CertHE Business Skills for the Workplace

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This course aims to provide upskilling opportunities and a workplace-focused learning experience that ensures that each student is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and in turn transform the communities in which they live and work. On successful completion, students can progress to study

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Course Overview

The programme is specifically created in its content and flexible delivery to give you the confidence to anticipate problems and find solutions, to work independently and with other people, to plan things out before you start and complete the things you've started, in short, to develop the skills that employers want!

All of the teaching is project-based, linking theory with practice and ensuring that each module is contextualised within real workplace situations and challenges.

This course is available to apply as a weekday or weekend study option

Modules

Level 4

  • Academic Skills (20 credits; compulsory)
    Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:
    • show awareness and ability to apply the key academic skills needed to succeed in higher education;
    • reflect on their learning.
  • Digital Skills (20 credits; compulsory)
    Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:
    • demonstrate technical competencies in using technologies to improve workplace efficiency;
    • effectively navigate, identify, and handle a range of digital information/content.
  • Effective Teamworking and Communication (20 credits; compulsory)
    Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:
    • apply the main theories relating to group dynamics and team working to a business context;
    • demonstrate key communication skills in a business context.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making (20 credits; compulsory)
    Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • describe a problem, its nature, scope, and impact;
    • gather and interpret information to solve a problem;
    • evaluate options to make a decision;
    • plan, monitor and review the implementation and communication of decisions.
  • Employability and Career Development (20 credits; compulsory)
    Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:
    • understand the skills and knowledge needed for working effectively;
    • demonstrate readiness for employability and personal advancement through an understanding of personal strengths and areas for further development;
    • establish employment goals and develop a personal action plan.
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (20 credits; compulsory)
    Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:
    • identify and evaluate a business idea;
    • design an appropriate business plan. 

Key Features

  • Develop the key skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career
  • Work with friendly, experienced, practice-led tutors who will guide you through every step of the process
  • Join a learning community that will become a business network for life.

Assessment

A variety of assessments will be used to challenge students. There is a strong academic focus within the programme alongside the development of practical skills.

Entry Criteria

Entry onto the programme is by individual merit. Normally students under the age of 21 will have at least 1 A Level or BTEC National Diploma/Certificate or equivalent. Mature Candidates – experience can often be taken into consideration in lieu of formal qualifications. Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results.

We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. The applicants will have to pass an assessment with one of our academics in order to be accepted onto the programme.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Visit the  and Scholarships and Bursaries sections for more information.

Additional Costs

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with studying such as transport and any on-campus purchases including printing, coffees, snacks or other sundry items.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops, tablets, and/or software over the course of their studies. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

Career Opportunities and Employability

This qualification is designed to facilitate your career and increase your expertise in the fields of public health and social care. Online advice and support is available from the UWTSD Careers Service as well as from MyCareer.

Questions?

For any questions related to the academic content of the course, please contact Apply Now.

For all other enquiries, please call us on 0207 127 7453 or email the London Admissions team at londonadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk.