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

 

Qualification Number 601/2771/5
Title IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)
Category National
Sector Business & Administration
Operational Start Date 24/02/2014
Operational End Date 31/12/2015
Total Units 8 Min Credit 120
Min Guided Learning Hours 480 Max Guided Learning Hours 480
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 May 15.

 The IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative 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.

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 studies in business and administrative management at level 5 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

To achieve the IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF), candidates must achieve a minimum of 120 credits. Candidates must complete all four mandatory units, worth 80 credits, plus two optional units worth 40 credits.

 

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

IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)
Mandatory GroupMinimum Units:4
 Minimum Credits:80
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 T/503/0907Advanced finance for decision makers62080
 M/503/0906Management information systems for business62080
 D/503/0903Strategic management62080
 K/503/0905The dynamics of leadership62080
 
Optional GroupMinimum Units:2
 Minimum Credits:40
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 Y/503/0916Customer focus for strategic advantage62080
 D/503/0917Leadership skills62080
 H/503/0918Managing risk in business62080
 R/503/0915Marketing management in business62080

Assessment

Unit 601 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 602 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 604 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 recommend that candidates should hold a level 5 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

Progression

This qualification leads to studies in business and administrative management at level 5 and to higher education.

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

 

 

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