Level 7: Extended Diploma in Management

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The undergraduate Hotel and Hospitality Management course is a 120-credit course, made up of 10 level 5 modules. Each module consists of around 40-guided learning hours. All modules have an additional 30-50 learning hours of optional materials, which comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and Internet resources. Within the modules are self testing exercises. You must take care in answering these. Although they are not marked nor do they count towards your final assessment, the marking is tested against your scoring on the final assessment to check for consistency of score

The length of the course is typically a year long however, it is dependent upon the learner how quickly he/she is able to finish the course.

Course start dates can be any time throughout the year if the course is pursued online. Please contact college for start dates in case you need to study on campus.

Trading under the College of Birmingham,
449 Stratford Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 4LD, UK

OUR QUALIFICATIONS

Our management qualifications are the culmination of expert input from colleges, sector skills councils, industry professionals and our qualification development team.

We have taken advantage of the flexibility of the QCF to develop a suite of awards, certificates and diplomas that offer progression from level 4 up to level 7.

Key features of the qualifications include:

  • Core units that are common to different sectors offering the opportunity for learners to move between sectors or delay decisions as to which area to specialise in
  • Small qualifications that can be used for professional development for those in employment or for learners who do not have the time to undertake a full time programme
  • Flexible methods of assessment allowing tutors to select the most appropriate methods for their learners

ABOUT ATHE

An Ofqual regulated awarding organisation, providing QCF qualifications in management, health & social care management and travel & tourism management. ATHE are known for their excellent customer service, efficient support and flexible qualifications that offer diverse progression routes.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will be eligible to study the level 7 courses if you are a graduate in any discipline and are aged 22 years or over. Non Graduates aged over 24 years with at least 5 years’ experience in management may also apply. Please note these are specific university entry requirements for those students that wish to top up to a University qualification for e.g. A Masters in Business Administration. Normal requirements will be for 240 credits at Level 4/5 or 120 credits at Level 7. There will usually be an IELTS or TOEFL English language requirement.

CREDIT VALUES AND RULES OF COMBINATION

The QCF is a framework which awards credit for qualifications and units and aims to present qualifications in a way that is easy to understand and measure. There are three sizes of qualification in the QCF:

  • Award, between 1 and 12 credits
  • Certificate, between 13 and 36 credits
  • Diploma, 37 credits and above

Each unit within a qualification has a credit value and a level. The credit value specifies the number of credits that will be awarded to a learner who has achieved the learning outcomes of a unit.

The level is an indication of relative demand, complexity and depth of achievement and autonomy.

Each credit represents 10 hours of learning time. The learning time is a notional measure which indicates the amount of time a learner at the level of the unit is expected to take, on average, to complete the learning outcomes of the unit to the standard determined by the assessment criteria.

Learning time includes activities such as directed study, assessment, tutorials, mentoring and individual private study.

The credit value of the unit will remain constant in all contexts regardless of the assessment method or the mode of delivery. Learners will only be awarded credits for the successful completion of whole units.

Each unit also contains information on guided learning hours (GLH). GLH are intended to provide guidance for centres on the amount of resource needed to deliver the programme and support learners i.e. the time required for face to face delivery, tutorials, workshops and associated assessments. Each qualification has agreed rules of combination which indicate the number of credits to be achieved, which units are mandatory and the choice of optional units. The rule of combination for each qualification is given below.

MODULES

Qualities of Effective Leadership
Learners will explore the making and developing of powerful leaders.

Developing Interpersonal Skills 
Connecting and bonding with people within the commercial sectors is extremely important for good business. This module trains learners in skills to improve and enhance communication techniques to create strong bonds.

Motivating and Influencing People
Inspiring people to create a unity of direction within business.

Making Decisions
Doing the right things in the right way at the right time. Learners will look at the process of making a good decision.

Creativity and Problem Solving
Do problems pose a threat or are they an opportunity to improve? Here, learners will figure out how to turn a problem into an advantage.

Studying and Using Management Theories

The External Operating Environment of Business.

Culture and Ethics

Governance and Directorships

Marketing Strategy

High Performance Sales

E-Marketing Communication

Customer & their Needs

Strategic Human Resource Management

Recruiting and CPD

Measuring & Rewarding Performance

Interpreting Business Accounts

Tools and Financial Analysis

Managing Cash & Working Capital

Exercises in Quantitative Techniques

Analysing the Competition

Impact of Technology on Business

Innovation and R&D

Managing the Supply Chain

Implementing and Managing Quality Systems

Strategic Planning Tools

Strategic and Systems Management

The Business Plan

Developing High Performance Teams

Managing Projects

Strategies for growth

GUIDANCE ON ASSESSMENT

Each module consists of 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours worth of optional materials which comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources. Within the modules are self-testing exercises. You must take care in answering these. Although they are not marked nor do they count towards your final assessment, the marking is tested against your scoring on the final assessment to check for consistency of score. All course material will be available to access online. Students will also be provided with recommended reading lists and be given guidance wherever needed. Online support is available for all learners. Students will be given access to the School of Business website in which they will be able to communicate with one another, and support staff, through the means of a forum.

The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) administered by Ofqual, the Government appointed regulator. In addition the learning outcomes are articulated against the ATHE UK curriculum.