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Question: Unit 18: Managing a Business Event
BTEC Level 3 in Business
P1 Role of the event organiser.
P3 Prepare a plan for a business event.
P5 Outline the administrative tasks to be completed after a business event.
M1 Assess the importance of meeting organisational and legal requirements when planning a business event.
M2 Analyse the arrangements made by an event organiser for planning a business event.
M3 Analyse how evaluating a business event informs future planning.
Answer: P1 The role of event organiser is different depending on the organisation and the kind of event involved. Activities normally include:
Investigating into markets to identify opportunities for events;
speaking with clients to understand their precise event requirements;
producing detailed ideas for events (e.g. venues, suppliers, legal obligations, timelines, staffing and budgets)
Organising a budget with the client
Booking the location for the event
Making sure insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are seen to.
Getting in contact with venue management, cooking, designers, contractors and equipment that needs hiring.
Organising facilities for car parking, traffic control, security, first aid, hospitality and the media;
Inviting speakers or special guests to the event
Planning the layout of the room and entertainment for the. (short extract)
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The BTEC National is a level 3 course.
The 360 guided learning hours (GLH) (usually six units) provides a qualification which is equivalent to one A level.
The BTEC National Award offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate vocational sectorCertificate
The 720 GLH (usually 12 units) BTEC National Certificate provides a specialist work related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector.
The BTEC National Certificate offers flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the specialist units. It is broadly equivalent to two GCEs or the full award AVCE.
The 1080 GLH (usually 18 units) BTEC National Diploma extends the specialist work related focus available from the BTEC Certificate. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work.
The Diploma is equivalent to 3 A levels.
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The course will enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the business sector with an
emphasis on developing skills relevant to the workplace. Varied teaching methods are used throughout the course and assessment is based upon authentic business situations.
Unit 1: The Business Environment – this unit covers ownership types, aims and functional areas.
Unit 2: Business Resources – this unit considers the resources that businesses need include human resource issues, physical resources and interpreting financial statements.
Unit 3: Introduction to Marketing – this unit covers the key concepts of marketing.
Unit 4: Business Communication – this unit covers how to effectively communicate with employees and how to motivate people.
Unit 5: Business Accounting – this unit introduces accounting processes in business.
Unit 12: Internet Marketing and Business – this unit looks at how businesses use the internet to reach their target audience.
Unit 18: Developing Teams – students will learn why and how teams are formed and what makes an effective team.
Unit 19: Events Management – in this unit, students will have to work in small teams to organise an event.
Unit 29: Understanding Retailing – this unit introduces students to the important role that retailing plays in the UK economy.
In Year 13, units (subject to change) are likely to include:
Unit 7: Management Accounts
Unit 8: Accounting Systems
Unit 10: Marketing Research in Business
Unit 13: Recruitment and Selection
Unit 16: Human Resource Management
Unit 21: Aspects of Contract and Business Law
Unit 22: Aspects of Civil Liability
Unit 36: Starting a Business
Unit 37: Business Ethics
Examining Board – Edexcel
This 18 unit qualification is the equivalent of three full A Levels. There are no external examinations, and all the units are assessed through assignments or projects which students work on over a period of time.
Standard BTEC entry requirements apply.Prohibited Options Career and Progression Opportunities
Students can enter Business Degree courses or business with another related subject e.g. Business and IT. Law and Accounting courses are also popular university progressions from this course. Alternatively, students can go into apprenticeships or direct employment, where the relevant skills acquired on the course are valued by employers. Apprenticeships in Accountancy and other areas have also been a popular route from the BTEC.Work Placement
On this course you will be expected to undertake at least one work placement, the purpose of which is to gather information and insights about the workplace, which can be included in your College assignments. Work placements also help develop your employability skills. By the end of the course you will achieve the full Career Passport award and the placement will count as one of your Professional Development activities.Teaching Methods
Students will learn through a variety of teaching methods, e.g. group work, role play, presentations, independent study, videos and teacher-led activities. Many units are linked to businesses where efforts are made for external visitors to enhance the learning of the students.Cost Implications
Some trips or visits arranged will need to be paid for.Links to External Organisations
Units are linked to real businesses and students will have the opportunity to research the business practice used in various situations. Sainsbury regularly come into college and enhance learning. Key Construction also provides a monetary prize for the best Business Plan.Other Information
Students will have the opportunity to take part in the College-wide Career Passport scheme, where they will be able to develop employability skills.
