Digital Business: Modular Acceleration Programme (Online)

Course overview

An exclusive offer to members of the Surrey Chambers of Commerce!

A flexible, free-of-charge opportunity to gain degree-level?qualifications and skills to support a chosen career path or business, building credits towards a full HTQ, should you choose to continue your journey.

The Modular Acceleration Programme (MAP) is a government-funded initiative for anyone looking to retrain for a new career or upskill to enhance their existing career. It encourages individuals to engage in learning through modules of Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ) at Level 4 and above, such as a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND).

Digital Business contains the following units:

  • The Contemporary Business Environment
  • Digital Business in Practice

Activate Learning can offer a flexible delivery mode, enabling you to fit your studies around work, childcare, or other caring responsibilities.?

Please note: Spaces are limited, and you must meet the entry criteria.


This is a 30-credit course made up of two 15-credit units:

  • The Contemporary Business Environment: This unit will develop the background knowledge and understanding of business, the functions of an organisation and the wider business environments in which organisations operate. You will examine the different types of organisation (including for-profit and not-for-profit), their size and scope (for example, micro, small and medium-sized enterprise, transnational and global) and how they operate. You will also explore organisations’ relationships with their various stakeholders and how the wider external environments influence and shape business decision-making.
  • Digital Business in Practice: This unit will explore the impact of various digital technologies on the workplace. You will examine how these technologies can support businesses’ aims and services and allow interaction with customers, for example, to promote their business, to encourage people to visit their e-commerce site, to buy goods or services, to drive and increase sales, and to provide high levels of customer service.

Some of the benefits of the programme for learners include:

  • Free tuition fees, with nothing for the student to pay – tuition fees will be paid for by a grant given directly to the education provider.
  • The opportunity to complete a module of a?HTQ?free of charge and without committing to the full course.
  • The ability to build credits towards a full?HTQ.?
  • The opportunity to gain?qualifications and skills to support a chosen career path or business.
  • Flexible delivery – shorter, more flexible courses to fit around work, childcare or caring responsibilities.

This programme will be delivered over a 12-week period beginning in October. It will consist of ‘live’ workshops and seminars along with learning materials that you will be guided through and able to complete at your convenience.

Eligibility criteria

Learners must be between 19 and 60 and live or work in England. They must also be members of the Surrey Chambers of Commerce, either individually or through their employer.

After successful completion of this course, you can complete the full HTQ in Digital Technologies. The grant amount will be deducted from the Lifelong Learning Entitlement.

Spaces are limited. If you meet the entry criteria you can apply directly to Activate Learning online:

Learners do not need to pay back any tuition fees for this course. However, the funding accessed for?MAP?will reduce the amount remaining in a future?Lifelong Learning Entitlement?account. This is called the?‘residual entitlement’.

Course Starts in 162 Days
  • 28 October 2024 - 24 January 2025
  • 12 Weeks
    • £2312.50
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  • 3 March 2025 - 6 June 2025
  • 12 Weeks
    • £1625
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