What you will learn
Level 4, Unit 1: Managing business operations
You will be introduced to the key aspects of businesses and the way they operate in the context of the wider environment. You’ll also gain knowledge and understanding of key business functions and how they contribute to success.
Level 4, Unit 2: Business environment
Understand what is meant by the business environment and the impact it has. This knowledge will then allow you to develop approaches for dealing with change.
Level 4, Unit 3: Personal effectiveness
This module examines the significance of time management and what skills managers need to possess and develop in order to solve problems. You’ll also discuss the issue of management stress.
Level 4, Unit 4: The entrepreneurial manager
Here, you will identify the various, often competing, perspectives of entrepreneurial management and how they support organisational change.
Level 4, Unit 5: Business planning and goal setting
In this module, you’ll identify how to set important business goals and how to achieve these goals as part of ongoing planning.
Level 4, Unit 6: The manager’s toolkit
This module introduces some of the tools used in management and their respective uses. You’ll also learn about analysing situations within an organisation; develop solutions to organisational problems; evaluate an organisation’s position in its operating and competitive environment; and develop elements of an effective organisational strategy.
Level 4, Unit 7: Managing and using finance
Gain an understanding of finance, including an introduction to accounting and financial terminology.
Level 4, Unit 8: Managing and using marketing
This module aims to develop knowledge of marketing, the marketing planning process, and the role of internal as well as external marketing. From here, you will be able to understand the value of marketing activities within the organisation.
Level 4, Unit 9 - Psychology of entrepreneurship
This module introduces the fundamentals of psychology and how they relate to the entrepreneurial side of business.
Level 4, Unit 10 - Innovation and creativity
In this final Level 4 module, you’ll explore the role innovation and creativity both play for organisations. You’ll begin to understand and recognise the importance of both, and how to implement them as part of a strategy.
Level 5, Unit 1: The entrepreneurial manager
This module asks the question, what is an entrepreneur? You’ll also examine the skills and qualities entrepreneurs possess.
Level 5, Unit 2: Organisation structures
Here, you’ll learn why organisations are structured in a certain way and how that structure is determined. You’ll also explore numerous models and theories surrounding organisational structure.
Level 5, Unit 3: Practical accounting analysis
This module introduces you to exercises to understand the information provided by accounts and the actions you can take as a result.
Level 5, Unit 4: Business planning and goal setting
In this module, you’ll consider what your business is trying to achieve, what you’ll need to do to get there, and the need for clear goal-setting.
Level 5, Unit 5: Politics and business
You’ll explore the impact of politics on business and how this helps or hinders business operations. You’ll also examine attributes such as economic impact, exports and what government support is available.
Level 5, Unit 6: Business law
In this module, you’ll examine the statutory responsibilities of managers and the legal requirements of both businesses and those involved in running them.
Level 5, Unit 7: Managing in today’s world
This module focuses on governance and equality and the responsibilities businesses have to ‘do the right thing’ in the modern world.
Level 5, Unit 8: Performance management
Here, you’ll understand how people and businesses grow together. You’ll gain further knowledge of reward structures, CPD, training and development, and how these all contribute to high levels of performance.
Level 5, Unit 9: Marketing and sales planning
Analyse how to bring markets, customers, competitors and products together into a cohesive plan that has clear targets and goals.
Level 5, Unit 10: Quantitative skills
By completing this module, you’ll hone your knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.
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This online course also carries up to 240 UCAS credits, which are used as part of university applications.
By completing this combined Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Entrepreneurship & Management, you’ll be able to progress on to the final year of an undergraduate degree and then onto completing an MBA at a later stage at one of the UK’s leading universities.
How is this course assessed or examined?
This course is made up of 10 level 4 modules and 10 level 5 modules, each of which will be assessed by one multiple choice test and written assignments (10 assignments at Level 4 and six assignments at Level 5).
To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the Level 5 course, you must have attained a Level 4 or equivalent.