1Course Overview

Introduction to Business Marketing and Social Media Marketing Level 3

Course code: OSC1196

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Do you want to study marketing and social media but haven't got the time to go back to college every day?

This 2-course bundle is an ideal way to study traditional marketing theory and the latest techniques using social media. 

On this 11 unit, independently accredited set of home study courses you'll:

  • Learn what marketing is and how it is practised successfully
  • Study marketing theory such as life cycles, product portfolios and marketing strategy
  • Learn all about markets, segmentation and pricing strategy and competition
  • Discover how to promote products and coordinate promotional activity in a way that gets results
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the reasons and requirements for social media marketing
  • Discover the importance of aligning your social media marketing with a business plan
  • Learn how to implement and monitor your use of social media
  • Discover the tools you can use to optimise your social media marketing plan

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 60,000 students that already have!

Discounts on selected courses - Until 26th March
2Course Content

 Introduction to

 Business Marketing

 Level 3:

Unit 1: What Marketing Does
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Marketing and Value
  • The value chain
  • Markets
  • Corporate objectives
  • Target markets
  • Marketing mix
Unit 2: Products and Markets
  • Marketing and growth
  • Market life cycles
  • Marketing strategies at different stages of the life cycle
  • Market Share
  • Patenting
  • Product portfolios
  • The Boston Matrix
Unit 3: Price and Competition
  • Competition
  • Adding value
  • The Competitive Compass
  • Product ranges
  • Tactical pricing 
Unit 4: Place and Market Segments
  • Inbound logistics
  • What place means for an industry
  • Market segmentation
  • Deciding how to segment a market
  • Segmentations and value
  • Segmentation and place
Unit 5: Promotion
  • Promotional activities
  • Life cycle and promotion
  • Promoting to different market segments
  • Promoting what people value
  • Different kinds of advertising

 Social Media  Marketing:

Unit 1: Requirements for Social Media Marketing
  • What is social media?
  • The power of social media
  • The power of YouTube
  • Mobile social media
  • Social media and relationships
  • Distinction from industrial media
  • Managing social media
  • Top three social  networks
  • 17 concrete rules
  • Ownership of social media content
  • Legal regulations
Unit 2: Cost and Time Management
  • Business planning
  • Creating a clear vision
  • Brand values
  • Brand awareness
  • Brand elements
  • Three ways social media can help your business
  • Three ways social media can hurt your business
  • Time and motion studies
  • Basic psychology
  • Social networking tools
  • Social media sites
  • Professional networking sites
  • Niche social media sites
  • General social media sites
  • Job sites
Unit 3: Developing the Business Plan
  • Social media policy
  • Be careful what you Tweet!
  • Top 12 rules of social media etiquette
  • Social media usage
  • Knowing the 'Lingo'
  • Common cyber terms
  • Other social networks
  • Business plan monitoring
  • Analysing risk and contingency planning
  • What is a contingency plan?
  • Free ways to measure social media success
Unit 4: Implementing Social Media Tools
  • Guide to using social networks for business
  • Social media marketing
  • Facebook case studies
  • YouTube case studies
  • The Twitter project
Unit 5: Monitoring Social Media Tools
  • Email marketing
  • RSS
  • SMS
  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Using a range of media and technology
  • Charities and social media
  • Social visitor flow
Unit 6: Reviewing Social Media Tools
  • Why should you bother measuring social media?
  • Terminology
  • Reviewing your progress
  • Why it is crucial to review the progress of your business
  • Setting the direction
  • Assess your core activities
  • Assess your business efficiency
  • Review your financial position
  • Conduct a competitor analysis
  • Conduct a customer and market analysis
  • Redefine your business goals
  • Models for your strategic analysis
  • Records and record keeping
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed by series of written assignments, which you submit to your tutor for marking. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 200 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier. 

Study Method

This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto 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 (one year per course). 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
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price.

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.

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  • I am a permanent UK resident
  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
  • I have a credit or debit card

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