NATIONAL 4/5 BUSINESS
The purpose of the course is to develop learners’ understanding of the way on which businesses operate in the current dynamic, changing, competitive and economic environments and to encourage entrepreneurial attitudes.
The main feature of this course is the development enterprise and employability skills; learners will gain a better understanding of the personal qualities and attributes required by people involved in business. This will be facilitated through practical activities which encourage risk taking and decision making, thereby enabling learners to cope more easily in our rapidly changing business environments.
Successful completion of this course opens up a range of vertical and lateral progression routes for learners. These include other National Qualifications and Skills for Work courses. The course may also lead to employment and/or training in various industries.
Aims of the course
- Develop knowledge and understanding of business concepts in a range of contexts
- Develop awareness of the processes and procedures businesses use to ensure customers’ needs and wants are met
- Develop enterprising skills and adopt enterprising attributes by participating in practical activities in realistic business situations
- Develop financial awareness through a business context
- Develop an insight into the impact of the economy on businesses and our daily lives, thus gaining economic awareness
Review of classwork
Written and marked work where appropriate
All National 4 units are internally assessed on a pass/fail basis.
|HIGHER BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Entry Level: National 5 Business Management
Negotiable for S6 pupils who have not studied Business Management.
Business plays an important role in society. We all rely on businesses to create wealth, prosperity, jobs and choices. Therefore, it is essential for society to have effective businesses and business managers if they are to sustain this role.
This Course will build on the skills, knowledge and understanding gained in National 5 Business Management or, for some learners, can act as an entry to the study of business.
Aims of the course
– Review of class work.
The Course assessment will consist of two Components: a question paper and an assignment.
Component 1 — question paper (70% of the total mark).
Component 2 — assignment (30% of the total mark).