International Business Skills (IBS) is a British based company with over 25 years of expertise and knowledge in education and training, both in the UK and the Middle East. IBS offer flexible, on-demand training solutions across the globe and also offer bespoke training for clients on request. International Business Skills are globally recognised soft skills that are learned and delivered through the use of approved courseware. This courseware has been developed to prepare candidates from all walks of life with the necessary soft skills required to progress onto higher professional or academic qualifications.
IBS offer real world, non-industry specific qualifications, which can be used by candidates to improve job prospects and prove their commitment to developing a deeper understanding of business as a whole. We provide business soft skills training, complete with certification, enabling anyone with the drive and determination to gain professional qualifications in business.
Our courses have been developed to provide candidates with both a practical and theoretical understanding of each subject, equipping them with the soft skills necessary to compete in a modern business environment. The practical element is achieved through individual and group exercises, as well as tutorials, to engage the candidates and immerse them in the material, thereby providing a working knowledge of the subject area. The theoretical element is achieved through course books and tutor led sessions, which provide the candidates with a deeper understanding of each subject to reinforce their practical learning.
Our International client base comprises of educators, government bodies, regional authorities and employers from a vast range of industry sectors who seek the aptitude, knowledge and proficiency to enhance the development of their employees and students to the highest standard.
Assessments are available in the following eight modules:
- Customer Service
The first module met by students is Customer Service. It focuses on the importance of the customer experience and the vital role it plays in a businesses success.
- Business Communications
Business Communications is the next module met by students. Effective communication skills are at the forefront of business activity. Various common types of communication, both verbal and non verbal are considered and students are introduced to practical ways in which they can improve their communication skills.
- Time Management
Employees making best use of the time available is the subject of the module Time Management. This module is designed to ensure that students are aware of current time management techniques and the most common time wasting activities that occur in businesses.
- Business Basics and Finance
Basic Business and Finance introduces the student to the basic importance to businesses of correctly making use of available resources. The module begins by ensuring that students are aware of the most common business language before considering particular resources and concludes by equipping the student with some basic financial planning techniques.
- People Skills
As all managers are aware, dealing with employees is one of the most difficult soft skills. The module People Skills looks closely at some of the key issues that arise when dealing with people and equips students with the fundamental kills required to deal with team issues and conflicts that may arise.
- Business Etiquettes
Understanding how to behave professionally is the subject of the module Business Etiquette. This established business convention is an essential skill for a business employee.
- Self Awareness
Self Awareness and Personal Development is concerned with the student’s individual personal development. Skills and techniques that will greatly assist their own and their team’s personal development are introduced and practiced.
- IT for Business
The final module in the programme is IT for Business. It is of course now essential that IT skills are prevalent throughout an organisation and the use of information technology in business is fundamental to the success of a business.
This module explores some of the more common technologies in everyday business and gives students an understanding of the technical and management skills required in the rapidly changing IT and business environment.
For further information regarding the ABP Intermediate Diploma in International Business Skills syllabus and assessments please go to www.ibskills.co.uk.
To book your assessment:
You can book your assessment online or by telephone. Once your registration has been confirmed, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE which will contain your Pearson VUE username and password. You will need this username and password to log on and book an assessment. You should wait until you have received this information before trying to book your assessment.
ABP welcomes entries from students with disabilities or special needs and is able to provide additional help or concessions, such as extra exam time, as appropriate to individual needs.
If you have a special need, you should notify BBPSD prior to booking your assessment by sending an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have received confirmation of your special arrangements from ABP, you should then book your assessment by telephone. Special arrangements cannot be booked via the web.