Diplomas

The Institute of Administrative Management Diplomas provide an ideal alternative to University and are highly regarded by employers and higher education institutions alike. Our Diplomas cover a broad array of administrative and business management subjects, ranging from those at an introductory Level 2 and 3, up to a highly qualified Level 6. Diplomas at Level 2 and 3 provide a solid foundation from which learners can progress to work or further study, such as Level 4 onwards.

Our higher diplomas run from level 4 and units at each level are designed to build upon the knowledge and skills gained from the previous level. Whilst building on from one another, these Diplomas progressively challenge you to develop your abilities and understanding.

IAM Diplomas vary in size depending on your requirements and many units offer a variety of assessment methods including examinations and coursework options to accommodate our learners' diverse circumstances and commitments.

As all of our Diplomas are accredited, you can use the credits achieved from completed units (where applicable) to progress onto another qualification, either with the IAM or elsewhere.

IQ IAM Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration

IQ IAM Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration

IQ IAM Level 3 Diploma in Management

IQ IAM Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management


IQ IAM Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration

Qualification Number

601/3616/9

This qualification has replaced the following programme(s)

600/6543/6 - Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (QCF)

600/3538/9 - Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration (QCF)

Description

This qualification is aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge and competence in the business administration arena.

During this Diploma you will develop a broad understanding of various administrative practices, so it is ideal for individuals working across a range of different business administration roles.

In mandatory units, learners will cover the essentials of:

- Communication in a business environment - Document production and information management
- Understanding employer organisations - Managing personal performance and development
- Providing administrative services - Developing working relationships with colleagues

There are a range of optional units, the majority of which are competence-based but there are also knowledge-based units. In offering these options, we allow learners scope to choose those areas most relevant to them.

This qualification forms the combined knowledge and competence components of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

Credit value: 45 Assessment Method: Portfolio

IQ IAM Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration

Qualification Number

601/3682/0

This qualification has replaced the following programme(s)

601/2772/7 - Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)

601/2723/5 - Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (QCF)

Description

This Diploma supports those already working in business positions, or who would like to enter the field and covers the essentials of communication and information, administration and managing personal and professional development.

There are also a range of optional units which allow you to choose the areas most relevant to you, including but by no means limited to:

- Contributing to information systems - Administering HR Records
- Building legal case files - Supporting environmental sustainability
- Creating bespoke business documents - Business continuity plans and processes
- Meetings and events - Equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace

The majority of the units are competence-based but there are also some knowledge-based units. We aim to give you as much control as possible over your qualification.

This qualification forms the combined knowledge and competence components of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

Credit value: 58 Assessment Method: Portfolio

IQ IAM Level 3 Diploma in Management

Qualification Number

601/3694/7

This qualification has replaced the following programme(s)

600/7100/X - Level 3 Certificate In Principles of Management (QCF)

600/6699/4 - Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF)

600/6418/3 - Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management (QCF)

Description

This qualification is aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their competence in working as managers. Moreover, because it provides an overview of management as a whole, it is ideal for anyone working in a variety of sectors and managerial roles.

You will cover the principles of business and the essentials of leadership and management, including managing personal and professional development. You will also learn how to manage team performance and people within a business, a vital skill for anyone looking to climb the ladder.

There are also a range of optional units, enabling you to choose which are most relevant to you, including but not limited to:

- Managing individuals’ performance and development - Managing business risk
- Relationships with stakeholders - Employee rights and responsibilities
- Quality Audits Developing and implementing an operational plan

The majority of the optional units are competence-based but there are also knowledge-based units, depending on what you feel will be more beneficial to your career progressing.

This qualification forms the combined knowledge and competence components of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Management.

Credit value: 55 Assessment Method: Portfolio

IQ IAM Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

Qualification Number

601/8029/8

This qualification has replaced the following programme(s)

601/2962/1 - Level 4 Certificate in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)

601/2718/1 - Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)

Description

Aimed at administrative and business managers at an operational level, this qualification provides you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding for this area. There are four mandatory units within this qualification:

- Administrative Management

- The Business Environment

- Finance and Accounting

- Managing People in Organisations

You will then get to choose four optional units to suit your interests. Modules include a variety of different management necessities from Managing Events to UK Business Legislation and have a range of assessment methods.

 

UMS value: Maximum of 800 UMS marks, 480 are required for a Pass.

Assessment Method: Assignments and exams


IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

Qualification Number

601/6549/2

This qualification has replaced the following programme(s)

601/2719/3 - Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)

Description

This qualification is aimed at administrative and business managers at a senior level providing you will all the knowledge and skills needed to work at this tactical level. There are four mandatory units in this course:

- Strategic Management

- Finance for Decision Making

- Management Information Systems for Business

- Human Resources Management

Following these integral units, there is then a choice of four optional ones, allowing you to tailor the course to your needs. There are a range of optional units that include but are not limited to:

- Analysis of Financial Accounts - Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility - Marketing Communications Strategy

 

UMS value: Maximum of 800 UMS marks, 480 are required for a Pass.

Assessment Method: Assignments/Projects and exams


IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

Qualification Number

601/6146/2

This qualification has replaced the following programme(s)

601/2771/5 - Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)

601/2961/X - Level 6 Diploma in Business Management (QCF)

Description

This qualification is intended for administrative and business managers at a senior level, providing the knowledge to ensure effective decision making and analysis of documents and reports. There are four mandatory units in this course:

- Strategic Management - Management Information Systems
- Finance for Decision Making - Human Resources Management


After these essentials are covered, you are also given a choice of two optional units, including but not limited to:

- Organisational Culture, Leadership and Change - Risk Management
- Corporate Governance - Marketing Communications Strategy

 

UMS value: Maximum of 600 UMS marks, 360 are required for a Pass.

Assessment Method: Assignments/Projects and exams

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