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Diploma in Innovative Small Businesses - Level 3 Certification


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Offer ends 18 August 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
100 Hours
Access to content
365 Days
Qualification
No formal qualification
Achievement
Endorsed by ABC Awards
Additional info
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Overview

Often, small businesses may seem to have it harder than the larger corporations. If you run your own business, you know the challenges you face to keep things fresh and new. Innovation plays a significant role in creating new ideas for startups and small businesses. This is how you keep them competitive in the business industry. The Diploma in Innovative Small Businesses – Level 3 course is designed for business owners who are up to the challenge of competing with the bigger corporations. Learn how to create an action plan with a long-term vision. You want to enjoy success over decades, not for a few short months. The course provides a wealth of information on how to develop a product and gain recognition in the market. Learn how to make your business stand out amidst the competition.

There are key subjects the course will touch on such as how to design an innovative business plan for your small business, how to apply the newest technology to get it up and running, how to measure innovative performance and the steps needed in global startups. As much as the course is geared for small business owners, it is also suitable for Business Managers who want to be successful in a business organisation through the creation and innovation of new ideas and action plans.

The Diploma in Innovative Small Businesses – Level 3 will educate you on how to apply innovative and analytical thinking to design a business plan and operate a small business operation.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa 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.

*Study365 is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Achievement

Endorsed by ABC Awards

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Learning Outcomes

  • Have a clear understanding of how innovation plays a significant role in a small business or business environment.
  • Learn how to develop new ideas and put them into action.
  • Learn how to design an action plan.
  • Learn how new startups and small businesses operate and grow.
  • Understand the structures and responsibilities of operating a successful small business.

Course Curriculum

1: Introduction Innovative Small Businesses

2: Interrelationships Between Invention, Innovation And Small Businesses

3: Research And Development Activities For Small Business

4: Diffusion Of Innovations

5: Understanding Clusters And Knowledge Flows

6: Academic Spin-Offs

7: Emergence Of Global Start-Ups And Business Development

8: Innovation Performance Indicators And Small Firms

9: Module Conclusions

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain a professional qualification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Accredited Body

Accredited body (Accreditation) ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Business Consultants
  • Business Managers

Requirements

  • All learners should be over the age of 19 and have a basic understanding of Maths, English and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification in level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Business Consultant – £38,159 per annum
  • Small Business Owner – £24,747 per annum
  • Small Business Operator – £25,759 per annum
  • Business Manager – £34,591 per annum

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