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Management Diploma

Level 3 / ABC Awards / ODL76

The Management Level 3 Diploma in Business Management can prepare the student for taking up a new management role.

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course duration: 200 hrs

study type: online

Course Description

It is also ideal for those who would like to develop and hone their skills within an existing management role. It provides detailed learning on a range of relevant management topics, combining theoretical background with the practical tools, interpersonal techniques and communication formats needed for everyday managers.

The course examines changes in management practice against the context of the changes in the UK and global economy, and will be of particular interest to those needing to practice management skills on a day-to-day basis. Throughout, the student is encouraged to use the ideas both in the context of their own experience and through a case study. Materials can be studied online or students have the option to have the printed materials delivered for an additional charge of £65.

Modules

Module One - What is management?
This module will introduce the student to modern concepts of leadership and management skills, and how these can change within context. It will examine the way groups develop, and the management role in this process. The module concludes with the first of a range of guidelines in practical management skills, looking at effective delegation.

Module Two - The individual as manager
Focuses on some essential core skills for a manager, with tips and techniques for successful time-management, goal-setting, problem-solving, effective meetings, interviewing and giving or receiving feedback. A range of tools are explored, including mind-maps, SWOT analysis and force field analysis.

Module Three - Structure and environment
An examination of different features and types of organisational structure and the various environments within which organisations operate. This module assesses recent trends such as outsourcing, and the move towards the use of peripheral workers in the UK workforce, and also looks at how to analyse the effects of environment to anticipate organisational change.

Module Four - Managing processes
Considers the internal features of an organisation, including planning and strategy, costs and budgets and the benefits of understanding the processes of a business. Practical advice is provided on facilitation of workshops, in the context of process improvement.

Module Five - Managing projects
The module asks 'What is a project', providing a step-by-step breakdown of the key phases for managing projects successfully. It provides advice on financing projects, and on risk assessment. The 'softer' side of project management is dealt with, providing guidance on understanding team roles and effective brainstorming for group problem-solving.

Module Six - Managing people
Assessing key skills and knowledge required at each stage of the working life-cycle, along with an overview of employer responsibility and key legislation.

Module Seven - Managing diversity
Exploring the increasingly diverse UK workforce and the business case for managing by diversity principles. Key legislation will be examined, including discrimination, human rights and harassment and bullying. Issues around work/life balance are discussed, and the theme of managing a diverse group expanded with an introduction to individual learning styles.

Module Eight - Managing change
Reviewing types of organisational change, managing the change process, dealing with individual resistance and cultural issues. Practical guidance will be given around the use of coaching and mentoring, as a method to facilitate change through development.

Module Nine - Quality and measurement
The use of targets, performance indicators, service level agreements and benchmarking is considered, along with a review of popular quality management systems. Practical advice is provided on negotiation skills.

Module Ten - Ethics and corporate social responsibility
Examining recent trends in corporate governance, environmental issues, business ethics and social responsibility. Practical advice is provided with tips and guidance on making presentations. Finally, the student is taken through a review of the course to reflect on their learning, and to help them set career goals for their next steps.

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is essential to study this course.

Assessment

Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade. Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis. The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade. We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Support

12 Months Tutor Support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

course description

Course Description

It is also ideal for those who would like to develop and hone their skills within an existing management role. It provides detailed learning on a range of relevant management topics, combining theoretical background with the practical tools, interpersonal techniques and communication formats needed for everyday managers.

The course examines changes in management practice against the context of the changes in the UK and global economy, and will be of particular interest to those needing to practice management skills on a day-to-day basis. Throughout, the student is encouraged to use the ideas both in the context of their own experience and through a case study. Materials can be studied online or students have the option to have the printed materials delivered for an additional charge of £65.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is essential to study this course.

assessment

Assessment

Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade. Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis. The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade. We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

support

Support

12 Months Tutor Support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

modules

Modules

Module One - What is management?
This module will introduce the student to modern concepts of leadership and management skills, and how these can change within context. It will examine the way groups develop, and the management role in this process. The module concludes with the first of a range of guidelines in practical management skills, looking at effective delegation.

Module Two - The individual as manager
Focuses on some essential core skills for a manager, with tips and techniques for successful time-management, goal-setting, problem-solving, effective meetings, interviewing and giving or receiving feedback. A range of tools are explored, including mind-maps, SWOT analysis and force field analysis.

Module Three - Structure and environment
An examination of different features and types of organisational structure and the various environments within which organisations operate. This module assesses recent trends such as outsourcing, and the move towards the use of peripheral workers in the UK workforce, and also looks at how to analyse the effects of environment to anticipate organisational change.

Module Four - Managing processes
Considers the internal features of an organisation, including planning and strategy, costs and budgets and the benefits of understanding the processes of a business. Practical advice is provided on facilitation of workshops, in the context of process improvement.

Module Five - Managing projects
The module asks 'What is a project', providing a step-by-step breakdown of the key phases for managing projects successfully. It provides advice on financing projects, and on risk assessment. The 'softer' side of project management is dealt with, providing guidance on understanding team roles and effective brainstorming for group problem-solving.

Module Six - Managing people
Assessing key skills and knowledge required at each stage of the working life-cycle, along with an overview of employer responsibility and key legislation.

Module Seven - Managing diversity
Exploring the increasingly diverse UK workforce and the business case for managing by diversity principles. Key legislation will be examined, including discrimination, human rights and harassment and bullying. Issues around work/life balance are discussed, and the theme of managing a diverse group expanded with an introduction to individual learning styles.

Module Eight - Managing change
Reviewing types of organisational change, managing the change process, dealing with individual resistance and cultural issues. Practical guidance will be given around the use of coaching and mentoring, as a method to facilitate change through development.

Module Nine - Quality and measurement
The use of targets, performance indicators, service level agreements and benchmarking is considered, along with a review of popular quality management systems. Practical advice is provided on negotiation skills.

Module Ten - Ethics and corporate social responsibility
Examining recent trends in corporate governance, environmental issues, business ethics and social responsibility. Practical advice is provided with tips and guidance on making presentations. Finally, the student is taken through a review of the course to reflect on their learning, and to help them set career goals for their next steps.

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.