Advanced Diploma in Business

HP7C 47 : Business: Graded Unit 1

Course Description

This 1-credit Unit will provide evidence that students have met the aims of the first year of the Group Award. It assesses the student’s ability to integrate knowledge and skills and problem solving across four of the first year Units.

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.

This Graded Unit is assessed by a closed-book examination of 3 hours, split into two papers featuring a combination of mandatory and optional questions. Achievement of the unit is graded A, B or C. The pass mark is 50%.

Full details:

SQA Advanced Certificate Business: Graded Unit 1 (HP7C 47) Examination at SCQF level 7 — 1 SQA Credit.

Graded Unit 1 is a closed-book examination lasting three hours comprising two papers worth 40% and 60% of the marks respectively. This Unit covers the integration of a range of knowledge and skills achieved through study of the mandatory Units, but focusing on:

HP7K 47    Business Accounting 

HP6T 47    Economic Issues: An Introduction

HP71 47    Managing People and Organisations

HP6N 47    Marketing: An Introduction

This assessment should take place towards the end of the programme to ensure that students have covered the topics which will be assessed within the Graded Unit.