SCQF Level 7


Flexible start date




  • Business & Management


  • Online

Why take this course?

This Unit is offered to those working towards completion of the HNC Accounting course. It will introduce you to the nature of leadership, approaches to management and factors that affect both individual and team performance. You will gain a good understanding of the different approaches to managing an organisation in today’s dynamic and complex business environment, and will enable anyone intending to work in an administrative, commercial or management role to important theories – in turn, giving you the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate organisational effectiveness.

On successful completion you will be able to identify and apply a knowledge of organisational, management and leadership theory and practice to a range of given situations. For further information on this course, please visit the SQA website.

Credit points and level: 2 HN credits at SCQF level 7: (16 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7)

What you will experience

The Unit should provide you with an understanding of the theories behind management, organisation and employee performance – specifically focusing on how you should apply these theories to organisational situations. To assist your overall understanding, earlier theories and models will be described. Concentration will be placed on more modern approaches however, and ideas that review the management styles and roles regarded as necessary for organisations of the 21st century. The unit will also explain the alternative methods by which work organisations can be structured.

Assessment may take place on an open-book basis with structured questions based on stimulus materials requiring candidates to produce a written or oral response.