Level 3 Diploma in Business (L3DB) (Part 2)

5. Syllabus

Study and Communication Skills

Title Study and Communication Skills
RQF code: A/504/1424
Credits 20
Level 3

 

Guided Learning Hours 75 hours Total Qualification Time 200 hours

 

Learning Outcomes;
The Learner will:
Assessment Criteria;
The Learner can:
1. Be able to take effective notes
from a variety of sources
1.1 Identify key information from a range of different texts
1.2 Record key points when listening to information being given
1.3 Critically review their own notes
1.4 Use their own notes to accurately summarise information given
1.5 Use their own notes to present a summary to others
1.6 Demonstrate using a range of sources to gather information
2. Understand how to work out the meaning of unfamiliar content 2.1 Identify unfamiliar content
2.2 Identify a number of different strategies for working out the meaning of unfamiliar content
2.3 Demonstrate the ability to find the meaning of unfamiliar content
2.4 Demonstrate the application of own understanding to unfamiliar content
3. Understand common steps in
producing academic work
3.1 Describe the common steps in producing academic work
3.2 Define plagiarism
3.3 Explain correct referencing in an academic essay
4. Be able to produce a piece of
academic work suitable for this level, following a drafting process
4.1 Create a timetabled plan to meet the requirements of an academic assignment
4.2 Check own work for errors
4.3 Evaluate own work against criteria/requirements given
4.4 Develop sections of an assignment towards a final draft
4.5 Demonstrate the correct use of academic referencing
4.6 Present a completed piece of academic work to
5. Understand different learning
styles
5.1 Explain the idea of multiple intelligences
5.2 Describe a range of learning styles
5.3 Identify own preferred learning style
5.4 Identify own study strengths and weaknesses

 

Syllabus Content
Topic Course coverage
Learning to Learn
  • Learner styles and multiple intelligences
  • Self study methodology
  • Time management
  • Goal setting
  • Self analysis and critical reflection
  • Keeping a learner diary

Learning Outcome: 5

Reading Textbooks
and Note Taking
  • Reading a textbook & note taking skills
  • Using notes to write summaries
  • Public Speaking skills & Peer assessment
  • Learner diaries and study skills self-assessment

Learning Outcome: 1,4

Note Taking in
Lectures
  • Note taking in lectures
  • Recognising key points
  • Guessing meaning
  • Editing and reviewing notes
  • Planning a speech
  • Public speaking practice and assessment

Learning Outcome: 1, 2

Library Research and
Writing an Essay
  • Accessing the library and reading strategies
  • Note taking from books
  • Essay planning and organising notes
  • Public speaking practice and assessment

Learning Outcome: 1, 4

Journal-based
Research for Essay
Writing
  • Journals and articles
  • Critical reading and analyzing data
  • Describing data in an essay
  • Academic Style
  • Editing and proof reading
  • Public speaking practice and assessment

Learning Outcome: 4

Internet Research for
Essay Writing
  • Using the internet for research
  • Bibliographies and referencing
  • Plagiarism and paraphrasing
  • Editing and checking work against criteria
  • Including sufficient detail
  • Public speaking practice and assessment

Learning Outcome: 1, 4

Writing a Research
Report
  • Approaching a task and making an assignment strategy
  • Understanding requirements and using criteria
  • Integrating evidence into a report
  • Editing and proof reading
  • Public speaking practice and assessment

Learning Outcome: 3, 4

Examinations and
Assessment
  • Writing summaries and reviewing notes
  • Preparing for exams
  • Time Management
  • Stress and anxiety management

 

Related National Occupational Standards (NOS)
Sector Subject Area: IT Users 6.2
Related NOS: ESKIICF2 FSI2:2 Access, search for, select and use Internet-based
information and evaluate its fitness for purpose
ESKIINT3 P8-10 Use browser tools to search effectively and efficiently for information from the InternetSector Subject Area: Business and Administration (2013)
Related NOS: CFABAA617 Develop a presentation
CFABAA623 Deliver a presentation
CFASAD111 Plan and manage own workload

 

Assessment Type 
Global Assignment (100%)

The assignment is broken into three sections as follows:

  • Learner Portfolio
  • Note-taking and summary writing assignment
  • Research project 
See also Section 3 above

 

Foundation Mathematics

Title Foundation Mathematics
RQF code: F/615/0154
Credits 10
Level 3

 

Guided Learning Hours 50 hours Total Qualification Time 100 hours

 

Learning Outcomes;
The Learner will:
Assessment Criteria;
The Learner can:
1. Be able to perform a range of
algebraic calculations
1.1 DSimplify a range of algebraic expressions involving powers
1.2 Simplify algebraic expressions by
multiplying and dividing expressions
1.3 Factorise algebraic expressions using a
range of techniques
1.4 Simplify and solve Algebraic Fractions
2. Be able to solve a range of basic
Calculations equations
2.1 Transpose formulae
2.2 Solve linear and quadratic equations
2.3 Solve simultaneous equations
2.4 Perform statistical calculations relating to central tendency
3. Be able to present data in graphical
form
3.1 Present data using tables, pie charts and bar charts
3.2 Construct frequency distributions
3.3 Present data as histograms, ogives and
time series graphs
3.4 Present linear and quadratic equations in graphical form
3.5 Provide graphical solutions to
simultaneous equations
4. Understand the fundamentals of
Differential Calculus
4.1 Explain the rate of change of one variable in respect of another
4.2 Calculate the gradient of a curve using
differentiation
4.3 Plot maximum and minimum turning points using graphs
4.4 Identify the maximum and minimum
turning points using differentiation
5. Understand the fundamentals of
Integral Calculus
5.1 Recognise integration as the inverse of
differentiation
5.2 Recognise the constant of integration
5.3 Evaluate the constant of integration
5.4 Evaluate the definite integral
5.5 Calculate of the area under a curve
6. Understand Measures of Dispersion 6.1 Calculate the range, quartiles and
quantiles
6.2 Calculate the mean deviation
6.3 Calculate the variance
6.4 Calculate the standard deviation
7. Understand the fundamentals of
Probability
7.1 Calculate probability using the addition
and multiplication rules
7.2 Calculate the probability of compound
events
7.3 Use tree diagrams to determine probability
7.4 Calculate probabilities of permutations and combinations

