When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code K24BEFB08E
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This free module comprises of two units from the Pearson HND in Leadership and Management (HTQ). The first unit is Business Information Technology Systems where students’ will enhance their understanding of contemporary business information technology (IT) systems and how organisations develop and continuously review their IT strategy to gain and maintain competitive advantage. The second unit is Business Data Analytics and Insights which will give students an understanding of how organisations in different contexts improve their efficiency through the use of effective data management techniques. Students will gain a wide range of knowledge in these sector-specific skills tied to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop vocational behaviours and transferable skills. Students will be able to develop and apply their own ideas to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of business situations. On achievement of the module, students will receive a Pearson certificate at Level 5 for the units completed as well as up to 30 UCAS credits.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Compare flexible and reliable IT systems that respond to organisational requirements in an organisational context.
  • Recommend practical IT system solutions to given organisational scenarios.
  • Apply various data analysis methods and techniques that could inform business decisions.
  • Develop data management processes that allow for improved decision-making in ever-changing business environments.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC Higher National Diploma in Leadership and Management for England [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

The mode of delivery for this course involves a combination of in-centre learning and online delivery.

The Microsoft Teams online platform and supported apps are used to support learning together with videos to review lectures, work-based learning activities, presentations, tutorials, online learning, workshops, critical debates, and seminars. In addition, you will be supported by a work-based professional advocate and tutors at Morley College London.

Progress is measured by assignments, work-related projects, demonstration of professional competence in work-based situations, and practical activities that apply the knowledge you have gained. There are no written exams. When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This typically will involve reading articles and books, working on individual projects, undertaking preparing coursework assignments and presentations Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and Canvas, the online virtual learning platform.

Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from anyone with relevant work and experience and capable of reaching the standards required by the qualification. All students are expected to have a good standard of computer literacy. Applicants will be invited for interview to discuss their work and experience in more detail. Students who have recently been in education are likely to need one of the following:

  • a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business
  • a GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
  • other related Level 3 qualifications an Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
  • relevant work experience, or
  • an international equivalent to the above qualifications Our Recognition of Prior Learning policy means that students’ previous learning and experience can be taken into account, and they may be awarded certain qualifications or units of a qualification based on that learning or experience.

Students applying for this course that is taught and assessed completely in English will need a certain level of English language skills. Before accepting students onto a programme, we will make sure that those who are non-native English speakers and who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)

Before you enrol

This course will be delivered in person by attendance at college and online via live webinars and e-learning. All students will need to attend college and access live webinars and e-learning 2 afternoons/evenings each week between 1pm to 8:30pm on a Tuesday and Thursday during the summer term.

Students are expected to undertake independent study and complete assignments and coursework outside of college time. The College has a range of specialist resources to support the delivery of the programme. You will have access to computers, scanners, and printers in the HTQ Business department and in the College’s learning centre. Students will be assessed through graded projects and coursework, assignments, and reflective journals.

What you need

If you are interested in applying for the HTQ modules in Business Information Technology systems, Data Analytics, and Insights, then please apply using the link on this webpage.

The module is awarded by Pearson. This course is classified as part-time. You will need access to a laptop or PC to carry out independent study and complete assignments. Relevant textbooks and other learning materials. The college does have some laptops for this course which can be loaned to students.

What you can do next

On completion of this module students can apply for the full-time HND in Leadership & Management (HTQ).

The credits achieved on completion of this module will be recognised as prior learning for enrolment onto the full-time course. This is a 2-year programme, with the first year providing a solid foundation in leadership and management, which students can build on if they decide to continue their studies. Completion of the second year allows students to progress to degree-level study, or into employment at lower or middle management roles.

Once students have achieved the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, they can develop their career in the respective sector by:

  • entering employment
  • continuing existing employment and seeking promotion
  • linking with the appropriate professional body
  • committing to continuing professional development, or
  • studying at university

Progression to University: The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, for example:

  • BA (Hons) Leadership and Management for Business
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Leadership and Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA Business and Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) Global Business Management
  • BSc (Hons) Digital Business Management.