<small>Advanced Certificate in </small><span>Applied Management (Small Business)</span>

Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Small Business)

Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Small Business) VBS001
Course Code VBS001B
Qualification Certificate
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 900 Hours

Course Information
  • Learn about management, marketing and communications
  • Learn about small business
  • Combine these skills and discover opportunities for employment and business in small business
  • 900 hour, self paced practical course with options to upgrade

This is a flexible, relevant course for those wanting to train to move into supervisory or managerial positions.

....for Entrepreneurs, Small Businessmen, or anyone seeking to improve their career prospects in the world of Commerce.

This course offers core study options (including Office Practice, Management, Business Operations and Marketing Foundations), as well as specialist subjects, which focus on those areas highly applicable to small business. These are: Bookkeeping I (the successful completion of which enables you to join the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers), Entrepreneurship and Advertising and Promotions. In addition, this course offers further specialisation specific to your field of interest, in the form of an Industry Project.

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Small Business).

  •      Business Operations VBS106
  •      Management VBS105
  •      Marketing Foundations VBS109
  •      Office Practices VBS102

Stream Modules:    Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.

  •      Bookkeeping Foundations BBS103
  •      Advertising and Promotions BBS202
  •      Entrepreneurship BBS204

Elective Modules: 
   In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 5 modules.

  •      Industry Project BIP000
  •      Industry Project II BIP001
  •      Research Project I BGN102
  •      Workshop I BGN103
  •      Workshop II BGN203

Note that each module in the Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Small Business) is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

To find out more information about this course, please request your free course information pack today!

Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


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  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.