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The aim of this unit is to help learners in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements for a group of companies where they are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and to understand and evaluate the key aspects of accounting theory. On completion of the unit learners will be able to communicate complex numerical and qualitative information effectively and solve problems in a selective and critical manner.
Database security concerns the use of a broad range of information security controls to protect databases (potentially including the data, the database applications or stored functions, the database systems, the database servers and the associated network links) against compromises of their confidentiality, integrity and availability. It involves various types or categories of controls, such as technical, procedural/administrative and physical. Database security is a specialist topic within the broader realms of computer security, information security and risk management.
In this unit the learner will explore security risks to database systems and mitigation techniques. Understanding the function of computer programming is essential to understanding the dark arts of ‘Black Hat Hackers.’ Learners will examine (as a rolling case study) Python as a popular contemporary programming language. The symbiotic link between developments in computer programming and vulnerabilities to hacking will be examined and explored.
The course provides an opportunity for learners to explore in depth the attributes and skills of successful leaders. Learners will also be able to consider how some of the leadership theories and models can be applied to specific situations and to learn how leadership skills can be developed.
The course draws on a selection of established principles and on more recent work. It seeks to consider their relevance to specific working situations. Through a study of leadership styles, current theory and models learners will be gain an appreciation of leadership skills and their importance at all levels in organisations and for specific purposes.
The aim of this course is to introduce learners to knowledge, ability and critical understanding of regulatory and legislative requirements relating to industrial and Intellectual property laws. This course enables students to appreciate and understand the financial issues faced by an organisation’s management and the activities undertaken by an organisation to have effective financial management. It examines relevant issues including financial strategy, debt and equity management, the key drivers of shareholder value, corporate governance and asset portfolio management.
In this course the learner will look at banking and financial services in relation to cyber security threats and risks and the potential methods to mitigate and lessen organisational vulnerability to cyber security attacks. The course is relevant to anybody who wishes to learn how to identify and plan for direct cyber-attacks on financial services architecture, including those directly employed by the sector, or learners who need to understand their own organisational financial dependencies underpinning financial systems, including payment systems.
As ‘traditional’ financial institutions, financial market platforms, and emerging cryptocurrency markets attract attacks from state and non-state cyber criminals, how can employees and companies protect their own financial infrastructure and supply chains? Case studies, including the TINBA and ZEUS trojans, will be evaluated and discussed.
This course is designed to help learners understand the role of customer-centred organisations. The three units are understanding customers, meeting customer need and adding value. Learners will evaluate best practice and the policies and approaches that result in excellent service and delivery within a contemporary business environment. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is now being actively embraced by organisations within most industry sectors. Furthermore, customer expectations are changing with the result that customer relationships are becoming increasingly more complex to manage.
This course analyses how businesses have responded by looking after their customer base in new and more cost effective ways. The aim of the course is to provide learners with understanding and insight into customer behaviour. It will develop skills and learners will use tools and practices an organisation can use to retain and improve customer retention and relationships.
This course aims to provide the knowledge needed to administer a system in Linux and Windows. Topics covered include user and group management; file system management; task automation; shell scripting; Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers; mail servers; domain name servers; files and printers sharing; basic utilities and tools; application management; registry; local and group policies; backup policies; restore policies and performance tuning.
This course is about the value of the strategic planning process in formulating appropriate strategies and designing a plan that will be supported by stakeholders and other organisational leaders. The critical review of the plan and its success is also addressed in the course.
This unit aims to provide learners with the opportunity to undertake an independent project. In the unit learners can utilise the knowledge and understanding gained in previous units and from other areas of learning and experience to independently manage and complete a practical project. Learners will showcase the skills learned and their understanding.
This unit will focus on the importance and uses of big data in today’s world. This will include how data analysis and big data can be used to provide greater knowledge in certain areas, for example with crime detection and police systems. Learners will also focus on the considerations that need to be made in relation to storing, searching and reporting on big data sets.
This course aims to develop learners’ knowledge and use of information technology including the use of standard office applications to prepare documents and presentations. This includes computer software and hardware, basic computer operations, application software, operating systems, information systems and IT-related issues in computing.
The course also seeks to provide learners with an awareness of ethical issues essential to an IT professional. This includes ethics in the cyberspace, intellectual property, privacy, the issue of security and reliability, how computing affects our health, professional code of ethics and how IT changes our daily lives.
This course aims to provide learners with the basic concepts and principles of ASP.NET programming using C#. This will enable learners to understand how to create dynamic web pages using server side programming techniques. The course covers component-based programming and how to access records in relational databases. Successful achievement of this course will enable learners to create their own web applications and make them available on the internet.
The "Marketing Principles and Practice" module offers a comprehensive exploration of marketing strategies, techniques, and institutions, each examined from the distinctive viewpoints of consumers, distributors, and manufacturers. This engaging course delves into various aspects of marketing, encompassing its fundamental concepts, functional operations, and organisational structures in both retail and wholesale businesses. Participants will delve into crucial topics such as distribution channels, market research, advertising, marketing costs, pricing, cooperative marketing, as well as relevant legislation, regulations, and emerging trends. By the end of this module, learners will acquire valuable insights into the multifaceted world of marketing, empowering them to make informed decisions and develop effective strategies that resonate with diverse stakeholders in today's dynamic business landscape.
This course prepares learners for working in a commercial environment by providing an insight into the different risk profiles from both an organisation’s and an individual’s perspectives. The three units are understanding business risk, managing risk and innovation and creativity. The aim is to provide learners with an understanding of what makes an effective organisation in balancing out opportunity with change.
This course will involve the learner in developing risk profiles and identifying risk management strategies for selected case studies. These will be available online as used as a means to illustrate the different ways organisations approach change. The course material will be closely linked with creativity and innovation.
The aim of this course is to develop learners’ research skills to include understanding different research approaches, formulation of research proposals, planning research activity, analysing and interpreting data, and the relationship between research and evidence-based practice.
This course aims to provide learners with knowledge of business to consumer e-commerce. This includes the concepts and techniques used in mobile e-commerce and ticketing, the psychology of marketing, artificial intelligence (AI) in image recognition and social commerce.
This course will equip learners with knowledge of the general foundations of constitutional and administrative law, with a particular focus on the main elements of the United Kingdom’s constitution. The unit will enable learners to identify the significance of the separation of power and the sovereignty of Parliament, as well as the importance of human rights norms. Learners will also be introduced to the basic principles of administrative law and judicialreview process.
This course aims to provide an opportunity to learn mathematics and statistics and equip learners with the mathematical skills to analyse and solve problems that will enable them to work within the field of IT. The course covers number systems, logic, relations, functions, quadratic equations, quadratic functions, simultaneous equations, polynomial equations, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, coordinate geometry and matrices.
The Strategic Human Resource Management module aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to evaluate and analyze HRM policies and practices in contemporary organisations. It covers various aspects of HRM such as human resource planning, recruitment, training and development, performance management, remuneration and benefits, and HRM effectiveness. Additionally, it explores important aspects such as diversity, ethics, sustainable HRM, and legal considerations. By the end of the module, learners will understand the importance of HRM, critically evaluate HRM policies, develop inclusive workplaces, and understand global trends in employment and HRM.
This course aims to provide learners with Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming skills. This includes objects, methods and instance variables, problem solving concepts, programming languages and GUI programming. The main focus is on the design principles of GUIs, events handling, classes and interfaces, the use of layout managers, buttons, labels, lists, text fields and panels creation and manipulation, colours and font manipulation.
The "Personal Leadership Development" module aims to explore leadership in relation to leading self, leading others, and leading change. The module provides an understanding of the "Manager's Toolkit" essential for driving strategy to achieve organisational objectives. The learner will critically evaluate personal leadership practice, explore different leadership styles and approaches, and understand the concept of Ethical Leadership. The module will also equip the learner with effective negotiation techniques and productive ways to facilitate and lead team tasks. By the end of the module, the learner will have the knowledge and skills necessary to lead people, organisations, and stakeholders effectively, which are transferable skills that can benefit them in various leadership roles throughout their career.
The purpose of this unit is to develop understanding of market equilibrium models, bond valuation and performance evaluation. At the end of this unit learners should be encouraged to make enquiries as to the cause and effect of the impact of current developments in the world’s capital markets on the investment process and critically appraise current thinking on the theories and investments.
This course will allow learners to take a problem solving approach, initially defining issues and then looking at options, before selecting an appropriate route to change. Finally, the course looks at planning for implementation and evaluation of the change itself. There will be an emphasis on involving those directly affected, to gain their experience and knowledge as well as their commitment to, and ownership of, the change itself. Throughout the course, importance will be placed the need to manage and control the change process by effective monitoring and evaluation. Various change models will be used as the basis of activity. The aim of this model is to introduce different models and practices of change management.
This course describes and explains how to conduct investigations with cyber-enabled equipment, including on public-internet-facing networks, or other network environments. Much evidence is lost or ruled inadmissible within courts and tribunal environments because it has been mishandled and corrupted (or could have been) by investigators, or those with a perceived chain of custody over the data. Moreover, in a planet of several billion cyber-enabled devices, but few qualified cyber investigators, it is now the case that many organisations have to manage part or all of a cyber incident investigation, because the national CERT or police/security agencies are otherwise prioritised.
In this course learners will examine the requirements for digital investigations including team formations and tools, understanding the prospects of recovering information, gathering evidential data (including from mobile and IoT devices), safeguarding evidential integrity, as well as the complexity and challenges of storing and presenting evidence within legal environments.
The aim of this unit is to ensure that the learner can exercise techniques and decide on decisions that add value in terms of corporate finance based on sound theoretical concepts. In addition, the unit helps the learner to present and interpret financial information in a recognised format and to work independently to solve the problems arising within the specified time given. It also endures that the learning can be applied to the practical context.
This unit aims to provide learners with an understanding of different computer-based research methods. Learners will plan their own research using associated techniques. Learners will also carry out a research project based on an area of interest within the computing technologies field, for example future/emerging technologies, cloud-based technologies.
This unit aims to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding of securing computing systems and how to implement and manage cyber security in an enterprise environment. The unit will focus on the core principles to consider in order to secure systems appropriately. Learners will develop the knowledge and skills relating to security, detection, information and attack management in order to protect an organisation in the event of a cyber security attack.
The aim of this course is to provide learners ability to diagnose, analyse and solutions for problems arising in relation to leadership, management and development of human resource in a range of organisational contexts. Learners will be enabled to appraise the effectiveness of organisational strategies, processes and practices in efficient and effective leadership and management, also the contribution of HRM/HRD practitioners to organisational change.
This course will equip learners with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles governing the law of Equity and Trusts. The unit aims to enable learners to understand and apply equitable rules to fact-based scenarios, to identify and resolve issues that potential clients may face different types of trusts and equitable remedies. Learners will explore how equity interrelates with other legal topics and how equitable principles apply in domestic and commercial contexts.
The aim of this unit is to help learners understand the ability to choose and apply suitable investigative techniques to a variety of situations that are simple and non-simple in the accounting environment. The unit provides an emphasis on the aims, objectives and methods of auditors and their contribution to the achievement of a true and fair view on the published accounts.
This course will equip learners with the knowledge and understanding of the identification, interpretation and analysis of legal sources and materials. The acquired skills will enable the learner to apply the law to the facts of problems in any given legal area, to communicate clearly and persuasively and to reach satisfactory solutions to legal disputes.
Learners will explore fundamental principles and components of the English Legal System, the judiciary and the civil and criminal process and will gain an appreciation of how the main principles underpin all substantive and procedural areas of law.
The unit will look at the different ways that decisions are taking by companies by exploring approaches to decision making, implementing decisions and the way in which knowledge can be used within organisations. With the growth of IT and customisation, few decisions are straightforward enough for managers to rely on the answers that have been successful in past years. To remain competitive, organisations need to develop decision-making processes that use all the current information and knowledge available in the workplace, workforce and beyond. Consequently, today’s decision making becomes more of a problem-solving process.
This course delves into the multifaceted ethical dilemmas faced by modern organisations in the realms of business and sustainability. Through an exploration of key philosophical principles, students will learn to conduct a rigorous analysis of ethical theory and its practical applications. The course aims to enhance students' understanding of ethical language and reasoning, empowering them to apply a subjective ethical perspective to their own organisational practices. Additionally, the course offers a range of frameworks to assess and integrate sustainability considerations into organisational decision-making processes.
This course focuses on building, developing and supporting teams to enable them to achieve their goals and objectives. Learners must identify the skills and potential of team members while providing opportunities for them to gain new skills and experiences. Learners will evaluate team roles and their importance when allocating team members to appropriate tasks in order to achieve objectives. A key factor in a winning team is the team leader. Learners will have
the opportunity to examine the qualities required of an effective leader to ensure that tasks are achieved, while building and developing the team and individuals within it.
This course aims to explain the concepts of photo editing. This will enable learners to insert photos into documents such as user manuals and the IT structure of an organization. The photos may need to be touched up before they are ready for use. This mainly involves using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for photo/image editing and designing. The course delivers skills in photo retouching and digital drawing to address the issues of digital image design. It emphasizes exploration, techniques, media, ideas development and production techniques.
The aim of this course is to introduce learners to the importance of good employee relations for business success and the impact of changes which have affected employment relationships. Competencies required by HR professionals in designing, implementing and evaluating employment relations strategies, plans, policies, systems and procedures to mitigate organizational risk, support organisational performance and meeting the organisation's business goals will be discussed. Also, to develop the ability to make remedies to current/ potential conflict situations compliance to legal and ethical considerations.
