1Course Overview

Complete Business Management

Course code: OSC1084

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Learn everything you need to know about business management in this complete bundle, from home. Distance learning couldn’t be easier!

This complete business management bundle includes:

  • Business Management Level 3
  • Starting Your Own Business Level 3
  • Business Operations and Lean Management Level 3

This bundle will allow you to:

  • Learn the key steps you will need to consider when planning and creating your business to increase your chances of success and minimise risk
  • Understand how to market your business, identifying competition and setting pricing and branding strategies
  • Plan how to provide for the individual needs of customers and prepare for the obstacles and opportunities that will arise in your venture
  • Learn the most efficient ways to advertise your business and how to handle and recruit staff
  • Understand the key practices and principles of Operations Management
  • Understand how operations connects with other aspects of an effective organisation, such as marketing and HR
  • Know how to manage teams and develop effective transactions
  • Learn how to set effective goals and measure performance
  • Investigate the four types of leadership styles

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Discounts on selected courses - Until 2nd July
2Course Content

Business Management Level 3:

 

Unit 1: You as a Manager
  • Managers as people
  • Feedback
  • Delegating
  • Average managers and great managers
  • Listening
  • Developing your staff
  • Coaching
Unit 2: Strategy, Structure and Systems
  • Managing in context
  • Strategy
  • Structure
  • Systems
  • Financial Systems
  • Performance and development review
Unit 3: Managing Teams
  • Holding meetings
  • Developing Effective Transactions
  • Ineffective Transactions
  • Stages of Team Development
  • Performing
Unit 4: Managing Performance
  • Expectations
  • Measures
  • Outcomes
  • Keeping Performance Records
Unit 5: Setting Goals
  • SMART Goals
  • Achieving Balance
  • Motivations
  • Considerations when goal-setting
  • Learning from Experience
Unit 6: Leadership and Politics
  • Leadership and Management
  • Four Styles of Leadership
  • Leadership and Politics
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • How to Make Collaboration Work
  • Leadership Influences on Management

 

Starting Your Own Business Level 3:

Unit 1: Preparing to Start Your Business
  • Why start your own business?
  • Character and motivation
  • Before you start: managing yourself and planning
  • Market research
  • Sales and profits
  • Competitors
  • Financial planning
  • Suppliers
  • Employing people
  • Stock and asset management
Unit 2: Defining Your Business
  • Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
  • How to decide what is best for you
  • Setting goals for yourself
Unit 3: Marketing
  • Your product or service
  • Value for money
  • Competition
  • Segmenting your market
  • Pricing
Unit 4: Customers
  • Identifying your potential customers
  • Promoting your business
  • Before sale
  • After sale
Unit 5: Finance
  • Understanding your business finances
  • Working with figures
  • Break-event point
  • Fixed and current assets
  • Cash flow
  • Sources of finance
  • Managing your money
Unit 6: Your Business Plan
  • Why do you need a business plan?
  • The format and structure of your business plan
  • Yourself, your people. your values, your mission
  • Your business model
  • Your market
  • Your competition
  • Development
  • Profit forecast
  • Risks

 

Business Operations and Lean Management Level 3:

Unit 1: How Operations Management Became Critical to Business Success
  • Operations Management
  • Success in the modern world
  • Value chain
  • Impact on good operations
Unit 2: People and Operations
  • Changing role of the Operations Manager
  • Managing people
  • Teams
Unit 3: Products and Services
  • Relationship between marketing and operations
  • Approaches to product and service design
  • Key principles in product and service design
  • Value analysis
Unit 4: Operational Processes in Context
  • Value chains, supply chains and logistics
  • Suppliers and providers
  • Designing processes
  • Controlling the value chain
Unit 5: Efficiency and Effectiveness in Operations
  • Operations managers
  • Best practice organisations and managing their operations
  • Cost-reducing methods  
  • Lean synchronisation
Unit 6: Quality, Improvements and Change
  • Quality
  • Operational risk  
  • Operations Managers and modern organisations
  • Continuous improvement approach  
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 24 months tutor support, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide, plus tutor support by mail or email.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College 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 3 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 by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards 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.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

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

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle. This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

Finance options

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Deposit to pay:

  • Cash Price:
  • Loan Amount:
  • Loan Repayments:
  • Cost of Loan:
  • Number of Monthly Payments:
  • Total Amount Payable:


The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).