International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies – Business Pathway

The International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education at Domain Academy Malta offers you specialist pathways designed to provide you with the transferable skills, knowledge and competence you require to gain an accessible route into Higher Education with the opportunity to progress to future higher educational courses or employment.

Intake

October

EQF / MQF Level

Level 4

Mode of Delivery

Traditional

Duration of Course

1 Academic Year, 3-hours, Twice a Week (Full-Time and part-time options available)

Operational End Date

N/A

N/A

ECTS Credits

60 ECTS

Programme Qualifies for

Students' Maintenance Grants

Certificate after completing

Student Success Rate

100

Awarding Bodies

Domain Academy
2,500

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Intake

October

EQF / MQF Level

Level 4

Mode of Delivery

Traditional

Duration of Course

1 Academic Year, 3-hours, Twice a Week (Full-Time and part-time options available)

Operational End Date

N/A

N/A

ECTS Credits

60 ECTS

Programme Qualifies for

Students' Maintenance Grants

Certificate after completing

Student Success Rate

100

Course Description

There are opportunities during the course to give learners practice in developing employability skills such as; Problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, Intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, self-presentation and Interpersonal skills: self-management,self-monitoring and development.

One key element of this course is that while studying you will also have the opportunity to develop your employability skills such as:

  • Problem-solving skills: analytical skills, use of critical thinking and showing initiative
  • Interpersonal skills: communicating and interacting with peers in different contexts, working collaboratively and showing responsibility
  • Intrapersonal skills: self-discipline, self-management and personal development

Target Group:

Compulsory education leavers (16+) and learners who wants to gain an accessible route into Higher Education with the opportunity to progress on to undergraduate courses that require a higher level of study skills.

Target Audience:

  • 16+

Course Language:

English

Where you will learn:
Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta
What you will study
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Academic English and Study Skills

Core Module

250

Learning Hours

10 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

This module is designed to help students develop academic competence and awareness of academic English and study skills in preparation for higher education studies.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Demonstrate organisation of ideas and arguments in a clear and logical manner

b) Ability to write English clearly and appropriately using an appropriate range of sentence structures and vocabulary

c) Use citation and referencing appropriately

d) Use the work of others in academic writing – summarising, paraphrasing and quoting

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Foundation Mathematics

Core Module

250

Learning Hours

10 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

This module is designed to consolidate learners’ knowledge and competence of mathematics through topics in the areas of statistical methods and linear algebra. The mathematical techniques taught in this module will be necessary to build a wider set of mathematical skills across a broad range of disciplines.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Demonstrate an ability to carry out basic algebraic manipulation

b) Plot graphs and apply general rules and principles of graphical construction

c) Apply concept of probability to find solutions to a range of problems

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The Business and Financial Environment

Core Module

500

Learning Hours

20 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

Every organisation cannot operate on its own in an isolated environment – this is affected directly or indirectly by other factors. This module exposes the students to these factors creating  the necessary awareness to the type of product, competition available, customers, type of ownership, financial documents to be prepared and interpreted – in actual fact gives the student a macro view of all the elements that may influence the performance and operation of each business operation.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Understand the range of different businesses: local, national, international, global, private, public, not-for-profit/voluntary; sectors of business activity: primary, secondary, tertiary

b) Evaluate the purposes and functions of different organisations, influence of stakeholders and how the business organise themselves through strategic planning and organisational structuring

c) Show the function and role of key stakeholders, owners, employees, suppliers, and customers

d) Demonstrate the purpose of accounting and the grouping of business income and expenditure

e) Demonstrate the role of: recording transactions, activity monitoring and the management of business

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Impact of Communication Technology and Digital Marketing on Business

Core Module

500

Learning Hours

20 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

Nowadays more than years ago communication technology has a vital and crucial role in business operations. Emails, networking, social networks, media, and ways of marketing have become a necessary requirement towards the efficient performance of a business. This module addresses these issues so the student is conscious of the impact that communication technology may have on the business and how digital marketing has changed the way businesses use technology for marketing.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Understand the types of information: verbal, written, onscreen, multi-media, and web based

b) Describe examples of how the internet is used by selected, contrasting businesses

c) Understand the key features of planning for the increased use of e-business at different levels

d) Demonstrate the role of internet marketing within a modern marketing context

e) Show different aspects of Marketing: business to business, business to consumer, consumer o consumer, mainly based on modern information and communication systems

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How will you 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.

Assessment

Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the programme. The range of assessments utilised will normally include: essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments and examinations.

Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.

Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.

Structure of Programme

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures

This programme offers both variety and flexibility, ensuring that the learning and assessment activities are relevant and of value for future progression.Throughout this programme learners are continuously and actively involved in all teaching methods including;

  • Lectures
  • Hands-on activities
  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • Enquiry-based learning

Lectures and other teaching methods are delivered interactively, with discussion sessions and tutorials in the form of hands-on and problem-solving activities building on the relevant academic study skills including concepts and practices.

These activities help learners to use different research and online tools. Learners are asked to reflect on the tools and activities, inviting discussions with regards to their own knowledge and skill and adapt these tools to their current situations and contexts. Feedback is given where appropriate throughout the course.

Learners are also introduced to appropriate websites and other related material for further development of their knowledge and skills.

Grading System

Grading will be based on – Pass – Merit – and Distinction.

Resits will be permitted for each respected assignment and module. No more than two resits are permitted to the student and the grading will be only a Pass.

Entry Requirement

Students should be in possession of either of the following:

  • Secondary School Certificate, demonstrating a basic level of English to benefit from the course

OR

  • Candidates with relevant work/vocational experience will be considered on an individual basis

OR

  • A qualification equivalent to MQF/EQF Level 3

English

In all cases, an interview may be requested by the Admission Board in order to ascertain that the candidates admitted to the course have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment criteria.

Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV preferably in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.

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