Level 6 Qualification
360 UK Credits (equivalent to 180 ECTS)
Duration of Study Programme
3 Academic Years – Part-Time, 3-hours, Twice a Week
2 years Higher National Diploma: Pearson (UK) – RQF 603/0471/6
1 year Top-Up Degree: University of Derby
March & October 2022
Operational End Date
31 August 2022
Mode of Delivery
The BSc (Hons) Business and Management Degree equips you with the expertise needed to lead, change and understand business and management from both the national and the global perspective. This programme is designed for and by having learners and employers in mind. It will help you pursue an enterprising business and management course to gain employment, enhance your career or achieve a qualification that values your experience.
This course is designed to give you more confidence in your ability to lead a team, deal with complex situations and communicate effectively via written reports and presentations. Whilst being taught by lecturers who are industry leaders with direct influence and knowledge of the industry you are entering, you will network with mature and experienced peers who share real life and professional experiences with one another.
Upon completion of this programme, you should have gained:
- Broad understanding and critical awareness of current problems and developments with business and management disciplines.
- The ability to research, analyse and critically evaluate business concepts, theories & techniques.
- Awareness of the holistic nature of all business operations and the confidence to evaluate the strategic position and options of an organisation.
- Exposure to the global business environment within the context of an ethical framework.
- The commitment to continue to advance your knowledge and understanding of business and management, and to develop new skills to a high level for continuing professional development.
- The qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment within the business and management profession requiring the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility.
This qualification in Business is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. It provides a wide-ranging study of the business sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in business . In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the business sector, this qualification give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.
What you will study
You will study modules such as:
How you will learn
This diploma is delivered with a flexible classroom-based method, through a variety of course materials, case studies, discussions, presentations, enquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our own teaching portal.
Where you will learn:
Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.
Method of Assessment:
The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place of the content of each unit. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit. The assessment of the evidence relates directly to the assessment criteria for each unit. The grading of BTEC Higher National qualifications is at the unit and the qualification level.
Assessment is carried out through home-based assignments, which means you will have plenty of time to dedicate to each criteria. By having small groups, you will have more time for discussions where you can share your experiences at your place of work.
Structure of Programme:
The first two years require 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 5 (7 units) and 120 credits are at Level 4 (8 units).
The final year is made up of three 10-week terms, known as trimesters. We recommend about 20 hours of study per week to complete one 20-credit module over a 10-week trimester.
If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.
With a mix of core and optional modules, you can tailor your studies to match your particular interests and career aspirations.
We will advise you of your study plan – the running order and availability of the modules – when you are invited to enrol.
To complete this top-up degree you will need to complete a total of 120 credits. This will be made up from the two core modules and three of the optional 20-credit modules in your preferred area of Management.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:
The development of the autonomous and independent learner is further enhanced by a range of technology enhanced learning tools and activities. Students will have access to a range of tools and activities, providing support for research activities, personal diagnostics, additional content, online discussion and self-directed study techniques. Different methods will be used to take account of different learning preferences and include, for example, face to face or virtual lectures, case studies, role play, debates, student presentations, formative and summative enquiry based learning, and problem solving activities. The programme encourages students to apply learning to the work place and this is a central feature of the teaching and learning strategy. This will be achieved through a variety of means with the aim being to encourage and develop critical evaluation and the ability to synthesise and apply solutions to complex real life Management problems. Teaching and learning approaches will be appropriately applied to each cohort in order that the same learning outcomes are achieved, but at times through different methods, whilst facilitating the development of effective peer support networks and learning sets. This will provide a stimulating experience as well as assisting students in their ability to critically evaluate and apply knowledge and intellectual skills to differing situations.
A range of assessments has been devised and the programmes operate within the University’s Regulatory Framework and conform to its regulations on assessment. A flexible approach has been taken in developing the assessment strategy, to allow for the diverse nature of the student cohorts as well as the different learning preferences of individual students.
For the first two years, each successfully completed unit will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria. Merit and distinction grades are awarded for higher-level achievement.
Summary of grades
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For the final year:
90-100% Excellent – Distinction
80-89% Excellent – Distinction
70-79% Excellent – Distinction
60-69% Very good – Merit
50-59% Good/Satisfactory – Pass
40-49% Unsatisfactory – Marginal Fail
5-39% Very Poor – Fail
- A’Level Standard of education; OR
- Relevant qualification at MQF/EQF Level 4
- If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Exemptions from providing evidence of English language proficiency may arise if you have studied your previous qualification in English.
Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV preferably in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.
Fees & funding
Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.
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Last Updated: 09th November 2021