Management Studies(Level 5)

£3,500.00

Course Code EDOCBMBM37

Course Overview

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification Level 5 Diploma in Management. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Level 5 Diploma in Management is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for a Level 5 Diploma in Management exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 5 Diploma in Management course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

This course has been developed with the particular aim of providing students with an understanding of the key aspects of management. Consequently, it can be studied by students seeking to develop essential skills with a view to progressing in their workplace or by those considering setting up their own business. The qualification can be used as a standalone award or for further study at degree level.

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the knowledge, skills and tools essential to the many facets of management in the workplace. You will have the opportunity to learn practical management skills, the management process, training and development, communication and motivation, project management and much more. The management vocational training course will prepare you to enter a higher education degree programme, or enter directly into employment in management.

On successful completion of this course, the students will be awarded 240 UCAS points.

 

What Could I Do After Taking This Management Studies Course?

With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you could go on to become a Management Consultant. Management consultants help businesses and organisations to solve problems, improve efficiency and manage changes to the way they work. Companies might bring in management consultants to provide particular knowledge or skills that they lack, offer a fresh viewpoint on a problem, or even to help save a struggling business.

If you're good at analysing and solving problems, and have number and IT skills, this job could suit you well. You will need excellent communication skills, the ability to work with people at all levels and confidence in giving presentations.

Starting salaries are typically between £25,000 and £30,000 a year.With more experience and responsibility, this can rise to around £50,000.*

*Figures are intended as a guideline only.

 

 

Course Features

Your Management Studies(Level 5) Course:

    This course has been developed with the particular aim of providing students with an understanding of the key aspects of management. Consequently, it can be studied by students seeking to develop essential skills with a view to progressing in their workplace or by those considering setting up their own business.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Management Studies(Level 5) course is: 960 Hours

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Key Topics
  • Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology ICT in Management Studies
  • Unit 2: Introduction to management studies
  • Unit 3: Practical management skills
  • Unit 4: Managing process
  • Unit 5: The manager’s role in training and development
  • Unit 6: Training and development choice
  • Unit 7: Motivation in the workplace
  • Unit 8: Effective communication: understanding the communication process
  • Unit 9: Team building
  • Unit 10: Change management
  • Unit 11: The principles of organisational psychology
  • Unit 12: Co-operation in the workplace
  • Unit 13: Resources and research
  • Unit 14: Psychometrics
  • Unit 15: Project management
  • Unit 16: Management development
Assessments

When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

Entry Requirements
Level 3 Diploma

All students must be 17 years of age and above. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or an A level standard course (or equivalent) before the Level 5 qualification.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

The students are required to provide a photocopy of their Photo ID and Qualification after they enrol

Home Study Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

Home Study Resources

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.

This Level 5 Management Studies Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.

Qualification

Level 5 Diploma in Management Studies

Points Awarded : 240 UCAS Points

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a accredited certificate from CIE 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 accredited by CIE. This means that the provider 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 5 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 to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The CIE certificates 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.

Possible Career Path

Management Consultant
As a management consultant you would use your business skills to help organisations solve problems, improve efficiency and manage change. Companies might bring inmanagement consultants to provide particular knowledge or skills that they lack,offer a fresh viewpoint on a problem, or even help save a struggling business. You might help your clients with a wide range of business areas, for example: planning and strategy finance improving productivity and processes marketing personnel IT. Although projects could vary depending on the type of business you were helping, your job would generally involve: meeting clients to discuss their needs carrying out research to gain an understanding of the client's business interviewing the client's managers, staff and customers collecting and analysing data, and preparing reports identifying and investigating issues, and planning how to tackle them outlining current procedures, to highlight any inefficiencies creating computer models to test possible business solutions presenting recommendations to the client agreeing a course of action with the client providing any support the client might need to put the plan into practice, such as staff training. Projects may run from one day to several years, depending on the needs of your client.

Find out more about the Job Role for Management Consultant .

What's Included

Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.

