Award in Business Management and Study Skills (Level 3)

Course details




1 year



Course Overview

The Award in Business Management and Study Skills provides an academic and professional foundation to students in essential areas related to contemporary business and management. This includes theories, practices and applications to different types of business, approaches to management and contemporary topics in business and management. Students will also be introduced to the area of project management in a business-related context.

In addition, the Award covers the academic writing, communication and digital skills as well as  study practice that are necessary for successful achievement in higher education. Students will also explore their career aspirations and develop a career plan.

The Award in Business Management and Study Skills provides a solid foundation in both business and management, supplemented by a broader base of knowledge and skills to enable students to study business and management at higher education levels (MQF/EQF Levels 5 and 6) and so pursue a career in business organisations.

The overall objectives of the programme are to provide students with the following:

  • An understanding and appreciation of the business environment in which organisations operate.
  • Different approaches to management and leadership
  • The impact of globalisation on businesses
  •  An understanding of contemporary topics in business and management
  • Effective study skills and career planning
  • Communication and digital technologies, including e-business and digitalisation in the workplace

Career progression

Completing an Award in Business Management and Study Skills (Level 3) opens various career pathways and further educational opportunities, including:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Junior Business Analyst
  • Sales Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Office Coordinator

Additionally, graduates can:

  • Pursue further education such as a Level 4 qualification in Business Management or related fields
  • Progress to higher-level courses like HNC/HND in Business, or a Foundation Degree in Business Management
  • Enhance their career opportunities in sectors like marketing, finance, human resources, and operations with advanced education and skills
  • Develop essential business skills, preparing for roles in management, project coordination, and business support functions

This qualification provides a strong foundation for those seeking to build a successful career in business management and further their education.


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