|Course Level||Level 3|
|Endorsed By||Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards|
|Study Method||Online Learning|
|Course Duration||200 Hours Approx.|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Learn how to play an integral role in the success story of any organisation, with this exclusive business development certification course. Oxford Home Study Centre is proud to offer a complete range of business development certification courses of the highest quality. Study in your own time at a pace that suits you, with no deadlines or time restrictions imposed. Explore the various functions and objectives of business development, along with a detailed breakdown of the effective marketing strategy and the art of strategic product pricing. Learn how to generate new product ideas and test their viability, as you work your way towards an endorsed Level 3 Business Development Certificate. Check out our complete range of business development courses online, or contact the team at Oxford Home Study Centre anytime for more information.
Why Study Business Development?
Strategic business development lies at the heart of every successful business worldwide. Irrespective of how aggressively it is pursued, all businesses undertake business development activities on a daily basis. Any operation or process implemented with the intention of improving business performance qualifies as a business development activity. A complex and wide-reaching field, business development encompasses product development and distribution, sales and marketing, product pricing strategies and so much more besides. To become a qualified and capable business development specialist is to gain access to a highly-lucrative job market with established brands worldwide. It should also be considered mandatory for entrepreneurs, or anyone considering starting their own business from scratch.
Boost your CV with an endorsed Level 3 Business Development Certificate and kick your career into high gear! The exclusive business development program is ideal for newcomers and existing members of the workforce at all levels. Study the art of business development at an intermediate level, over a series of five module as follows:
Module 1. Introduction to Business Development
Module 1 introduces candidates to the concept of business development, outlining its functions, objectives and several associated challenges. Business ownership models and organisational structures are also discussed, along with the identification of ‘stress points’ and the primary differences between entrepreneurship and business ownership.
Module 2. Developing a Product Idea
The second module provides a crash-course introduction to product development, in which candidates learn how to identify and appeal to a viable target market. Key considerations when developing a value proposition are discussed, along with functional and non-functional requirements, the sales process and the costs of developing new products.
Module 3. Product Development and Product Life Cycle
Candidates are then presented with a detailed breakdown of the product development process and its component stages. An overview of the product lifecycle is also presented, along with marketing strategy development, market testing, business analysis, idea vetting and some of the more common reasons for product failures.
Module 4. Product Pricing Strategies
Product pricing strategies are introduced in module 4, in which candidates discuss the various different methods of price determination and associated challenges. The functions and objectives of pricing are discussed, along with key factors that can influence price determination and the possible consequences of failing to price products appropriately.
Module 5. Marketing your Product
In the fifth and final module, candidates learn how to create and implement an effective marketing strategy. Learners study a breakdown of the marketing cycle, an overview of the sales cycle, how to analyse the competition, the role of SWOT analysis in marketing and how to capitalise on the power and reach of social media as part of a wider marketing strategy.
Paying in Instalments: £385(Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £25
Pay in Full: (£75 Discount) £310
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 Oxford home study centre 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 Oxford home study centre 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.
A career as a business development specialist could take you places you never dreamed possible. Whether the goal is to climb the corporate ladder or to become a successful entrepreneur, your journey starts right here, right now. Typical job titles in the field include business development associate, business development analyst, business development representative and many more besides. All with salaries from around £25,000 and up for qualified and capable candidates.
Who Should Take This Course?
With no deadlines or time restrictions imposed, our exclusive online business courses are suitable for even the busiest lifestyles. This fully-endorsed Level 3 Business Development Certificate was design with the following applicants in mind.
Arm yourself with an endorsed Level 3 Business Development Certificate and you’ll be one step closer to the job of your dream! Sign up online today, or contact the team at OHSC anytime for more information.