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

 

Qualification Number 601/2718/1
Title IQ IAM Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) (CERT. ONLY)
Category National
Sector Business & Administration
Operational Start Date 19/02/2014
Operational End Date 31/12/2015
Total Units 15 Min Credit 120
Min Guided Learning Hours 545 Max Guided Learning Hours 580
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

Qualification Purpose

For Qualification Purpose Statement please click here

About this Qualification

Important Notice: This qualification was withdrawn on the 31/12/2015 and it has been replaced by the IQ IAM Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (VRQ). Click here to view more.

  • the last date for registrations was the 31/12/2015
  • the last date for certifications will be 31/12/2017

 

The IQ IAM Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) is based on the 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.

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 that underpins research, with the elements of formal research and with research methods and techniques.

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

This qualification leads to further studies in management at level 6 and to 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

The IQ IAM Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) is made up of a combination of mandatory and optional units.

To achieve the IQ IAM Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management candidates must achieve a minimum of 120 credits.  Candidates must complete all eight mandatory units, worth 100 credits, plus two optional units worth a minimum of 20 credits.

IQ IAM Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) (CERT. ONLY)
Mandatory GroupMinimum Units:8
 Minimum Credits:100
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 K/602/1809Administrative systems41040
 K/602/1812Finance for administrative managers41050
 A/602/1796Fundamentals of administrative management41560
 F/602/1797Managing information and knowledge41560
 D/602/1810Managing operations41560
 T/602/1814Managing people in organisations41575
 H/602/1811Managing quality41050
 M/602/1813Personal effectiveness41050
 
Optional GroupMinimum Units:2
 Minimum Credits:20
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 M/602/4873Administration for executive assistants41050
 Y/601/1048Business Events Management41560
 T/602/4874Introduction to Islamic finance41075
 R/601/0836Management Accounting: Costing and Budgeting41560
 R/602/4865Managing business facilities41050
 K/601/0955Marketing Intelligence41560
 J/601/1109The Internet and E-Business41560

Assessment

Group 1 Administrative management and systems

401 Fundamentals of administrative management

402 Administrative systems

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.

Group 2 Managing operations and quality

403 Managing operations

404 Managing quality

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.

Group 3 Managing and developing human resources in organisations

405 Personal effectiveness

406 Managing people in organisations

This group 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.

Group 4 Managing finance, information, and knowledge

407 Managing information and knowledge

408 Finance for administrative managers

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.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.  However, it is recommended that candidates should have a level 4 qualification or equivalent work experience in the business administration area.

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

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 these 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 candidate, 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 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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