PATHWAYS PROGRAMME - INTERNATIONAL YEAR  1

Aim

The RLC International Year 1 Certificate in Business teaches learners the knowledge and skills to follow a business degree or a career path in business. It also gives them the opportunity to practise the theory of business in a variety of different business situations using business tools to solve a number of business-related problems.  

Course Outcome

The course prepares learners for progression to Year 2 of a degree, RQF level 5.

Course Profile

Economics 

This module teaches the macro and micro contexts of the business environment, describing the nature of government fiscal and monetary economic policies as well as the operations of the price mechanism in different market economies and its effects on performance of business in relation to different stakeholder objectives. 
 

Marketing 
This unit develops various marketing concepts in consideration of how the extended marketing mix (7Ps – Product, Price, Promotion, Place People, Process and Physical Evidence) can be manipulated by organisations to gain maximum competitive advantage in the presentation of the Unique Selling Points (USPs) of products and services in different markets for the duration of the product life-cycle.

 

Human Resource Management
Learners will gain insights into the primary motivation categories of individual employee and team and how to get the best from the workforce through intrinsic/extrinsic motivators, designing performance criteria, training, goal setting, managing objectives, monitoring and action planning.

 

Management
Learners in this unit discover how to match different leadership styles to different types of team according to key departmental and company objectives.  They will also discover how to select appropriate management styles and solutions according to different organisational structures.

 

Entrepreneurship
This subject enables learners to explore the internal & external mechanics of how to be successful in business on the basis of a sound business plan with an identifiable niche/product match, a unique selling point with an unbeatable competitive advantage, obtaining appropriate financing and a realistic, profitable return on capital. 

 

Accounting
This module develops the concepts of good accounting practice and explains the role of different formulae in examining relationships within accounting sheets and in comparison with historical and competitive accounts to accurately extract data and inform key stakeholders in the decision-making process.

 

Business Law
Learners explore the legislation and industry regulations surrounding the law of contract, evaluating case studies in the context of Acts of Parliament and judicial precedent.  They will also have practice in designing terms and conditions for their own contracts for different scenarios.

 

Project Management
Learners will nurture and manage a project idea from inception to fruition identifying new concepts for products or services that can be introduced to markets. Where appropriate, they will gain practical experience of the management of teams and resources within time and financial constraints according to set criteria. They will also learn how to reflect on failures and achievements for self-improvement and (CPD) Continuous 
Professional Development. 
 

IELTS
Learners will learn how to communicate in academic English at a higher under-graduate level through decoding, understanding and encoding the meaning and structure of written and spoken text in different academic contexts in a way that steers their language skills towards the level of an educated native speaker. 
Learners will also receive guidance and practice in grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, reading for gist, skimming, scanning for detail, composition, sentence structure, lexical discourse, listening for gist and detail, pronunciation, phonemic and lexical chunking, fluency, rhythm, word stress, task achievement and cohesion, process writing and speaking.
In addition, learners will develop special techniques for effectively responding to a variety of examination type questions and scenarios.

Course Description

Certificate in Business - International Year 1 - Level 4

Weeks

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

1 - 6

Economics

Marketing

HRM

8 - 9

Economics

Marketing

HRM

10 - 13

Management

Accounting

Project Management

15 - 18

Management

Accounting

Project Management

19 - 20

Business Law A

​Business Law A

Entrepreneurship A

7, 14 & 21

IELTS

IELTS

IELTS

22 - 24

Business Law B

Entrepreneurship B

Entrepreneurship B

25

IELTS

IELTS

Business Law B

NB: Main modules are worth 15 credits each.

Course Structure

Mandatory Business
Modules

No of

Weeks

Lessons per Week (45 Mins Each)

Total No. Module Lessons

GLH per Week

Total Guided Learning Hours

Total Qualification Hours

Credits

Economics

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

15

Marketing

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

15

HRM

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

15

Management

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

15

Accounting

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

15

Project Management

8

10

80

7.5

60

150

Entrepreneurship A

2

10

7.5

Entrepreneurship B

3

20

80

15

60

150

15

15

Business Law A

2

20

15

60

150

15

Business Law B

3

10

7.5

80

Business Law C

1

10

7.5

120

1200

480

640

Business Module Total

IELTS Modules

IELTS 5.5 Achieved

Reading

1

28

21

21

25

28

2.5

Writing

1

28

21

21

25

28

2.5

Listening

1

28

21

21

25

28

2.5

Speaking

1

20

15

15

15

25

2.5

IELTS Total

4

104

78

100

104

10

78

Total

130

1300

558

744

Registration Fee: £90 For All Courses

£20,250

Weeks

Course Fee

English Entry Level

Entry Certificates

Progression

25 weeks

£13,500

Foundation
A Level
Baccalaureate

Overall IELTS 5.5
Minimum 5.0 any skill

Overall IELTS 6.0
Minimum 5.5 any skill

Year 2
Under Graduate Degree

Extended 
37 weeks

Accommodation Fees

Low Season

£150

Homestay Half Board Standard

Homestay Half Board Sharing

Homestay Half Board Executive

High Season

£170

£140

£160

£260

£275

Self-Catering

Euro Prices

Prices and information available on request.

Special Dietary Requirements

£40

IMPORTANT

Please let us know if you prefer a host family without pets.

Please check the special diet availability before booking.

Airport Transfer Fees

1 Person

£30

Bournemouth to Homestay

Southampton Airport Transfer

Heathrow Airport Transfer

Gatwick/Luton Airport

Central London Transfer

Price per person

£18

£100

£55

£220

£110

£100

£105

Stansted Airport Transfer

£190

£205

£245

£130

2 People

£13

£40

£80

£70

£75

£90

3 People

£12

£35

£60

£50

£55

£70

4 People

IMPORTANT
Pickup point:  We will tell/email you once you have confirmed the flight details to us
Waiting fee: A waiting fee of £35 per hour will apply if the driver has to wait more than one hour after the plane has landed.

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