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Operations Management Level 7

Course Overview

Advanced Operations Management Course

If you’re serious about climbing the corporate ladder and carving out a successful business career, this Advanced Operations Management Course comes highly recommended.  Suitable for new and existing business personnel alike, our exclusive Advanced Operations Management Courses are flexible enough for even the busiest lifestyles.

The field of operations management encompasses a wide variety of business improvement activities and techniques.  Those who work in operations management strive for maximisation of profits and general operational efficiency, through the strategic allocation and use of all available resources.  From everyday office equipment to raw materials to human resources to finances, it’s the job of the operations management to ensure everything is utilised effectively and efficiently. OM plays a major role in the everyday activities of millions of large and small businesses worldwide.  To succeed in the field of operations management is to become an asset of limitless value in the eyes of employers and decision makers.  Whatever your background in business to date, this advanced Level 7 Operations Management Diploma could help you take that next big step.

Our most intensive Operations Management Course to date provides a detailed overview of the functions, objectives and challenges associated with corporate OM.  Course content is distributed over a series of 20 modules, each concluding with an online assessment. Key topics covered in this Level 7 programme include business process management, supply chain management, talent management, project management, quality management, procurement, business admin, time management and the importance of creative thinking in the field of OM.  Enjoy the freedom to study in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle, with no deadlines or time restrictions imposed.

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Course Syllabus

Level 7 Operations Management Diploma - Course Outline

This advanced Level 7 Operations Management Diploma provides an in-depth overview of the OM profession and its applications, over a series of 20 detailed modules as follows:

Module 1 - What is Operations Management?

The course begins by providing candidates with a detailed definition of operations management, outlining the most important duties and responsibilities in the field of OM. Module 1 also examines a series of key reports, the different types of operations in a business setting, several financial fundamentals and an introduction to General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Module 2 - Process Management

Candidates are then familiarised with the basics of process management, while considering the applications and objectives of business analysis.  Additional key topics covered include enterprise content management, an overview of the enterprise content management model, the concept of business process reengineering and the business process life cycle.

Module 3 - Supply Chain Management

An introduction to supply chain management follows in the third module, which presents candidates with a detailed overview of the structure of a supply chain and outlines the benefits of effective supply chain management.  The evolving structure of supply chains is also discussed, alongside the primary participants in supply chain activities.

Module 4 - Planning & Sourcing Operations

The importance of effective and accurate planning is then examined, alongside techniques and strategies for more accurate demand forecasting and planning.  Several primary forecasting methods are presented and discussed, alongside aggregate planning, product price structure planning and an introduction to inventory management.

Module 5 - Talent Management

Candidates then consider the potential benefits of an effective talent management plan, along with how to create and implement a viable talent and performance management strategy.  The role of communication in talent management is also discussed, along with the potential consequences of failing to embrace and leverage talent from within.

Module 6 - Procurement Operations

A detailed introduction to purchasing and procurement follows in Module Six, in which learners assess the functions, objectives, aims and importance of procurement. Each component stage of the procurement cycle is detailed and discussed, along with strategies for monitoring supplier performance and organisation of recruitment requirements.

Module 7 - Manufacturing & Delivery Operations

An overview of manufacturing and delivery operations from a modern business perspective follows in the seventh module, which covers key topics such as production scheduling, facility management, order management, delivery scheduling and more.

Module 8 - Succession Planning

How and why all businesses should prioritise effective succession planning is then discussed, along with an overview of the potential benefits and value of succession planning.  Candidates are guided through the process of developing and implementing a succession plan, considering each of the most important elements of a succession plan along the way.

Module 9 - Project Management

Project management from an operations management perspective is then examined, alongside a detailed breakdown of the project life cycle. Module Nine also covers the project overview document, how to define project selection criteria, the components of a project plan and how to develop an organisational plan.

Module 10 - Quality Management

Quality control as a primary performance driver is analysed in Module 10, in which candidates consider the quality management responsibilities of OM personnel. Tips for successful quality management strategy implementation are also provided, along with how to prepare a quality management plan and make use of cost/benefit analysis.

Module 11 - Creative Thinking and Innovation

The importance of creativity and innovation in a corporate setting is then discussed, along with how creativity and innovation in business drive success and prosperity.  Candidates learn how to encourage and motivate creativity in a team, while considering individual and group techniques for enhanced creativity.

Module 12 - Communication Skills

The value of quality communication in a business environment is then discussed, along with the importance of developing active listening skills.  Candidates learn how to utilise and interpret a wide variety of nonverbal messages, while considering appropriate responses to feelings, the use of demonstration queues and tips for making a good first impression.

Module 13 - Negotiation Techniques

Helpful tips and guidelines for more confident and effective negotiating are presented in Module 13, which also examines the phases of negotiation and different types of negotiations.  The importance of accurately identifying customer expectations is also discussed, alongside further tips and techniques for closing more sales.

Module 14 - Change Management

The inevitability of change in all business environments is then examined, along with the criticality of approaching change in a positive and proactive way.  Candidates consider key factors in successful change, along with how time management plays a direct role in all aspects of change management.

Module 15 - Administrative Skills

An exploration of the modern office environment follows in Module 15, in which candidates are also introduced to the core admin skills needed to succeed in operations management.  The concept of social responsibility in business is also discussed, along with business ethics and an overview of several different types of business environments.

Module 16 - Conflict Management

Handling conflict in a professional and proactive manner is then brought into discussion, along with the advantages of preventing problems from occurring in the first place.  Learners are familiarised with a variety of conflict resolution techniques, along with some of the most common causes of conflict and the stages of conflict.

Module 17 - Stress Management

The importance of taking control of stress is discussed in Module 17, along with how building a detailed understanding of stress holds the key to more effective stress management.  Time management tips for improved stress management are provided, along with helpful techniques to bring stress under control on an everyday basis.

Module 18 - Business Ethics for the Office

A more detailed exploration of business ethics follows in Module 18, which explores the benefits of running an ethical organisation.  Philosophical approaches to ethics are also discussed, along with how to develop codes of ethics for the modern business and assess the appropriateness of existing codes of ethics.

Module 19 - Business Etiquette

The basics of business etiquette are then discussed, in which candidates learn how to conduct themselves in a wide variety of business/corporate scenarios. The importance of good manners and making a memorable first impressions are also discussed, along with business dining and more.

Module 20 - Risk Management

Concluding the programme, Module 20 provides a crash-course introduction to risk management. Key topics covered include the objectives of risk management, creating a risk management plan, assessing the effectiveness of existing risk management policies, identifying risks, categorising risks and mitigating risks where necessary.

Career Path

A Level 7 Operations Management Diploma could help fast-track the progression of anyone looking to climb the leadership ladder in a corporate setting.  Whether starting from scratch or already working in a business environment, an endorsed diploma program could make all the difference.  Typical job titles in the field include inventory manager, operations officer, operations analysis, supply chain specialist, inventory planner, supply services specialist and many more besides.  Entry-level salaries of around £25,000 are the norm in the field of operations management.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Newcomers looking to build successful business careers
  • Experienced personnel pursuing promotion
  • Business owners, senior managers and supervisors
  • Entrepreneurs and anyone considering business establishment
  • Anyone who works in project management or supply chain management
  • Jobseekers working on their CVs and employability
Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 7 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. 

 

 

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Level Level 7
Duration 400 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

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