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IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)

 

Qualification Number 601/2719/3
Title IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)
Category National
Sector Business & Administration
Operational Start Date 19/02/2014
Operational End Date 31/12/2015
Total Units 16 Min Credit 120
Min Guided Learning Hours 575 Max Guided Learning Hours 615
Min Age From 19 Min Age To 100

Qualification Purpose

About this Qualification

Important Notice: This qualification has been extended to 31/12/15. This means that learners can be registered on this qualification until 31/12/15. Certification end date is 31/12/17 and learners have until 31/12/2017 to complete the qualification. A new updated replacement qualification is being developed which will be available in July 15.

The IQ IAM Level 5 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 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) is made up of a combination of mandatory and optional units.

To achieve the IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF) candidates must achieve a minimum of 120 credits.  Candidates must complete all nine mandatory units, worth 100 credits, plus 2 optional units worth a minimum of 20 credits.

This qualification is not graded, successful candidates will gain a pass.

IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)
Mandatory GroupMinimum Units:9
 Minimum Credits:100
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 L/602/1821Advanced finance for business managers51050
 H/602/1825Business research51550
 J/602/1817Human resource management51050
 R/602/1822Information for strategic decision making51050
 R/602/1819Knowledge management strategy5525
 D/602/1824Leadership, motivation and group dynamics51050
 J/602/1820Operations management51575
 L/602/1818Organisational analysis and change51575
 Y/602/1823The context of corporate governance51050
 
Optional GroupMinimum Units:2
 Minimum Credits:20
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 M/601/1024Business Ethics51560
 D/602/5453Economics for business51580
 F/601/1089European Business51560
 J/601/0901Financial Systems and Auditing51560
 R/602/5451Islamic finance51050
 Y/602/5452Organisational facilities management51050
 H/601/1098Small Business Enterprise51560

Assessment

Group 1 Strategic administration of operations, information, and finance

501 Operations management

502 Information for strategic decision-making

503 Advanced finance for business managers

This group is assessed by either a three-hour written examination or an 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 Strategic administration of human resources, knowledge, and change

504 Organisational analysis and change

505 Human resource management

506 Knowledge management strategy

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.

 

Group 3 Governance, leadership and motivation

507 The context of corporate governance

508 Leadership, motivation, and group dynamics

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.

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 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:

  • have Diversity and Equality policies incorporating processes that adhere to current Diversity and Equality legislation
  • are adhering to their own published Diversity and Equality policies in practice
  • comply with the policies and processes set out in IQ’s Diversity and Equality and Reasonable Adjustments Policies
  • IQ’s Diversity and Equality can be downloaded from:

http://www.industryqualifications.org.uk/centre-portal/general-guidance/company-policies/diversity-equality-policy

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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