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  • 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 Quality Licence Scheme: Level 4 Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme 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 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

To view a sample of the 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. Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. 

Professional Membership

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

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

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).
OUR PASS RATE
Business and HR
97.5%
(National Average 51.8%)

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

Business and HR
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 51.8%)
97.5%

Certificate 2 is issued by Quality Licence Scheme: Level 4 Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme 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 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 Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

To view a sample of the 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. Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. 

Professional Membership

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

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

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).
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