ABP Certification Testing
The Association of Business Practitioners (ABP) is a UK awarding body which possesses expertise in developing and accrediting qualifications of different sizes and levels relevant to a wide range of industry sectors.
ABP enjoys a close relationship with the Association of Business Executives (ABE), an awarding body, established in 1973, operating in over 70 countries and is fully recognised by the UK regulatory authorities for qualifications.
British Business Professional Skills Development (BBPSD) is a British based company who in partnership with ABP specialises in Business Training and Learning Solutions. BBPSD offers a wide range of business training programmes that are accredited ABP. These programmes are written by leading business professionals who have a solid practical experience and academically qualified.
Assessments for the following qualification are available to book with Pearson VUE:
ABP Intermediate Diploma in International Business Skills
Students who successfully complete the programme at Intermediate level will be able to appreciate and develop skills in a broad range of topic areas that are relevant to everyday business.
The programme has been designed with two key aims in mind and these two aims run concurrently through all modules.
The first key aim is that the student will benefit from a personal perspective by developing skills which will enable them to embark confidently on a successful business career. The second main aim of the programme is that businesses in which the student is currently employed in, or about to be employed by, will also benefit as the students engage with topics that are at the forefront of modern day business techniques.
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.bbpsd.co.uk.
To book your assessment:
You can book your assessment online or by telephone (see links below). 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.