Management Consultancy & Business Support
Learn world class skills to realise your full potential
Management Consultancy & Business Support services share a common aim of providing support to organisations through the use of expertise. To fully develop the business skills of individuals and organisations, the skills of Business Support professionals and consultants also need to be world class. Along with SFEDI (Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative) we work to ensure the standards and qualifications developed for Business Support professionals and Management Consultants reflect industry needs and are fit for purpose. Responsibility for Business Support and Management Consultancy is split; CFA oversees Management Consultancy activities, while SFEDI oversees Business Support activities.
SFEDI have developed a number of National Occupational Standards in Business Support, as follows:
Business and Enterprise Support – for those working with small businesses and enterprises
Business Link Broker - specifically targeted at business link staff working with small businesses
Business Link Gateway - specifically targeted at point of contact Business Link staff
Business Information- for point of contact staff
We also oversee a suite of standards directly covering Management and Business Consultancy for management consultants and business advisors.
Business Support vocational qualifications are available within the UK, including a number of NVQs.
There are also a number of qualifications covering Management Consultancy offered by various awarding organisations.