Business – Nat 4


The course has two compulsory units, plus an added value unit that assesses your practical skills.

Business in Action (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

  • learn how and why businesses develop and operate
  • understand how businesses satisfy customers’ needs
  • learn how marketing, finance, operations and human resources support business planning and decision-making.

Influences on Business (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

  • investigate stakeholders’ influence on businesses
  • develop your understanding of the financial, economic, competitive and social environment in which businesses operate.

Added Value Unit: Business Assignment (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

  • plan, research and produce a report that demonstrates the skills and knowledge you have gained from studying the other units.


Your work will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

  • practical work – such as enterprise and employability skills
  • written work – research assignments and reports
  • projects
  • class-based exams.

You must pass both units to get the qualification.

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