Study Guide for The IBC Introduction to Business Management Course

This course has been constructed to give you a basic understanding, and to widen your knowledge, of what is needed to be a barristers’ clerk and the industry you work in. The course has been designed to allow flexible working, with only one fixed training day, Module Two – Negotiation and Communication Skills. This will be conducted as a group session which will be held in London or the Midlands.

The course has been divided into three modules which address different subjects, and each is assessed towards your final mark. Please allow yourself quiet study time to learn.

Module 1 – The Legal and Professional Environment

Four lessons

This is an eLearning module. We recommend that you take your time to read through the information supplied and follow the relevant links for extra reading to further your own understanding of the subject. Make notes and print off materials to keep. The assessment for this module is by multiple choice questions, which will appear after each of the four lessons. The eLearning platform will guide you through the four lessons. There are 100 multiple choice questions in total, and you will need to answer 75 questions correctly to pass. You only get two attempts to answer the questions.   

Module 2 – Negotiation and Communication skills

Two lessons

This module will be conducted as a group session, in person. You will be given the timings and the location during the course programme. The day will be facilitated by a professional trainer and will comprise of presentations and delegate exercises. At the end of the day, two projects will be set:

  • A submission of a small exercise, set during the training
  • A 1,250 – 2,000-word formal essay concerning a chosen element of the course. The marking and assessment criteria is set out and discussed during the day, ensuring that all delegates understand how to achieve high marks

Timings and deadlines will be given at the end of this training day.

Module 3 – The Work of Chambers, Including Business

Three lessons

This is an eLearning module, and comprises of three lessons. This can be conducted remotely and in the delegate’s own time and pace. Again, you are advised to take your time and answer the questions fully at the end of each lesson. There are 15 open questions, and we advise you to take your time answering. Each answer should only be a paragraph or two long. Try to show your knowledge of the subject clearly and concisely.

Please take your time to follow the eLearning system and keep within deadlines.  If you need any assistance, experience a problem, or if anything is unclear please contact the course facilitator, Don Turner on 07775 074568 or [email protected].