 

Syllabus Content
Topic Course coverage
Introduction to
Algebra
  • Simplification of a range of algebraic expressions including those involving powers
  • Simplifying a range of algebraic expressions by multiplying and dividing expressions
  • Factorising algebraic expressions by using a range of techniques
  • Simplify and solve a range of Algebraic Fractions

Learning Outcome: 1

Using Algebraic
Equations
  • Transposing formulae
  • Solving simple linear equations
  • Solving simple quadratic equations
  • Solving simultaneous equations

Learning Outcome: 2

Solving
algebraic
equations
Using Graphs
  •  Presenting a range of linear equations in graphical form
  • Presenting a range of quadratic equations in graphical form
  • Solving simultaneous equations using graphical forms

Learning Outcome: 3

Introduction to
Differential
Calculus
  • Using the principles of calculus to explain the rate of change of one variable in respect of another
  • Calculation of the gradient of a curve using differentiation
  • Plotting maximum and minimum turning points using graphical means
  • Identification of the maximum and minimum turning points using differentiation

Learning Outcome: 4

Introduction to
Integral
Calculus
  • Recognising the process of integration as the inverse of differentiation
  • Recognition of the role played by the constant of integration
  • Evaluation of the constant of integration
  • Evaluation of the definite integral
  • Calculation of the area under a curve

Learning Outcome: 5

Presentation of
Data
  • Present data using tables, pie charts and bar charts
  • Construct Frequency distributions
  • Present data as histograms, ogives and time series graphs

Learning Outcome: 3

Beginning
Statistics
  • Calculation of the arithmetic mean for a range of data samples
  • Calculation of the arithmetic mean for a range of frequency distributions
  • Calculation of the arithmetic mean for grouped data
  • Calculation of the modal value of data sets
  • Calculation of the median value of data sets

Learning Outcome: 2

Understanding
Dispersion
  • Calculation of the range, quartiles and quantiles
  • Calculation the mean deviation
  • Calculation of the variance
  • Calculation of the standard deviation

Learning Outcome: 6

 

Assessment Type 
  • Global Assignment (100%)
See also Section 3 above

 

Culture Studies

Title Culture Studies
RQF code: J/615/0155
Credits 10
Level 3

 

Guided Learning Hours 55 hours Total Qualification Time 100 hours

 

Learning Outcomes;
The Learner will:
Assessment Criteria;
The Learner can:
1. Understand the concept of culture,
cultural values and how different
cultures can be defined
1.1 Explain the terms ‘culture’ and ‘subculture’
1.2 Identify a range of cultural practices and values and their unique aspects
1.3 Explain what is meant by a ‘stereotype’
2. Understand how the political and
education system of a foreign country
differs from their own
2.1 Explain the general organisational structure of the education and political systems of a particular city or country
2.2 Demonstrate understanding of the application and enrolment process for studying abroad
3. Understand how the business culture of a foreign country differs from their own 3.1 Identify variances in work culture and
management stuctures
3.2 Describe the benefits of cultural diversity for an organisation
3.3 Assess how cultural factors impact on
communication and effective working practices
4. Understand the relationship between digital technologies, communication and culture 4.1 Understand how life online has impacted how people communicate
4.2 Explain the impact of social media, online retail and online news on culture
4.3 Understand aspects of digital culture.
4.4 Explain the ways in which digital technologies have impacted on the individual and society

 

Syllabus Content
Topic Course coverage
What is Culture?
  • Definition of culture
  • Aspects of culture
  • Personal Cultural Identity
  • Cultural Practice and unique aspects

Learning Outcome: 1

Subcultures
  • CDefinition of subculture
  • Aspects of subcultures
  • Comparisons between different cultural aspects
  • Stereotypes

Learning Outcome: 1, 3

Government
  • Basic types of political system
  • Police and Crime

Learning Outcome: 1, 3

Values
  • Personal, familial and societal values
  • Common etiquette in different countries
  • Common pastimes and the values associated with these

Learning Outcome: 1, 3, 4

Education Systems
  • Different stages of education systems at home and abroad
  • Identifying universities in different places

Learning Outcome: 1, 2

Application to
Higher Education
  • Courses, subjects and methods of assessment at chosen universities
  • The university application process
  • Personal statements

Learning Outcome: 2

Work
  • Understanding different attitudes to work
  • Work culture; organisational and management structures
  • Cultural differences in international business
  • Benefits of cultural diversity to an organisation

Learning Outcome: 1, 3

Digital Culture
  • Understanding social media, online retail and online news and its impact on culture
  • Digital culture and disparity in access
  • Positives/ negatives of life online on the individual
  • Positives/ negatives of life online on society

Learning Outcome: 1, 4

 

Assessment Type 
  • Global Assignment (100%)
See also Section 3 above

 

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