The aim of this course is to develop the learner's skills and knowledge of independent research, diagnose and make recommendations for change or improvements that are realistic, relevant and beneficial to specific organizations. In addition, this unit will enable learners to present a persuasive business report and/or a reasoned and logical case for changes in policies, practices and strategies reflecting academic research and writing skills.
The module on Strategic Management and Planning aims to provide an overview of tools and frameworks used for strategic management and planning. It emphasizes the importance of having a well-defined strategic direction for an organisation's long-term growth. As a learner, you will be able to evaluate existing strategies and identify misalignments, critically analyze an organisation's strategic position using frameworks such as SWOT, PEST, and PESTEL, diagnose strategic issues, and propose solutions. Additionally, you will learn how to develop structured roadmaps for organisational growth and continuity and evaluate their outcomes.
The Entrepreneurship for Strategic Managers module is designed to provide learners with an advanced understanding of entrepreneurship concepts and principles. The module covers key areas such as innovation, strategy and operations, financing, managing, and marketing sustainable ventures that generate wealth for individuals and communities. By the end of the module, learners will understand different types of entrepreneurship, including start-up and corporate, as well as the managerial, operational, strategic, and structural requirements for launching a new venture. They will also be able to identify barriers and drivers of innovation and evaluate capital-raising models and approaches. Overall, the module aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to conceptualise, innovate, and successfully launch new ventures.
The course aims to supports organisational and self-awareness in learners. It provides a foundation for a self-critical and reflective approach to personal development to support the learner when operating at a strategic level. Wider context organisational and environmental factors are also considered as contributors to overall strategic success of the individual and the organisation.
The course will address the volume and complexity of data and information available to organisations and how to analyse, apply and determine its value in making strategic decisions.
This course aims to provide learners with knowledge of network security issues in a networked environment and the process of preventing and detection common security incidents. The course covers authentication; attacks and malicious codes; the security of remote access; email and web security; the security of directory and file transfer services; storage media; network security; intrusion detection; physical and security and disaster recovery.
This unit aims to help learners develop an understanding of business intelligence systems and the benefits of using such systems from an organisational point of view. Learners will focus on the key areas within business intelligence systems and develop an understanding of why business intelligence plays a fundamental role in organisational strategic planning.
This course will equip learners with knowledge of the European Union legal system and the main substantive aspects of the European Union laws. The unit aims to enable learners to understand the history that led to the creation of the union, the political institutions of the EU, the role and the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice. Learners will be introduced to the fundamental rights given to individuals guaranteed by the Union and to the relationship between European and national laws.
This course focuses upon the effective and efficient planning and management of work activities. It provides learners with the knowledge and skills to design, implement and change operational plans to improve effectiveness and efficiency, and to design and monitor appropriate systems to ensure quality of the products and services. Learners may investigate their own organisation and their role within it. Their research will involve evaluating the importance of business processes in delivering outcomes based on business goals and objectives, establishing customer requirements and developing and implementing operational plans to meet them.
The course is designed to help learners understand what is expected from them in working for a growing organisation. The three units explore the relationship between enterprising behaviour and business success, the different ways in which firms can grow and the different types of business that they might be expected to work in. To introduce the concept of working for and managing creatively within a smaller growth organisation.
This course examines how the small business grows, reasons for success and how best to manage available growth options. This will give the learner a greater understanding of fast growth organisations in both private and social sectors of the economy. Learners will develop skills to support their ability to understand business strategy and development with an emphasis on business growth.
This unit aims to provide learners with an introduction to the features of artificial intelligence including the philosophical foundations of artificial intelligence. This will include intelligence machines, artificial thinking and working like humans for example, speech recognition, problem-solving and learning.
The "Entrepreneurship and Business Models" module offers a transformative journey for learners, empowering them to assess, construct, and implement both new and existing business models. This module is grounded in cutting-edge business models and research, incorporating innovation strategy to provide a comprehensive and contemporary approach. Participants will be exposed to an integrated framework that encompasses the essential elements of business model content and design processes. The unit's primary objective is to equip learners with the skills to strategically analyze, ideate, and develop business models effectively. Designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, those seeking to manage venture-backed startups, or professionals in management consulting or corporate settings, the module covers a diverse range of topics, including strategy, marketing, entrepreneurship, organisational design, and finance. By the end of this module, learners will be well-prepared to embark on entrepreneurial endeavors, manage innovative startups, or contribute significantly to business growth and success in a dynamic and ever-evolving business landscape.
