Business Education

Courses Offered:

S3 Cfe Administration & IT
S4 National 3, 4 & 5 Administration & IT
National 4 & 5 Business
S5/6 Higher (N6) Administration & IT
Higher (N6) Business
NPA Enterprise

Business Management develops enterprise skills and attributes by providing opportunities to study a range of business and organisational contexts.

Candidates see the ways in which society relies on businesses and other organisations to satisfy its needs, and an understanding of how to use business information to interpret and report on overall business performance. The Course also looks at the impact that external influences can have on organisations.

Business is a practical hands-on subject that relates the study of business to real-life situations. You will learn to use ICT to gather, analyse and communicate business information, and communicate effectively in a business context. This includes understanding money, interpreting data, and using tables, charts and other graphical displays.

The course has two compulsory units, plus an added value unit that assesses your practical skills

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This course highlights ways in which organisations operate and the steps they take to achieve their goals. It enables you to understand and make use of business information to interpret and report on overall business performance, in a range of contexts.

The course comprises five areas of study.

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The Course has three mandatory Units. Within each Unit there is a degree of flexibility
in how study is undertaken. By its nature, the Course develops a wide range of skills
for learning, life and work by providing opportunities for active learning in real-life

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The Administration and IT develops learners’ administrative, organisational and IT skills. Learners develop an understanding of administration in the workplace and the IT skills required for the role. Enabling them to contribute to the effective functioning of organisations through administrative positions.

Administration is a growing sector which cuts across the entire economy and offers wide-ranging employment opportunities. Moreover, administrative and IT skills have extensive application not only in employment but also in other walks of life.

The key purpose of this Course is to develop learners’ administrative and IT skills and, ultimately, to enable them to contribute to the effective functioning of organisations. The Course aims to enable learners to:

  • develop a basic understanding of administration in the workplace and key legislation affecting employees
  • develop an appreciation of good customer care
  • develop IT skills and use them to perform straightforward administrative tasks
    acquire organisational skills in the context of organising and supporting small-scale events

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You will be introduced to the responsibilities of organisations, the skills/qualities and tasks (duties) of the administrative support function, and the impact of these in the workplace.

You will learn about:

  • administration theory in the workplace: tasks, skills/qualities of administrators, customer services, health and safety and security of people, property and information
  • sources of information from the internet
  • file management: features, benefits of good and consequences of poor file management
  • corporate image: features, benefits of having a corporate image and consequences of no/negative corporate image
  • electronic communication: methods, features, uses and benefits

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This course aims to develop your advanced administrative and IT skills and, ultimately, to enable them to contribute to the effective functioning of organisations in supervisory administrative positions.

The course consists of three compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

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