BTEC HND in Business Studies (Law)

BTEC HND in Business Studies (Law)

This course will start in February 2015, with pre-enrolments starting on the 14th December. Developed to give you a thorough grounding in Business, Oxford Learning College is pleased to offer our Pearson accredited level 5 Higher National Certificate (HND) in Business (Law).BTEC HND in Business Studies (Law)

BTEC HND in Business Studies (Law)

 Overview

Unit 1: The Business Environment

 

This unit will give students an understanding of how different organisations operate as well as the different relationships between businesses and operating environments, ranging in scale from the local to global. This unit will also discuss the role and influence of stakeholders.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the organisational purposes of businesses
  • Understand the nature of the national environment in which businesses operate
  • Understand the behaviour of organisations in their market environment
  • Be able to assess the significance of the global factors that shape national business activities

 

 

Unit 2: Managing Financial Resources and Decisions

 

This unit will help learners to develop an understanding of how to identify, locate and utilise sources of finance for a Business. Students will also develop skills that will allow interpretation of financial information to assist decision-making.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the sources of finance available to a business
  • Understand the implications of finance as a resource within a business
  • Be able to make financial decisions based on financial information
  • Be able to evaluate the financial performance of a business

 

 

Unit 3: Organisations and Behaviour

 

This unit examines both group and individual behaviour, exploring how the behaviour of the workforce is influenced by the structure and culture of the organisation. Covering both large and small organisations, this unit will help students understand how culture can change and be adapted.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between organisational structure and culture
  • Understand different approaches to management and leadership
  • Understand ways of using motivational theories in organisations
  • Understand mechanisms for developing effective teamwork in organisations

 

 

Unit 4: Marketing Principles

 

This unit will help provide students with skills and understanding of basic marketing concepts and principles. Beginning with the definitions or marketing, students will move onto learning how to analyse marketing needs at both macro and micro levels before learning how to develop a marketing mix that meets the requirements of the business.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the concept and process of marketing
  • Be able to use the concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • Understand the individual elements of the extended marketing mix
  • Be able to use the marketing mix in different contexts

 

 

Unit 5 :Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business

 

This unit will give students an understanding of aspects of the law of contract and tort. There is a particular focus on the creation and operation of contracts in a business environment. Students will also study the obligations created by a contract, as well as the options in resolving an unfulfilled contract.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the essential elements of a valid contract in a business context
  • Be able to apply the elements of a contract in business situations
  • Understand principles of liability in negligence in business activities
  • Be able to apply the principles of liability in negligence in business situations

 

 

Unit 6: Business Decision Making

 

This unit helps students to learn about techniques of data gathering and storage. The unit then goes on to discuss analysis and presentation of information to facilitate decision making.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Be able to use a variety of sources for the collection of data, both primary and secondary
  • Understand a range of techniques to analyse data effectively for business purposes
  • Be able to produce information in appropriate formats for decision making in an organisational context
  • Be able to use software-generated information to make decisions in an organisation.

 

 

Unit 7: Business Strategy

 

This unit will help students to understand how a business can develop and put into action strategic plans. This requires students to understand the probably future outcomes of the business’ industry and to develop plans accordingly.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the process of strategic planning
  • Be able to formulate a new strategy
  • Understand approaches to strategy evaluation
  • Understand how to implement a chosen strategy

 

 

Unit 8 : Research Project

 

This unit is designed to help develop a student’s skills of critical analysis and research. The project can be of direct relevance to both the course and individual personal development. By the conclusion of this unit, students will understand the theoretical background of conducting research, but will also have practical experience in carrying out a significant research project.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand how to formulate a research specification
  • Be able to implement the research project within agreed procedures and to specification
  • Be able to evaluate the research outcomes
  • Be able to present the research outcomes

 

 

Unit 9: Business Psychology

 

Building on the previous unit, Organisations and Behaviour, this unit teaches students about how individual differences in staff members can affect the workplace dynamic and how to reduce negative impacts caused by organisational change.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the different perspectives in occupational psychology
  • Understand the role of psychology in the assessment of individual differences in the workplace
  • Be able to apply knowledge of impact of change in business
  • Understand the impact of culture and climate on performance

 

 

Unit 10: Business Ethics

 

This unit introduces learners to the concept of business ethics and helps to describe its relevance in the modern working environment. Covering corporate social responsibility, this unit delves into human resources management, accounting and marketing.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand different ethical perspectives in business
  • Understand business objectives from an ethical perspective
  • Understand ethics in workplace relationships
  • Understand ethics in workplace relationships
  • Be able to assess a current ethical issue in a business

 

 

Unit 11: English Legal System

 

On this introductory unit to the specialist Law pathway, students will learn about the English Legal System in detail, cover both Civil and Criminal Courts as well as court procedures, funding and alternative ways of settling disputes.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the court system and its alternatives
  • Understand the finance of representation
  • Be able to evaluate the different sources of law
  • Be able to select an appropriate legal entity

 

 

Unit 12: Further Aspects of Contract and Tort

 

This unit builds upon the previous and focuses specifically on the law of contract and liability in tort. The unit will then move onto defamation, nuisance, the rule in Rylands versus Fletcher, defences and remedies.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Be able to apply the vitiating factors that could impact on an otherwise legally binding contract
  • Be able to apply the law of discharge of contract
  • Be able to apply the specific torts other than negligence which impact on business activities
  • Be able to apply the possible defences against actions in tort

 

 

Unit 13: Business Law

 

This unit will help students to learn about the application of laws that relate to intellectual property, consumer credit and monopolies. Covering a variety of factors, this unit will help guide student through problems such as penalties for failure to comply with legislation and ensuring the business’ protect themselves against liability by meeting legal requirements

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Be able to apply the main principles affecting the legal relationship between business organisations and their consumers
  • Be able to apply the legal rules on consumer credit agreements and agency
  • Understand the legal rules relating to monopolies, mergers and anti-competitive practices
  • Know key provisions relating to intellectual property rights

 

 

Unit 14: European Law

 

This unit moves on from previous units covering English law to allow students to have a broader perspective of law. With the influence of the European Union, business’ will need to consider the legal rules that are set by the EU and how a business could set up and promote itself in other European states.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the EU institutions
  • Understand the sources of EU law and issues of sovereignty
  • Understand the European legal principles concerned with the free movement of workers
  • Understand the European provisions relating to the free movement of goods, services and establishment of businesses

 

 

Unit 15: Employment Law

 

Building on previous units, the Employment Law portion of the course will give students an understanding of the laws that are related to individual employment rights, discrimination and health and safety.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the sources, institutions and enforcement systems for individual employment rights
  • Understand the nature and scope of the employment relationship in its legal and business context
  • Be able to apply the legal provisions concerned with discrimination and health and safety in a legal and business context

 

 

Unit 16: Company Law

 

In this unit, students will learn about the different types of company, company formation and the paperwork required to form a company. They will also cover the powers and duties of directors, the creation of shares and the rights of shareholders.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of a company
  • Be able to draw up the constitution of a company
  • Understand share capital and capital maintenance
  • Understand about shareholders, directors, charges and insolvency

Course Fee

£3,500.00

 

BTEC HND in Business Studies - Law

 

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