The Strategic Finance module gives managers a basic understanding of finance and its practical applications in organisational decision-making. Topics covered in the module include the accounting equation, preparing financial statements, the accounting cycle, appraisal and familiarity with the content of published annual accounts, financial ratio analysis, and aspects of costing and management accounts. By the end of the module, learners will be able to develop and interpret financial statements and accounting reports, evaluate how managers use accounting strategies for communication with stakeholders, and demonstrate a critical understanding of the accounting framework.
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the ability to understand and analyse the impact of internal and external environmental forces on organisational strategy and management of people. Also, to enable the learner to analyse a range of organisational contexts and how they develop ways to respond to such environmental forces and the role of HR professionals in contributing to it.
This module delves into the dynamic relationship between organisational Leadership and Ethics, illuminating the crucial role of ethical leadership in driving effective decision-making within global organisations. By delving into the foundations of ethical decision-making and leadership, including the exploration of Kohlberg's theory of moral development, participants will gain invaluable insights that they can directly apply to their organisation's daily operations. Throughout the module, learners will become adept at making ethically sound decisions while developing a comprehensive understanding of the diverse models, frameworks, and challenges associated with ethical leadership, empowering them to navigate the complex ethical landscape with confidence and integrity.
The three key themes to this course examine the socio-economic environment, the way in which markets operate and the relationship between business and governments. The central theme to the course is the changing roles that exist between business, government and their citizens that create both opportunities and threats for the modern organisation. By understanding the organisational impact of the trends, managers can respond positively to a changing socio-economic environment.
This course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to use content management systems (CMS) as a tool for the creation of digital content. Successful achievement of this course will enable learners to understand CMS roles, content modelling, content aggregation, publication management and content migration.
The aim of this course is to provide learners with a thorough understanding of the link between current educational research and practice by developing understanding of educational theory, policy and practice.
In this course the learner will look at the component parts of digital communications and interoperability with IT networks, hardware, firmware and software components. The inherent insecurity of the internet will be described and discussed. What are the basics of computer science and technology? How do computers communicate with one another? How can networks communicate and how can we plan their security architecture in a more proactive and organised manner?
The second half of this unit will look at security planning and core concepts including ‘security engineering’, systems hardening and cyber resilience.
The aim of this unit is to develop learner ability to exercise the techniques and to make value added decisions in terms of corporate strategy and finance based on sound theoretical concepts. Further it enhances the contribution to the formulation of business strategy, creation of comprehensive business development plans, bringing together their specialist accounting and finance skills as well as the strategic management learning of the unit.
This unit aims to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding in order to manage innovation and change in computing environments. Learners will explore that change is constant and the importance of understanding and applying a process for managing change within an organisation. There will be a focus on innovation and changes that are common across the computing industry.
The course will involve the learner in formulating research and methodologies to support a strategic management project. They will be required to critically evaluate options and data sources prior to presenting project outcomes.
This course will equip learners with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles governing the law of Equity and Trusts. The unit aims to enable learners to understand and apply equitable rules to fact-based scenarios, to identify and resolve issues that potential clients may face different types of trusts and equitable remedies. Learners will explore how equity interrelates with other legal topics and how equitable principles apply in domestic and commercial contexts.
The aim of this course is to enable learners to understand the main elements that influence the performance of employees at all levels within an organisation and the ways in which such elements can be managed in a constructive manner. Further to provide learners with understanding to devise and implement appropriate HR practices and strategies that relate to Performance Management.
The course will allow for learners to work in a team to investigate new business formats and a feasibility assessment for a potential knowledge-based product or service opportunity identified by the team. This might be undertaken for a new income stream within an existing business or for a new enterprise. The core course material will focus on Refining an Idea, Research and Presenting the Plan. All learners will be involved with refining the idea and individual learners will be responsible for doing market research, building a finial plan and creating an operational plan.
The aim of this course is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to research a market and plan a development strategy such as the launch of a new business model, new enterprise, product or service line. Learners will need to fully develop and pitch their business development strategy.
The professional and lawful response to managing an incident can be the difference between company survival or otherwise. Poor responses to major incidents, including mega data breaches, have significantly damaged organisational reputations and financial performance. Significantly mismanaging a cyber incident can result in catastrophic personal and organisational consequences. Such business ‘impacts’ are covered in-depth within our Threat and Risk units at Levels 2, 3 and 4. and will be explored during this Level 5 unit as part of the contextual case-study learning, and isomorphic reflections, that are central to this unit.