As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Management Studies home study course and earn your award:

  • Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
  • Completion Certificate
  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • One year educational support by e-mail.
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :

Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.

See the details of '12 Month Course Insurance '.

LEARNING FOR LIFE:

We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:

  • 1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.

  • 2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk

  • 3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)

    For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.

    Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.

  • See details on 'Learning for Life'

Further Information
Award Level: Level 5 Diploma

Awarding Body: CIE (Cambridge International Examinations)

Format: Online / Paper

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.

For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community. After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 5 working days. You will also receive your personal student number via email. 

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

WHAT TO DO NOW?

Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.

Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.

Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.

That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.

Professional Membership

About CIE (Cambridge International Examinations)

The international qualifications by CIE are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. They deliver high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential. Their programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research. They provide a strong platform for learners to progress from one stage to the next, and are well supported by teaching and learning resources.

FAQ's

What is a Level 4 Diploma Equivalent to?

Level 4 qualifications recognise specialist learning and involve detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study. Learning at this level is appropriate for people working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others. Level 4 qualifications are at a level equivalent to Certificates of Higher Education.

What is a Level 5 Diploma equivalent to?

Level 5 qualifications recognise the ability to increase the depth of knowledge and understanding of an area of work or study to enable the formulation of solutions and responses to complex problems and situations. Learning at this level involves the demonstration of high levels of knowledge, a high level of work expertise in job roles and competence in managing and training others. Qualifications at this level are appropriate for people working as higher grade technicians, professionals or managers. Level 5 qualifications are at a level equivalent to intermediate Higher Education qualifications

Can I re-sit the exam if I fail?

You can take an online exam re-sit within 3 months of taking the exam, or before the end of your course, whichever is sooner. There is a £150 charge to re-sit the exam.

What is the duration of the course?

Our Level 4 Diplomas last for 1 year from the date of enrolment. All studies and the online exam must be completed within the 1 year time frame.

Can I extend the course if I don’t finish in time?

We do offer a course extension programme where Level 4 Diploma courses can be extended for £75 per month for up to 3 months. The extension period starts from the expiry date of the course.

Can I get into university with a Level 4 Diploma?

Most universities require UCAS points to gain entry. Some universities accept Level 4 Diplomas. We urge you to check the entry requirements of your chosen college/university/employer before enrolling on a course with us.

When will I receive my course?

If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.

For students, who choose to pay in instalments - you are required to complete the necessary agreement before the course is emailed to you.

Will I get a certificate on completion of my course?

You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.

Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.

How do I contact my tutor and submit assignments?

All our tutors are working professionals in their chosen fields and prefer to be contacted by email. In this way they can record your questions and progress.

Will my tutor answer my support requests quickly?

Yes, all tutors aim to give you feedback on your assignments within 10 working days. However, you do not usually have to wait this length of time.

Are there any exams?

Most of our courses are designed to be completed through assessments so you are not required to take exams except for A Levels and some Bookkeeping courses. However, as mentioned elsewhere, the arrangement for a centre at which to sit your exams is for you to make.

How does distance learning work?

To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.

When can I start the course?

The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.

How long do the courses take?

This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.

I want to buy a course that is not on the course list. What do I do?

Our website has an excellent list of the most popular courses on the market. However, we do have access to a more in-depth portfolio should you not find the course you are looking for. You can call our course advisors and discuss the course you are interested in.

Do the courses have tutorial support?

Yes, You will be allocated an experienced tutor who will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have. Your tutors can be contacted via email and post. Please note that some of the courses do not have tutor support. Please check the course literature for details

Is the course work done online or sent via the internet?

Most of our courses are available in both Online & Paper formats. You can choose the way your want to study and submit your course work

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?

We do like you to complete the course within the tutor support period but we can extend this for a small charge (currently £65). If you follow the recommended study hours, this will give you a good guide to complete the course withim the specified time period.

I wish to cancel my course. How do I do this?

