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Swindon Management School: ABE L4 Business Management and Teams Diploma

Swindon College and The Association of Business Executives (ABE) are proud to bring a new range of eight Professional Management courses to Swindon for the first time. Together, we have planned carefully how to provide the most cost effective, high quality HE courses that could lead into successful management careers and allow progression onto university courses.

Our courses are designed to be flexible. Students can join as either full-time or part- time, you can build your credits at a pace to suit you. For full-time students, all of these courses are delivered in one whole day (including the evening) and one extra evening/week. Part-time students normally need to be able to attend for six hours per week, either one day or two evenings.
As the courses develop we expect to introduce more e-learning which will mean the need to attend college will reduce and your flexibility will increase.
In addition to college attendance, a full-time student should expect to study 4-6 hours per week in their own time.

Entry Requirements

For school and college leavers we would normally expect you to have the equivalent of 48 UCAS points and C/4 grades in GCSE Maths and English. However commitment and interest is just as important.

Prospective students who are over 19, particularly if you wish to pursue this programme to advance your career, need to demonstrate the ability to cope successfully with Higher Level study. This would normally be through prior achievement of qualifications like: A-levels, BTEC, Access or other level 3 equivalent. C/4 grades in GCSE Maths and English are required.

If you do not have C/4 grades in GCSE Maths and English we may still enrol you if you are prepared to achieve these qualifications alongside your HE course.

What do I need to bring?

Your own device (i.e. tablet / laptop) will be required, you will also have access to College network computers.

Assessment/Exam information

The course is assessed by a combination of examinations (at set times) and Assignments. This means you may have a gap between studying a unit and then sitting the exam. Revision sessions will be arranged to help you with that. See below, which units are examined and which are assignment based. To pass the course you must complete all eight units and achieve a pass in at least 7:

• Dynamic Business Environment (Examination)
• Enterprising Organisations (Examination)
• Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Assignment)
• Introduction to Qualitative Methods (Examination)
• Employability and Self Development (Assignment)
• Finance for Managers (Examination)
• Project Management (Examination)
• Dynamic and Collaborative Teams (Assignment)

Other information

What can I do next?

Our courses are designed to prepare you for leadership. As you become more highly qualified you will be preparing yourself for greater career progression.

A Level 4 Diploma will give you the skills you need for a junior management role, such as a general manager.

Qualification description

Develops a higher understanding of business management and with HR grounding. You will study 8 units at L4. This will help to prepare you for the L5 and L6 qualifications that follow. The L4 will help you meet the entry criteria for a number of Business related degree programmes at Universities. If you complete the L5 (one extra year) you will find this will allow you to progress directly onto year 2 of a number of university degree courses.

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
30 weeks per year 02 Sep 2019 26 Jun 2020 Tuition fee: £4,170.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
Course Fees apply to each year of the course, with the exception of Level 3 courses.
BUF4340
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 15.00
Study days: 1DAY+EVE

Any extra costs

How to apply

To apply for this course, contact studentservices@swindon.ac.uk or telephone 01793 498106