Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources, Marketing and Finance

This programme of studies is intended to introduce participants to the three different professions of Human Resources, Marketing and Finance, whilst simultaneously providing a basis that could lead to further studies in any of these areas or a related area in business studies.

Intake

October

EQF / MQF Level

Level 5

Mode of Delivery

Traditional

Duration of Course

6 Months, 3-hours, Twice a Week (Full-Time and part-time options available)

Operational End Date

N/A

N/A

ECTS Credits

36 ECTS

Programme Qualifies for

Get Qualified Scheme

Certificate after completing

Student Success Rate

100

Awarding Bodies

Domain Academy
1,950

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Intake

October

EQF / MQF Level

Level 5

Mode of Delivery

Traditional

Duration of Course

6 Months, 3-hours, Twice a Week (Full-Time and part-time options available)

Operational End Date

N/A

N/A

ECTS Credits

36 ECTS

Programme Qualifies for

Get Qualified Scheme

Certificate after completing

Student Success Rate

100

Course Description

Through the various modules covering these three areas, participants will also be able to improve their learning and understanding of specific work-related situations with which they may already be in contact.

By the end of the programme the learner will be able to:

a)    Work with financial and non-financial information for both organization and personal decision making purposes.

b)    Carryout financial analysis to determine an organisation’s performance.

c)    Lead  effectively one or more groups of people in an organisation’s Human Resources, Finance, Marketing or Administrative departments.

d)    Applymarketing principles to implement one or more specific marketing activities within a specific organisation.

e)    Develop and implement a marketing plan for a product or service.

f)     Identify and implement innovative solutions to meeting employees’ training and development requirements within a specific organization.

g)    Analyse and interpret an organisation’s financial statements to help an organisation make better use of its’ financial resources.

h)    Preparere commendations for superiors to improve business performance in areas such as organisational profitability, market attractiveness, staff motivation and engagement and customer satisfaction.

Target Group:

Learners who wish to widen access to higher education and improve the career prospects within the HR sector.

This qualification is ideal for learners who have obtained the matriculation certificate or relevant qualification at MQF/EQF Level 4 and would like to peruse a progression route to a degree-level study in Human Resource management.  It is also suitable for mature learners who are currently employed and wish to change or advance their career in HR.

Target Audience:

  • 19+

Course Language:

English

Where you will learn:
Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta
What you will study
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Employability

Core Module

150

Learning Hours

6 ECTS

Credits

12

UK Credits

This module will focus upon general skills of employability that any professional needs to adopt, and will focus on enabling participants improve their employability within the labour market.

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Management Concepts

Core Module

150

Learning Hours

6 ECTS

Credits

12

UK Credits

This module will focus upon providing a general overview of Management concepts, the role of management within an organisation, and how management helps to build value within the firm. Scope of this module is to introduce various concepts that the participants will be able to relate to within Human Resources, Marketing and Finance.

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Introduction to Human Resources

Core Module

200

Learning Hours

8 ECTS

Credits

16

UK Credits

This module will focus on the strategic role of Human Resources within an organisation, focusing on the nature of the HR function, the deliverables provided by the Human Resources function, and how this function can be a source of competitive advantage for the organisation. During this module participants will also focus on the link between organisational strategy and the Human Resources strategy.

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Financial Management

Core Module

200

Learning Hours

8 ECTS

Credits

16

UK Credits

This module will focus on the importance of financial management, the sources of finance, costs and benefits of the different sources of finance, the strategic and operational implications of using different sources of finance, differences between short-term, medium-term and longer-term sources of finance, cost of capital, methods used to improve financial management and the effect of financial management on an organisation’s liquidity. Being able to identify and measure the effects that using different sources of finance has on an organisation is important for most managerial positions, thus providing valuable information for decision making.  During this module participants will focus on understanding the different sources of finance available to organisations, how to determine their effects on business activities and how to improve an organisation’s finances.

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Fundamentals of Marketing

Core Module

200

Learning Hours

8 ECTS

Credits

16

UK Credits

This module will focus on the introductory aspects of marketing, the foundational aspects of marketing, understanding the need to meet people’s wants and needs, customers’ expectations, laws of market attractiveness and market competition, designing the customer journey, importance of customer experience, building the strength of brands, and the key elements of customer service. Being able to identify and measure the marketing elements is important in any managerial position as one seeks to meet customers’ requirements as effectively as possible. This in turn generates positivity within the organisation as customers develop loyalty towards an organisation and what this organisation represents.  During this module participants will focus on understanding the difference between meeting and exceeding customer expectations, understanding the criteria of excellent service and how to strengthen a brand, thus improving the organisation’s competitive position.

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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

Formative assessment

The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by lecturers to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning and development. More specifically, formative assessments throughout the modules will:

– help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need improvement

– help lecturers recognise where students are struggling and address problems immediately

Summative 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 program. The range of assessments utilized will normally include essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments.

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.

The assessment will be based on assignment for each module. There may be one or two assignment for each module.

The assignment will consist of criteria related to each topic within the module with the respective outcomes.

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

Applicants should have either a minimum of 2 passes at A level or an equivalent recognised MQF Level 4 award or qualification (as appropriate), or the equivalent of 3 years working experience in a field/role deemed to be related to the subjects covered in this course.  

Alternatively, applicants having completed their secondary level of education (MQF Level 3) and having 5 years’ working experience of an administrative nature or in a field/role deemed to be related to the subjects covered in this course will also be considered.    

In the case or students whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 or equivalent is required.  

In certain circumstances, applications from students with considerable relevant work experience but with no or limited formal qualifications may be considered, subject to an interview in which they would need to demonstrate their ability to follow the course successfully.

Fees & Funding

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