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Banks to carry out immigration checks on customers

Financial institutions will be required from January to look for accounts of illegal migrants.

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

The US measures will target individuals and firms, including banks, that trade with North Korea.

How the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea.

How business is driving the new space race

Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Invisible threat

Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

SEC faces questions after cyber breach

The SEC said Wednesday that a breach of its document system may have led to illicit trading.

Greenpeace diesel protesters 'remain on port's gantry'

Greenpeace campaigners board a ship and enter secure areas at a port in an anti-diesel protest.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

Liliane Bettencourt was suffering from dementia and died peacefully at home, her family say.

Brexit: Theresa May 'to offer 20bn euros transitional deal'

Theresa May is expected to propose a two year transitional period in her big Brexit speech on Friday.

Man Utd reports record revenues as TV cash soars

A 38% jump in broadcasting income helps the Premier League club to report record revenues.

Ryanair plans to make pilots change holidays

Pilots might have to defer some annual leave, says Michael O'Leary, as cancellations cost airline £22m.

China's credit rating downgraded by S&P

Rating agency Standard & Poor's finds China less credit worthy because of a build up of debts.

Deliveroo makes huge loss on food delivery business

"Gig economy" firm Deliveroo publishes accounts revealing huge losses.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Fake website fools Equifax staff

Equifax mistakenly directed some customers to a fake website via Twitter.

Government borrowing at lowest August level for 10 years

Record VAT receipts for August helped government borrowing to be lower than expected last month.

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket

The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials.

Baidu fund heats up driverless race

The Chinese search engine giant launches a $1.5bn fund for autonomous driving technology.

Co-op Group sells remaining stake in Co-op Bank

The Co-operative Group has sold is remaining 1% stake in Co-op Bank for £5m.

Cork questioned

As an increasing number of vineyards and wineries seal their bottles with screw-caps, the natural cork industry is fighting back.

Right to speak

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

Seen a gig recently? You're not the only one

A record 30 million gig and festival tickets were sold in the UK last year, new research shows.

'We prefer American style'

How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

Will 'Philippine McDonald's' swallow Pret?

Philippine fast food chain Jollibee does not rule out bid for upmarket UK sandwich firm Pret a Manger.

Pyramid selling

Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

Slow drive?

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Ryanair cancellations

The Civil Aviation Authority advises passengers not to cancel their flights themselves.

Martin Lewis explains your Ryanair cancellation rights.

Personal finance expert Martin Lewis explains what rights consumers have during the Ryanair pilot shortage.

Rebel to geek

Daniel Hegarty left school with nothing to become a successful musician playing with top acts - so how did he end up as a tech entrepreneur?

Success story

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

CEO Secrets: "Think what could go wrong"

Equitable Life's Chris Wiscarson on how he's managing the pension fund after its shock collapse.

Meet the woman setting up 'tribes' of business women

Catherine has created 'tribes' of business women to help them form a network to connect with each other.

With us in spirit

Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?

Instagram secrets

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Smart money

Israeli company Colu has launched a digital currency in Liverpool, which is only open to locally-owned and run businesses.

Sole traders

The shoemakers who think they have the solution to the problems caused by wearing high heels.

First page

Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

Red gold

Saffron is the world's priciest spice, so why does it have a less than golden reputation?

Cashing out

Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

Northern Rock

The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on

Course Information


S1/S2 Course

S3 Courses: Business | Administration and IT

S4/5/6 Courses

 


Course Info

 

S1/2 Business Education

 

Information coming soon!

 

 

Course Info

 

S3 Business

 

 

Since it is impossible to go through life without significant contact with business either as a customer or as an employee, or both, it is vital that young people develop an understanding of business as early as possible. We all rely on business to create wealth and wellbeing, jobs and choices.

 

Business provides an insight into business organisations within the UK and in the ever-changing global business environment, their management and the external environment in which businesses operate. Business aims to develop skills and knowledge in students which will allow them to access, understand and contribute to the dynamic and complex business and information environment.

