BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

SCQF LEVEL 5 - National 5

Explore core concepts of Business theory and practice with current and relevant examples of the business world to place the knowledge elements in context. Learners will have the opportunity to research real life business situations and use the case study method to improve both their analytical and literacy skills and ability to work in a group.  

QUALIFICATION

National 5

DURATION

1 Year full time/

5 periods per week

COURSEWORK

Three units of work;  

Understanding Business  

Management of People and Finance  

Management of Marketing and Operations  

Assignment (5hrs +) 25% 

EXAM

SQA  

Question Paper (2hrs) 

75% 

COST

none

TEACHERS

Mrs Coetser 

Mrs Lumsden 

Mrs Benton 

Mrs Henderson 

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

Can you see yourself as an employee, manager or entrepreneur?  Then this course for you. It will help you develop skills for everyday life, the world of work or further study at further education colleges and universities.  Understanding the economic and financial environment in which businesses operate will help you make an effective contribution to society as consumer, employee or employers.

  • A blend of classroom approaches including practical, theoretical and ICT-based learning; whole class learning; group work and peer learning; focusing on real-life business contexts 

  • Active and independent learning through self and peer evaluations, group feedback, reflecting on learning, making independent decisions 

  • Collaborative learning: working co-operatively in pairs, small groups or larger groups on small business enterprise projects 

  • Embedding literacy and numeracy skills; communicating; numeracy for financial management; researching, presenting and analysing information; interpreting data; using technology. 

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

Success in S3 Business Management and/or a pass in National 4 

 

or 

 

Entry at the discretion of the Principal Teacher of BEIT and/or BEIT Faculty  

what will you get?

The course is graded  

 

A: Band 1, Band 2 

B: Band 3, Band 4 

C: Band 5, Band 6 

D: Band 7 

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

This course will be suitable for all learners who are interested in employment as:  

 

Bar Manager

Civil Servant Administrator 

Clerical Assistant  

Company Secretary 

Health Service Manager

Estate Agent 

Hotel Manager

Management Consultant 

Human Resources  

Retail Manager

Retail Buyer

Stock Broker 

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. 

STUDENT STORIES

Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

Marianne - S4

I think taking National 5 Business was a positive thing as the course is understandable and has a lot of resources on Teams and textbooks. It is a good qualification if you looking to go into something business related after school. I personally find the subject very interesting, especially Marketing. I hope to take this subject to Higher. 

Eilidh - S5

I chose Nat 5 Business Management because I want to study Business in further education. I took this subject in the 4th year and achieved Nat 4. I like the subject because the teachers are well organised. The more I learn the more interested in the subject I get. It is one of my favourite subjects in school. Sometimes I struggle with the fast pace for note taking but we have a lot of resources which help.  

Meldrum Academy, Colpy Road, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0NT