Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications take a student-centred approach to the curriculum. There is a flexible, unit-based structure that focuses on developing the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills the student will need to succeed in employment and higher education. The Level 4 units lay the foundations of learning by providing a broad introduction to business and different business functions. Students will develop an understanding of the key concepts in leadership & management that can be applied to any business setting. Student will have the opportunity to refine their practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop vocational behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and the workplace. The Level 5 units give students the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and behaviours aligned to the Occupational Standard (OS) for Operations or Departmental Manager. The units will prepare students to enter employment with the qualities and abilities necessary for roles that require personal responsibility and decision-making, and support students to aspire to future management roles. The units also prepare students to progress to Level 6 higher education study, including higher apprenticeships and professional body qualifications. Students will be able to develop and apply their own ideas to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of business situations. By the end of Level 5, students will have a sound understanding of the principles of leadership and management and will know how to apply those principles more widely in the business world.
Level 4 Mandatory Core Units: The Contemporary Business Environment, Marketing Processes & Planning, Management of Human Resources, Leadership & Management, Accounting Principles, Managing a Successful Business Project, Operational Planning & Management, Digital Business in Practice Level 5 Mandatory Core Units: Organisational Behaviour Management, Managing & Leading Change, Principles of Operations Management, Business Strategy, Business Information Technology Systems, Developing Individual, Teams & Organisations, Business Communications & Relationship Management, Business Data Analytics & Insights
The course is predominantly assessed through the completion of assignment projects. Much of the study will require work outside of formal classes, so self-motivation and good time management skills are essential. As a guideline you are advised that a 15-credit unit approximates to a learning time of 150 hours.
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