London School of Planning and Management
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This diploma provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, challenges and disciplines growth organisations or business start-ups face. Learners who want to make a success of their own business venture or to develop their skills in promoting or creating growth in organisations will gain significantly from this qualification.
The inspired student or entrepreneur will gain valuable insights into the characteristics, skills, resources and tools required to drive a growing organisation or business start-up forward. Learners will be required to be proactive and engage with businesses that have growth strategies or start-ups with ambition.
Learners will be expected to create ideas and plans that support their personal business goals or those of organisations that they are involved with. The Level 5 units are also designed to dove-tail into a top-up undergraduate year at a UK University.
This qualification aims to give practising or potential managers formal development in this role. The qualification does this by developing management understanding and assisting participants in gaining the knowledge required at this level.
Candidates do not have to be currently employed to study this qualification, but may be engaged in voluntary activity or planning for work. These are stand-alone qualifications.
The Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree.
Level 5 Diploma in Business and Enterprise (Law pathway) consists of 12 mandatory units and 4 optional units for a combined total of 240 credits.
- Each unit is of 15 credit value
- Introduction to Business and Enterprise
- Managing in a Global Business Environment
- Organisational Behaviour
- Introduction to Accounting
- Business Communication
- Operations Management
- Leadership within Organisations
- Business Research
- Marketing Strategy
- Contemporary Issues in Marketing
- Marketing Planning
- Marketing Communications
SELECT ANY 4 FROM THE OPTIONAL UNITS GIVEN BELOW
Business Units (Optional Units)
- Business Decision Making
- Externally Set Assignments
- Strategic Business Management and Planning
- Ethics in Business
- Corporate Social Responsibility
Enterprise Units (Optional Units)
- Risk Management
- Planning a New Business Venture
- Project Management for Business
Law Units (Optional Units)
- Employment Law
- Business Law
- Company Law
- European Law
HRM Units (Optional Units)
- Employee Relations
- Human Resource management (principles)
- Managing Human Resources (Practice)
- Human Resource Development
Tourism Units (Optional Units)
- Sustainable Tourism Development
- Resort Management
- Passenger Transport Operations
- Incoming and Domestic Tourism
Who is this course for?
The qualification is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business.
Successful completion of the qualification will provide learners with the opportunity to progress to Level 6 Diploma qualification or opt for Bachelors Degree Top Up such as :-
- BA (Hons) Business Management
- BA (Hons) Business Studies
- BSc (Hons) Management Accounting.
- BA (Hons) Marketing Management
The Learners must possess:
- Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 Award/Diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent qualification
- Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
- Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
On successful completion of Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Enterprise, there are a number of progression opportunities.
Candidates may progress to:
- Other qualifications at the next level For example: Level 6 Certificate or Diploma in Business or,
- Top Up Degree in Business or,
- Employment in a middle management position
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