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Certificate of Business Consulting


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you have a reputation as a specialist or problem solver, or your skillset is in demand, this unique online business consulting course is for you.

The Certificate of Business Consulting will help you hone and market your expertise to prospective clients as a business or management consultant. You will discover how to be a successful consultant, focusing on the key skills required to deliver outstanding performance to clients.

This online professional development course will cover communication skills, presenting, report writing, meetings and negotiation skills, as well as leadership, creativity and emotional intelligence and more.

On completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the role of a business consultant and gain the confidence and ability to succeed in this varied and exciting career.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Business Consulting

  • Introducing to consulting
  • Consulting tasks
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Listening skills for consultants
  • Report writing skills for consultants
  • Effective meetings
  • Negotiation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Emotional intelligence and consulting
  • Client-consultant relationship
  • Roles of consultants
  • Building trust
  • Setting milestones
  • Clients and decision makers
  • Effective teams
  • Consulting agreements
  • Diagnosing and planning
  • Consulting tools
  • Resource management
  • Budget strategies
  • Managing delivery
  • Conflicts
  • Problem solving
  • Organisational change
  • Evaluation and review
  • Career development for consultants

Unit 2 - Professional Practice for Consultants

  • How to be a Consultant
  • Areas of operation
  • Who employs consultants?
  • Consultancy offshoots
  • Consultant resources
  • Packaging your services
  • Choosing your services
  • Presenting your services
  • Presenting yourself
  • Structuring fees
  • Delivering your services
  • Developing a contract pro forma
  • Time management
  • Group work
  • Outsourcing
  • What to ask a client
  • Building your Resources
  • Networking
  • Collaboration
  • Client relationships
  • Employment agency relationships
  • Memberships
  • Physical resources
  • Finding the work, Getting the job
  • Where to look for work
  • Preparing for job interviews
  • Meetings potential clients
  • Creating a resume
  • Selling your consultancy
  • New contracts
  • Planning
  • The importance of planning
  • Situational analysis
  • Marketing strategy
  • Marketing plan
  • Case studies


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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  • Business Consulting Associate
  • Business Consultant
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only