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Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning... [+]

Course Studies in Business Studies in Somerset in United Kingdom. Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning. Special features The programme is informed by the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF) and may lead to professional recognition for certain course members. What you will study You will study one module: Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education By studying this module you will learn how to plan for effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments. You will study the theories, principles and application of teaching and learning strategies and explore action learning, enquiry and work-based learning, technology-enabled and reflective learning. Additionally you will develop your knowledge of assessment, both of learning and for learning, with particular reference to the principles of validity, reliability, transparency, and professional accountability. You will also learn about providing feedback to learners and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching. Learning and Assessment You will study in workshops and action learning groups as well as undertaking some online study and communication. Assessment consists of a presentation on your findings from action learning to your peers,... [-]

Staff Development and Appraisal in Vocational Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

You are likely to be involved, or set to be involved, in the management of education. Educational management is increasingly concerned with quality management and accountability. By taking this course you will have the opportunity to: critically analyse theoretical models of staff development and staff appraisal; review practice in industry and education; develop an informed awareness of the principles and practice of staff development and... [+]

Staff Development and Appraisal in Vocational Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time You are likely to be involved, or set to be involved, in the management of education. Educational management is increasingly concerned with quality management and accountability. By taking this course you will have the opportunity to: critically analyse theoretical models of staff development and staff appraisal; review practice in industry and education; develop an informed awareness of the principles and practice of staff development and appraisal and their relationship to individual and institutional development. The course uses interactive learning methods and draws upon the experiences of the group. You will develop critical analysis skills and will review academic papers and present your views to the group. You will also be asked to contribute materials and ideas from your own institution for discussion. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and... [-]

Organisational Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course covers the key concepts and applications of organisational management theories and techniques relating to the education sector. The assignments are relevant to the workplace, and have direct applications in your educational context. The nature of the negotiated assignment will vary according to your circumstances. Course members already in management roles as middle managers / co-ordinators / section leaders are normally... [+]

Course Studies in Business Studies in Somerset in United Kingdom. Organisational Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course covers the key concepts and applications of organisational management theories and techniques relating to the education sector. The assignments are relevant to the workplace, and have direct applications in your educational context. The nature of the negotiated assignment will vary according to your circumstances. Course members already in management roles as middle managers / co-ordinators / section leaders are normally expected to analyse and evaluate their own management skills in the light of what they do and what they have learned. If you are a recent graduate, or someone who has very limited management experience such as an FE or HE lecturer, school teacher or administrator, you will be provided with a written management case-study. You will be expected to analyse and evaluate the problems and the management skills described in the light of what you have learned, indicating areas for improvement and offering solutions to problems and / or alternative strategies for improving management practice. Alternatively you could write an essay on an agreed topic. The course content is highly individualised as the aim is to make your studies as pertinent to your workplace as possible. Your approach to the solving of management issues will be informed and developed by exploring scenarios such as defining job roles, identifying staff development needs, understanding management structures, the tensions between resources and performance and the creation and influence of management in... [-]

Human Resource Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course covers the key concepts and applications of Human Resource Management (HRM) theories and techniques relating to the education sector. There will be a particular emphasis on how organisations respond to personal development in attempting to become responsive not only to individuals but to the demands of a competitive post compulsory sector market with its increasing emphasis upon entrepreneurial strategies. You will negotiate your... [+]

Human Resource Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course covers the key concepts and applications of Human Resource Management (HRM) theories and techniques relating to the education sector. There will be a particular emphasis on how organisations respond to personal development in attempting to become responsive not only to individuals but to the demands of a competitive post compulsory sector market with its increasing emphasis upon entrepreneurial strategies. You will negotiate your assignment with your tutor, ensuring a fit between your circumstances and your employment context. If your job description includes a junior or middle management dimension, you would be expected to analyse and evaluate your own HRM skills in the light of your own experiences in addition to what you have learned, indicating areas for improvement. If you do not have the requisite work experience you would be expected to demonstrate practical problem solving skills through the analysis and evaluation of a written case study or studies. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. You will consult and work closely with your tutor whilst deciding which mode of assessment to choose. Initially if you are employed in education, training or a related area, with responsibility for managing a team of staff, you should decide whether you should produce a work-based HRM assignment... [-]

FdA in Business Management [Economic Solutions Ltd] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The foundation degree in Business Management will prepare you for a career in the business sector or support your development if you are already working in a business environment. This is a practical course, which will give you applied skills and knowledge in a range of business management areas including marketing, finance, managing people and organisational behaviour. A placement is a required part of the course and the University can help you find... [+]

