The aim is to provide high-quality learning opportunities through flexible qualifications at Level 4 that prepares for progression to more in depth study at this level or to higher level study, or within a first line manager role. The objective is to develop theoretical concepts relating to business management studies which can be examined externally and which focus on the breadth and depth of managing modern business environments, in both generic and specific areas.
The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the Qualifications will be through centre interview, and the candidates will be expected to hold the following:
– Learners who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example, ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards;
– Learners who have spent some time in an organizational role and shown they have capability and drive to develop
– Learners seeking further professional development and gain work-related skills and know-how.
Each unit within the qualification is assessed through an assignment. Assignment tasks will be written in a way to make them realistic ‘work-related’ tasks wherever possible. Knowledge, understanding and application will need to be demonstrated by Learners. Original thought, problem solving and recommendations on actions will also be asked for from the Learner where appropriate for the unit. Intellectual rigour will be expected appropriate to the level of the Qualification.
Intended Course Learning Outcomes:
The learners will be able to:
– apply analytical and evaluative techniques and to enhance those skills;
– investigate issues and opportunities;
– develop their awareness and appreciation of managerial, organizational and environmental issues;
– use management techniques and practices in imaginative ways;
– make use of relevant information from different sources;
– develop and encourage problem-solving and creativity to tackle problems and challenges;
– exercise judgment, own and take responsibility for decisions and actions; and
– develop the ability to recognize and reflect on personal learning and improve their personal, social and other transferable skills.