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Business, Law & Economics

Business, Law & Economics

Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL022 (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    The course is ideal for anyone whio is involved in providing in information, advice or guidance in their work but not as their main role, for example: learning support workers; mentors; people working in voluntary organisations or with adult or community groups; tutors and outreach workers.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course, although the qualification is designed for those currently employed in a relevant role. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.

  • What does the course involve?

    This course will help learners to increase their awareness of the range of resources available to clients in specific organisations. They will also develop an understanding of the range of media available which can be used to provide information to their own clients. The programme will provide them with the skills to recognise when it is appropriate to signpost or refer clients to other agencies and understand how to monitor and evaluate referrals. Employers will benefit from their employees becoming more informed and self-assured in their work role and consequently, clients will receive a higher quality service. The course comprises five mandatory units arranged into two modules: Unit 01: Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance Unit 02: Information, advice or guidance in practice Unit 03: Information, advice or guidance work with groups Unit 04: Managing information Unit 05: Signposting and referral – Information, advice or guidance

  • How is the course assessed?

    To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete two formal assessments (one after each module) which are submitted to us for marking

  • Additional Notes

    This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without reason, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the supplied materials.

  • What do I do next?

    If you are interested in enrolling or would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations and tutor support. Please note: course fees are payable at the time of your enrolment.

Bethan Roberts

Bethan Roberts

Business, English Literature and Sociology
Previous school: Priory School, Shrewsbury

Business is a very interactive course and has really helped with the skills you need to use in a business environment. I am going to university in Liverpool to do Business Management after College.

Katie Chatterton

Katie Chatterton

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Previous school: Ercall Wood School

I originally took this course as an all-rounder as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after college, however I have really enjoyed the course and am looking at a career in business more seriously now. I am considering going onto the HND course to further my knowledge. Doing the HND at SCG will mean I know other students and have a rapport with the teachers, will not have far to travel and it will cost me a lot less than at university.

Charlotte Tobulevicius

Charlotte Tobulevicius

HNC in Business

The HNC has provided me with a thorough understanding of business fundamentals, which I have been able to translate into my working life as a Marketing Executive. Having started in this career less than two years ago as an entry level Communications Coordinator, I have already received a promotion and have undertaken increased levels of responsibility.

Fin Shelley

Fin Shelley

A Level Business (Economics, Statistics)
Previous school: Thomas Adams School

The teachers are engaging at SCG and I really enjoy the lessons – they are well taught. I have enjoyed learning about finance and also how Twitter can be used in national and international business. Over the Summer I successfully gained an Internship with the JP Morgan Think Ahead Program.

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Career Options

  • Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists

    Up to £28,000

  • Welfare and housing associate professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £26,000


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