 

What does the Business course focus on?

 



What can learning in Business achieve for young people?

 



How is the Business framework structured?

 

 

What are the features of effective learning and teaching in Business?





How do we build on prior learning?

 



What are the broad features of assessment in Business?

 



What are the connections with other areas of the curriculum?

 

 

 

Course Info

 

S3 Administration & IT

 

 

Irrespective of the size or complexity of an organisation or business there are a range of administrative functions which must be undertaken if that organisation is to operate efficiently. The key role of administration is to provide support or services to underpin operations and decision-making within a business. 

 

Administration is a growing sector which cuts across the entire economy and offers wide-ranging employment opportunities.  Moreover, administrative and IT skills have extensive applications not only in the workplace but also in other walks of life and are life skills. The young people following the Administration course will learn skills which are transferable from the classroom to the workplace.

 

What does the Administration course focus on?

 



What can learning in Administration achieve for young people?





How is the Administration framework structured?



What are the features of effective learning and teaching in Administration?

 



How do we build on prior learning?

 



What are the broad features of assessment in Administration?

 



Connections with other areas of the curriculum

 

 

Course Info

 

S4/5/6 Business Education

 

Administration: Higher

 

Purpose

This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge to given situations requiring a high level of administrative services and to analyse the use of IT in an administrative and business context.  The course places an emphasis on the development of problem solving and decision making skills and is appropriate for those individuals seeking careers within the modern administrative environment.

 

 

Recommended Entry

While success is at the discretion of the centre, students would normally be expected to have obtained:

 

 

 

Course Details

One 40 hour unit and one 80 hour unit plus 40 hours flexible time.

 

 

UNITS

 

Administration (H) 40 hours

 

This unit should enable students to:


 


Information Technology for Management (H) 80 hours

 

This unit should enable students to:

 

 

Progression

Students who achieve Higher Administration may progress to:

 

The course or its component units may also form part of one or more Scottish Group Awards.

 


 

Administration: Intermediate 2



Purpose

This is a vocationally orientated course suitable for those students wishing to pursue a career in administration.  It will enable students to perform administrative functions and develop the competences required to process, sort, check, store and output information within the modern organisational environment.  The practical approach adopted makes the course suitable for individuals who wish to acquire administrative skills and a high level of skills required in the use of business software packages particularly MS Office.

 

Recommended Entry

While entry is at the discretion of the centre, students would normally be expected to have attained:

 

Course Details

Three mandatory 40 hour units, plus 40 hours flexible time.



UNITS


Administrative Services  (40 Hours)

           

 

Information Technology for Administrators (40 Hours)

 

Presenting and Communicating Information (40 Hours)


 

Progression

Students who achieve Intermediate 2 Administration may progress to:

 

Units and courses in Administration may also form part of one or more Scottish Group Awards.

 


 

Business Management: Higher

 

 

Purpose

 

 

To enable students to assess the activities of businesses, particularly with respect to the main functional areas which characterise the operation of all businesses.  The course promotes the development of problem solving and decision making skills within a business framework.  It would be suitable for students who wish to extend and develop previous study.  It would also be appropriate as a starting point for those who wish to pursue a business related career.

 

 

Recommended Entry

 

 

While entry is at the discretion of the centre, students would normally be expected to have attained:

 

 

Course Details

One 40 hour unit and one 80 hour unit, plus 40 hours flexible time.


 

UNITS

 

 

Business Enterprise (H) 40 hours

This unit should enable students to:

 

 

Business Decision Areas (H) 40 hours

 

Marketing & Operations

 

This unit should enable students to:

Finance and Human Resource Management 

 

This unit should enable students to:

Internal Organisations

Analyse the internal structure of organisations.

 

 

Progression

 

Students who achieve Higher Business Management may progress to:

The course or its component units may also form part of one or more Scottish Group Awards.