Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods (Masters).

Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods (Masters). 

The objective of the Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods qualification is to develop learners’ ability to prepare for various types of academically based research through the development and design of a research proposal.

Learners will develop a critical understanding of the philosophical, practical and ethical concepts of research within the context of any environment.

It will also enable learners to develop relevant academic skills towards professional, organisational and self-management attributes that are associated with professional practice.

The aims of this programme will allow learners to:

  • Develop research approaches in a suitable context.
  • Critically review literature on a business research topic.
  • Design business research methodologies.
  • Develop a research proposal.

You will earn 20 credits at Masters level (Level 7) on successful completion of this course.
You can use your credits towards further study, including progress to an MBA top-up at
London Graduate School.

The Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods consists of 1 mandatory unit, of 20 credits, 200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 100 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification. It can be completed within 2-4 months.

The Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) at the same level as master’s degrees which can be used to build up credits towards further study.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), your employer or professional institute may recognise this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

All fees paid for the qualification include:

1.e-portfolio allocation.
2.Tutor support.
3. Research and support materials.
4. Certificate issue.
5. Learner support if raised and identified.
6. FREE NUS / TOTUM discount card.
7. FREE SET membership.
8. When on an instalment plan there is no interest rate charged.
9. Upon signing up for the qualification an agreed break in learning and qualification can be issued upon request as soon as it is identified and raised.

Course structure

Below is a list of the Unit (20 credits) that make up the qualification.
  • Research Methods (20 credits ).
  • Entry requirement:

    • Learner must be aged 18 or over to be on the course.
    • An honours degree in a related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification.

    • Mature learners with relevant management experience.

    Method of Assessment:
    This qualification is internally assessed and quality assured by Centre staff then externally quality assured. This is a knowledge base qualification.

    Knowledge evidence includes but not limited to written work completed then submitted online via the e-portfolio system, assignment tasks and where possible reports from work can also be provided while considering GDPR as part of assessment.

    To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that you have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that you have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by your allocated Assessor.

    Support facility available: 
    24/7 online access to e-portfolio available upon registration, including planned Tutor support.
    Hybrid teaching and learning takes place which include face to face where possible and virtual online classroom session.
    Research and support materials available to learner.

    Online e-learning platform is used to support learner while on the programme.
    Tutors are all sector expert with over 30 years combined experience of working and delivering within the Sector. 

    Method of Payment:
    Employer funding and invoicing.
    Self funding available with the option of an instalment plan.

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