Pre-University Foundation
Level 3

Level 3 Business

Units Specification

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning hours: 150

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: The purpose of this course is to provide initial instruction on how to locate, understand, and evaluate the research literature in the student’s area of interest. As an introductory survey course, the expectation is not mastery of research methodology, but rather improvement in competencies related to the critical consumption of research literature.

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning hours: 150

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: This unit aims to build a learner’s working, practical knowledge of both spoken English and formal, written English. Learners that complete this unit will gain the transferable skills necessary to participate in academic studies that are taught and assessed in English.

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning hours: 150

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: Learners study the fundamental principles of how computer systems work, including the role of hardware and software, the way components of a system work together and how data in a system is used. Knowing how and why computer components, and the data they use, perform in certain ways has a significant impact on the work of all computing professionals. In technical support roles, understanding how different parts of a system integrate facilitates accurate identification of problems and efficient solutions. Professional programmers use their understanding of the way the computer operates to develop more efficient software solutions. In this unit, learners explore the relationship between hardware and software as part of a computer system. Learners examine the way computer components work both individually and together to store and process data, and the way in which data is transmitted and used in computer systems. Learners also explore the impact that computing systems have on organisations and individuals.

Credit Value: 20

Guided Learning hours: 200

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: The purpose of this course is to provide initial instruction on how to locate, understand, and evaluate the research literature in the student’s area of interest. As an introductory survey course, the expectation is not mastery of research methodology, but rather improvement in competencies related to the critical consumption of research literature.

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning hours: 150

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: This unit is designed for intermediate to advanced level learners, and further develops essential English language and writing skills.

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning hours: 150

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: This module is designed to provide an introduction to the use and interpretation of kind of numbers useful to business. As a result, it is of particular value to students of Business and Management; students taking other subjects that rely on quantitative data may also find this module beneficial. This introductory module assumes a basic level of math as a starting point. Working with data is important in other year 1 modules, for example Organizations and the Business Environment, and Economics. In  addition, these analytical skills are applied in advanced level modules such as Accounting, Managing Sustainability, and Management Accounting. The acquisition of advanced spread sheet skills, which have direct applications in business, will be a feature of this module.

Credit Value: 20

Guided Learning hours: 200

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: This unit enables learners to understand how the role of management and leadership in the workplace contributes towards business success. Managers are vital to the running of any business; they shape and influence business through their managerial performance and leadership. In this unit, learners will examine how businesses adapt their approaches to management in response to challenges in their environment. Depending on their roles and responsibilities, managers need to develop skill sets that enable them to work effectively in areas such as the management of people, financial, resource and quality management, and the management of change. Learners will investigate some of the issues that managers and leaders have to deal with in the workplace in making businesses more efficient and ensuring their survival and growth. The effective planning and organising of a business’s activity can significantly influence the success of a business. This unit will help learners to progress to employment (e.g. to a career working in supervision and management), and/or to vocational training. Additionally, learners might move on to related higher education having developed a knowledge and understanding
of management.

Credit Value: 20

Guided Learning hours: 200

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: This unit includes aspects of both personal and business finance. Personal finance involves the understanding of why money is important and how managing your money can help prevent future financial difficulties. It is vital for learners to understand the financial decisions they will need to take throughout their lives and how risk can affect them and their choices. This unit will also give learners an insight into where they can get financial advice and support. The business finance aspects of the unit introduce learners to accounting terminology, the purpose and importance of business accounts and the different sources of finance available to businesses. Planning tools, such as cash flow forecasts and break-even, will be prepared and analysed. Measuring the financial performance of a business will require learners to prepare and analyse statements of comprehensive income and statements of financial position. This unit will provide a foundation for a number of other finance and business units and will help learners to analyse profitability, liquidity and business efficiency. It will give learners the knowledge and understanding to manage their personal finances and provide a background to business finance and accounting as learners progress to employment or further training.

Credit Value: 20

Guided Learning hours: 200

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: In this introductory unit, learners study the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive.

Credit Value: 20

Guided Learning hours: 200

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification:

Learners will gain skills relating to, and an understanding of, how a marketing campaign is developed. Marketing is a dynamic field central to the success of any business. Learners will gain an understanding of how a marketing campaign is developed and will explore different stages of the process that a business goes through when developing its campaign, allowing learners to develop their own campaign for a given product/service. Learners will examine the marketing aims and objectives for existing products/services and understand the importance of relevant, valid and appropriate research in relation to customers’ needs and wants. Learners will use given market research data and other  information to make recommendations about the type of marketing campaign that a business should undertake, and will draw on their learning from across the programme to complete the assessment task. Finally, the unit will give learners an insight into the significance and value of marketing to business. It will enable learners to make an informed choice as to whether they want to specialise in marketing in employment, training or higher education.

Level 3 Computing

Units And There Specification

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning hours: 150

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: The purpose of this course is to provide initial instruction on how to locate, understand, and evaluate the research literature in the student’s area of interest. As an introductory survey course, the expectation is not mastery of research methodology, but rather improvement in competencies related to the critical consumption of research literature.

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning hours: 150

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: This unit aims to build a learner’s working, practical knowledge of both spoken English and formal, written English. Learners that complete this unit will gain the transferable skills necessary to participate in academic studies that are taught and assessed in English.

