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 

Business Influences 

The Added Value Unit (Assignment)  






Mrs Henderson 

Mrs Benton 

Miss McGregor 

Mrs Coetser 

Mrs Collett 



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

entry requirements

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

Marketing Executive 


Human Resources Adviser


Applied Psychology 

Career Options and Job Profiles 

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.

Business Card

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.

Business Introduction