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BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (QCF)
(previously known as BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business)
The new BTEC Higher Nationals in Business have been accredited onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and the aim is to provide students with a sound business education, suitable for those seeking a range of careers in industry, commerce and public administration and thus enabling them to be more successful when seeking employment. It is a well regarded qualification for entry to Higher Education and advanced professional studies and most Universities will accept it as entry to their third year degree programmes.
BTEC HND's are internationally recognised qualifications and are validated, administered and verified by BTEC which is part of Edexcel. a Pearson company, and the UK's largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications.
The Diploma offered by the college is unique since it is based on an international context and this, together with the learning methods utilised, enable students to take an active part in their own learning. Course tutors help to generate motivation and self-reliance, which stimulates interest among students as they develop into an active group using their skills to work as a team.
Students will be assessed on their submitted work during the course. Grades are awarded by the college and approved by the BTEC External Verifier.
A BTEC course leader will be available to guide students through the course and to help them understand the principles of BTEC.
It is, above all, a practical course, designed to develop the skills of students to be able to solve problems, which are likely to arise in any future employment. In addition, it enables students to continue their studies since it gives entry, and in some cases exemption, to a whole range of recognised diploma and degree courses. It is also possible to obtain subject for subject exemptions in other diploma and professional qualifications.
Students must normally be aged 18 years or over.
They must possess four GCSE's or their equivalent qualification including English and Maths at grade C or above, or a BTEC first Diploma, plus at least one GCE A level and a level of English language equivalent to B2 of the CEFR - 5.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.0 in all sections. Mature students (over 21 years of age) may be exempt from some of the above requirements on grounds of experience but where English is not the first language students must provide recent certification of having reached at least IELTS 5.5 as stated above.
Each Course lasts two academic years consisting of two 15 week semesters per year, a total of 60 weeks tuition in 4 semesters.
There are two intakes of students per year, one in February and one in September.
For those starting in February:
The first academic year commences in February and ends in late January the following year and the second year follows the same pattern. The opportunity exists for those students who progress well through the course to finish in June thereby completing only three semesters. This assumes they will complete the full 16 unit programme so saving the cost of one semester. This is know as the fast track programme.
For those starting in September:
The first academic year commences in late September and ends in June the following year. This is the same for the second academic year.
The course is structured around formal classes, seminars, tutorials and individual tuition. In addition, students will be expected to undertake private study. Students will have to prepare at least two assignments per subject per term.
The BTEC HND is equivalent to the first two years of an Honours Degree programme at a UK University. These qualifications are designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in management roles.
The qualification enables to students to apply for the third year of a related business degree at university. HND’s are also accepted for entry to Post-graduate Diploma in Management programmes.
Duration of course: Two years full-time study.
The Higher National Diploma in Business comprises 8 core units plus 8 option units:
The Higher National Certificate in Business comprises 6 core units plus 4 option units:
To achieve Higher National Certificate level, students must gain a further 8 option units.
Unit 9 Management Accounting
Unit 10: Financial Systems and Audting
Unit 11: Financial Reporting
Unit 12: Taxation
Business & Management Business & Marketing
Unit 13: Managing Activities
Unit 14: Managing People
Unit 15: Managing Information
Unit 16: Managing Self
Unit 17 Marketing Intelligence
Unit 18 Advertising and Promotion
Unit 19 Marketing Planning
Unit 20 Sales Planning and Operations;
Business & Marketing
Unit 21: Human Resource Management
Unit 22: Managing Human Resources Issues
Unit 23: Human Resource Development
Unit 24: Employee Relations
Unit 25: Purchasing.
Unit 26: Quality Management.
Unit 27: Small Business Management.
Unit 28: Environmental Management.
Unit 29: European Business.
