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IQ IAM Level 4 Certificate in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) (CERT. ONLY)

 

Qualification Number 601/2962/1
Title IQ IAM Level 4 Certificate in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) (CERT. ONLY)
Category National
Sector Business & Administration
Operational Start Date 14/03/2014
Operational End Date 29/04/2015
Total Units 2 Min Credit 25
Min Guided Learning Hours 110 Max Guided Learning Hours 110
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

Important Notice: This qualification is expiring on the 30/04/2014, and no new registrations will be allowed after this date. Certification end date is 30/04/2016.

The IQ AM Level 4 Certificate in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) is based on the IAM’s definition of administrative management, namely that the administrative management function supports organisations in planning, organising, directing, and controlling their business activities across all functional areas.  Thus, administrative management and administrative managers have a key role in ensuring that businesses gain and maintain their competitive advantage.  The qualification explores how businesses design and operate internal structures and systems which support these goals.

This qualification is ideal for managers who wish to gain skills in specific business and administrative management techniques but are unable to commit to full time education.

Candidates will gain knowledge, skills and understanding to manage effectively and efficiently business and administrative functions across organisations.  The qualification has a flexible structure, based on a choice of optional pathways.  This enables candidates to tailor the qualification to their specific needs.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Structure

The IQ IAM Level 4 Certificate in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) has four distinct pathways. Each pathway leads to an individual Level 4 Certificate.

Rule of combination (RoC)

To achieve the IQ IAM Level 4 Certificate in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) candidates must achieve 25 credits by completing one of the pathways.

This qualification is graded, successful learners can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Administrative Management and Systems Pathway
Mandatory UnitsMinimum Units:2
 Minimum Credits:25
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 K/602/1809Administrative systems41040
 A/602/1796Fundamentals of administrative management41560
Managing Operations and Quality Pathway
 D/602/1810Managing operations41560
 H/602/1811Managing quality41050
Managing and Developing Human Resources in Organisations Pathway
Managing Finance, Information and Knowledge Pathway

Assessment

Pathway 1 Administrative management and systems

401 Fundamentals of administrative management (15)

402 Administrative systems (10)

This pathway is assessed by either a three-hour written examination or an IQ IAM assignment. The examination paper is divided into two sections:

Section A

This section forms 60% of the total mark for this paper. Candidates must complete three questions from a selection of six.

Section B

This section forms 40% of the total mark for this paper. This section is compulsory. Candidates will be given a short scenario to read and will then answer a question related to that scenario. This section will encourage candidates to use independent thinking as opposed to quoting text book answers.

Pathway 2 Managing operations and quality

403 Managing operations (15)

404 Managing quality (10)

This pathway is assessed by either a three-hour written examination or an IQ IAM assignment. The examination paper is divided into two sections:

Section A

This section forms 60% of the total mark for this paper. Candidates must complete three questions from a selection of six.

 

Section B

This section forms 40% of the total mark for this paper. This section is compulsory. Candidates will be given a short scenario to read and will then answer a question related to that scenario. This section will encourage candidates to use independent thinking as opposed to quoting text book answers.

Pathway 3 Managing and developing human resources in organisations

405 Personal effectiveness (10)

406 Managing people in organisations (15)

This pathway is assessed by either a three-hour examination based on a pre-released case study or an IQ IAM assignment. The examination paper is divided into two sections:

Section A

This section forms 60% of the total mark for this paper. Candidates must complete three questions from a selection of six, all based on the pre-released case study.

Section B

This section forms 40% of the total mark. This section is compulsory. Candidates are expected to answer two compulsory questions relating to the pre-released case study.

Pathway 4 Managing finance, information and knowledge

407 Managing information and knowledge (15)

408 Finance for administrative managers (10)

This pathway is assessed by either a three-hour written examination or an IQ IAM assignment. The examination paper is divided into two sections:

Section A

This section forms 60% of the total mark for this paper. Candidates must complete three questions from a selection of six.

Section B

This section forms 40% of the total mark for this paper. This section is compulsory. Candidates will be given a short scenario to read and will then answer a question related to that scenario. This section will encourage candidates to use independent thinking as opposed to quoting text book answers.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, IQ recommends that candidates should have a level 3 qualification or equivalent work experience in the business administration area.

 

Language Knowledge

A language knowledge equivalent to level 6 ILETS. It is the centre’s responsibility to assess if candidates have the required level of English and if they wish, they could require formal certification.

Tutor Requirements

Centre Requirements

Replacement documentation

In some circumstances candidates will require replacement copies of documents previously issued i.e. notifications of results, transcripts, certificates. For information on how to order replacements please contact info@industryqualifications.org.uk

Appeals

Where learners feel that the assessment decision has not been fair, they should have the opportunity to access the normal appeals/complaints procedure of the centre, in the first instance, and if this does not resolve the situation then IQ’s enquiries and appeals procedures.

The IQ appeals policy can be found at:

http://www.industryqualifications.org.uk/centre-portal/general-guidance/qualification-policies/appeals-policy

Independent candidates

Some candidates choose to prepare for these examinations by studying as an independent student, with no support from a tuition centre.  Such a learning strategy is not recommended because there is evidence to suggest that the quality of learning is greatly enhanced by tutor and peer group support at this level.

If a candidate still wishes to undertake any of the IQ IAM qualifications as an independent student, they will need to complete the appropriate registration forms, which can be requested from: info@industryqualifications.org.uk

Important notice for independent candidates

It is important that all candidates are aware that IQ IAM accredited centres are not permitted to provide tutorial or assessment support for independent candidates.  If candidates are aware of any breach of these rules, they should immediately notify info@industryqualifications.org.uk

 

 

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