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Certificate in Business Management (Level 3)

Course Overview

Certificate in Business Management Online

Certificate in Business Management (Level 3) provides an outstanding introduction to the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to successfully manage a modern business.  Business management demands flawless attention to detail, the ability to multitask at all times and the level-headedness required to make fast, effective and critically important decisions.  Whether it’s joining an established business in any industry sector or setting up solo, this outstanding course has the potential to open up a limitless array of dynamic and rewarding career paths. 

Over the course of six units, the complexities of setting up and running a successful business are broken down into easy-to-digest modules.  Course content on certificate in business management online,begins with a broad overview of the modern business as a concept, before moving on to human resources, product/inventory management and key business reports. Product marketing and analysis is also introduced, along with essential teachings on strategic money management, business ethics and the provision of world-class customer service. 

Successful candidates will find themselves armed with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to take a leadership role in almost any business environment imaginable, be it as the manager of their own private business or within the ranks of an established brand. 

Course Syllabus

The course certificate in business management online, consists of the following six units:

Unit 1 – Introduction to Business Management

Course content kicks off with a general overview of business management, touching upon a series of key elements including the nature of the business, the role of the owner, organisational structures and the various options available in the initial start-up period.

Unit 2 – Operations Management

Managing operations forms the core focus of Unit 2, which introduces candidates to a series of key financial terms and important business reports. The unit also explores various types of operations and how to get the right people in the right positions when building a successful brand.

Unit 3 – Getting Your Product Together

The third unit focuses primarily on the brand’s core products or services – topics covered include quality control, inventory management and the establishment of a viable brand. Candidates are also introduced to slogan development and essential inventory management skills.

Unit 4 – Marketing Your Product

Course content then moves on to the most crucial aspects of product marketing, incorporating a comprehensive investigation of marketing plan creation, market analysis, consumer analysis and how to fully harness and utilise the power of social media.

Unit 5 – Strategic Planning

Careful business strategy forms the core focus of Unit 5, which introduces the ‘strategic planning pyramid’ and a series of teachings on efficient and effective money management. Essential business ethics are also introduced, along with succession planning.

Unit 6 – Building a Strong Customer Care Team

In the sixth and final unit, course content concludes with an in-depth look at the modern customer care team and the important role it plays in every business. Candidates discover invaluable insights on employee training, customer relationship development and the most critical elements of world-class customer care.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood Open Learning College have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood Open Learning College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

What is ABC Awards?

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Career Path

You new skills and talents could help you climb the career ladder in your current position, or secure a rewarding role at a supervisory level. Careers in business management include team leader, HR manager, process manager, department supervisor, sales associate, customer care manager, recruitment coordinator and more, with typical salaries of £20,000 to £45,000+. This is also an ideal course for self-employed business owners and entrepreneurs. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Candidates pursuing promotion to management positions
  • Business owners and managers
  • Small business entrepreneurs
  • Team leaders and supervisors
  • Web business owners and operatives
  • Anyone looking to boost their CV and career prospects 

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Business Process Management (Level 3)

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Certificate in Business Management (Level 1)

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Explore the key duties and responsibilities of business managers
  • Become familiar with key business reports and financial terms
  • Study quality control, inventory management and more
  • Learn how to create powerful marketing strategies
  • Discover the secrets to building a strong customer care team 

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