|Course at QLS||Level 3|
|Endorsement||Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme|
|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 Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
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.