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Certificate in E Commerce Management (Level 3)

Course Overview

E Commerce Courses Online

Electronic commerce has been growing at breakneck pace for the past couple of decades – mostly as a result of explosive growth in the world’s connected population. Such has been the growth of e-commerce that studies suggest that by the end of 2015, the industry will be generating more than $400 billion annually.    

The e-commerce industry is surprisingly diverse and not limited only to traditional online shopping via personal computers and laptops. Location-based e-commerce and m-commerce also fall under the same banner. M-commerce– which refers to online shopping via Smartphones and mobile devices - has outgrown and outpaced all the other sectors with spectacular strength. E-commerce Courses Online, offers comprehensive introduction to both e-commerce and m-commerce, priming candidates for an extraordinary array of potential career opportunities.

In this course, candidates investigate the various e-commerce software solutions available for building, testing, launching and updating your own online store. Along with an exploration of responsive web content design, e-commerce payment options and tools for tracking important e-commerce metricsm course content investigates the concepts of e-commerce optimisation, marketing of an online store through social media, privacy and security issues and intellectual property protection. 

Course Syllabus

Online e Commerce Course: Key Topics

E-commerce Courses Online, consist of the following six units:

Unit 1 – Getting to Know E-Commerce

The first unit begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of e-commerce, incorporating its six main methods. Candidates are introduced to the key building blocks of e-commerce, its respective language and the creation of a business plan.

Unit 2 – Software Options and Solutions

Software solutions and options represent the core focus of the second unit. The crucial concepts of building an online store and creating effective product pages are introduced, along with optimisation of checkout processes and additional website elements. 

Unit 3 – Creating an Engaging User Experience

The third unit focuses on the importance of creating an engaging user experience. Content covers the creation and impact of engaging web content and how to build credibility among a target audience.

Unit 4 – Transaction Management

Transaction systems and management form the core focus of Unit 4, which introduces candidates to online and mobile payments systems along with various digital payment methods. M-commerce is also investigated and explored.

Unit 5 – E-Commerce Analytics

A comprehensive overview of e-commerce analytics follows in the fifth unit. Overall site metrics, shopping metrics and tools for tracking data and e-commerce management are introduced,as candidates discover how to effectively support their e-commerce business. 

Unit 6 – Marketing Your E-Commerce Business

In the sixth and final unit,content centres on the importance of effectively marketing an e-commerce business. Unit content investigates how marketing plans are created, social media marketing, intellectual property regulations, potential security threats and privacy laws.

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 Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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

Careers in e-commerce are ideal for anyone looking to work for themselves and become their own boss. Upon completion of this course, you will benefit from the highly-focused skills, talents and knowledge required to step into online business for the first time, or take an existing web business to the next level. There has never been a better time to explore all the incredible benefits e-commerce has to offer. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Anyone interested in starting an e-commerce business
  • Existing business owners looking to improve performance 
  • Traditional business owners considering online expansion 
  • Web marketers and developers looking to study e-commerce 

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Starting an Online Business Course (Level 3)

How to start and Run an Online Business (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 contemporary e-commerce industry
  • Build an understanding of available software solutions
  • Learn how to engage and influence online customers
  • Discover the true power of e-commerce analytics
  • Develop essential marketing and promotional skills  

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