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Level 2 (SCQF Level 8)
This Unit is designed to enable candidates to recognise and evaluate the external factors affecting the performance of companies in the modern business environment, providing the opportunity to identify and assess the internal measures that companies are taking so that they can respond accordingly to external business pressures.
You will explore a range of factors that influence the modern business environment, and will learn to recognise the importance that continued learning and Continuing Professional Development will play in the progression of your career.
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