Course Studies in Business Studies in Somerset in United Kingdom. Business Management - FdA (Foundation Degree) [Economic Solutions Ltd] part-time The foundation degree in Business Management will prepare you for a career in the business sector or support your development if you are already working in a business environment. This is a practical course, which will give you applied skills and knowledge in a range of business management areas including marketing, finance, managing people and organisational behaviour. A placement is a required part of the course and the University can help you find an appropriate placement, if you require assistance. Following successful completion of the foundation degree, you can apply to progress to the final year of our BA (Hons) Business Management programme. About the course Foundation degrees are employment-related higher education qualifications which have been designed with employers to meet their requirements for skilled individuals able to apply specialist knowledge in the workplace. These are not just vocational qualifications. They combine study with work-based learning or practical work experience and are equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND). You will be taught through a mix of classes and tutorials. Throughout your studies you will be offered support in the development of relevant study skills such as IT, independent learning, communications, time management and group work. In addition, skills support sessions will be provided. Throughout the course you will use case studies which will give you a thorough understanding of the... [-]

Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning module is for managers and care professionals who are engaged in the commissioning process, either as a provider or as a commissioner. By studying this module you will learn about the strategic processes behind configuring and formulating a strategic / business plan for services. It is closely linked to the Managing and Commissioning for Performance module... [+]

Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time \ The course is based on the principle that the provision and commissioning of services are two sides of the same coin and both activities should be underpinned by robust models of strategic planning and marketing. You will use your own service as a case study for developing a strategic plan for the development of service provision and / or commissioning. You will learn about strategy, marketing and competition in care sector organisations; the communication and implementation of service change and notions and models of commissioning / procurement and provision. You will examine ‘supply’ in the market and evidence-based ‘needs analysis’, knowledge and relationships in strategy. You will carry out strategic and stakeholder analysis and also cost benefit analysis based on the impact of technological innovation and you will study generating and evaluating strategic options for service delivery / commissioning. The course is flexible and designed to fit in with your home and working lives. The University of Bolton offers excellent student support, and small class sizes, taught by friendly, approachable and experienced tutors. All will have access to all university facilities including libraries and IT suites. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care). Professional recognition Mapping... [-]

Professionalism in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This module is for professionals in the health, social care and public sectors and examines the concept of ‘professionalism’ in the context of your role within your employing organisation and wider environment. The course is based on the understanding that ‘professionalism’ is a problematic term that relates to both the competencies and standards to which you work and the purpose and values that underpin professionalism for you... [+]

Course Studies in Business Studies in Somerset in United Kingdom. Professionalism in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This module is for professionals in the health, social care and public sectors and examines the concept of ‘professionalism’ in the context of your role within your employing organisation and wider environment. The course is based on the understanding that ‘professionalism’ is a problematic term that relates to both the competencies and standards to which you work and the purpose and values that underpin professionalism for you. Through study on the course, you will be encouraged to develop your critical perspectives on professionalism and relate this to your development within your occupational role and in the context of your organisation, service or community. You will consider notions of professionalism and explore the sources used by professionals to guide their behaviour and development. Within this, the importance of leadership is critically reviewed. In the light of ideas about what constitutes an effective professional, you will be asked to critically review your own skills and plan development that is appropriate to you and your organisation. To do this you need to understand and evaluate the impact of the immediate and wider context on your role and be able to critically evaluate and develop the role itself. This module will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, guided learning, independent study, group discussion and reflective practice. Your learning will be based around three areas of study: Professionalism: Critiques of theories of professionalism... [-]

Managing Risk and Root Cause Analysis in Health Care – Advanced Professional Development (Level HE7) part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the management of risks and their root causes. You will explore the impact of safety culture and human behaviours on reducing harm to patients... [+]

Managing Risk and Root Cause Analysis in Health Care – Advanced Professional Development (Level HE7) part-time This module is for all health and social care professionals involved with the care of individuals. Study on this course will give you the foundation to support further learning and enhance your professional development. It will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding and application of learning skills and key transferable skills and encourage you to reflect on and critically appraise your learning journey and understand the implications of learning for practice. The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the management of risks and their root causes. You will explore the impact of safety culture and human behaviours on reducing harm to patients. This module will develop your ability to analyse critical and serious untoward incidents (SUIs) in the workplace by identifying their root causes, using a systems approach. It will improve your capacity to make management decisions regarding staff and patients involved in SUIs and critical incidents and develop your ability to diagnose the root cause of errors and develop strategies to reduce the level of harm and the likelihood of errors re- occurring. There will be participative approach to learning and encouraging personal reflection, and drawing on your experiences of errors, near misses or SUIs. Learning and teaching will involve a mixture of methods including lecture, individual and group exercises and discussion, self directed study, DVD triggers, case studies, experiential learning and activity-based learning. Associate... [-]

