Anyone preparing to become employed, or self-employed, in any business whatsoever would be the persons most likely to be attracted to this qualification. In fact many newly (or not-so-newly) appointed personnel, or struggling entrepreneurs, could benefit from part or all of this qualification. It seeks to embed the six key literacies required by business organisations: Numeracy, Literacy, Entrepreneurial, Financial, Technological and Cognitive.
Learners successfully completing this qualification will have gained the knowledge and ability to:
- Use fundamental skills in a business environment.
- Make appropriate use of Information and Communications Technology in an office setting.
- Incorporate a range of life skills in an employment or self-employment situation.
Competent learners will be able to enter the work place in most sectors and be able to do the entry-level work required of them. Learners would have developed initiative and business skills as well, as entrepreneurial skills which they can apply in a company or which would assist them to establish their own small businesses.