Business Consultancy (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Business Consultancy Diploma. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Business Consultancy (Level 3) Course is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Diploma in Business Consultancy course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
The Level 3 Diploma in Business Consultancy will particularly appeal to those who wish to enter the profession of Management Consulting. This may be pursuing a career in an international consulting firm that offers business advisory services to clients or by taking up an internal consulting position within a business organization. The course equally provides a foundation for those looking at postgraduate studies in Management or Management Consulting or those seeking to study the subject at higher or further education.
Recent years has witnessed some re-alignment of the profession. In the United Kingdom the Institute of Management Consultants has allied itself with the Chartered Management Institute. On the international stage the CMC qualification is rapidly gaining status as the definitive qualification for recognizing practicing management consultants who abide by a professional code of ethics, are properly qualified and subscribe to a practice of Continuing Professional Development. The need for expert guidance has seen an increasing number of publications and job opportunities in this area.
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course is aimed at providing a foundation in business consulting skills. It will contain 10 carefully selected and created modules to cover all aspects of Business Consultancy from Stakeholder Management to making Client Presentations. The widely recognised accreditation of this course will look great on a CV and be particularly appealing to prospective employers.
What Could I Do After Taking This Business Consultancy Course?
With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you could go on to become a Business Consultant or Business Analyst. As Business Consultant, you would work closely with companies and organisations to help them change and improve the way they do things. They work in many industries from IT and financial services to telecommunications and retail.
If you like solving problems, are good at analysing data and have excellent communication skills, this could be an ideal career for you..
Salaries for business analysts are between £30,000 and £50,000, depending on experience, the industry and the size and complexity of project they're working on.*
*Figures are intended as a guideline only.
Your Business Consultancy (Level 3) Course:
This course promises to be exciting and highly desirable. It includes how to deliver quality work for the client, discusses why consultants are needed and hired to by businesses. Often outside specialist help is needed to help a business get back on track, how to do this in the highest standard with professionalism and honesty is covered throughout the course with examples of success and activities that teach vital and useful skills, and helps to learn about different businesses to gain knowledge through useful and successful examples.
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- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Business Consultancy (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma in Business Consulting course is divided into ten modules:
- Module 1 - Introduction to Business Consulting
- Module 2 - The business of Consultancy and Advisory services
- Module 3 - Effective Stakeholder Management
- Module 4 - Key Consultancy Skills
- Module 5 - Managing Project Assignments
- Module 6 - Planning Consultancy Assignments
- Module 7 - Data Collection and Analysis
- Module 8 - Effective Report Writing Skills
- Module 9 - Making Client Presentations
- Module 10 - Rational Persuasion
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
100% of the final mark is made up of an online multiple choice exam.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsNo Entry Requirements
All students must be 16 years of age and above.
Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.
This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Business Consultancy and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Business Consulting course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study.Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 3 Business Consultancy Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 3 Diploma in Business Consultancy
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that the provider 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 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 Learning to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards 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.
Possible Career Path
As a management consultant you would use your business skills to help organisations solve problems, improve efficiency and manage change. Companies might bring in management consultants to provide particular knowledge or skills that they lack, offer a fresh viewpoint on a problem, or even help save a struggling business. You might help your clients with a wide range of business areas, for example: planning and strategy finance improving productivity and processes marketing personnel IT. Although projects could vary depending on the type of business you were helping, your job would generally involve: meeting clients to discuss their needs carrying out research to gain an understanding of the client's business interviewing the client's managers, staff and customers collecting and analysing data, and preparing reports identifying and investigating issues, and planning how to tackle them outlining current procedures, to highlight any inefficiencies creating computer models to test possible business solutions presenting recommendations to the client agreeing a course of action with the client providing any support the client might need to put the plan into practice, such as staff training. Projects may run from one day to several years, depending on the needs of your client.
Find out more about the Job Role for Management Consultant .
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Level 3 Business Consultancy home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Certificate upon completion
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Diploma Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
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From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
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Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
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About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum 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 They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?
Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.
An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.
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How is the course structured?
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma in Business Consulting course is aimed at providing a foundation in business consulting skills. It will contain 10 carefully selected and created modules to cover all aspects of Business Consultancy from Stakeholder Management to making Client Presentations. The widely recognised accreditation of this course will look great on a CV and be particularly appealing to prospective employers.
Introduction to Business Consulting
The first module will focus upon the development of business advisory or consulting skills. It will examine how the Administration function interfaces with external consultants and business service providers. It seeks to ramp up the business knowledge of consulting skills and provide an improved understanding of the importance of these skills, together with the service they provide. Consultants are normally used in the capacity of "Corporate Problem Solvers", provision of specialist services e.g. Strategy studies, business process reviews, HR consulting etc. and as a valuable aid to busy executives in the form of interim management services of a specialist nature.
Students will gain an appreciation of:
- The business of consultancy
- Conducting consultancy projects
- Creating change
- Effective report writing
- Data collection and analysis
- Rational persuasion
- Making client presentations
- Training Sessions and Workshops
The course will also explore the international dimensions of Management Consulting, with particular emphasis on the work carried out by ICMCI the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes and how this regulates the profession for CMC members on a world-wide basis.
Management Consultants are expected to obtain a higher perspective of the business and thereby add value to the Corporate decision making process. They are often subject matter experts and contain a diversified range of business experience. The question of raising your head above the parapet also involves risk and this has to be managed in accordance with the benefits that are to be derived.
