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IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management (QCF) (CERT. ONLY)

 

Qualification Number 601/2961/X
Title IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management (QCF) (CERT. ONLY)
Category National
Sector Business & Administration
Operational Start Date 14/03/2014
Operational End Date 29/04/2015
Total Units 9 Min Credit 190
Min Guided Learning Hours 720 Max Guided Learning Hours 720
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £200.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

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 30/04/2017. 

The IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management (QCF) 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 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.

The Diploma should, normally, take eighteen months to complete.  It contains units which enable candidates to develop their leadership and strategic management skills, whilst also exploring business management concepts across a range of functional areas within a business organisation.

In addition, candidates will complete a business research unit which draws upon the concepts and skills developed throughout the qualification.  This requires candidates to demonstrate a holistic approach to business, together with the analytical and evaluative skills necessary for those in management positions.

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 Diploma in Business Management (QCF), candidates must achieve 190 credits. Candidates must complete all nine mandatory units.

This qualification is not graded and successful learners achieve a pass.

IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management (QCF) (CERT. ONLY)
Mandatory GroupMinimum Units:9
 Minimum Credits:190
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 T/503/0907Advanced finance for decision makers62080
 D/503/1033Business Research63080
 Y/503/0916Customer focus for strategic advantage62080
 D/503/0917Leadership skills62080
 M/503/0906Management information systems for business62080
 H/503/0918Managing risk in business62080
 R/503/0915Marketing management in business62080
 D/503/0903Strategic management62080
 K/503/0905The dynamics of leadership62080

Assessment

Qualification assessment

Units 661, 662 and 664 are each assessed by either a three-hour written examination or an IQ IAM assignment; the word count for these assignments is 3000-3500 words.

Live assignments are downloaded access to these will be provided once centre have been approved to offer this qualification.

For Units 661, 662 and 664, candidates have a choice of assignments from which each candidate must select one assignment only. Assignments are marked by the centre and moderated by IQ.

Units 663 and 667 are each assessed by a reflective portfolio; the word count for these portfolios is 3000-3500 words. Portfolios are marked by the centre and moderated by IQ.

When constructing the portfolio, candidates are required to reflect on their own experience of the subjects covered by the unit within a business context. This will include practice gained in the workplace, during work placement or work experience, voluntary activities (i.e. in clubs, committees, etc.) or within simulated group activities in college. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a conceptual and practical understanding of the subjects, by referring to appropriate literature, concepts and debates as part of their commentaries.

Units 665, 666 and 668 are each assessed by IQ IAM assignments; the word count for these assignments is 3000-3500 words.

Live assignments are downloaded access to these will be provided once centre have been approved to offer this qualification.

For Units 665, 666 and 668, candidates have a choice of assignments from which each candidate must select one assignment only. Assignments are marked by the centre and moderated by IQ.

Unit 669 is assessed by a business research project. Prior to starting the business research project, candidates must submit a business research project specification to their centre stating the topic they intend to research. This business research project specification must be approved by the centre before the candidate begins their research.

Business research projects are marked by the centre and moderated by IQ.

Examinations

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 text book 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 text book 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 text book 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 knowledge

A language knowledge which satisfies B2 SELT requirements 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.

Age restrictions and legal considerations

The level of demand of this qualification is broadly equivalent to the final year of a university bachelor’s degree in the area of business management. Therefore, given the complexity of some of the content we believe that candidates will not have sufficient knowledge or experience below the age of 19.

Tutor Requirements

Centre Requirements

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

A statement assuring the IAM that the centre has the appropriate accommodation and systems to support the IAM provision. This includes the IT system which must enable the centre to transmit to the IAM systems assessment and other personal data securely. Our sales managers will inspect prospective centre facilities and systems, including teaching rooms, libraries, teaching materials and IT systems in the course of the initial accreditation visit. If the centre is outside the UK, we will ask for photographic evidence of the facilities.

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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