Professional Ethics, Competence and Commercial Awareness

This module assumes no prior knowledge but seeks to develop an understanding of business from several key perspectives.  Health and Safety is addressed through a study of the mechanisms by which major failures usually occur.  Students will be given a basic grasp of accounting, particularly with respect to using accounts as a tool for measuring and improving the financial health of a business. The investor’s perspective is also addressed through a study of key investment ratios and discussion on the nature and workings of the stock market.  The principles of English contract law are introduced, with practical guidance on legal issues likely to affect construction contracts in the renewable energy industry.

The skills obtained by students during this module are widely applicable and easily transferred to a wide range of industries and situations.  Learning is based on seminar sessions with topics generally being discussed as a group.  Students are encouraged to engage in further self study with direction to appropriate resources and/or key words.

Please note that all modules are subject to change, please get in touch if you have any questions about this module.

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