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Business Management Course (Level 1)

Course Overview

Online Business Course

As a champion of accessible and affordable education, Brentwood Open Learning College is proud to offer a wide variety of high quality online business courses. This Level 1 online business course is available right now. Study an important and fascinating subject in your own time from the location of your choice. This online business management course, has no deadlines and time restrictions – you can work around your own schedule at a pace that suits you. 

The course consists of three insightful modules, which gradually introduce the world of contemporary business management and a variety of core sub-topics.  Important subjects discussed and explored at length include the different types of business management, the duties and responsibilities of business managers, workforce deployment and long-term performance management.

Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to apply for an accredited and recognised ABC Awards certificate to enhance your CV and employment prospects.

Course Syllabus

The business course online is divided into three units:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Business Management

In the opening course module, candidates are provided with a general overview of business management in a contemporary setting, exploring exactly what it is the business manager does and how responsibilities are shared among management teams. Organisational structures are also investigated in detail, along with different business types and small business creation.

Unit 2 - Managing Business Operations

The second module focuses on the effective and efficient management of business operations, incorporating a breakdown and exploration of several business reports and important financial terms. Candidates investigate operations types, workforce deployment strategies and how to assign duties in a manner that benefits and optimises key operations.

Unit 3 - Performance Management

Bringing the course to a close, Module 3 turns attention to the long-term management of performance. Candidates are guided through the main functions, objectives and advantages of strategic performance management, why it is that employee performance reviews are of such enormous mutual value and how to effectively plan and implement workable strategies for ongoing performance management.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £180 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £40

No of Instalments: 10

Each Instalment: £14

Pay in Full: (£40 Discount) £140


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 1 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

Upon picking up a variety of business basics, you’ll be primed to continue studying at a higher level, or begin seeking employment. You may also make the decision to go into business for yourself. Career opportunities and potential salaries in a business setting are both limitless, though can be helped along significantly with a recognised qualification. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Newcomers to business management
  • Anyone considering starting their own business
  • Existing small business managers
  • Candidates looking to boost their CVs and job prospects
  • Those planning to go on to higher-level studies upon completion  

Related Links:

Certificate in Business Administration (Level 3)

Certificate in Management (Level 3)

Course Level
Entry Level

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
80 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
There are no particular entry requirements

Start Date

  • Study modern management structures and delegation of duties
  • Pick up essential financial terminology and business report basics
  • Learn how to effectively deploy a workforce for optimum performance
  • Explore key performance management principles and strategies
  • Take your first step toward a life-long career in business management 

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