CORE units - outline of contents
Unit 1: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
1 Objectives and purposes of organisations.
2 Local and national economy.
3 External market factors.
4 European dimension.
Unit 2: MANAGING FINANCIAL RESOURCES
1. Sources of finance.
2. Finance as a resource.
3. Financial performance.
4. Financial decisions.
Unit 3: ORGANISATIONS AND BEHAVIOUR
1 Approaches to management.
2 Organisational structure and culture.
3 Motivation theories and management practices.
4 Behaviour of individuals.
1. Marketing process.
2. Target Marketing.
3. Marketing mix.
4. Market segments.
Unit 5: BUSINESS CONTRACTS AND NEGLIGENCE IN BUSINESS
Unit 6: BUSINESS DECISION MAKING
1 Collection of primary and secondary 2 Analysing data; 3 Formatting information 4 Software generated information
Unit 7: BUSINESS STRATEGY
1 Strategic planning
2 New strategie 3Evaluation and selection 4 implementation
Unit 8: RESEARCH PROJECT
1 Strategic planning.
3 Strategy implementation
Unit 9: MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
1 Concept and measurement of cost
2 Collect and analyse cost information
3 Budgets and cash flow forecasts
4 Monitor and control costs and budgets
Unit 10: FINANCIAL SYSTEMS AND AUDITING
1 Financial systems
2 Management control
3 Nature and purposes of internal and external audit
4 Auditing techniques
Unit 11: Financial Reporting
1 Legal and regulatory framework
2 Financial statements
3 Formats for publication
1 Tax practitioner and the UK tax environment
2 Personal tax
3 Sole traders and partnerships
4 Corporation tax
5 Capital gains tax
Unit 13: Managing activities
1 Organisational structure
2 Plan work activities
3 Manage work activities
4 Quality of products and services
5 Health & safety
Unit 14: MANAGING PEOPLE
1 Select personnel
3 Allocate work
4 Evaluatre performance
5 Disciplinary and grievance procedures
Unit 15: MANAGING INFORMATION
1 Type of information
2 Sources of information
3 Gather information
4 Analyses information
5 Record and store information
6 Dissemination channels
Unit 16: MANAGING SELF
1 Skills audit
2 Development plan
3 Review and monitor progress
4 Evaluate progress
Business & marketing options units
Unit 17: MARTKET INTELLIGENCE
1 Buyer behaviour
2 Market resarech techniques
3 Competitir analysis
4 Customer satisfaction
Unit 18: ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION
1 Communication environment
3 Below the line techniques
Unit 19: MARKETING PLANNING
1 Marketing austits
2 Marketing plan
3 Ethical issues
Unit 20: SALES PLANNING AND OPERATIONS
1 Field selling
2 Sales management
3 Controlling sales output
4 Sales environment
Business & personnel options
Unit 21: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1 Personnel management and the new approach of human resource management.
2 Prrocdures and practices used for obtaining suitable employees
3 Principles and procedures for monitoring and reward the employee
4 Employess exit from the organization
Unit 22: MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCE ISSUES
1 Differing perspectives of human management
2 Flexiblity within the workplace
3 Equal opportunities within the workplace
4 Welfare provision
5 Human resource practices
Unit 23: HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
1 Learning theory
2 Systemmtic approach to training
3 Training methods
4 Government-led training initiatives
Unit 24: EMPLOYEEE RELATIONS
1 Unitary and pluralistic frames of reference
2 Industrial conflict and the resolution of collective disputes
3 Collective bargaining and negotiations
4 Employee participation
5 Shift from industrial relations to employee relations
1 Purchasing function
2 Information sources and criteria
3 Quantities and quality of goods
4 National and transnational organization
Unit 26: QUALITY MANAGEMENT
1 Development of quality management
2 Approaches to quality management
3 Systems and procedures
Unit 27: SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
1 Analyse perfornmance
2 Improve management and business performance
3 Business opbjectives and plans
Unit 28: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
2 Impact on the environment
3 Environmental management
4 Waste management
Unit 29: EUROPEAN BUSINESS
1 Effect of membership on UK economic policy
2 Patterns of trade
3 Implications for UK organisations of the enlargement of the EU
4 Assess opportunities for selling
More option units are available. for full list and specification visit the edexcel website
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