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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 5 units
  • 120 guided learning hours
Professional Business Development

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 Stonebridge, 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: 0121 392 8288

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 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 4 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. Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. 

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.

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

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).
Professional Business Development

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 Stonebridge, 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: 0121 392 8288

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 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 4 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. Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. 

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.

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

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).
Enrol for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
SALE ends in:
Ends midnight Monday 27th May

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