In this course learners will explore the types of site, personnel and equipment required in relation to planning for Incident. Management and forming an organisational CERT team (Computer Emergency Response Team). They will then explore the core sub-disciplines and side-disciplines of Cyber Incident Management: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Management and Crisis Management. Learners will discuss the importance of the business organisational requirement for skilled and planned communications to operate in combination with advanced and developed management responses and strategy.
The "Financial Literacy and Business Accounting" module is a comprehensive exploration of essential financial skills, focusing on the comprehension and analysis of financial statements. This module aims to equip learners with the expertise to exercise effective cost management, monitor the financial performance of their business units, and ultimately drive profitability to achieve their financial goals. Participants will develop a solid foundational understanding of accounting principles and financial statement preparation, enabling them to confidently navigate the world of financial data. Through specialised training in financial analysis, learners will gain the ability to make informed decisions, evaluate the performance of their business units, and provide strategic recommendations to enhance overall financial performance. By the conclusion of this module, participants will possess invaluable financial acumen, empowering them to make sound financial decisions and effectively contribute to the success of their organisations.
This course aims to improve the necessary legal research skills to support learners at the postgraduate level. You will be able to develop key knowledge, understanding and skills relating to legal research, theoretical and methodological problems associated with legal studies. Learners will be able to cover key topics relating to research problems, conducting literature reviews, referencing, data collection and analysis techniques, and drawing conclusions from the analysed data.
This course also deals with principles of research including formulations of research questions, hypothesis and objectives. The unit will cover literature reviews, referencing, data collection using interviews and surveys, questionnaire design, analysing and developing statistical modules, qualitative data analysis inferences and conclusions from the analysed data.
The course will investigate underlying models, techniques and theories that underpin marketing and can contribute to strategic objectives. It will also provide learners with a critical understanding of the marketing function within complex organisations.
This course aims to equip learners with knowledge and understanding of the key principles of contract law, such as: validity of contract; terms of contract; vitiating elements that affect the validity of the contract; the ways in which the contract can come to an end and remedies for breach of contract available.
Learners will gain an appreciation to the significance of contract law in commercial, consumer and social contexts.
This course is designed to introduce learners to the nature, role and importance of financial information in organisations from a managerial perspective. Learners will have the opportunity to look at communication and interpretation of financial information for managing organisations, its regulation and structuring and use in decision making, together with the principles of accounting, standards expected, and concepts and conventions that influence the presentation of financial information.
This module is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of communication practices within organisations. The module covers various aspects of communication such as effective communication practices, identifying communication barriers and weaknesses, and evaluating management of internal and external workplace communications. In addition, the module aims to develop personal interpersonal communication skills, including presentation style, meeting management, and networking. The module also investigates how management can support teams and other groups to communicate effectively, and evaluate communication tools, approaches, and practices that support effective internal and external communications.
This course will equip learners with knowledge of the general foundations of criminal liability and with understanding of the major types of offences and their constituent elements. The unit aims to enable learners to determine whether specific offences have been committed and whether any defences may be applicable. Learner will explore the aims and nature of criminal law and its function as a protector of the State.
This course aims to provide knowledge of personal computer hardware. Successful completion of this course will enable learners to install a computer system unit and operating system and conduct troubleshooting. The course provides the essential knowledge of computer hardware, the software needed to make a hardware work, the components of the hardware and the technologies and principles that support the components. In addition to this knowledge, learners will be able to assemble computer hardware to build a full set PC, understand how to install the operation system and how to conduct troubleshooting in faulty hardware.
International Trade Law offers a comprehensive and informed analysis of the complexities of an international sale transaction through case law, policy documents, legislation, international conventions and rules adopted by international organisations. In this unit, learners will be able to understand international sales transactions, environmental analysis while doing international trade, legal issues and the financial forecasting process.
This course will equip learners with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles governing land law. The course aims to enable learners to appreciate the scope of estates and interests in land and their method of protection.
Learners will explore the meaning of real property, the types of legal and equitable interests in land, the principles of registration and its purpose and the rules behind the operation of selected proprietary rights.
Cyber security breaches cause significant personal and organisational damage and pose a clear and present risk to business profitability and resilience. Forbes, the business magazine, estimates that the annual cost of cyber-crime might reach (or surpass) $2Trillion by 2019. At a ground-level, Cyber security breaches are causing business insolvencies and posing challenges to employee safety and wellbeing.
In this unit the learner will be introduced to a variety of threats and risks emanating from cyberspace. The unit will look at various methods of attack and will use case studies to analyse various threat vectors, including Malware, Botnets and Trojans.
In this unit the learner will examine Incident Response, Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTS), and events requiring investigative techniques. Learners will identify and examine aligned business tasks and task forces including Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Management and Crisis Management.
