Course Code: TH1HE189 UCAS Code: N900 Business Management - Certificate of Higher Education Duration1 Year Day/s of weekTuesday and Wednesday Time09:00 - 16:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 23 Jan 2024 University Centre 1 Year Apply now 09 Sep 2024 University Centre 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management offers a more flexible approach to degree level learning. Lasting for just one year, this course allows you to develop key business skills both in preparation for industry and to progress to higher level learning. For students who aren't ready to commit to three years of further study this is the ideal stepping stone allowing them to decide which pathway is right for them at their next career crossroads. The course covers a wide range of business issues from managing people to finance and marketing and follows the same curriculum as the first year of our foundation degree. You will also take a module which introduces you to academic study at degree level giving you the tools necessary to perform to the highest academic standards and make the most of this exciting opportunity. The Certificate which is awarded by Lancaster University, although you'll study here in Blackpool, is part of a programme of accredited learning which could see you gaining a professional business qualification as well as a degree. This is certain to give you a head start when you begin to apply for roles in the industry where highly qualified and experienced graduates are in high demand. Entry RequirementsA minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline: MMP from Extended Diploma or DM from Diploma in appropriate discipline Mathematic and English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above Full Access to HE Diploma with Merits in Level 3 subjects Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis. Qualification ObtainedCertHE Business Management Industry Placement and Field TripsThere are no field trips and work placements on this one year programme. Learning and Teaching MethodsScheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Introduction to Academic Study TH4MD335 20 No Managing People TH4MD336 20 No Operational Leadership TH4MD337 20 No Finance for Business TH4MD338 20 No Marketing TH4MD339 20 No Dynamic Business Environment TH4MD340 20 No Assessment MethodsCoursework Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined above. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Exams Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below. Practical/ Presentations Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 64% 0% 0% Exam 30% 0% 0% Practical 6% 0% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou will not be required to purchase any additional equipment to undertake this programme as the college has resources available to students. However, there may be some opportunities that will not be a requirement of the programme but will be available to students at an additional cost. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 288 0 0 Independent 912 0 0 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 0 0 Programme Specification Programme Specification Business Management.pdf Adobe PDF, 384.49 KB Career Options and ProgressionSuccessful completion of this Certificate of Higher Education, will allow you to progress to year 2 of the Foundation Degree in Business Management. Good leadership skills are a genuine asset to any company so a programme that promises to develop them is ideal for anyone wanting to develop a career in business management. Even if you don't work directly in an area like human resources, being able to lead a project or team effectively is critical to success. What's more, because the leadership element of this degree is embedded in broader business concerns, students are able to utilise what they learn in a real-world context. Successful completion of the foundation degree will allow you to ‘top up’ your qualification to a full honours degree with our one-year BA (Hons) Business Management degree. Our graduates find rewarding employment all over the world and just around the corner, with leading companies such as BAE, Tesco, NHS, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Transport and the Federation of Small Business. Some graduates have even gone on to set up their own businesses. Other graduates, who have chosen to top-up the foundation degree with our honours programme, have then progressed to teacher training, professional qualifications and masters' degrees.