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  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code K24BEFB08A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Programme purpose and objectives BTEC Higher National Certificate Level 4 in Business is to develop students as independent-thinking professionals who can meet the demands of business employers and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and improve the career prospects of those who take them. The aims of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Business are: ? to develop students the business skills, knowledge and understanding they need to achieve high performance in the international business environment ? to develop students with enquiring minds, who have the abilities and confidence to work across different business functions and to lead, manage, respond to change, and tackle a range of complex business situations ? to provide the core skills required for a range of careers in business, including management, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting and finance ? to offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic ambitions ? to develop students’ understanding of the major impact that new digital technologies have on the business environment ? to provide insight into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a global marketplace ? to equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values, and to allow flexible study to meet local and specialist needs. ? an Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved Further Education institution ? relevant work experience, or ? an international equivalent to the above qualifications Recognised higher education qualifications in the UK.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the different types, size and scope of organisations
  • Demonstrate the interrelationship of the various functions within an organisation and how they link to organisational structure
  • Use contemporary examples to demonstrate both the positive and negative influence/impact the macro environment has on business operations
  • Determine the internal strengths and weaknesses of specific businesses and their interrelationship with external macro factors
  • Explain the role of marketing and how it interrelates with other business units of an organisation
  • Compare ways in which organisations use elements of the marketing mix to achieve overall business objectives
  • Produce a marketing plan for an organisation that meets marketing objectives
  • Develop a media plan to support a marketing campaign for an organisation

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business [EDEXCEL]

Entry requirements

Entry requirements ? A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business Or ? GCSE 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English Or ? other related Level 3 qualifications ? an Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution ? relevant work experience, or ? an international equivalent to the above qualifications


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