|Course Level||level 4|
|Awarding Body||ABC Awards|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
At the heart of every successful business and organisation lies a team of outstanding and capable managers. No business can succeed or even survive where leadership is lacklustre and management substandard. The workforce may represent the lifeblood that keeps a business running, but it is the management team that drives, controls and optimises everything the workforce does. Just as world-class leadership can propel a brand to incredible heights, poor management largely guarantees failure. With no margin for error, business owners are often unwilling to take chances on candidates without impressive and recognised management credentials.
This outstanding diploma of management online, has been designed for those looking to enhance existing careers, or take their first steps into supervisory positions. With no specific experience or knowledge required, nine intensive modules gradually introduce the core qualities and responsibilities of the contemporary business manager. Diploma in management distance learning, begins by outlining what it takes to become an effective leader from a modern corporate perspective, before investigating a variety of continuous-improvement techniques. Candidates explore the importance of flawless time management, conflict-resolution skills and workload-balancing, followed by an overview of essential project management skills and effective business risk management.
Ultimately, successful candidates will benefit from the specialist knowledge and insights required to pursue high-level supervisory and management positions in any business sector
This diploma in management online, is delivered over nine intensive modules:
Module 1 - Understanding Management and Leadership
The introductory course module sets out to define leadership from a modern business perspective, outlining and exploring the key differences between management and leadership. Candidates are provided with a detailed breakdown of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats matrix (SWOT Analysis), along with an introduction to a variety of common leadership challenges/limitations.
Module 2 - Improving Management and leadership Performance
Course Module 2 focuses on effective and workable strategies for improving performance as a manager, discussing the key steps in creating a personal vision and the potential value/benefits of collaborating on shared vision. Candidates also explore a variety of strategies for working with mental models.
Module 3 - Managing Resources
Resource management follows as the primary core focus in Module 3, providing candidates with both the definition of the term and how effective resource management can benefit the modern business. Along with the core elements of effective resource management processes, candidates discuss several common challenges related to resource management.
Module 4 - Managing Change
The concept of change is discussed at length in the fourth module, which focuses specifically on why change matters in a business setting and the importance of approaching change with a proactive attitude. The core elements of The Change Cycle are dissected and investigated in detail, along with the value of ongoing change management and coping with the pace of change.
Module 5 - Managing Time
Time-management enters the conversation in Module 5, guiding candidates through a series of techniques for more effectively prioritising time and managing workloads. Course content introduces setting goals in accordance with the SPIRIT model – Specific, Prizes, Individuals, Review, Inspiring, Time-Bound – along with important planning tools and how to use batching techniques.
Module 6 - Managing Conflict
Course Module 6 turns attention to conflict management, exploring causes of conflict and how confrontation can be beneficial when approached and managed appropriately. Candidates discover how to prevent conflicts from becoming problematic, along with key assertive guidelines, strategies for managing anger, dealing with negative feelings and more.
Module 7 - Managing Meetings and Giving Feedback
The following module introduces professional meeting-management, guiding candidates through the various stages in planning, chairing and evaluating meetings. The value of providing regular and honest feedback is explored, along with the roles both meetings and feedback play in enhancing workforce potential and driving business interests.
Module 8 - Principles of Project Management
Course Module 8 takes an in-depth look at the principles of project management, exploring both the role and the responsibilities of the professional project manager. Key subtopics introduced include establishing project goals, developing teams, essential project planning tools, common reasons for project failure, how project benefits business interests, a full breakdown of the project management lifecycle and the eight integral aspects of a business project.
Module 9 - Risk Management
In the closing course module, effective risk-management strategies enter the discussion, along with an outline of the importance of precise and consistent risk-control. The various types of business risk management are explored, along with the advantages of efficient risk management and the ‘Four Ts’ approach – Transferring Risk, Tolerating Risk, Treating Risk and Terminating Risk.
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £36
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.