Diploma in Administrative Management

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Certificate

Unit:

  1. Inside Organisations
  2. Working with People
  3. Administrative Practice

Diploma

Unit:

  1. People in Organisations
  2. Administrative Systems and Processes
  3. Professional Administration
  4. Information for Decision Making
  5. Case Study1 or Project Report1

Career PathThis qualification is for individuals who wish to develop their understanding and improve their management skills. It enables individuals to take a systematic approach to organisational and information management. The course will give you the ability to:

  1. Manage individuals, teams and projects effectively
  2. Take a leading role in identifying and implementing change for the better in your organisation
  3. Gain the theoretical and p…

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Certificate

Unit:

  1. Inside Organisations
  2. Working with People
  3. Administrative Practice

Diploma

Unit:

  1. People in Organisations
  2. Administrative Systems and Processes
  3. Professional Administration
  4. Information for Decision Making
  5. Case Study1 or Project Report1

Career PathThis qualification is for individuals who wish to develop their understanding and improve their management skills. It enables individuals to take a systematic approach to organisational and information management. The course will give you the ability to:

  1. Manage individuals, teams and projects effectively
  2. Take a leading role in identifying and implementing change for the better in your organisation
  3. Gain the theoretical and practical understanding required by senior managers

Programme ObjectivesStudents will be provided with the body of knowledge to:

  1. Use the principles of Human Resource Management
  2. Apply new management tools and skills
  3. Use analytical tools to improve management decision making
  4. Organise and communicate with multiple teams
  5. Identify and implement change to systems and processes

Syllabus aim of Certificate in Administrative ManagementThe aim of the Certificate is to provide an in depth introduction to the field of
Administrative Management and serve as a precursor to moving on the iam
Diploma and beyond.

AssessmentThere are two parts to the assessment for this qualification:

1. Creation of a reflective learning diary related to the learning outcomes of each
unit that records evidence of skills for employment as well as academic
achievements

2. Project Report of between 3000 and 3500 which must evidence application of
learning from the programme syllabus and achievement of the overall Award
learning outcomes.

Learning resourcesStudy Guide supplied by the Institute of Administrative Management.

Syllabus aim of Diploma in Administrative Management The aim of the Level 4 Diploma in Administrative Management is to develop an
appreciation of the people-management functions within the organisation. This
qualification provides a general introduction to the relevance of the systems
approach as well as asking candidates to consider administration in its wider
organisational context. Candidates are introduced to some of the key concerns
faced by administrative managers within a rapidly changing environment. It also
develops candidate’s appreciation of the need to manage information.

Assessment1. Units 1-4 are individually assessed by a three hour unseen written paper
comprising two sections A and B.
a. Section A will comprise eight compulsory short answer questions designed
to test candidates’ knowledge and understanding of concepts and
terminology.

b. Section B will comprise a choice of three questions from five designed to
assess the candidate’s appreciation of how the systems approach informs
elements of administrative practice. A question will be set from each of the
four areas of the Learning Syllabus.

2. Unit 5 is assessed by either a Case Study or a Project Report

a. Case Study examination answering questions based on a realistic scenario
which is provided for study in advance.

b. Project Report, a work based project which is submitted for independent
marking to complete this qualification.

Learning resourcesStudy Guide supplied by the Institute of Administrative Management.

Course Duration12 months of full time study at the International College of Professional Studies.

ExaminationsFrom January 2010 the pass-mark for each unit will be 40%. The thresholds for Credit and Distinctions is 60% and 70% respectively.

Examination timetables will be supplied to students showing the registration deadlines and actual examination dates.

Exams are held in March, June, September and December. Candidates must be fully paid up members of the Institute of Administrative Management.

Exemptions The Institute will also consider applications from educational institutions or
examining bodies whose courses and assessment methods might also satisfy the
Institute's criteria for exemption. Once such an exemption has been approved by
the Institute, students successfully completing the qualification may apply or
exemptions individually.

The Institute will also consider applications for exemption from individuals who
hold other qualifications provided they are from a reputable awarding body where
both the level and content of its syllabus matches those of the Institute's
qualifications.

In line with current best practice the Institute of Administrative Management will only permit the maximum number of exemptions shown in the table below:

Qualification Exemptions allowed:
Certificate in Administrative Management - 1
Diploma in Administrative Management - 2
Exemptions must be granted in writing, before entering for examinations. Exemptions cannot be granted against units that the applicant has previously failed.

Candidates who have been granted exemptions cannot obtain overall distinction
for any qualification as the rules regarding overall distinction state that the
candidate must achieve all modules by examination or other assessment
appropriate to the modules, administered by the Institute of Administrative Management.

Entry RequirementsThe International College of Professional Studies require any one of the following will serve as the entry qualifications:

Certificate Level Entry:

  1. English at IELTS grade 4.5 minimum and
  2. One GCE A level or five GCSEs and
  3. IAM Introductory Award or
  4. Other qualifications equivalent to 3 above or
  5. Relevant work experience

Direct Diploma Level Entry:

  1. English at IELTS grade 4.5 minimum and
  2. One GCE A level or five GCSEs and
  3. IAM Certificate
  4. Other qualifications equivalent to 3 above or
  5. 2years’ relevant experience

The minimum age for registration for this programme is 18.

Continuing EducationThe Diploma in Administrative Management will entitle holders to continue to the Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management

University ProgressionHolders of the Diploma in Administrative Management and the Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management are eligible for credit towards or direct entry onto several degree programmes at other universities.

Teesside Business School, University of Teesside recognises the Diploma in Administrative Management for direct entry into their BA (Hons) Business Management and BA (Hons) International Business Management degree programmes.

IAM QUALIFICATION

Entry Level

Teesside Degree Programme

Diploma in AdministrativeManagement

Second year

BA (Hons) Business Management

Diploma in AdministrativeManagement

Second year

BA (Hons) Business Management –
International Business

Study MethodsThe Institute of Administrative Management has provided the International College of Professional Studies with a detailed syllabus and reading list for each subject area. Each subject syllabus clearly defines the areas that you will be required to cover for each subject and your examination questions will be based on the areas and topics detailed for each subject. It is important to ensure that you obtain a copy of each subject syllabus from this college.

Each subject syllabus is normally linked to one main textbook and the examiners base their questions on the contents of the nominated text.

The subject syllabuses also give details of 'Alternative Texts' and texts recommended for further reading. Where possible you should read one or more of the 'Alternative Texts' in order to broaden your knowledge of the subject area.

Programme Title

Administrative Management

Accrediting and Awarding Body

Institute of Administartive Management (IAM)

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