If you have decided that this is not the right type of course for you you may cancel your course, in writing, within the first seven days of having received it. You then need to return your materials to the address printed on the course pack. This is at your own expense and we would advise that you return the materials by a traceable service, as this is your responsibility until we receive the materials. Once we have received the materials, in good condition, we will organise a refund cheque to be sent to you. Please note that an admin fee will apply. If you required your materials to be delivered abroad, the additional postage charge will not be refunded.

Do I have to buy any other materials?

Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.

I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?

Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.

Why choose eDistance Learning?

The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.

Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.

Course Outline

How is the course structured?

The Level 5 Diploma in Management course is divided into sixteen comprehensive units:

Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology ICT in Management Studies

Level H1

This unit aims to raise learner awareness of the different types of ICT skills, and provide the opportunity for them to develop these skills commensurate with H4 and H5 study. The course is delivered via distance learning with no face to face contact between tutors and students, therefore understanding appropriate research techniques, portfolio skills and self-reflection is important in terms of independent study at this level as well as facilitating a positive learning experience

Students are encouraged to conduct independent research related to the study of Management Studies using ICT skills, so that they can begin to compile their own resource list and also prepare themselves for further and more complex activities later in the course

1 Applications of ICT in the study of Management Studies
- Information, communication and technology (ICT) comprises core skills for learning.
- Utilisation of methods , tools and strategies of ICT to establish and maintain a sound working relationship with tutors and the college.
- Development of ICT skills in order to communicate effectively and maximise study progression.

2 ePortfolio constructs
- Setting up an ePortfolio for use during the lifetime of the course for storage of files including coursework, self-assessment activities, independent research notes - and reflective journals.
- The ePortfolio may be requested from time to time by tutors and moderators. Learners will be asked at various points in the course to upload files for this purpose.
- A structured system of unique information but once completed can be used as a resource for continuing professional development (CPD), and a body of revision for future studies.

3 Independent web based research
- Independent research to equip students with confidence to source and evaluate information relevant to the core course topics within MMA
- Develop tools and strategies with which to begin to undertake independent research and integrate this into coursework activities, for example suggesting ways to read research articles and assimilate types of information from these.

4 Principles of self-assessment and reflective writing
- The development of knowledge and understanding through writing skills for communicating ideas and arguments to tutors and other readers of written work.
- Reviews of writing skills
- Reflective writing skills and practice
- Promotion of pro-active implementation of skills enhancement through tutor feedback and self-assessment

Unit 2: Introduction to management studies

Level H1

The aim of this unit is to give learners an opportunity to study the main management principles and practices, and evaluate theories which underpin past and current management processes and applications

1 Theories of management
- Exploration and evaluation of the work of Fayol, Taylor and Mintzberg
- Exploration and evaluation of Leadership Theories – Hersey and Blanchard
- Exploration and evaluation of Tuckmans’ group theory and models

2 M anagement leadership
- Defining leadership
- Historical comparisons
- Leadership research
- Levels of leadership and leadership styles
- Aims and objectives of delegation
- Limitations and levels of delegation
- Measurement of outcomes

3 Team building
- Working in and with groups
- Cohesion strategies
- Diversity and compatibility
- Environments and organisations
- History of group development
- Setbacks and limitations

4 Time management
- Strategies
- Prioritising
- Timescales and goal setting
- SMART targets
- SWOT analysis
- Problem solving
- Force field analysis
- Mind mapping

Unit 3: Practical management skills

Level: H1

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to study core management skills and the models from which they have developed historically. In additions learners will be given the opportunity to learn about different management applications related to skills and expand understanding in order to create transferrable knowledge

1 Principles of management meetings
- Planning, preparation and information related to management meetings
- Structure and control strategies
- Summarising and record keeping

2 Interview skills
- Listening and clarification strategies
- Types of questions – aims and objectives
- Identifying resistance in non-verbal and verbal behaviour cues; handling resistance
- Feedback – giving and receiving
- The Johari Window
- Development of interview interaction

