On Successful completion of the course, students will receive the following:
- ETC Year 1 Higher Business Certificate – Level 4
- A transcript detailing their subjects and grades
- An academic reference letter detailing the subjects they have studied, their academic and personal strengths
Business and the Business Environment
The aim of this unit is to teach the different types, size and scope of organisations, the interrelationship of the various functions and how they link to organisational structure using contemporary examples to demonstrate how it is affected by the positive and negative influence/impact from the macro environment on the internal strengths and weaknesses.
The aim of this unit is to explain the role of marketing and how it interrelates with other functional units
of an organisation comparing how organisations use elements of the marketing mix (7Ps) to achieve business objectives and facilitate the development of a marketing plan.
Human Resource Management
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to explain the purpose and scope of Human Resource Management for resourcing an organisation with talent and skills appropriate to fulfil business objectives, evaluating key elements of its effectiveness, analysing internal and external factors in the HRM decision making process including employment legislation, whilst applying HRM practices in a work-related context.
The aim of this unit is to encourage learners to explain the basic nature of the legal system, illustrating the potential impact of the law on a business, suggest appropriate legal solutions to business problems and recommending appropriate legal solutions based upon alternative legal advice provided.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
The aim of this unit is to demonstrate to students how to explore and illustrate the range of entrepreneurial venture types, assess the impact of small businesses on the economy, determine and assess the key aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and examine the different environments that foster or hinder entrepreneurship.
This aspect of the course will allow the student to improve their English at a higher level by joining one of the many English based courses within the college for one session over 8 weeks during the 24 week period. Learners will be able to study more advanced vocabulary and grammar in each of the four main language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, which will complement their other study skills as they progress to year 2 of their studies.
Management and Operations
This student assists students in differentiating between the role of a leader and the function of a manager, applying the role of a leader and the function of a manager in given contexts, demonstrating an appreciation of the role leaders and managers play in the operations function of an organisation, demonstrating an understanding of the relationship between leadership and management in a contemporary business environment.
The aim of this unit is to support students in demonstrating an understanding of management accounting systems, applying a range of management accounting techniques, explaining the use of planning tools used in management accounting, comparing ways in which organisations could use management accounting to respond to financial problems.
Managing a Successful Business Project
This unit helps learners to establish project aims, objectives and timeframes based on the chosen theme, conduct small-scale research, information gathering and data collection to generate knowledge to support the project, present the project and communicate appropriate recommendations based on meaningful conclusions drawn from the evidence findings and/or analysis, reflect on the value gained from conducting the project and its usefulness to support sustainable organisational performance.
General English Courses