West Herts College

BTEC Certificate in Management Studies

West Herts College
In Watford

£900
+ VAT
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Typology BTEC
Location Watford
Duration 1 Year
  • BTEC
  • Watford
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

Improve your personal effectiveness as a manager; develop your leadership skills; gain an understanding of management theory and practices; help you to manage change effectively; develop abilities which you can apply at work, such as managaing a budget or leadership. The CMS course also provides the opportunity to progress onto the 2 year part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (Diploma in Management Studies).
Suitable for: You should be an aspiring manager or supervisor who is seeking the next phase in your career development.

Important information

Government funding available

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Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Watford
WD17 3EZ, Middlesex, England
Starts On request
Location
Watford
WD17 3EZ, Middlesex, England

To take into account

· Requirements

Applicants with work experience at a managerial or supervisory level OR identified by your employer as having the management potential to be developed. All applicants are assessed in their current level of literacy and numeracy via an on-line package called Skillbuilder.

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Course programme

Course suitability

You should be an aspiring manager or supervisor who is seeking the next phase in your career development.

Entry qualifications

Applicants with work experience at a managerial or supervisory level OR identified by your employer as having the management potential to be developed. All applicants are assessed in their current level of literacy and numeracy via an on-line package called Skillbuilder.

Information about the course

The CMS course is designed to help develop your managerial performance whilst working in the Public, Private or Charitable sectors by equipping you with an uptodate business qualification.

Course content

It is largely an open access course for practising managers or supervisors who are responsible for the work of others. The CMS course is delivered on Tuesdays during college term times, from 1.45 - 8.30pm. Outside the lessons, you should expect to spend approximately 4 hours a week studying at home, but this amount varies according to how quickly you learn.

The aims of the course are to:
Improve your personal effectiveness as a manager; develop your leadership skills; gain an understanding of management theory and practices; help you to manage change effectively; develop abilities which you can apply at work, such as managaing a budget or leadership. The CMS course also provides the opportunity to progress onto the 2 year part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (Diploma in Management Studies).

The CMS provides a firm grounding in key management issues with a range of tools and techniques you can apply in your role as a manager or supervisor.
We encourage your employer to take an interest in the course, as this will help you gain maximum benefit from your studies.

The Modules delivered are:

Personal Development

Communications

Leadership

Managing a Budget

Managing Marketing

Introducing Strategy

Additionality

When will I receive my results?

Tutors aim to mark your assessments and issued feedback to students within 3 weeks of the hand-in date.

Your final CMS result will be forwarded on as soon as they are received at the college. Please note that certificates, where awarded, can take up to 4 months to be received at the college before forwarding on to learners.

Assessment

Assessment is through written assignments (essays & projects), in-class tests & presentations to the rest of the class. Successful completion of these gain the Certificate in Management Studies from Edexcel (formerly BTEC). There are no formal exams on the CMS course.

Progression

The Certificate can be used as a foundation course for higher qualifications eg Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (PGDip Mgt Studie) after which students can progress to the MSc in Management Studies or the prestigous MBA course. The CMS also provides a firm grounding in key management issues and a range of tools and techniques which you can apply in your role as a manager or supervisor.

Additional information

Payment options: Part-time enrolments are subject to an additional annual registration fee of £10 payable once only per academic year (exemptions may apply).

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