The SFEDI Awards suite of Practitioner Qualifications are designed to enable a flexible approach to assessment of professionals performing their role. They are built on the national occupational standards (NOS) and give an excellent benchmark for accreditation of performance whilst also giving the ideal framework for CPD of the practitioner.
The SFEDI Awards Practitioner Certificate in Business Support is specifically designed to enable business advisers to help small businesses assess, develop and improve their business through both changes to the business and themselves.
|Practitioner Certificate in Business Support|
|Guided learning||Minimum 21 hours|
|Duration||Completion within two years|
|Structure||3 Mandatory Sections (see below)|
|Assessment – mandatory units||Assessment will include observation of practice, work based product evidence and presentation of CPD plan and record.|
|Entry requirements||There are no formal entry requirements for these qualifications. However, in order to benefit from undertaking them, candidates should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to perform as business support professionals and to address the assessment requirements of the qualifications.|
|Section Details||Linked to NOS|
|Personal Professional Development||Based on Units 5, 6 and 7 of SFEDI NOS for Business Information (approved 2008)|
|Building Business Support Relationships||Based on Units 1-4 of SFEDI NOS for Business Support (approved 2006)|
|Delivering Business Support||Based on Units 2-4 of SFEDI NOS for Business Support (approved 2006)|
All learners gain free studying membership of the Faculty of Enterprise in the IOEE (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) for one year. This provides access to a wide range of online support including a community of mentors, groups, forums, meetups and other tailored resources to help participants complete their programme successfully.
Successful learners may progress to other business support programmes for example the Diploma in Enterprise Support.
Upon successful completion of this Award learners will also be eligible to join the Faculty of Enterprise Support of the IOEE (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) as an Affiliate Member and use the post nominal letters AMIoEE.
Find Your Nearest Centre
All SFEDI Awards qualifications are provided through its national network of Centres. To find a SFEDI Centre near you go to our Find Your Nearest Centre page or contact the Customer Service Team on 0845 2245928. If you would like to discuss the opportunity of offering SFEDI Awards Qualifications. Please contact the Business Development Team on 0845 4674278.