Course Overview

Professional Business Development Level 4

Course code: SH003

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Boost your business skills, from home!

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in professional business development, this Level 4 course is ideal for:

  • Those that want to progress in their current career 
  • Those that want to go onto further qualifications and training 
  • Those that want to boost skills which underpins effective business performance

This course allows you to:

  • Practice and demonstrate leadership skills
  • Plan and implement a range of business development skills
  • Develop working practices which comply with business, employment and consumer law
  • Study from home, at your own pace
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Course Content
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
Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of written assignments. These assignments will then be sent and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required for this course.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course should take you approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn 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 to you, so receiving your course is hassle-free. 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 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 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 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

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

There are no requirements for this course, therefore you can start at any time!

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

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Do I have to sit in an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

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 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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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).