Business and the Business Environment

Learning outcomes


1 Explain the different types of organisations, including their size and scope.

2 Demonstrate the interrelationship of the various functions within an organisation and how they link to organisational structure.

3 Use contemporary examples to demonstrate both positive and negative influence/ impact the macro environment has on business operations.

4 Determine the internal strengths and weaknesses of specific businesses and explain their interrelationship with external macro factors.


Human Resource Management

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the difference between personnel management and human resource management
  2. Understand how to recruit employees
  3. Understand how to reward employees in order to motivate and retain them
  4. Know the mechanisms for the cessation of employment


Marketing Essentials

Learning Outcome 

1 Explain the role of marketing and how it interrelates with other functional units of an organisation 
2 Compare ways in which organisations use elements of the marketing mix (7Ps) to achieve overall business objectives 
Develop and evaluate a basic marketing plan 


Assessor: Vedna Gavaloo

Management Accounting

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a student will be able to:

1 Demonstrate an understanding of management accounting systems.

2 Apply a range of management accounting techniques.

3 Explain the use of planning tools used in management accounting.

4 Compare ways in which organisations could use management accounting to respond to financial problems.


Managing a Successful Business Project

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a student will be able to:

1 Establish project aims, objectives and timeframes based on the chosen theme.

2 Conduct small-scale research, information gathering and data collection to generate knowledge to support the project.

3 Present the project and communicate appropriate recommendations based on meaningful conclusions drawn from the evidence findings and/or analysis.

4 Reflect on the value gained from conducting the project and its usefulness to support sustainable organisational performance.


Management and Operations

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a student will be able to:

1 Differentiate between the role of a leader and the function of a manager.

2 Apply the role of a leader and the function of a manager in given contexts.

3 Demonstrate an appreciation of the role leaders and managers play in the operations function of an organisation.

4 Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between leadership and management in a contemporary business environment.


Business Law

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a student will be able to:

1 Explain the basic nature of the legal system.

2 Illustrate the potential impact of the law on a business.

3 Suggest appropriate legal solutions to business problems.

4 Recommend appropriate legal solutions based upon alternative legal advice provided.


Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a student will be able to:

1 Explore and illustrate the range of venture types that might be considered entrepreneurial.

2 Assess the impact of small businesses on the economy.

3 Determine and assess the key aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset.

4 Examine the different environments that foster or hinder entrepreneurship.