business skills


Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)

Course description:

This qualification is designed to provide transferable skills, knowledge and understanding that can be applied in any business setting. The units are aligned to National Occupational Standards for business and represent the core attributes required by employers in a range of business settings. Learners can progress into further study to build upon these skills or to focus on a more specific vocational pathway. This qualification will: · focus on the study of working in a business environment · offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge · provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills.

Who is the course suitable for?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge of the skills to be used in a business setting with project management included; it is designed for those people who are already working within this sector who wish to broaden their knowledge of the units included and receive a formal qualification at Level 2.

Entry requirements:

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials.  Learners wishing to take part in this course should have level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent and should be in a job role or attend a work placement as evidence from the workplace will need to be gathered for this course.

How is the course delivered?

The course is a mixture of knowledge and competence based assessment where the learner will be assessed and graded on their ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected with their work. The programme is delivered in the workplace and each candidate will maintain a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate achievement of all the assessment criteria associated with each unit. Candidates will receive individual guidance and support throughout the programme.

Course content:

To be awarded the Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Business, learners must achieve 6 graded units (48 credits)

Units include:-

Produce Documents in a Business Environment

Solve Problems in a Business Environment

Work with others in a Business Environment

Communicate in a Business Environment

Contribute to Running a Project

Manage and Improve Own Performance in a Business Environment

Progression opportunities:

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

Customer Services Level 2

Business Administration Level 2

Team Leading Level 2

CMI Project Management Level 3

CMI Principles of Management and Leadership Level 3

Course Number: N3TNR