The unit then focuses on exploring cyber-related incident investigations, including evidential analysis gathering, logging and reporting. Learners will have the opportunity to look at case studies and assess how the approaches used could be applied into their own workplace.
The "Human Resource Management" module is a comprehensive exploration of the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin effective HRM. This module aims to equip learners with a deep understanding of the critical role HRM plays in the success of any organisation, as it encompasses essential activities such as employee selection, training, assessment, compensation, and retention. By shaping employees' attitudes and behaviours, adept HRM practices can significantly impact a company's overall productivity and achievement. Throughout this module, learners will delve into the significance of prioritizing employees' well-being, which often leads to the implementation of more effective HRM procedures. By the module's conclusion, participants will possess a comprehensive understanding of HRM's integral role in organisational success, appreciating the significance of implementing and maintaining effective HRM practices to foster a thriving and productive workforce.
The aim of this course is to develop learners’ understanding of ways in which educational leadership and management can provide support during the process of change, developing leadership in the learners’ own educational context.
The process of encrypting and decrypting information forms the basis of much computer, device and network security. Cryptography is designed and used to protect the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of information. From the very beginnings of computing, and throughout the industry’s evolution, the establishment of policies, guidelines and laws has shaped the disciplines of information security and organisational resilience in profound and, often, unintended, ways.
In this course learners will be introduced to the concept and history of cryptography, and its subdisciplines (including cryptology), and how cyber-enabled networks and devices have their communications security underpinned by cryptographic methods and sector standards. Learners will explore methods of attack, including side-channel, additional encryption methods and escrow principles and key. Learners will look at how businesses can deploy encryption to enhance their information security approaches.
The "Operations Management" module offers learners a comprehensive exploration of the scope, strategic significance, and pivotal role that operations management plays within organisations. This module aims to foster a deep appreciation for the intricate interplay between operations, the organisation itself, employees, and customers. Through this module, participants will develop a profound understanding of the nature of operations and recognise the criticality of effective operations management, not only within their own organisation but also in the context of global competition with other businesses. By the end of this module, learners will be equipped with essential insights that enable them to grasp the complexities of operations management and its broader implications, empowering them to contribute significantly to the success and efficiency of their organisations.
The Strategic Project Management module provides learners with fundamental methodologies, modelling, and analytical techniques to design and implement projects across different sectors. It aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to understand how effective project management contributes to organisational success. By the end of the module, learners will be able to understand project management principles, concepts, and theory, critically analyze complex problems, demonstrate critical awareness of the different steps of the project management process, and handle complex projects involving multidisciplinary stakeholders under conditions of uncertainty and change.
This course aims to provide learners with web programming knowledge and skills including advanced technologies to upload content onto the internet. Key components of the course include the application of Personal Home Page (PHP) (Hypertext Pre-processor) and the integration of PHP with My Structured Query Language (MySQL) database.
The aim of this unit is to reveal the sequential development and guideline of accounting and the impact of accounting and finance on the environment, the various stakeholders and on society. The learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills essential to act as an adviser in relation to the governing authorities in the private, public and charitable sectors.
Knowing how to build a cyber defense strategy, what legal tools require consideration, how policies can be written and embedded, are all vital ingredients to successful in-house cyber security practices.
In this unit the learner will bring together knowledge acquired from previous units and build on this in relation to developing plausible strategic plans, executive buy-in and legal compliance. Key questions and challenges are posed: What is ‘strategy’ and what can a ‘cybersecurity’ strategy’ look like? How do we achieve senior-level buy-in? How do we monitor and safeguard compliance, particularly if our operations are dispersed across a multinational environment? What are the key legal requirements and industry standards that can assist and enhance our cyber security strategies and practices?
In order for an organisation to be more cyber secure, leadership across employee and stakeholder networks is required to be delivered by the C-Suite. However, what happens if the C-Suite either doesn’t listen or doesn’t understand the Tier One threat posed by information security vulnerabilities. In this unit learners will develop an understanding of the key features of tech leadership and performance management. Learners will evaluate strategic leadership and management approaches, within a tech sector setting, and what it means to be a ‘senior levelinfluencer.’
