I very much share their enthusiasm for the GNVQ Business Awards and , with the
much appreciated help and support of my wife, my publishers, contributors and
many organizations who have made illustrative material available, have
campaigned hard to produce a textbook which follows directly and comprehensively
the GNVQ specification for the mandatory Advanced Level Units. The text also
provides both helpful build up tasks and a series of evidence building
activities at the end of each unit which cover all the Elements and Performance
Criteria of the Advanced Level in Business.
The following notes are intended to assist you in making the most of this second
edition, which has been extensively revised to meet the finalized and current
programmed specifications. I wish you every success, both in your course of
study and in your future career.
How to make the best use of this textbook
Structure and contents
Business: a studentís Guide 2nd edition comprises eight Units, which
correspond to the mandatory units of Advanced Business and share their titles.
Each of the textís Units contains information and material which relate to the
GNVQ Unit elements in these ways:
To provide the detailed knowledge and understanding which relate to the Unitsí
specifications and which provide a source of reference in preparation for the
externally assessed Unit Tests
To supply insights and explanations of current business procedures, practices
and approaches through the inclusion of models, diagrams, examples and specimen
To encourage lively discussion and debate about current business issues and
To include opportunities for both individual and group assignments and
activities from which our will practice and acquire skills you will need
throughout your business career.