Business Skills

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Description

The title of this course is Business Skills, and that is exactly what it covers. What skills do you need in business? You will cover anything from getting a job, writing a letter or a report, doing a presentation, word-processing and other computer applications. As you can see there are many different skills involved in these varied functions. Many of the skills you will cover will also benefit you in your studies.

The areas covered 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, working out your personal finances on your computer, speaking at a special anniversary or conducting a meeting of your local music…

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Didn't find what you were looking for? See also: Business Skills, Computer Applications, Business English, Business Planning, and Business Studies.

The title of this course is Business Skills, and that is exactly what it covers. What skills do you need in business? You will cover anything from getting a job, writing a letter or a report, doing a presentation, word-processing and other computer applications. As you can see there are many different skills involved in these varied functions. Many of the skills you will cover will also benefit you in your studies.

The areas covered 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, working out your personal finances on your computer, speaking at a special anniversary or conducting a meeting of your local music society.

Whatever your career or your interests, in today's business environments you need to be able to communicate and to use a computer!

Syllabus

  • 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

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Qualifications

On completion of your course, you will receive the dual award:

Award 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.

Award 2 is issued by our Awarding Body: Level 3 Business Skills Award

At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 3 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under our NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.

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

To view a sample of the NCFE Candidate Unit Summary, please click here.

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, 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.

Study Options

In order to offer our students the most convenient and flexible distance learning courses, Stonebridge Associated College offers you the option to study for your course via two methods:

  • 1. Via the traditional paper-based method.
  • 2. Through the online method via ElearnUK.

If you do not have Internet access, or would prefer to study this course via the traditional paper/postal based study method, you can find more information on the course by clicking on the link below.

Stonebridge Prices

Studying by Post. If you would like to pay by instalments, we do offer an affordable interest free payment plan scheme which allows you to spread the cost of your course over a number of months. However, to use this option you will need to study for your course using the traditional paper-based method. For more information on our payment plans please visit our website at www.stonebridge.uk.com

The reason why the course fee is less if you choose to study online, is because with online study there are no costs associated with postage and printing etc. and thus we are able to offer the course at a reduced rate.

The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course.
(APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 112 hrs.

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