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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

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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 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

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