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Organisational Behaviour

Course Code: FPC1057

Level: 4
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 18 weeks

About the course

Would you like to study a business strategy course or complete organisational behaviour training? This Certificate in Organisational Behaviour is awarded by Plymouth University and offers a great opportunity to develop your strategic planning skills at a high level without enrolling on a full degree qualification. This module introduces elements of managerial planning, explains techniques employed for routine and creative planning and how conflict in planning can be resolved. You will study a range of business planning and analysis models such as SWOT and PEST analysis, Porter’s Five Forces, ERP Planning and the Delphi Technique, to name a few.

What you'll learn

Subjects covered include:

  • planning cycle
  • SWOT
  • Porter’s 5 Forces
  • control loop
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • strategic, operational and project planning
  • detailed planning – MRP, ERP planning techniques
  • business communication
  • entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs
  • need for creativity
  • Delphi technique
  • mind maps
  • conflict in planning
  • contingency planning
  • scenario building
Entry requirements

You will need to hold a full level 3 qualification or have relevant work experience.


This module will be assessed by coursework only.

What's next?

On successful completion of this module you may progress to a range of other CPD modules at the College. Three modules equate to a Certificate of Professional Development Award.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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