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning hours: 150

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: Learners study the fundamental principles of how computer systems work, including the role of hardware and software, the way components of a system work together and how data in a system is used. Knowing how and why computer components, and the data they use, perform in certain ways has a significant impact on the work of all computing professionals. In technical support roles, understanding how different parts of a system integrate facilitates accurate identification of problems and efficient solutions. Professional programmers use their understanding of the way the computer operates to develop more efficient software solutions. In this unit, learners explore the relationship between hardware and software as part of a computer system. Learners examine the way computer components work both individually and together to store and process data, and the way in which data is transmitted and used in computer systems. Learners also explore the impact that computing systems have on organisations and individuals.

Credit Value: 20

Guided Learning hours: 200

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: The purpose of this course is to provide initial instruction on how to locate, understand, and evaluate the research literature in the student’s area of interest. As an introductory survey course, the expectation is not mastery of research methodology, but rather improvement in competencies related to the critical consumption of research literature.

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning hours: 150

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: This unit is designed for intermediate to advanced level learners, and further develops essential English language and writing skills.

Credit Value: 15

Guided Learning hours: 150

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: This module is designed to provide an introduction to the use and interpretation of kind of numbers useful to business. As a result, it is of particular value to students of Business and Management; students taking other subjects that rely on quantitative data may also find this module beneficial. This introductory module assumes a basic level of math as a starting point. Working with data is important in other year 1 modules, for example Organizations and the Business Environment, and Economics. In  addition, these analytical skills are applied in advanced level modules such as Accounting, Managing Sustainability, and Management Accounting. The acquisition of advanced spread sheet skills, which have direct applications in business, will be a feature of this module.

Credit Value: 20

Guided Learning hours: 200

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: Learners will study the principles of systems analysis and develop the skills to analyse and design a solution to meet an organisation’s needs. Most organisations and businesses rely on computer systems to support their activities. These systems are often unique to the organisation where they are implemented. Systems analysis is a process that identifies the computing needs of an organisation, designs solutions and plans changes and updates. Systems analysts need to be able to solve problems and have a thorough knowledge of computer software and hardware. In this unit, learners will learn how to use systems analysis methods to examine an organisation and analyse its current systems. In many cases, the organisation will already have a computer system and will have decided to revise their current system because of a change in their activities or investment in new technology. Learners will be able to plan for the implementation of a new or revised system that is specific to the client’s requirements. The design that they develop may be used to develop a new IT system or develop an existing one. A computing professional will need a detailed knowledge of how organisations work. By completing this unit, learners will gain an understanding of how to investigate the way in which an organisation functions. The analytical skills developed in this unit will be of great benefit in many different computing career paths, including progression to a programmer or systems analyst role. For those learners progressing to higher education, systems analysis is a subject included in many computer science degrees.

Credit Value: 20

Guided Learning hours: 200

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: This practical course introduces learners to the three strands of design study available in the Bachelor of Design degree. A series of lectures and practical design projects are undertaken which combine theoretical, practical and technical skills with an understanding of the broader issues relating to contemporary, past and future trends in graphic design, electronic media design and three-dimensional modelling and design. Learners will be introduced to key design principles and creative strategies that
inform design work in the three strands and will be required to consider the creative, commercial, ethical, and environmental implications of the work wherever possible.

Credit Value: 20

Guided Learning hours: 200

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification: Learners will study the impact that developments in computing have on organisations and wider society, and develop a plan to implement a technology development. The rapid development of computer technology over the past 50 years or so has had a tremendous impact on the lives of individuals and on the ways in which organisations work. Computer technology has created completely new business opportunities, revolutionising the world of work. As someone working in computing development, it is important that you understand the impact of computer technology. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the positive and negative impacts of computing development on an organisation or business when it implements a new system. You will consider the general impact on individuals and society as a whole, and the potential impacts of computing development in the future. You will then develop a plan to implement a computing technology development in an organisation and review the plan you have developed. This unit is relevant to anyone working in computing, as an understanding of the impact of changes in technology is crucial. It will be of particular relevance to those progressing to higher education and pursuing careers in software development, as a software developer or programmer, who need to appreciate how the systems they are developing can impact an organisation.

Credit Value: 20

Guided Learning hours: 200

Organisation: EduQual

Unit Specification:

Learners will study the impact that developments in computing have on organisations and wider society, and develop a plan to implement a technology development. The rapid development of computer technology over the past 50 years or so has had a tremendous impact on the lives of individuals and on the ways in which organisations work. Computer technology has created completely new business opportunities, revolutionising the world of work. As someone working in computing development, it is important that you understand the impact of computer technology. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the positive and negative impacts of computing development on an organisation or business when it implements a new system. You will consider the general impact on individuals and society as a whole, and the potential impacts of computing development in the future. You will then develop a plan to implement a computing technology development in an organisation and review the plan you have developed. This unit is relevant to anyone working in computing, as an understanding of the impact of changes in technology is crucial. It will be of particular relevance to those progressing to higher education and pursuing careers in software development, as a software developer or programmer, who need to appreciate how the systems they are developing can impact an organisation.