The "Risk Management" module offers a comprehensive exploration of a critical process that holds immense significance for organisations in identifying, assessing, and effectively managing potential risks that could adversely affect their operations, financial stability, and reputation. Sound risk management practices form the bedrock of an organisation's long-term success, equipping businesses with the ability to make informed decisions, anticipate challenges, and proactively mitigate risks. Throughout this module, participants will delve into the fundamentals of risk management and its practical implementation within diverse organisational contexts. An in-depth examination of various risk types, encompassing financial, operational, and reputational risks, will be undertaken, emphasizing the utilization of multiple methods and tools to identify and manage risks proactively. Additionally, the module will explore the integral role of risk management in corporate governance and compliance, addressing the legal and ethical implications of ineffective risk management. By the conclusion of this module, learners will possess a comprehensive understanding of risk management strategies, empowering them to navigate complexities with confidence, ensuring the resilience and prosperity of their organisations in an ever-evolving business landscape.
The "Business Development and Customer Relationship Management" module is a comprehensive exploration of managing interactions with customers and company contacts across marketing, sales, and service functions, spanning all distribution channels. The central aim of customer relationship management (CRM) is to foster strong and lasting connections with customers. Throughout this module, learners will gain invaluable insights into creating and executing CRM-driven relationship marketing strategies. Topics such as relationship marketing, analytical and collaborative CRM, the factors contributing to failed CRM deployments, and the pivotal role of CRM in marketing management will be extensively covered. By the end of this unit, participants will be equipped with the expertise to build and nurture successful customer relationships, leveraging CRM tools and techniques to optimize business development and ensure sustained customer satisfaction and loyalty in today's competitive market landscape.
The "Corporate Governance and Globalisation" module aims to provide professionals with a sound understanding of the concept of Corporate Governance and global best practices in this field. By exploring the four pillars of governance and learning how to formulate and implement proper strategies aligned with an organisation's goals, learners will gain an in-depth understanding of the importance of good Corporate Governance practices. The module also covers the impact of globalisation on corporate governance and teaches learners how to adopt good Corporate Governance practices to ensure an organisation's sustainability and resilience in a rapidly changing global business environment. By the end of the module, learners will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become responsible corporate leaders who can navigate the challenges of globalisation and ensure the long-term success of an organisation.
The Strategic Marketing module introduces learners to key marketing concepts, including market orientation, customer acquisition, market offering and design, positioning, brand management, and the customer experience. The module aims to develop learners' abilities to identify problems, analyse market-related opportunities, and develop effective strategies to reach audiences across different contexts. Learners will also gain an understanding of social and environmental responsibility, legal challenges, and other implications of professional marketing practice. By the end of the module, learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to critically analyse marketing concepts, formulate competitive branding and marketing strategies, and implement effective marketing solutions.
The "Leadership for Strategic Managers" module prepares managers and leaders to make informed decisions and lead their teams effectively in the rapidly changing and highly competitive business world. Through a comprehensive understanding of strategic management and leadership principles, learners will critically examine internal and external factors that influence an organisation's strategy and develop practical skills that can be applied in various situations and contexts. The module emphasizes the role of leadership in formulating and implementing strategy for robust organisational growth. It covers theoretical and empirical approaches to strategy to prepare learners for the dynamic and complex world of commerce.
This unit is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to implement organisational changes effectively. It emphasises the importance of change management, which involves studying the theories, practices, and people-leading and management skills necessary for long-term transformation. The human element of change at all levels, including personal, professional, and societal, makes change management challenging. While the course explores several change models, it is important to note that all change efforts require individuals to modify their behaviour. The primary focus of this unit is to enable learners to become effective change advocates and collaborate with others to facilitate positive change. By the end of this unit, learners will have a comprehensive understanding of change management principles and techniques and be equipped with the skills necessary to lead and manage change in their organisations effectively.
This course is divided into three parts and examines communications at an organisational level, interpersonal communications and managing internal and external communications. Effective communications are vital to the success of any organisation, to ensure understanding, involvement and commitment to organisational policies and procedures.
This course will help managers explore the links between good communications and the development of workforce understanding and commitment to change by considering what is meant by good communications practice. It will then help them look at their communication skills as well as how to improve links between their team, other parts of the organisation and beyond.
The Strategic Operations Issues module aims to introduce learners to the core concepts of operations management and their applications across diverse organizational contexts. It covers the principles of Lean, Just In Time, Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, and Supply Chain Management, and explores how environmental and strategic factors inform the operational design of organizations. By the end of the module, learners will be able to evaluate performance in the context of operations, demonstrate an in-depth understanding of Operations Management theory and concepts, and understand how quality is managed in service and manufacturing operations.
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the development of systems and how this is achieved using a range of systems development life cycle models (SDLC). Learners will focus on how to establish the user and technical requirements of the system and the considerations to make when developing a user interface.
The course will explore the strategic aims and objectives of an organisation and their significance in setting direction, and identifying success and progress for the organisation. The course will also explore where different strategic options may lead the organisation to change its direction.