Group Award code: GA84 46 (30 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level: 6
The NPA consists of five mandatory Units. Each Unit can be certificated separately.
Business Formation: An Introduction (FJ3F 12)
This Unit focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to move a business idea to the start up stage. Candidates learn about different types of business models, finance and sources of help required to be successful in starting a business.
Business Skills and Behaviours (FJ3J 12)
This Unit enables candidates to enhance the skills and behaviours necessary for success in business. The skills in this Unit are transferable and would therefore benefit anyone operating in a business environment.
Business Formation: Commercial Aspects and the Law (FJ3K 12)
This Unit introduces candidates to the relevant legal considerations when starting a business. Candidates learn about contractual agreements, regulations that need to be complied with and sources of legal assistance for business start up.
Finance and E-Business (FJ3H 12)
This Unit introduces candidates to sources of funding and financial advice for a new business, and the importance of the accurate management of finance within a business. Candidates will learn about a range of financial options available to new businesses including use of secure payments through the internet.
Business Formation: Developing a Business Idea (FJ3G 12)
In this Unit, candidates research a proposed business idea and begin the planning process for a new business. Candidates will learn the importance of effective marketing strategies, a positive business identity, and customer care.
Delivery methods are flexible and allow for teachers and lecturers to be creative in their approach. Methods may include investigations, role plays, debates, presentations, case studies, discussions and simulation exercises. These activities can provide a stimulating and interesting learning experience, helping candidates to contextualise their learning.