Intermediate GNVQ business by IL716Q

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									Intermediate GNVQ Business Compulsory and Optional Units
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Investigating How Businesses Work – Unit 1
The communication          Introduces students to the basics of communication.
process
Written communication      Looks at the different ways that businesses can use written
                           communications.

Face-to-face               Illustrates how important verbal communication can be in the
communication              world of business.

What ICT can do for        Looks at the use of ICT for various aspects of business.
business
Communication              Discusses the issues of email and the Internet and their roles in
technology                 business today.

Managing information       Shows students how businesses are using IT to manage
                           information effectively.




How Businesses Develop – Unit 2
Location of business       Introduces students to the issues that businesses have to
                           consider when locating their operation in a particular area.

Ownership                  Looks at the issues of business ownership such as sole traders
                           and public limited companies and identifies the advantages and
                           disadvantages of each.

Identifying stakeholders   Explains the most common stakeholders in a business and why
                           they are important.

Industrial sectors         Explains the main economic sectors and highlights the
                           importance of each.

Markets                    Looks at the relationship between supply and demand and
                           identifies other factors that may affect the business.

Competition                Looks at the relationship between competition and profit.

Inflation and              Considers the causes and effects of unemployment and inflation.
unemployment
Environmental issues       Looks at some of the issues faced by businesses today and how
and pressure groups        pressure groups can effect a business operation.
Business Finance – Unit 3
Costs and revenues       Provides an introduction to, and an understanding of, the
                         difference between costs and revenues and how they affect a
                         business.
Profit and loss          Covers the concepts of profit and loss and how they are
                         represented in business documents.
Payment methods          Provides students with an understanding of the different methods
                         of payment that customers and businesses use.


Consumer Protection – Unit 6 (optional)
Customer Service – Unit 9 (optional)
Customer needs           Helps students understand that businesses need to
                         accommodate customers who can have very different
                         requirements.
Improving customer       Gives an overview of how customer service provision has
service                  changed and its importance to business and the consumer.
Consumer protection      Looks at consumer protection laws and the impact that these
                         laws can have on both customers and businesses.
Customers and the        Looks at how businesses build up consumer and community
community                relations through specific activities.


Individuals and the Organisation – Unit 4 (optional)
Motivation               Identifies motivational theories to enable students to understand
                         the importance of motivation in the workplace.
Training and promotion   Identifies the types of employee training that is available and its
                         organisation.
Employers and            Considers the types of disputes that might occur between
employees                employers and employees and how they can be resolved legally.
                           Online Business Resources

BBC Business
http://www.bbc.co.uk/business/
This is an excellent source of information on current business topics that can be incorporated
into teaching programmes and learning materials. Suitable for Level 2 students.

Behind the Headlines
http://www.rdn.ac.uk/news/headlines/
This is a current awareness service called Behind the Headlines, which covers the latest
news stories and identifies information resources to support class teaching on the hottest
topics including many business stories. Suitable for all levels of the curriculum.

BizEd
www.bized.ac.uk
Biz/ed is an information service for students, teachers and lecturers of a number of curriculum
subjects including business, economics and accounting. This web site provides access to
quality Internet resources and learning materials. This site offers resources for all levels of the
curriculum.

FERL (Further Education Resources for Learning)
http://ferl.becta.org.uk
Always an excellent starting point for locating key information sources as well as finding ideas
and support for using Information Learning Technology in teaching and learning. This
resource is essential viewing for all FE lecturers teaching at all levels of the curriculum.

The Guardian
http://www.learn.co.uk/glearning/secondary/business/
This is an excellent source of ready-made lesson plans for a variety of Business Studies
topics including Marketing, E-finance and Profitability. Other Business Studies learning
materials can be found under the general http://www.learn.co.uk web site. Materials are
written for Level 3 students but there are also some business studies resources that would be
suitable for students studying at levels 1 and 2.

Marketing Teacher
http://www.marketingteacher.com/Lessonstore.htm
Superb web site for marketing tutors! Comprehensive coverage of a number of marketing
topics, ready-made PowerPoint presentations covering key marketing concepts, lessons,
exercises and quizzes. Learning resources on this site are generally aimed at Level 2
students but the information could be easily adapted to suit lower or higher levels of ability.
The other excellent thing about this web site is that it is all for free!

Resource Discovery Network
http://www.rdn.ac.uk
The RDN gathers resources that are carefully selected, indexed and described by specialists
and this includes resources for Business and Management studies. In addition the RDN also
offers the Virtual Training Suite of Internet tutorials and Behind the Headlines. The catalogued
resources are generally suitable for Level 2 students.

The Times 100
http://www.thetimes100.co.uk/home.asp
The Times 100 is a free resource for students, teachers and lecturers of business studies. It
provides essential business studies theory and then brings it to life with comprehensive case
studies on "real-life" companies. These resources are ideally suited to Level 2 students and
those students studying higher level courses.

Virtual Training Suite
www.vts.rdn.ac.uk

								
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