The Google+ for Business Online Course shows you how to create an optimised profile and business page and help you use the tool for better search engine visibility. The course explores various features of this powerful network and will ensure you know how to use these to build better relationships with your customers. With its strong links to Google's search results, Google+ is often wrongly overlooked as a marketing tool for business. Learn how to put that right and start using Google+ to win more business. This course will show you how to use all aspects of Google+ to generate more business for you and your business.

Google+ for Business Course The course is delivered through the Distance Learning Centre's new on-line training portal, which is accessed via a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Throughout the course students are supported by a personal course tutor who can give feedback on your work at any time throughout your study.

The Course consists of the following units:-

  • Google+ What & Why 

This unit contains the following topics: What is Google+ and how can it be used for marketing. Looking at profiles for personal and business use, circles and your Google+ audience.

  • Learning Object 2: Google+ Personal Profile 

This unit contains the following topics: Create an optimised profile, navigating Google+, using Google+ features and security settings.

  • Learning Object 3: Google+ for Business 

This unit contains the following topics: Looking at Google+ pages and using them for business promotion. Best practice and measuring success.


There are no particular entry requirements, although it is recommended that students have a good understanding of using computers.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time. As this is a short course, the student receives a fully-supported 3 month licence period and any support is delivered via email. As the course is self-study, you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer within the 3 month licence period.


As this is a short unaccredited online course there are no student assignments although there are exercises for the student to complete as they progress.


This course is designed for personal development and is not externally accredited. Students can request a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing all course learning objects.

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