Business and Administrative Management – Level 4 Diploma
The Business and Administrative Management course is delivered full time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for one academic year.
The Business and Administrative Management supports those already working in, or aspiring to work in, business management positions.
This qualification is based on the IAM’s definition of administrative management, namely that the administrative management function supports organisations in planning, organising, directing and controlling their business activities across all functional areas. Thus administrative management and administrative managers have a key role in ensuring that businesses gain and maintain their competitive advantage. The qualification explores how businesses design and operate internal structures and systems that support these goals.
Candidates will develop a holistic approach to business together with the analytical and evaluative skills necessary for those in management positions. They will gain fundamental knowledge, understanding and skills to manage effectively and efficiently business and administrative functions across organisations.
Business and Administrative Management is taught from our Longbridge campus, which is ideally located with transport routes from Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick and other surrounding areas.
Candidates have to complete eight mandatory units and two optional units and need to achieve a minimum of 120 credits to complete the qualification. This is achieved via the completion of the units. Compulsory units include fundamentals of administrative management, administrative systems, managing operations, managing quality, personal effectiveness, managing people, managing information and knowledge, finance; optional units include marketing intelligence, business events management.
Teaching will be on site using a mixture of tutor led sessions incorporating group and individual work, case studies and interactive methods. In addition to this, all students have free student membership of IAM and have access to a number of student resources on the website.
The mandatory units are grouped into four assessment groups. Candidates pass or fail the full group. This means that two mandatory units are assessed by one assessment. The assessments for all mandatory units are set and marked by the IAM.
The optional units are assessed individually, by externally set assignments which are marked by the college and moderated by the IAM.
Upon successful completion of the course the student will receive the designation A.Inst.AM
Opportunities for Progression
Level 4 Diploma holders can progress onto the Level 5 Diploma or Higher Education studies.
There are no formal entry requirements for the qualification. However, the qualification is at Level 4 of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), and IAM does recommend that students embarking on a programme of study towards the Diploma should be 18 years old and have a level 3 qualification, or equivalent work experience in the business administration area.
24+ ADVANCED LEARNING LOANS
From April 2013, anyone aged 24+ and starting a course on or after 1 August 2013 may apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. The loans are designed to help you pay your tuition fees and are available to all UK nationals* studying at Level 3 or Level 4 or an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year. If your loan is for an Access to Higher Education programme and you progress to complete a Higher Education programme, you will not have to pay back your 24+ loan!
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For Further Information
If you're interested in studying Business & Administrative Management at Bournville college, enquiries should be made to the Advice Zone and entry onto the programme will be dependent upon a satisfactory interview. Please telephone 0121 477 1300 for further information, call in or email firstname.lastname@example.org