Diploma in Business
Diploma in Business Studies is designed to provide learners with an understanding
of the workings of business to enable them to embark on a career in specialist areas
of business and management, either directly through work-based learning or through
progression to Higher Education. It will appeal to those not yet working who wish to
pursue a career within business and management disciplines but will also appeal to
those within work seeking to both improve their understanding of the business world
and to access progression opportunities.
The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment and or
further training in a range of business disciplines, for example, in marketing, finance,
human resources or management.
To be awarded the Diploma in Business studies the learners must achieve
all four mandatory units and a minimum of four optional units.
The core will provide a broad understanding of the nature of business and the business environment and in effective management within a business through units in:
- Principles of business
- Principles of management and leadership
- Principles of contributing to innovation and change
- Managing physical resources in a business environment
The optional units provide learners with an opportunity to specialise in four disciplines:
- Human resources