Diploma in Business Administration (Level 4)
Course Level Level 4
Awarding Body ABC AWARDS
Study Method Distance Learning
Course Duration 260 Recommended Study Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
Start Date Ongoing
Pay in Full
Get £ 100.00 Discount when you pay in full.
Discounted Fee: £ 440
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Pay in Instalments
£ 108 Deposit & 12 payments of £ 36 / Month
Total Fee: £ 540
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Online Business Diploma.

Explore the core skills and essential industry insights required to begin or advance rewarding careers in high-level business administration.  Discover what makes the difference between an entry-level admin worker and a professionally-qualified administrative specialist.  Private and public sector organisations at all levels depend upon flawless administration services to facilitate largely every aspect of day to day operations.  Even in the instance of a primarily practical brand or service provider, administration lies at the heart of every successful business.  In an era of large-scale application automation, the human workforce is still depended on to plan, implement, oversee and manage all aspects of business administration.

This Online Business Diploma, has been designed for those already working in an office environment, or perhaps looking to begin a new career in an administrative capacity.  No specific prior education or professional experience is required to get the very most out of this diploma, which has the potential to help candidates begin careers above entry-level.  Over the course of 13 insightful and intensive modules, candidates are gradually guided through each and every core element of professional business administration from a contemporary corporate perspective.

Beginning with a general overview of the business environment, course content on this diploma business administration online, introduces candidates to the most important fundamentals of administrative management, a series of crucial human resource management discussions and the management of finances, resources and performance.  Candidates also explore the basics of business marketing, risk assessment and management, a number of effective time management strategies, stress management and ultimately how to start and manage a successful business.

This diploma of business administration online, is delivered over 13 modules:

Module 1 – The Business Environment

In the first course module, candidates are provided with a broad overview of the business environment in general, incorporating a close inspection of micro and macro environments.  Course content introduces a series of business types and their respective ownerships, a variety of internal and external factors that can affect a business, business ethics, the social responsibilities of the modern business and more.

Module 2 – Fundamentals of Administrative Management

A comprehensive introduction to the concept of administrative management follows in the second module, which provides candidates with an important definition as to what management means from a contemporary business perspective.  A series of general management principles are outlined, along with several important management functions and characteristics.

Module 3 – HR Management

Human resource management forms the primary core focus of Module 3, which begins by introducing candidates to the primary functions of the human resource manager and a series of important HR ethics.  Along with the primary objectives of human resource management for the modern business, course content covers professional HR planning.

Module 4 – Performance Management

Diploma Module 4 brings performance management into discussion, with specific focus on the primary objectives, functions and benefits of professional performance management.  The concept of the performance appraisal is also outlined and explored.

Module 5 – Managing Finance

A series of financial management concepts and teachings are introduced in the following module.  Course content covers a number of contemporary issues, including the objectives and functions of financial management, scope for financial management, planning for funds and an overview of financial responsibility and accountability.

Module 6 – Managing Resources

Resource management from a contemporary business perspective represents the primary core focus of Module 6, which explores the most important requirements for the provision of effective resource management and the benefits of planning/implementing a workable resource management strategy.  Candidates also explore a series of challenges and issues related to resource management.

Module 7 – Effective Marketing

A brief introduction to effective business marketing is provided in Module 7, which guides candidates through the specifics of both creating and implementing an efficient marketing plan.  Course content also provides an overview of the “6 Ps” and the core elements of the marketing mix.

Module 8 – Business Communications and Report Writing

The importance of exceptionally strong business communications is outlined and explored in Module 8, which also walks students through the basics of professional report writing.  Along with exploring the key elements and structures of several reports and business communication types, candidates are guided through the most important key guidelines for effective corporate communications in general.

Module 9 – Time, Stress and Crisis Management

The following course module introduces candidates to a series of strategies for effectively and efficiently managing both time and stress.  Along with an overview of workable and efficient stress management techniques, course content covers the preparation and implementation of an effective crisis management plan.

