When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code K22BEFB07A

What you will learn

The Access to HE Diploma (Digital Technologies in Business Management) offers adult returners a coherent, integrated and supported year of study through which they will gain the knowledge, awareness, skills and confidence necessary for successful undergraduate studying in the intended progression routes for this Diploma. The course aims to provide a balance of essential study skills with specialist subject knowledge to enable the students to be prepared for the academic and practical rigours of undergraduate study in the Digital Technologies and Business Management field.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Finding and Reading Information (Ungraded) Mandatory 3 credits
  • Management and Leadership (Graded) 3 credits
  • Business Communication and Information Management (Graded) 6 credits
  • Business organisations and structure (Graded) 3 credits
  • e-commerce (Graded) 3 credits
  • Emerging and Future Digital Technologies in Business Management (Graded) 6 credits
  • Mobile Technology (Graded) 6 credits
  • The Internet of Things (Graded) 3 credits
  • Business Financing (Graded) 3 credits
  • Introduction to social media (Graded) 6 credits
  • Note taking and note making (Ungraded) 3 credits
  • Reading and Comprehensive of Texts (Ungraded) 3 credits

Class format and activities

The Access to HE Diploma assessment mechanism incorporates:
• Assessment tasks which are designed and set by the Centre
• Internal assessment of learner work
• Internal and external moderation of assessment. There are no additional external assessments for this Diploma. The recommended assessment methods for this Diploma should include a variety of methods which take into consideration the target learners for this Diploma and the appropriateness for the units being assessed. Assessment methods should be valid, reliable, and inclusive and assure equity. The following assessment methods could be used to assess the units within this Diploma. These include a number of the following, but at least part of one graded subject specific unit must include a formal examination taken under timed conditions.
• Artefacts
• Blogs
• Case studies
• Oral presentation
• Practical tasks/demonstrations
• Question and answer (written and oral)
• Tests/exams with seen or unseen papers
• Tutor observation
• Worksheets
• Written assignments
• Written essays/reports

Entry requirements

There is usually the expectation that the learner will have literacy, communication skills and numeracy at Level 2 or above. You will be assessed in literacy and numeracy at the centre to ensure you are able to access the programme. You would need to achieve 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 and above (old C) including English (Language or Literature) and Maths. If you are accepted into this course without a Grade 4 (old Grade C) or above in English and/or Maths. You will be expected to retake. This will be compulsory part of your timetable.

What you need to know before you enrol

Its primary aims are:
• To provide HE progression opportunities for adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances, do not have the necessary qualifications;
• To give learners a general introduction to the basic concepts, methods, and key areas of knowledge within the core disciplines taken and offer a coherent and stimulating framework within which they can broaden their intellectual outlook and make connections between subject areas;
• To help learners to develop and consolidate the various skills required to enable them to cope successfully with the demands of undergraduate study and to become independent, self-directed learners;

What you need

You need to have regular attendance 90% or above. You will need to supply your own stationery, a folder and pens and paper. You will be required to purchase at least one text book.

What you can do next

Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Digital Technologies and Business Management. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Business Management and Digital Technology, Business Management, Digital Business, Digital and Technology Solutions, Digital Marketing, Digital Technology and a wide range of combined and related degrees.


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