The business of Consultancy and Advisory services
This part of the course will focus upon the consulting process. How the profession of consultancy is changing within the context of the new global economy. The reasons that consultants are employed and the type of engagements that they will be expected to perform. Added focus will be on the roles of the professional bodies providing governance to the Consultancy profession and how they are evolving and changing within the context of globalization.
The course will examine the major attributes required by the professional Management Consultant and includes:
- Code of Conduct
- Consulting descriptions
- Types of engagements
- Professionalism - meaning of trust
- Professional membership
- International Consulting roles
- Consulting assignments
- Evolution of consultancy
- Impact of the information age
The course will look at sample work settings and provide suitable illustrations from the following business settings:
- Manufacturing and Industrial Organizations
- Banks and Financial Institutes
- Government and Public sector Organizations
- Education Sector
- Professional firms
- Medical Sector
Effective Stakeholder Management
This course will be focused on how to build key client business relationships, maintaining confidence and trust of clients, delivering quality services, managing client expectations and achieving value-added contribution raising client satisfaction indicators.
Objectives for stakeholder management
- Building the client / consultant relationship
- Understanding the client
- Building trust and confidence
- Phases of the relationship
- Use of intervention
- Understanding problems
- The meaning and importance of quality
- Value-added contributions
- Maintaining the business relationship
The course will contain a number of additional learning modules made up as follows:
- Understanding client entry phase
- Purpose of the entry phase
- Stages of the entry phase
- Brief and scope of assignments
- Planning the project
- Putting together a proposal
- Presenting a proposal
- Gaining consent
The student will gain an appreciation of dynamics, how little cogs can drive big cogs. Leveraging ideas from colleagues and utilizing best practice guidelines provided by the profession
Key Consultancy Skills
This section is all about techniques and skills that the qualified Management Consultant will employ on business engagements. The creation of business networks, leveraging on the strength of the IMC profession, developing respected professional consulting skills
- Different approaches to consulting engagements
- Use of proprietary methods
- Building your own toolbox
- The value of effective research
- No substitute for training in acquisition of skills
- Examination of key techniques and skills required
Students will gain an appreciation of:
- Conducting interviews
- Conducting Client meetings
- Presentations to Executives
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Report Writing
- Preparing Summary Reports
- Types of research - conducting research
- The meaning of truth - honesty in reporting
- Instilling confidence
- Effective listening skills
- How to add value
Managing Project Assignments
Project Management is best defined as Planning, Organization and Control in a structured and managed environment. This unit focuses on managing third party and sub contract relationships, managing consultancy staff, record keeping, client progress reporting, seeking closure, maintaining client relationships
On successful completion of this course the student should gain an appreciation of:
- The fundamentals of Project Management
- An overview of the planning process
- Understanding sub contractor relationships
- Dealing with third party relationships
- Managing client engagement teams
- Project Controls - setting up a project
- How to manage risks
- How to establish change control procedures
- Configuration Management
- Aspects of due diligence
- Resource Management
Planning Consultancy Assignments
This course will focus upon the Planning consultancy engagements, methods of costing assignments, how to manage the engagement. A logical extension of the previous unit but directly focused on the business planning of consultancy engagements
Students will gain an appreciation of:
- Project Planning techniques
- Use of Excel
- Use of Microsoft Project
- Managing resources
- Importance of critical path analysis
- Fixed duration contracts
- Incremental delivery
- Mitigating client risk
Data Collection and Analysis
Techniques for collection and assessment of information / data. How data is to be interpreted, sifting facts from opinion, creating objective and reliable information. The course will cover the following components:
- Types of information and data
- Determination of what data to collect
- How to determine the data capture method
- Analysis of data
- Presentation of data
- Dissemination of data
- Sourcing data
- Researching data
- Importance of Evidence
- Data Integrity
The student will gain an appreciation of the complexity of information and data. How to deal with large volumes of data and information and filter this into a set of precise requirements in order to meet management objectives. The techniques for dissemination of information and providing reliable sources of information with data integrity. The techniques for presenting information including use of tables, statistics, graphs and business models
Effective Report Writing Skills
Writing effective management reports, techniques for board room presentations. The course will cover the following components:
- Is a report really needed?
- When to write reports
- Types of Reports
- Executive Summaries
- Quality in reports
- Presentation of information
- Use of diagrams and illustrations
- Writing the report
- Delivering the report
- Concept of hard and soft copies
The student will gain an understanding and appreciation of writing consultancy style management reports. How to gain Executive "buy in" and management inclusion in the submission of final assignment reports. Particularly exploring aspects of quality and presentation
Making Client Presentations
The art of making efficient client presentations, use of software, technique of delivery, different types of presentations and techniques to use. The course will cover the following components:
- Constraints on presentations
- Preparing for presentations
- Media for presentations
- Effective speaking
- Audience participation
- Judging the mood
- Delivering the presentation
- Learning from mistakes
- Dressing for the occasion
The student will gain an appreciation of how to prepare for and conduct business presentations. A look at the consultancy techniques that make this means of visual /oral communication so powerful.
The technique of gaining support for your arguments and winning through on business recommendations. The course will cover the following components:
- The anatomy of rational persuasion
- Preparing for persuasion
- Techniques of persuasion
- Conducting a meeting
- Listening skills
- Balanced arguments
- Inspiring confidence
- Planning an outcome
The student will expect to gain an understanding and appreciation of how people will react in varying situations. How consultants have to explain decisions to clients, the rationale behind judgements and business recommendations. How to persuade a client to take a specific course of action in order to achieve a desired result.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Diploma in Business Consultancy home study course is £581.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £465 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £116.25 and then 4 equal payments of £116.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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With online & paper based study we post out the course materials to you and you can also access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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