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Principles of IT for Business

The Principles of IT for Business Award is ideal for individuals who wish to keep pace with the rapid expansion of technology and comprehend Information Technology (IT) usage better. A business has to face an IT related decision almost every day and you should be aware of key terms related to the field. Through this award, you will explore these issues and concepts in detail and will also reflect on the common technologies used on a daily basis. With applied learning at its core, the Award helps you develop a practical skillset in IT for business.

Award Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this Award candidates will be able to:

L1 – understand IT and e-commerce in the business world.
L2 – recognize the benefits of a planned IT strategy.
L3 – identify ways in which they can derive maximum benefit from technology.
L4 – know how to select and use common business IT applications.
L5 –understand the important of IT security and data protection

Award Design

Section 1:

Understanding IT and E-Commerce

Section 2:

Understanding IT Strategy

Section 3:

Maximizing the Benefits of Technology

Section 4:

Common Business Applications

Section 5:

Data Protection and Security

Learning &Teaching Methods

The taught instructor-led course will be a suitable mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops, case studies, videos and hands on practical exercises. Delegates will be given immediate opportunities to apply what they have learned with real life problems and case studies.

A comprehensive course workbook is at the core of this course and delegates will also be guided through additional material in the instructor-led sessions. Each Award has 50 hours (20 hours of tutor led sessions (face-to-face) and 30 hours of self-directed learning).

Assessment Type & Weighting

Each Award has an assessment of a 1-hour formal examination at Pearson Vue testing centre which will relate directly to the skills learned and developed in that course. Each student is assessed through an online test with a multiple-choice questions (MCQ) based assessment.

Award Certification & Accreditation

The Award certificate will be Awarded by EduQual and credit-rated by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), benchmarked at level 7.


You should be educated up to high school level although delegates with relevant work experience will have the necessary skills to complete this Award. The fundamental requirement of all delegates embarking on the Award is a desire to improve and enhance their skills.

Who Should Attend

Individuals at any level, who have a passion to learn and improve their soft skills, will benefit from this Award. Basic business skills and applied knowledge is a prerequisite for success in today’s challenging business environment. Employers will benefit from enhanced employee capability while current and future employees will gain from their own personal development and greatly enhance their career prospects.

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