Module 10 – Assess, Manage and Monitor Risks

Risk management enter the conversation in Module 10, which guides candidates through a brief history of risk management and its most important core elements.  Along with an overview of contemporary risk management as it exists today, course content provides an introduction to a wide variety of risk types and risk management tools.

Module 11 – Build and Maintain Effective Customer Relations

The importance of building and consistently managing strong customer relations represents the primary theme throughout Module 11, breaking the concept of customer relationship-management down to its core components.  Along with exploring the traits and behaviours of positive and negative customers, candidates learn exactly how to transform negative customer experiences into positives for the business.

Module 12 – Team Management

Course content in Module 12 focuses primarily on team management skills and associated theoretical teachings.  A variety of critical subtopics are covered, including the benefits of professional team management, how to build effective teams, an overview of the different types of business teams and an introduction to Bruce Tuckman's Team Development Model.

Module 13 – Starting a Business

In the final course module, candidates are guided through the most important aspects and considerations for those interested in starting their own businesses.  Along with a comprehensive overview of the advantages of running a private business, course content introduces professional business plans, the marketing plan, effective methods for projecting costs, workable pricing methods and more.

Payment Option

Paying in Instalments: £540(interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £108

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £36

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £440

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby 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 OHSC has 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 4  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 OHSC 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.

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.

Q. How does Distance / Online Learning work?

All our courses offer the flexibility of learning. These are divided into units. After each course unit the student is required to complete and submit an assignment. Students work through each unit at your own pace. There are no deadlines for completing and submitting the assignments. Tutor marks the assignment and uploads the result on the portal. The student then moves on to the next unit and this way completes the course. All the submitted work is assessed by the awarding body at the moderation stage. Recognised Certificate is issued by the awarding body.

Q. When can I start the course?

You can start the course anytime. The enrolments are continued throughout the year.

Q. What is the enrolment process?

Enrolment process is very simple. After you have chosen the course you wish to take you can just fill in an online form and we will send you invoice for the course fee. On receipt of payment we will give you course access and your course tutor will contact you as well. You can even start right now by paying the course fee online.

Q. Can I take up the course if I am not in the UK?

Yes, you can. All our courses can be taken up and completed from anywhere around the world. If you are an international student you will enjoy the same support as any other student within the UK does.

Q. How long does it take to complete the course?

This entirely depends on you that how much time you dedicate to your studies and how fast you intend to complete the course. We have provided estimated study hours for each course on the course page. You can plan your study according to your own schedule.

Q. Will I get tutor support?

Yes. all our courses come will one to one tutor support. This support is available for duration of the course. Once you will enrol on the course you will be allocated an experience tutor who will guide you throughout the course. The tutor will mark your assignments and will provide you feedback on your submitted work. You can contact your tutor through email.

Q. Can I retake the assignment if I fail it once?

Yes, In that case your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and will highlight the areas where you need improvement.

Q. Is there any deadline for submitting the assignments?

No, there are no deadlines for the submission of assignments. Students work at their own pace and plan their study according to their own schedule. However you will submit one assignment at a time so that the tutor can mark one and can give you feedback. Following which you can move on to your next unit and assignment.

Q. Do I need to sit an exam at the end?

All our courses are assignment based. Your submitted work is assessed throughout the course. There is no final exam at the end.

Q. Do I need to purchase any text books?

College provides comprehensive course materials containing all the relevant information you require to complete the course. All this is all included in the course fee. However we encourage our students to undertake additional study on the topics. For further help we have provided additional supporting material on the portal. There are also useful links relevant to the course you are studying.

Q. English is not my first language can I still complete the course?

All our courses have been specially written for home study keeping in mind that our students come from all parts of the world and English is not the first language for most of them. Our course materials are written in easy to understand English. If you have basic English skills you can easily complete the course.

Q. What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements for most of our courses. All you need to have is the motivation and commitment for completing the course.

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