SCQF LEVEL 4 - National 4
We all rely on business and entrepreneurs to create wealth and employment. Learners will have the opportunity to research real life business situations and use the case study method to improve both their literacy and interpretation skills.
National 4 Business Management
1 Year full time/
5 periods per week
All 3 Units are internally assessed.
Business in Action
The Added Value Unit (Assignment)
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
This course will help you develop skills for everyday life and the world of work or further studies. Understanding the economic and financial environment in which businesses operate will help you make a meaningful impact as a citizen, consumer, employee or employers.
There are 2 mandatory Units which are internally assessed:
Business in Action
Develop skills and understanding relating to the role of business and entrepreneurship within society, and of the actions taken by business to meet customers’ needs.
Discover how businesses are organised by exploring marketing, finance, operations and human resources.
Influences on Business
Impact that a range of internal and external influences has on business decision making.
Understanding of straightforward actions taken by business to remain successful and competitive
Added Value Unit: Business Assignment
Allows for choice as to the aspect of business to be investigated and how the findings may be presented.
A variety of learning and teaching approaches can be expected within this course including individual working, group work and peer learning. There will also be the opportunity for active and independent learning through self and peer evaluations, reflecting on learning and making independent decisions.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
Success in S3 CfE Business Management. Learners who have not followed the elective BEIT course may still choose this course of study.
what will you get?
To gain a National 4 Business Management qualification you must pass the 3 mandatory units. Units are assessed as pass or fail.
Possible Progression Routes
National 5 Business Management
National 5 Administration
National 5 Accounting
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
The study of Business can lead to careers including but not limited to:
Social Media Management
Human Resources Adviser
my world of work
This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.
Sam - S4
I find Business Management quite interesting and I think it will be useful for later in life. I realise that I would prefer not to start my own business but if I do, I have some understanding of what is needed. It is challenging to “expand” your answers. I have learned to read to the example answers in the PowerPoints and ask for help from the teacher. The other great thing is that my computer skills have improved a lot.
Aimee - S4
I chose Business in S4 as I thought it would add something different to my curriculum without being sure if it was really for me. The more I learn the more interested I become about business. I am now thinking continuing to do N5 and Higher Business Management and choosing a career in Business.