Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management)

Business and Management Pathway

Course Summary

Required study hours: 0

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management)

Fees: £1,199.99 (up-front)

Why Access to Higher Education?

  • Want to begin a career in business management?
  • Returning to education after some time?
  • Need to update your skills to gain a place at university?

Start the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management) and take the first step towards a new job role. This qualification covers a range of modules that explore business management theory and practice. You’ll find out more about topics including HR management, communication and employment law.

Course Unit Assessment, Assessor Feedback & Introducing “PEARL”

Your chosen pathway is made up of a number of individual units, each of which requires you to complete an associated assignment. Our bespoke e-learning management environment “PEARL” provides the gateway to everything that you will need to complete your course and includes many useful online features that will help you along the way.

Benefits of our bespoke system

  • Rich interactive learning content mapped to regulated qualifications
  • Unique online technology assisted e-assessments for competency and knowledge-based assessment
  • Incentives to motivate and encourage learners
  • Useful ‘Assessment Planners’ specifically designed to help you to complete assignments
  • An assigned personal Assessor will mark assignments and provide the results by email and via downloadable PDF’s online. Viewable at any time to track on-going progress
  • Assessors will provide any necessary feedback about the course work that you submit
  • On-going advice and guidance where necessary on how improvements could be made to your course work submissions.
  • Interact with fellow students studying on the same course via our thriving community forums.
  • Help and be helped by sharing course work tips, advice and participating in student debates – Collaborative “social” learners are engaged creating and sharing additional resources.

Your Academic Future...
Life after your Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management)

You can start your university applications while studying for your Access to Higher Education Diploma. Transferable skills from your studies will appeal to employers in many sectors. Following a degree, you could go into a career in management, HR, marketing or consultancy.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £96.00).

 

Unit 1: Preparing To Study

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback.

Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task.
  • Know how to interpret and discuss concepts and debates in responding to a set, academic writing task.
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.
  • Understand the role of reference, allusion and paraphrase to avoid plagiarism.

Unit 3: Preparing a Written Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use key information sources.
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced.
  • Understand a range of reading strategies.
  • Understand note-making methods.
  • Understand how to plan draft and produce a written assignment.

Unit 4: Business Organisations

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the concept of a mixed economy.
  • Understand the legal and financial structure of organisations found in the public sector.
  • Understand the methods of growth available to business organisations.
  • Understand the nature and purpose of public sector organisations.

Unit 5: Management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different levels of management within a business.
  • Understand different styles of management.
  • Understand the management of change.
  • Understand the importance of information in decision making.

Unit 6: Market Structures

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand characteristics which affect the nature of market competition and pricing.
  • Understand Porter’s ‘five forces’ model of market structure.
  • Understand the measurement of competition by the use of concentration ratios.
  • Understand the use of non-price competition by organisations.

Unit 7: Marketing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand marketing.
  • Understand product development and the role of market research.
  • Understand the role of the marketing mix.
  • Understand marketing strategies.

Unit 8: Macro-Economics and the Business Environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand macro-economic analysis.
  • Understand the main objectives of Government economic policies.
  • Understand the main tools used by the Government to manage the economy.
  • Understand the productivity of the UK economy.

Unit 9: Consumer Legislation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the legislation which regulates contracts for the supply of goods and services.
  • Understand the legislation which protects the consumer in civil law.
  • Understand the legislation which protects the consumer in criminal law.
  • Understand the liability imposed on manufacturers by consumer legislation.

Unit 10: Team Work and Motivation in Organisations

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the theories of motivation.
  • Understand the importance of team work in a business context.
  • Understand delegation techniques in a business context.
  • Understand the role of training within business organisations.

Unit 11: Research Topic

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan and carry out a primary research project on a topic relevant to your Diploma title.
  • Be able to plan and write a research topic report.
  • Understand, develop and apply basic research skills.

Unit 12: Quality Management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of quality to a business.
  • Understand quality systems.
  • Understand quality auditing.
  • Understand how to respond to quality issues.

Unit 13: Business & the Environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and operations of the national economy.
  • Understand the competitive environment in which businesses operate and how businesses respond.
  • Understand different types of business organisations.
  • Understand the different types of business objectives.
  • Understand key concepts in business strategy formulation.

Unit 14: Business and Employment Law

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the different types of business organisations and the process of information.
  • Understand the legal relationships arising from business operations and activities.

Unit 15: Resource Allocation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the central economic problem of scarcity arising from infinite wants and finite resources.
  • Understand how demand is influenced by not only price but also changes in taste and fashion.
  • Understand the meaning and nature of market failure.
  • Understand the concepts of externalities, public goods, merit and demerit goods.

Unit 16: Operations Management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess efficiency in a given business.
  • Understand what is meant by lean production.
  • Understand, develop and apply basic research skills.

Unit 17: Business Planning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the need for risk management.
  • Be able to carry out risk analysis.
  • Be able to create financial projections.
  • Be able to create and review a business plan.

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (Learning aim reference = 40010363).

Learners must have a GCSE in maths and english (or an equivalent), a relevant nvq at level 2 or above and aspire to study a healthcare related degree at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are widely accepted as an alternative to 'A Levels' for University admission. The programmes have a track record of success in helping students to gain admission to University.

Learners should, however, be aware that Universities each apply their own admissions criteria, and these vary broadly depending on the reputation and popularity of the university and of the degree programme that relates to your area of interest.

These ‘variable’ admission criteria may include but are not limited to:

  1. Achievement of a certain amount of Access to HE units at Merit of above.
  2. Successful completion of a face-to-face interview at the University
  3. Successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments by the University.
  4. Completion of specific unpaid  ‘work experience’ or a previous ‘job role’.
  5. Prior attainment of GCSE English and/or Maths Science – Or equivalents, such as Functional/Key Skills at Level 2, NVQ Certificate in a related subject at Level 2 etc..

It is vitally important that each student investigates the entry requirements of a range of universities that they could practically attend to determine if the diploma and unit choices within meet each set of entry requirements. 

Students should complete this exercise as early as possible so that they can plan for which establishment they will be applying to, and start to work towards it.

Whilst we have the fullest confidence that the Access to Higher Education Diplomas are compliant and perfectly sufficient to form part of a University application, CCfE will not be able to accept any liability for the inability of any Access to Higher Education learner to secure an offer from a Higher Education establishment due to the ‘variables’ involved.

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