Managing and Commissioning for Performance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Managing and Commissioning for Performance module is for managers and care professionals who are engaged in the commissioning process, either as a provider or as a commissioner. The module addresses how the management of systems, standards and risk can support the implementation of strategic change. It is closely linked to the Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning module. On this module you will be introduced to the principles of... [+]

Course Studies in Business Studies in Somerset in United Kingdom. Managing and Commissioning for Performance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time The Managing and Commissioning for Performance module is for managers and care professionals who are engaged in the commissioning process, either as a provider or as a commissioner. The module addresses how the management of systems, standards and risk can support the implementation of strategic change. It is closely linked to the Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning module. On this module you will be introduced to the principles of ‘performance management’. You will learn to carry out critical evaluations of frameworks for the specification, control and regulation of a specific service and develop constructive ways of using these frameworks to improve the governance and delivery of services. You will learn how to ensure that your plans, defined on the Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning module, are carried out in a way that meets their strategic purposes. Throughout the module you will use your service area as a case study for performance improvement. The course is flexible and designed to fit in with your home and working life. The University of Bolton offers excellent student support, and small class sizes, taught by friendly, approachable and experienced tutors. You will have access to all university facilities including libraries and IT suites. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained... [-]

Leading Service Evaluation and Improvement - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Current care services are driven by notions of ‘best value’ and ‘evidence-based practice’. This means service commissioners and operational managers are constantly under scrutiny to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational service systems. Managers are also increasingly directly accountable to users, carers and their representatives. Balancing client demands with political/organisational demands, and the supply of resources, is... [+]

Leading Service Evaluation and Improvement - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time Current care services are driven by notions of ‘best value’ and ‘evidence-based practice’. This means service commissioners and operational managers are constantly under scrutiny to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational service systems. Managers are also increasingly directly accountable to users, carers and their representatives. Balancing client demands with political/organisational demands, and the supply of resources, is a significant challenge for managers in the care sector. Redesign of service systems to be ‘modern and dependable’ is seen by the government to be critical to the future of public services, hence the module is heavily (but not solely) based on systems theory. The module looks at how to assess needs and engage stakeholders in service development. It will lead you through models of service quality and criteria for reviewing and evaluating service. You will study business and professional risk, regulation and governance and tackle mapping, improving and costing service processes. Service planning, business cases and project management are also covered. The assessment for this course will be a written evaluation of a process that engages your own organisation and a plan for feasible local service development. During the course you will learn to map relevant organisational structures, policies, and key stakeholders of a service, especially the ‘user base’. This will allow you to analyse the context of your service and identify the key factors that influence its design. You will also develop the ability to critically evaluate... [-]

Leading and Managing People - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Working with others, in a multiplicity of ways, is required of most managers. It entails working with others who have very strong and differing value bases, complex and differing organisational backgrounds as well as contrasting stakeholder and client expectations. The aim of this course is to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the management of people in order to improve organisational performance... [+]

Course Studies in Business Studies in Somerset in United Kingdom. Leading and Managing People - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time Working with others, in a multiplicity of ways, is required of most managers. It entails working with others who have very strong and differing value bases, complex and differing organisational backgrounds as well as contrasting stakeholder and client expectations. The aim of this course is to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the management of people in order to improve organisational performance. During the course you will explore the impact of differences in values, style and behaviours on performance in the workplace, and develop the ability to diagnose the need for change in your employment context, as well as analyse and develop feasible and sensitive change strategies. You will also develop the ability to analyse group working using notions of power, leadership and style, and apply these to your own working context and behaviours. Your capacity to manage the performance of individuals and groups will improve and you will learn about the operational performance management systems of recruitment and selection, appraisal, and capacity and governance management. These skills are essential for successful and sensitive management and will assist you in gaining access to higher levels of responsibility at work and improving organisational performance. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained upon completion of this course... [-]

Leading and Managing in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course introduces the study of organisation and management, and the importance of ‘context’ in being effective. It explores the significance of management and leadership in making developments work, and takes a thorough look at these components of your own role. It provides an advanced introduction to the main ideas of business and service planning, and asks you to plan your own and your service's development in your context... [+]

