Managing Data and Information

RQF Level: 3

Unit Aim

The ability to solve problems, make timely business decisions and respond to customers needs is all dependent on the ability to access good quality data and information.  With growing volumes of data, this challenge has become increasingly difficult to manage. The aim of this unit is to equip managers with the knowledge of how to gather, assess and analyse different types of data and information, and how to report findings for different business purposes within legal and organisational guidelines.

Learning Outcome

1. Understand the reasons for collecting data and information

Assessment Criteria

1.1 Explain reasons why organisations collect data and information

Learning Outcome

2. Know the types and use of data and information used by organisations

Assessment Criteria

2.1 Explain the differences between data and information

2.2 Discuss sources of primary and secondary data and information

2.3 Explain types and use of quantitative and qualitative data and information

Learning Outcome

3. Know how to manage data and information

Assessment Criteria

3.1 Explain the legal and organisational requirements for managing data and information

3.2 Identify organisational roles and responsibilities for managing data and information

3.3 Outline approaches for checking data and information against organisational needs

3.4 Discuss methods used to organise data and information

3.5 Outline challenges of managing data and information

3.6 Identify solutions to address key challenges of managing data and information

Learning Outcome

4. Know how to interpret data and information and communicate findings

Assessment Criteria

4.1 Summarise methods for examining and interpreting data and information

4.2 Explain the advantages and disadvantages of tools used to communicate findings to a target audience

 

 

 

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