3 Organisational structure
- Classical hierarchical structure
- Functionality
- Recent trends and development
- Job design
- Mechanistic and organic organisations
- Size and technology

4 Centralisation
- Aims and objectives
- Pros and cons
- Workforce structure
- Organisational culture
- Outsourcing effects
- Environment and stakeholder influences

Unit 4: Managing process

Level H1

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an opportunity to study the management of process which includes business planning and strategy development related to budgets and projects. Learners are also given the opportunity to develop understanding through independent research of current quality management process and expand knowledge into transferrable skills

1 Business planning
- Strategy development and implementation
- Financial planning
- Costing and budgets
- Budget controls and reporting processes
- Management decision making processes
- Planning for decisions and decision making

2 Process management
- Input and output scenarios
- Efficiency and effectiveness
- Defining and clarifying business processes
- Stages of process management
- Process mapping, improvement and redesign
- Re-engineering and implementation

3 Managing project processes
- The role and responsibilities of the project manager
- The project life cycle
- Milestones and work tasks
- Dependencies and contingencies
- Controlling and monitoring
- Resourcing and accountability

4 Quality management processes
- Identifying risk
- Risk control
- Communication and reporting
- Resolving problems
- Costing and financing

Unit 5: The manager’s role in training and development

Level H1

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an opportunity to explore a range of training and developmental strategies and programmes within business contexts, and also to develop knowledge and understanding of the manager’s role related to creation of a learning organisation

1 The learning organisation
- Evaluation of Senge’s work
- The 5 components model
- The basic model of a system
- Social capita: historical perspectives, creating a learning organisation

2 Learning theories
- Behaviourism, constructivism, Social Learning Theory, Cognitive Theory, Experiential Learning Theory, the VAK model, Honey and Mumford’s work, pragmatism and the Facilitation theory

3 Action learning
- Process and application
- The training cycle and training needs
- Hard and soft skills
- Needs strategies
- The Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
- The skills gap

4 Competency frameworks
- Aims and objectives
- Methods and application
- Objective achievement
- Skills
- Examples and comparisons

Unit 6: Training and development choice

Level H1

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to explore how training choices are determined and consequent strategies developed for individuals, groups and corporate development. The unit also provides learners with an opportunity to develop understanding of professional and training standards and how these relate to government initiatives at both national and international levels.

1 Factors for consideration
- Work orientated learning
- Induction and instruction
- e-learning
- Blended learning
- Practical applications

2 Knowledge retention
- Relevance of the skills gap
- Government initiatives and standards
- Training needs
- The Leitch Report
- Technological advancement
- Vocational training
- Expansion of HE, targets and aims and objectives

3 Standardisation
- Vision and mission
- Productivity issues
- Government training initiatives and funding
- Learning Skills Council
- Modern Apprenticeships
- Other agency involvement
- National occupation standards

4 Evaluation
- Best practice development
- Return on investment criteria
- Kirkpatrick model of training and evaluation
- CIRO model of training and evaluation
- CIPP system model

Unit 7: Motivation in the workplace

Level H1

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an opportunity to evaluate theories and models of motivation and apply these principles to workplace contexts; in addition learners will also be encouraged to explore management roles in relation to motivation and implementation of strategies

1 Theoretical principles of motivation
- Motivation allied to performance
- Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation
- McGregor’s Theory
- Effects of personality on motivation
- The Big Five Model (Costa and McCrae)
- Taylor and McGregor: Instrumentality Theory
- Content theories by Maslow, McLelland and Herzberg

2 Historical perspectives
- Historical perspectives of motivational relevance, importance and development
- Rewards and punishments linked to motivational force
- The behaviour connection
- Dynamicism versus static growth

3 Individual need for achievement
- Historical perspectives
- The need and drive for achievement in modern work life
- Self-realisation and self-actualisation
- Existence, relatedness, growth and fulfilment at work
- How to motivate the workforce

4 Cognitive perspective
- Process theories: Vroom, Porter, Lawler, Adams
- Cognitive relationships
- Expectancy scores and ratings
- Motivational forces
- Ability, role, perception and goals
- Equity and the effects of organisational culture

Unit 8: Effective communication: understanding the communication process

Level H1

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to explore communication strategies related to management contexts and applications. Learners will also be given the opportunity to evaluate a variety of theories related to effective communication in the workplace and ally these to historical perspectives and development within management processes.