Leading and Managing in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time This course introduces the study of organisation and management, and the importance of ‘context’ in being effective. It explores the significance of management and leadership in making developments work, and takes a thorough look at these components of your own role. It provides an advanced introduction to the main ideas of business and service planning, and asks you to plan your own and your service's development in your context. This is an excellent professional development course for anyone seeking career progression. It meets the specific needs of employers and will help participants gain access to higher levels of responsibility at work. The course covers the main schools of thought that relate to management and organisations, and what constitutes evidence in that context. You will learn about the various notions of management and leadership, and the relevance of these to your own practice and assumptions. You will investigate frameworks that may help to articulate your role eg functional approaches, competences, planning and decision making. We will also introduce ideas that will help you understand and evaluate your wider and immediate context and the impact this may have on your role. In light of all the above, you will be asked to critically review your own role and skills, and plan development that is appropriate to you and your organisation. Assessment in all cases is by the submission of coursework. There are no exams. The course is flexible and... [-]

Leading and Managing Teams - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

There is a recognised and growing demand for health care professionals with high level management skills. This module provides a dynamic opportunity to explore and develop your role as a leader and manager within the context of team working. In brief, the course content covers management/leadership, styles and theories, personal analysis, collaboration and performance management. Team working considers the theories and concepts of teams... [+]

Course Studies in Business Studies in Somerset in United Kingdom. Leading and Managing Teams - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] part-time There is a recognised and growing demand for health care professionals with high level management skills. This module provides a dynamic opportunity to explore and develop your role as a leader and manager within the context of team working. In brief, the course content covers management/leadership, styles and theories, personal analysis, collaboration and performance management. Team working considers the theories and concepts of teams including professional power and empowerment, team building, team dynamics and motivational theories. The skills you will develop are highly regarded, and sought after, by employers. On completion of this demanding and thought provoking course you will be further capable of meeting the changing and complex requirements of the contemporary health and social care sectors at a management level. The School has a leading reputation in the delivery of professional development courses for the health and social care sector. Courses and modules are designed specifically around the current and future needs of health care professionals and their employers. We have over 30 years experience in delivering the highest quality health and social care courses which enable practitioners like you to enhance their careers and progress through a variety of management roles. The learning and teaching strategies for this course include lectures, seminars, problem based learning workshops and self-directed study. Assessment is in the form of written coursework and a presentation. The University of Bolton offers excellent... [-]

Strategic Management and Marketing - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The course aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the strategic management process, and the contribution of strategic marketing to that process. It will integrate material from other aspects of management theory within a strategic management framework. Competitor analysis, marketing analysis and planning are explored in this course. You will gain a strong insight into strategic management at all levels; from business and... [+]

Strategic Management and Marketing - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time The course aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the strategic management process, and the contribution of strategic marketing to that process. It will integrate material from other aspects of management theory within a strategic management framework. Competitor analysis, marketing analysis and planning are explored in this course. You will gain a strong insight into strategic management at all levels; from business and corporate level strategies to content of competitive strategies, as well as strategic evaluation. Corporate governance, responsibility and business ethics are also key to this course. This course is equivalent to 200 learning hours. The course will use formal lectures, group discussions and case studies. Initially lectures will be used to develop your knowledge of the concepts underpinning the study of strategic management. As your knowledge increases you will participate more fully in a critical exploration of the concepts. The case studies will enable you to explore the application of strategic management concepts and models, apply them to business problems, and evaluate the strategic issues within the case study, while critically assessing the applicability and usefulness of the theoretical models. Assessment will be a written case study assignment. Entry requirements Applicants are required to have obtained a first degree or equivalent and two years of work experience. [-]

Managing Finance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts of financial management. You will learn the corporate aspects and their differing organisational contexts to determine sources of corporate funding. You will also consider legal and other key issues, affecting corporate financial management. Your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of financial management will deepen, enabling you to analyse and evaluate financial... [+]

Course Studies in Business Studies in Somerset in United Kingdom. Managing Finance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts of financial management. You will learn the corporate aspects and their differing organisational contexts to determine sources of corporate funding. You will also consider legal and other key issues, affecting corporate financial management. Your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of financial management will deepen, enabling you to analyse and evaluate financial statements and develop an understanding of capital budgeting. It will raise your awareness of control systems and develop your understanding of strategic financial issues. Within this course you will cover: concepts of basic financial management and their application; analysis and evaluation of published financial data; the role and context of corporate financial management; liquidity, the planning cycle and the budgetary control process; financial and corporate strategy and dividend policy; policies on capital investment; external financing requirement (debt/equity ratio); working capital management and mergers and acquisitions. Learning will be in the form of lectures, which will input information, followed by seminars, case study work and videos to deepen knowledge and understanding. You will participate in discussion using your own work experience to assist your appreciation of the subject matter. You will also be expected to attend tutorials and prepare for lectures by undertaking background reading. This course is equivalent to 200 learning hours. Success will be assessed through the completion of a case study or work-related assignment. Entry requirements... [-]