Advanced Diploma in Business
HP7D 48 : Business: Graded Unit 2
This 2-credit Unit will provide evidence that students have met the aims of the Group Award.
It will be assessed by a project investigation. The project involves the investigation of a business issue and the assessment of its implications for a business or a number of businesses.
The purpose of this Unit is to enable students to draw information from across a number of Units to solve a range of business problems. Students will consolidate their understanding of mandatory Units and develop problem solving and analytical skills, as well as learning to apply their knowledge to new situations. This is designed to enhance students’ ability to apply what they have learned to broader, more dynamic real-life situations.
Achievement of the unit is graded A, B or C. The pass mark is 50%.
Graded Unit 2 is a project investigation to be completed on an open-book basis over a period of time.
This Unit covers the integration of a range of knowledge and skills achieved throughout selected Units of the SQA Advanced Diploma:
HP7K 47 Business Accounting
HP70 48 Preparing Financial Forecasts
HP6T 47 Economic Issues: An Introduction
HP6P 48 Economics 1: Micro and Macro Theory and Application
HP72 48 Economics 2: The World Economy
HP6N 47 Marketing: An Introduction
HP71 47 Managing People and Organisations
HP6R 48 Business Culture and Strategy
HP7A 48 Information and Communication Technology in Business
HP6L 47 Information Technology: Applications Software 1
HP78 47 IT in Business: Spreadsheets
HP75 47 Communication: Business Communication
J1E5 48 Behavioural Skills for Business
HP6Y 47 Business Law: An Introduction
HP6X 47 Business Contractual Relationships
HP6V 48 Statistics for Business
In addition to the integration of knowledge and skills needed to complete the project investigation, students will develop their skills in planning, negotiation, research, analysis, time management and problem solving. The Core Skill of Problem Solving at SCQF level 6 is embedded and therefore automatically certificated on successful completion of the Unit.