ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES

STUDY MODE
Full-Time
LEVEL OF COURSE
Level 3
WORKLOAD
8-10 hours per week
ATTENDANCE
21 hours per week
Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies
Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification which is designed to provide a preparation for study in higher education (HE) for adults returning to education. Individual Diplomas are validated and awarded by Access Validating Agencies (AVAs), according to regulations and specifications set by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

AWARDING BODY   OCN
Level of Course Access to Higher Education Diploma Level 3 qualification.
Study Mode Full-Time
Attendance Full-time students are required to attend 21 hours per week in term time.
Workload We recommend an average of 8-10 hours home study time per week for this programme.
Exemptions No exemptions are allowed for this programme.

THE SPECIFICATION FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA:

The generic requirements for the Access to HE Diploma are that:

  • The total credit achievement is 60 credits
  • Of these 60 credits, 45 credits must be achieved at level 3 from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content
  • The remaining 15 credits must be achieved at level 2 or level 3 from units which are ungraded

RULES OF COMBINATION

In order the gain the Award, the learner must achieve a total of 60 credits. Of these 60 credits, 45 credits must be achieved at Level 3 from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content. Graded units can be awarded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. The remaining 15 credits must be achieved at Level 2 or Level 3 from units which are ungraded.

  • COURSE CONTENTS

    Description

    The award is made up of 16 units:

    Mandatory units:

    • Finding & Reading Information
    • Report Writing
    • Business Mathematics: Statistics and Probability

    Study Skills

    • Writing Standard English
    • Using the Internet for Researching Information
    • Using Information Technology

    Optional Units

    • Business Organisation & Structure:
    • Business Communication
    • Business Planning
    • Measuring Change in Business
    • Business Studies - External Influences
    • Internal & External Business Factors
    • International Business
    • Introduction to Finance
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Marketing Principles
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Motivation
    • HR Planning - Recruitment & Selection
    • Business Studies - Human Resources
  • TEACHING & LEARNING

    The course will be delivered through classroom teaching, group work, case studies, independent research and tutorials.

    Assessment:

    The Access to HE Diploma assessment mechanism incorporates:

    • Assessment tasks which are designed and set by the Centre
    • Internal assessment of learner work
    • Internal and external moderation of assessment.

    Learners are assessed through activities that are internally set by teaching staff and which enable the assessment criteria for a unit to be met. Tutors mark the work to check it is:

    • Authentic - the result of the learner's own performance or activity;
    • Sufficient - enabling assessors to make a consistent and reliable judgement;
    • Adequate - appropriate to the level.

    Achievement is not confirmed until the work has been through the internal moderation and external moderation processes and the recommended result has been confirmed by the OCN London Awards Board.

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    There are no centrally specified formal requirements for qualifications on entry; however, there is usually the expectation that
    the learner will have literacy, communication skills and numeracy at Level 2 or above.

    Start Date

    New intakes each January/April/September

    Total Course Duration

    1 years

  • PROGRESSION ROUTE ON COMPLETION

    The students completing this course will be progressing to BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business Marketing course.

  • TUITION FEE

    We believe Higher Education should not be only be accessible but affordable to as many students as can benefit from it. Our course fees are 2,800 per year for UK and EU students.

  • HOW TO APPLY

    We want to help you achieve a quality qualification that improves your future employment prospects anywhere in the world. Our professionally focused courses will give you the skills and knowledge to go straight into your chosen career. Mont Rose College encourages and supports all sectors of the community to access Higher Education and in accordance with the College Admissions Policy places will be offered on the basis of students meeting the entry criteria:

    • English & Maths Diagnostic Test
    • Course interview

    Students are requested to produce formal documents to assist with their application please contact the Admission Team 020 8556 5009 or email info@mrcollege.ac.uk to find out what they are.

    Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences

    Shakespeare House Campus,
    267 Cranbrook Road

    Ilford, Greater London
    IG1 4TG.
    Admission Office: Mont Rose College, Shakespeare House Campus, Ilford.