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Academic Standard of The Institute of Export and International Trade Qualifications
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The academic standard of an Institute of Export and International Trade qualification is defined in terms of the knowledge, understanding and skills that a qualification holder is expected to be able to demonstrate on successful completion of the associated course. Learning outcomes are used to describe appropriate levels of knowledge, understanding and skills for each qualification.

Qualifications at Level 3 (access)

The following generic learning outcomes apply to all qualifications at Level 3:

  • Knowledge and Understanding
    • Development of knowledge and understanding (subject specific)
    • Knowledge base: the learner has a given factual and theoretical knowledge base regarding the area being studied
    • Ethical issues: the learner is able to relate knowledge to personal beliefs and value
  • Intellectual skills (generic)
    • Analysis: the learner can analyse straightforward data with guidance using given classifications/principles
    • Synthesis: the learner can collect and sort ideas and information in a predictable and standard format
    • Evaluation: the learner can evaluate data using defined techniques and tutor guidance
    • Application: the learner can apply given tools/methods under supervision to well defined problems and identify basic issues
  • Effective and transferable skills (generic)
    • Learning resources: the learner can work within a defined context and can use and access a range of learning resources
    • Self-evaluation: the learner can identify own strengths and weakness within given criteria
    • Management of information: the learner can manage information and collect appropriate data from given sources and undertake simple supervised research tasks
    • Autonomy: the learner can engage in self-directed activity with appropriate support
    • Communications: the learner can communicate in a format appropriate to the task and report in a clear and concise manner
    • Performance: the learner undertakes given performance tasks that may be complex
    • Ethical awareness and application: the learner has an awareness of the ethical issues in the main areas of study

 

Relevant Level 3 qualifications


Qualifications at Level 4 (undergraduate)

The following generic learning outcomes apply to all Qualifications at Level 4:

  • Knowledge and Understanding
    • Development of knowledge and understanding (subject specific)
    • Knowledge base: the learner has a given factual and/or conceptual knowledge base with emphasis on the nature of the field of study and appropriate terminology
    • Ethical issues: the learner can demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in current areas of study and is able to discuss these in relation to personal beliefs and values
  • Intellectual skills (generic)
    • Analysis: the learner can analyse with guidance using given classifications/principles
    • Synthesis: the learner can collect and categorise ideas and information in a predictable and standard format
    • Evaluation: the learner can evaluate the reliability of data using defined techniques and/or tutor guidance
    • Application: the learner can apply given tools/methods accurately and carefully to a well-defined problem and begin to appreciate the complexity of the issues
  • Effective and transferable skills (generic)
    • Learning resources: the learner can work within an appropriate ethos and can use and access a range of learning resources
    • Self-evaluation: the learner can evaluate own strengths and weakness within criteria largely set by others
    • Management of information: the learner can manage information, collect appropriate data from a range of sources and undertake simple research tasks with external guidance
    • Autonomy: the learner can take responsibility for own learning with appropriate support
    • Communications: the learner can communicate effectively in a format appropriate to the discipline(s) and report practical procedures in a clear and concise manner
    • Problem solving: the learner can apply given tools/methods accurately and carefully to a well-defined problem and begins to appreciate the complexity of the issues in the discipline
    • Adaptation to context: the learner relates own role to specified and externally defined parameters
    • Performance: the learner undertakes performance tasks that may be complex and non-routine engaging in self-reflection
    • Ethical awareness and application: the learner demonstrates an awareness of ethical issues and is able to discuss these in relation to personal beliefs and values

Relevant Level 4 Qualifications


Qualifications at Level 5 (undergraduate)

The following generic learning outcomes apply to all Qualifications at Level 5:

  • Knowledge and Understanding
    • Development of knowledge and understanding (subject specific)
    • Knowledge base: the learner has a detailed knowledge of major theories of the discipline(s) and an awareness of a variety of ideas, contexts and frameworks
    • Ethical issues: the learner is aware of the wider social and environmental implications of area(s) of study and is able to debate issues in relation to more general ethical perspectives
  • Intellectual skills (generic)
    • Analysis: the learner can analyse a range of information with minimum guidance using given classifications/principles and can compare alternative methods and techniques for obtaining data
    • Synthesis: the learner can reformat a range of ideas and information towards a given purpose
    • Evaluation: the learner can select appropriate techniques of evaluation and can evaluate the relevance and significance of the data collected
    • Application: the learner can identify key elements of problems and choose appropriate methods for their resolution in a considered manner
  • Effective and transferable skills (generic)
    • Learning resources: the learner can manage learning resources for the discipline and can develop working relationships of a professional nature within the discipline(s)
    • Self-evaluation: the learner can evaluate own strengths and weakness, challenge received opinion and develop own criteria and judgement
    • Management of information: the learner can manage information and can select appropriate data from a range of sources and develop appropriate research strategies
    • Autonomy: the learner can take responsibility for own learning with minimum direction
    • Communications: the learner can communicate effectively in a manner appropriate to the discipline(s) and report practical procedures in a clear and concise manner in a variety of formats
    • Problem-solving: the learner can identify key areas of problems and choose appropriate tools/methods for their resolution in a considered manner
    • Adaptation to context: the learner identifies external expectations and adapts own performance accordingly
    • Performance: the learner undertakes complex and non-routine performance tasks and analyses performance of self and others and suggests improvements
    • Ethical awareness and application: the learner is aware of personal responsibility within professional codes of conduct

Relevant Level 5 Qualifications