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|Apply From:||20th May 2012|
|Location:||South West England [South Gloucestershire - North Somerset - Devon - Cornwall - Gloucestershire - Plymouth - Swindon - Torbay - Isles of Scilly - Bath and North East Somerset - Somerset - Wiltshire - Bournemouth - Poole - Dorset - Bristol]|
|Type:||College Courses : Level 4 Award/Certificate/Diploma|
|Required Grades:||Refer to Summary|
|Age Requirements:||16 and up|
What's it all about?A Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) is awarded by Plymouth University. You are able to choose from a number of different modules to develop a 60 credit programme within administration, business and management.
Course Progression:There is no direct progression route from the CPD award, however upon successful completion you may like to consider one of our many foundation degrees that are offered at the College. You may use the 60 credits achieved through the award towards your chosen degree.
Are there any exams?The assessment for the CPD award is dependant on your choice of modules. Module assessments can include a mixture of both coursework, in-class tests and examinations.
What does this course involve?You can choose any of the modules listed below - subject to times that modules are being delivered, to form a 60 credit programme . It is recommended that you select at least on module from level 4. Level 4 Modules Managing in organisations - 20 credits, Semester 1 (September to January)This module explores a range of theories and managerial approaches to analyse, explain and influence human behaviour in work organisations in national and international contexts. Personal development - 20 credits, Semester 1 (September to January)This module is designed to give students the opportunity to engage with, and reflect upon the personal and professional skills and competences required for entry to and progression within their chosen profession. This module will also equip the students with a range of skills necessary for success in higher education and employment. The economic environment for business - 20 credits, Semester 1 (September to January)The module introduces business students to the national and international economic environment and considers a range of economic factors that have influence on decision making in business organisations. Recruitment and training - 20 credits, Semester 1 (September to January)This module will provide you with a broad understanding of the importance of effective HR planning processes, recruitment and selection, employee development and the organisational and legal context in which they operate. Employee relations and the law - 20 credits, Semester 2 (February to June)Provides knowledge and understanding of specific aspects of law relating to employing staff and develops knowledge and skills required to carry out effective employee relations and performance management. Business finance - 20 credits, Semester 2 (January to June)This module will provide potential managers with the skills and knowledge to analyse and evaluate financial information and enable them to prepare financial information for decision making purposes. Legal aspects - 20 credits, Semester 2 (January to June)This module develops essential knowledge and skills relating to key aspects of law impacting on business in general. Introduction to management planning - 20 credits, Semester 2 (January to June)Explains the principles of planning at all levels in an organisation and allows staff to gain an appreciation of the need for entrepreneurs and the benefits of creative thinking using various techniques. Administrative systems and processes - 20 credits, Semester 2 (January to June)Provides a general introduction to the relevance of the systems approach for the design and conduct of administrative activity. Professional administration Developing HR practitioner skills Purchasing and supply management 1 Level 5 Modules Marketing, planning and communication - 20 credits, Semester 1 (September to January)The module will develop students understanding of the marketing planning models and theories, enabling them to apply this knowledge to producing a practical marketing plan for a business organisation. Also within the planning process an overview of the key responsibilities of Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) in the marketing mix will be incorporated. Management accounting - 20 credits, Semester 1 (September to January)A management accounting module covering a range of tools and techniques that managers use when making finance decisions. Managing people - 20 credits, Semester 1 (September to January)This module explores aspects of the HR specialist's contribution to effective management of the employment relationship. Purchasing and supply management 2 Global supply chain management Strategy and innovation - 10 credits, Semester 2 (January to June)You will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the concepts of enterprise risk taking and innovation within the context of a wide variety of organisational and market settings. Research methods - 20 credits, Semester 2 (January to June)This module enables students to examine a range of research skills and quantitative methods which are central to conducting a research project in their academic work or professional discipline. Operations management - 20 credits, Semester 2 (January to June)Students will have an opportunity to develop their understanding of how an organisation designs, plans and controls and improves its activities within different sectors, recognising the role of work planning and organisation, co-ordination, review and monitoring of tasks within these industry areas. Operations management in the supply chain - These modules are subject to approval.
Course Requirements:The assessment for the CPD award is dependant on your choice of modules. Module assessments can include a mixture of both coursework, in-class tests and examinations.
Is this course Full-Time or Part-time?Part-time
Course level:Level Four, Level Five
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