1 Language of management
- Historical perspectives
- Emergence of ‘speake’
- The culture of buzzwords
- Shift to paperless communication

2 Comparative evaluations between theories
- Historical theories – Hannon and Weaver model (channel medium and feedback)
- The communication of meaning
- Semantic noise
- McLuhan – influence of low volume, intonation and modulation in effective communication
- Hall’s Theory of Territorial Zones and Mehrabian’s model on spoken communication

3 Principles of best practice
- Skills and knowledge bases
- Aims, objectives and limitations of management communication methods
- Preparation and logistics
- Feedback and reporting outcomes

4 Email as a primary method
- History of email emergence as a primary communication method
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Commercial cost
- Diversion and stress
- Effective use
- Information storage and legislation
- Information overload

Unit 9: Team building

Level H2

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an opportunity to explore the principles and constructs of management delegation and to evaluate the effects on motivation and work force development. Learners will also be encouraged to conduct independent research into theoretical models and perspectives related to current management practice

1 Team characteristics
- The Japanese doctrine
- Quality management related to teams
- Team performances
- Pros and cons of teams
- Scholte’s model
- High performance teams
- Team leadership
- Independent development

2 Team development processes
- Tuckman’s model
- Conflict avoidance
- Mourning in teams
- Woodcock’s model
- Katzenback and Smith’s five stage model
- Belbin’s model

3 Team development strategies
- Creation of the effective team
- Monitoring processes
- Gap analysis
- Team relationships
- The culture of trust
- Emotional intelligence

4 Team management approaches
- The KISS approach
- Disunion and analysis
- Personal controls
- Openness and inclusion
- Confidentiality
- Guidelines for delegation

Unit 10: Change management

Level H2

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to study conflict management approaches and strategies within a range of contexts. Learners will also be provided with the opportunity to explore change management and continued professional development processes

1 Causes of workplace conflict
- Informal and formal conflict
- Culture as a form of conflict
- Harassment
- Blame cultures
- Symptoms of conflict
- Constructive conflict
- Effects and implications of conflict

2 Change management
- Potential sources and origins of conflicts
- Kotter and Schlesinger model
- Kotter and Schlesinger 6 point strategy

3 Managing individuals
- Consultation
- Constructive criticism
- Open and objective approaches
- Defensiveness
- Frameworks and procedures
- Time management

4 Processes of personal development
- CPD strategies, aims and objectives
- Personal development plans
- Adair’s 3 circles model
- Personal profiling
- Review and evaluation

Unit 11: The principles of organisational psychology

Level H2

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to study the theoretical perspectives, models and applications of organisations psychology. Learners will also be given an opportunity to study management perspectives and approaches related to organisational psychology

1 Principles of organisational psychology
- Historical origins of organisational psychology
- Emergence of current practice
- Working in organisations
- Aims and objectives of organisational psychology
- Explicit and implicit rules

2 Current applications
- Current practices
- Behavioural changes in the workplace
- Management role in organisational psychology applications

3 Personality types
- Influences of personality on behaviour in the workplace
- Outline of personality types

4 Stress in the workplace
- Working hours, working patterns, physical effects if stress, psychological effects of stress
- Employer and manager role in stress management
- Interpersonal skills
- Mentoring and current stress management

Unit 12: Co-operation in the workplace

Level H2

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an opportunity to explore the collaborative nature of cooperation in the workplace and examine strategies related to organisational structure and management approaches

1 Principles of cooperative working
- Competition
- Conflict management
- Handling criticism
- Competitive working processes and practices
- Negative communication

