Business Skills
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Business Skills
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 110**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1 Study Skills
2 Business Communication
3 Effective Business Writing
4 Presentation and Social Interaction Skills
5   An Introduction to Computers and Windows XP
6   Word Processing with Word 2000
7   Spreadsheets using Excel
8   Databases using Access
 

Learning Outcomes

 
Module 1 Study Skills.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Discuss the series of self-assessments which enable you to identify your preferred learning style
 
Module 2 Business Communication.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain the specific meaning of communication within an organisational context
 
Module 3 Effective Business Writing.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the aspects of business writing from informal memos and faxes to large formal reports
 
Module 4 Presentation and Social Interaction Skills.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Examine the factors involved in the setting up and running of a meeting
LO2   Discuss how to communicate effectively in order to get a job that you have applied for
 
Module 5 An Introduction to Computers and Windows XP.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the basic skills you have learnt in setting up your computer, opening applications, using and copying disks and protecting against virus damage
 
Module 6 Word Processing with Word 2000.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Review the basics of the Word Processing Software Word 2000
 
Module 7 Spreadsheets using Excel.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain how a worksheet can be physically organised into a number of different areas
 
Module 8 Databases using Access.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain how to create and use your own databases as well as how to make better use of an existing database

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