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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
15.3 Business Management
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ002508
Price:
£140.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+
QAA aim code:
40008320

Qualification Summary

The Diploma provides learners with a wide choice of units to support progression into business and business management degree programmes. The mandatory group ensures that learners have a good understanding of themes relevant to business management including, human resources management, managing budgets, analysing and presenting business data, marketing and economics.

Learners can select from a range of optional units linked to business, with some variety of choice to include units which may be of specific interest if the learner has an interest in accounting, project management, contract law or leadership skills and learners have the opportunity to research an aspect of business management which is of particular interest.

Learners must choose from a selection of mandatory and optional ungraded units to support underpinning skills both for work within the sector or for further academic study


Why choose this qualification?

The Diploma provides learners with a wide choice of units to support progression into business and business management degree programmes. The mandatory group ensures that learners have a good understanding of themes relevant to business management including, human resources management, managing budgets, analysing and presenting business data, marketing and economics.

Learners can select from a range of optional units linked to business, with some variety of choice to include units which may be of specific interest if the learner has an interest in accounting, project management, contract law or leadership skills and learners have the opportunity to research an aspect of business management which is of particular interest.

Learners must choose from a selection of mandatory and optional ungraded units to support underpinning skills both for work within the sector or for further academic study.

Rules of Combination

Learners must complete 24 credits from the Mandatory Graded group, a maximum of 6 credits must be taken from the Graded Research group, and 15 credits from the Optional Graded unit group.


Units

Graded Academic Research

Learners must complete 6 credits from this group.

Research Skills for Business Management

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026098
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Research: Extended Writing Project for Business Management

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026100
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Mandatory Units: Graded Academic Subject Content

Learners must complete 24 credits from this group.

Analysing and Presenting Business Data

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018383
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Applied Business Marketing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU025865
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Business Planning and Budgets

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU016671
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Economics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU014129
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Understand Human Resource Management

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU016673
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Optional Units: Graded Academic Subject Content

Learners must complete 15 credits from this group.

Contract Law and Business Transactions

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007294
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Effective Business Processes

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU016681
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Finance and Accounts

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU007216
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Finance in the Global Economy

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018389
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Introduction to Management Accounting

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010436
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Leadership

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018224
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Project Management

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU016763
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Ungraded Units

Learners must also complete 12 credits from the mandatory ungraded group and 3 credits from the Optional Ungraded Units.

Mandatory Units: Ungraded

Learners must also complete 12 credits from this group.

Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Application of Number - Interpreting and Presenting Information

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007486
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Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Spreadsheets

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU011467
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Optional Units: Ungraded

Learners must also complete 3 credits from this group.

Academic Reading Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018346
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Communication - Speaking and Listening

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007560
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Developing Professional Attributes

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025278
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Presentation Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018352
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Professional Interpersonal Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025402
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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References and Reliability of Sources

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026344
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Study Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018318
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Work Placement

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025609
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Writing reports

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026155
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Intended learner groups

a) Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE
b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE.


How this diploma meets learners' needs

The Diploma will provide them with underpinning skills to support academic study and provide a level 3 qualification linked to their proposed HE study. A broad range of skills related to business management will be acquired, whilst the underpinning skills within the ungraded units will ensure that the learner is fully prepared for progression onto relevant degrees.


What this diploma covers

The units will allow the learners to keep their options open until they have fully decided on their preferred route at degree level. The ungraded units have been chosen to support both progression into higher education and also to allow the learners to develop skills relevant to the subject area e.g. speaking and listening skills which are highly relevant to management roles.


Delivery methods

• Face to face
• Blended learning
• Work placements would also be beneficial.

Assessment methods: Written questions and answer, reports, exam, literature review, SWOT analysis, projects, worksheets, case studies, presentation, poster, self-reflection


Successful completion criteria

Learners will require maths and English at GCSE level or equivalent to progress onto a degree course

Progression routes

Progression routes are into Business and Business Management degrees:

BA (Hons) Business Management
BA (Hons) Business Management (Leadership Practice)
BA (Hons) Business Management (Innovation and Enterprise)
BA (Hons) Business Management (Accounting)
BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)

There are also a number of apprenticeships which can be studied at higher levels. This Diploma could lead onto one of these apprenticeships, for example Project Manager.


Funding information

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How to find a learning aim

If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

How to Use: Find a learning Aim


Additional funding information for Access to HE

  • Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
  • Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
  • Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.

We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

The following support materials will help you deliver this qualification.

Access to HE Quick Guides

Information for Access Centres

Access to HE Administration

Assignment briefs

Centres approved to deliver our Access to HE Diplomas can download assignment briefs for a selection of units in this Diploma. Assignment briefs can be downloaded by logging to Prism and locating the relevant unit. More assignment briefs are being added not all units currently have assignment briefs available.

The assignment briefs can be easily adapted to suit your needs. We recommend checking the rules of combination for the Diploma and adapting the brief accordingly.

To provide a flavour of what’s available, you can download the below samples for free:

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