2 Impacts of globalisation
- Information technology advances
- Consumer demand
- Workforce changes

3 Impacts of organisational structure
- Organisational structure
- Formalisation
- Bureaucracy
- Departmentalism

4 Contributing external factors
- Authoritarian and organisational hierarchy
- Professionalism
- Complexity and size of organisation
- Adaptability and changing workforce
- Consequences and reactions to globalisation and change

Unit 13: Resources and research

Level H2

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to study research methods and resources related to management approaches, the future of work and current changes in workforces

1 Change in customer bases
- Global markets
- Evolutionary patterns
- Changes in technology and demands

2 Research methods and ethics
- Implications of research
- Methodology and research resources
- Aims and objectives of research
- Strengths and weaknesses of methods
- Ethical implications

3 Future of work
- Socio-economic
- Demographic
- Quality of working life
- Work and education
- Living in a consumer led society

4 Psychological changes
- Stress and life factors
- Work satisfaction
- Demography
- Breaks in working life
- Women and work
- Employment and structure of work
- Evaluation processes

Unit 14: Psychometrics

Level H2

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to study the principles and processes of psychometric testing in the workplace, the managerial role and responsibility in applications and evaluations, the aims and objectives of testing and the relevance to modern organisational structure

1 Psychometric processes
- Aims and objectives
- Formats
- Scientific basis and argument
- Qualitative qualification
- Attitudes to psychometrics
- Types of tests and analytical procedures

2 Intelligence and ability
- The Spearmen Theory
- 5 factor model of general intelligence
- Growth of interest in emotional intelligence linked to work practice
- Measuring performance
- Influence of personality of performance

3 Physical theories of personality
- Biological and neurological approaches
- The four temperaments and historical perspectives
- Sheldon’s Theory
- Psychodynamic Theories
- Social Learning Theories
- Locus of control
- Situationalism
- Observational learning

4 Phenomenological model
- Roger’s Self Theory
- Maslow’s self-actualisation
- Kelly’s Personal construct Theory
- Murray’s Learned Needs theory
- The factor analysis approach

Unit 15: Project management

Level H2

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to study the principles and practices of project management and to explore contexts of application

1 Project management
- Historical development of project management
- Types of project management approaches and the project lifecycle
- Customers and clients
- Project definitions and fulfilment
- Aims and objectives of project assignments
- Risk analysis
- Stakeholders and procurement
- Business plans and financial appraisal
- Communication, teams and task forces

2 Project organisation
- Feasibility studies
- Enquiries and checklists
- Scope of projects
- Design specifications
- Documentation
- Estimating techniques
- Key personnel
- Managing project progress and project completion

3 Critical pathway processes
- Aims and objectives
- Notation systems
- Critical pathway analysis
- Work breakdown and costings
- Network systems
- Milestones, logistics and timescales

4 Resource organisation
- Resource scheduling
- People and reusable resources
- Materials
- Cash flow management
- Purchasing
- Commercial management
- Value analysis

Unit 16: Management development

Level H2

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to study the principles of management development and apply knowledge and understanding to a range of contexts including personal development, performance and appraisal.

1 Management development
- Skills and applications
- Direction and continuum in business
- Self-directed learning
- Feedback and reflection
- Models and approaches
- Self awareness, the manager as mentor, coach and counsellor
- Decision making
- Self-limiting benefits
- Role in organisational structure
- Case study reviews

2 Performance management
- Aims and objectives
- The knowledge economy
- Systems and processes
- Motivation and rewards
- Approaches and models
- PRP and IPRP
- Case study review
- SMART
- PM cycle

3 Feedback processes
- Aims and objectives
- Relevance
- Processes
- Skills and effective communication
- Self-reflective feedback
- Applications and outcome

4 Personal development plans
- Identifying needs and competencies
- Aims and objectives of PDPs
- Relevance to individuals and teams
- Work-life balance
- Establishing goals
- Characteristics and formats
- Methods of learning, action plans, developmental activities, recording results and outcomes
- Review stage

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Study Time 960 Hours
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