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IQ IAM Level 6 Extended Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)

 

Qualification Number 601/2770/3
Title IQ IAM Level 6 Extended Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)
Category National
Sector Business & Administration
Operational Start Date 25/02/2014
Operational End Date 30/04/2015
Total Units 24 Min Credit 360
Min Guided Learning Hours 1465 Max Guided Learning Hours 1465
Min Age From 19 Min Age To 100

Qualification Purpose

About this Qualification

Important Notice; This qualification is being expired on the  30/4/15, certification end date is 30/4/17.

The IQ IAM Level 6 Extended Diploma in Business Management is inspired by the MBA (Master in Business Administration) model and approaches learning in a practical, applied way.  It is for those who aim for high-level managerial roles in organisations.

It focuses on topics which are necessary for those who want to understand how organisations plan their activities at a strategic level and how they implement these plans in a way that contribute towards the smooth running of organisations and the maximisation of their competitive advantage.

This qualification is based on IQ 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.

The Extended Diploma should, normally take three years to complete.  The units become gradually more difficult as candidates progress through the qualification.

Candidates will develop a holistic approach to business together with the analytical and evaluative skills necessary for those in management positions.  They will also become familiar with the theory which underpins research and with research methods and techniques.

This qualification leads to further studies in management at level 7 and to masters’ level study at higher education.

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

To achieve the IQ IAM Level 6 Extended Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) candidates must achieve 360 credits from the 24 mandatory units.

IQ IAM Level 6 Extended Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)
Mandatory GroupMinimum Units:24
 Minimum Credits:360
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 K/602/1809Administrative systems41040
 L/602/1821Advanced finance for business managers51050
 T/503/0907Advanced finance for decision makers62080
 D/503/1033Business Research63080
 Y/503/0916Customer focus for strategic advantage62080
 K/602/1812Finance for administrative managers41050
 A/602/1796Fundamentals of administrative management41560
 J/602/1817Human resource management51050
 R/602/1822Information for strategic decision making51050
 R/602/1819Knowledge management strategy5525
 D/503/0917Leadership skills62080
 D/602/1824Leadership, motivation and group dynamics51050
 M/503/0906Management information systems for business62080
 R/602/4865Managing business facilities41050
 F/602/1797Managing information and knowledge41560
 D/602/1810Managing operations41560
 H/602/1811Managing quality41050
 H/503/0918Managing risk in business62080
 R/503/0915Marketing management in business62080
 J/602/1820Operations management51575
 L/602/1818Organisational analysis and change51575
 D/503/0903Strategic management62080
 Y/602/1823The context of corporate governance51050
 K/503/0905The dynamics of leadership62080

Assessment

Level 4 Group 1 Administrative management and systems

641 Fundamentals of administrative management (15)

642 Administrative systems (10)

This group 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 textbook answers.

Level 4 Group 2 Managing operations and quality

643 Managing operations (15)

644 Managing quality (10)

This group 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 textbook answers.

Level 4 Group 4 Managing finance, information, and knowledge

645 Managing information and knowledge (15)

646 Finance for administrative managers (10)

This group 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 textbook answers.

Level 5 Group 1 Strategic administration of operations, information and finance

651 Operations management (15)

652 Information for strategic decision-making (10)

653 Advanced finance for business managers (10)

This group 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 textbook answers.

Level 5 Group 2 Strategic administration of human resources, knowledge and change

654 Organisational analysis and change (15)

655 Human resource management (10)

656 Knowledge management strategy (5)

This group is assessed by either a three-hour written 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 40% of the total mark for this paper.  This section is compulsory.  Candidates are expected to answer two compulsory questions relating to the pre-released case study.

Section B

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.

 

Level 5 Group 3 Governance, leadership and motivation

657 The context of corporate governance (10)

658 Leadership, motivation, and group dynamics (10)

This group is assessed by either a three-hour written 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 40% of the total mark for this paper.  This section is compulsory.  Candidates are expected to answer two compulsory questions relating to the pre-released case study.

Section B

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.

Unit 661 Strategic management

This unit 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 textbook answers.

Unit 662 The dynamics of leadership

This unit 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 textbook answers.

Unit 664 Advanced finance for decision-makers

This unit 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 textbook answers.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.  However, it is recommended that candidates should have a level 5 qualification or equivalent work experience in the business administration area.

Language Requirements

A language knowledge equivalent to level 6 ILETS is recommended.  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

Recognition of Prior Learning

IQ operates a scheme which offers students recognition for other relevant academic or professional qualifications.  For more information please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning policy document, which can be found on our website www.industryqualifications.org.uk

Replacement documentation

In some circumstances, centres 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 IQ IAM examinations by studying as an independent candidate, 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

Centre Approval

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification and must meet the required criteria and satisfy IQ that their tutorial staff, learning resources, and quality systems comply with IQ quality standards.

For further information or to find out more about how to apply to become an IQ IAM centre, please contact info@industryqualifications.org.uk

Diversity and Equality

Centres must:

Resource requirements

Centres must have appropriate accommodation and systems to support provision.  This includes the IT system which must enable the centre to transmit assessment and other personal data securely, this includes including teaching rooms, libraries, teaching materials and IT systems.

Registration and certification

It is the responsibility of the centre to ensure that their candidates’ registrations are up-to-date.

Reasonable adjustments

When developing qualifications and designing assessments, every effort is made to consider the needs of all candidates, including those with disabilities or specific difficulties.

Despite careful design, it is possible that some candidates require reasonable adjustments to assessment methods or arrangements in order to ensure that they can access the assessment.

Reasonable Adjustments Policy can be found at: http://www.industryqualifications.org.uk/centre-portal/general-guidance/qualification-policies/reasonable-adjustments-policy

Appeals

Centres must have Centres must have their own auditable appeals procedure that they must explain to candidates during the induction to the courses.

The IQ appeals policy can be found at: http://www.industryqualifications.org.uk/centre-portal/general-guidance/qualification-policies/appeals-policy

 

 

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