident in your business writing skills. In addition, the home study aspect of this online course makes it a suitable choice for anyone needing to fit study time around a busy life.

There is no need for previous qualifications to embark straight away on this course. Business writing skills, digital acumen and time management are equally important whether you are planning your wedding or setting up a business. Whatever your motivation you can complete this accredited course with no prior requirements.

What happens after the course?

Successful student will receive a Business Skills Diploma from Stonebridge Associated Colleges as well as a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards. Once you finish this course, you will find the skills you have acquired are highly prized in any workplace and the initiative of professional development is a trait that any employer appreciates.

You can apply your business skills to the career of your choosing. Alternatively, you can become a better entrepreneur, a more efficient HR consultant, or find smarter ways to juggle your commitments. You can continue your studies with a business degree, project management course, or even a diploma in leadership and management.

  • Business coach
  • Career consultant
  • Wedding planner

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

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

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

Business 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 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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.

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

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

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.

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

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).
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