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Understand the structure of their organisation

Unit 7: Understanding the Employing Organisation

Unit reference number: R/600/1764
QCF level: 3
Credit value: 3
Guided learning hours: 23

Unit summary

This unit covers the knowledge and understanding that employees require concerning:

  1. the aims, objectives and structure of their organisation
  2. the contribution they can make to the organisation’s objectives
  3. opportunities for professional and career development in the organisation.

Assessment requirements/evidence requirements

Learning outcomes 1-4

Knowledge understanding assessment involving one or a mixture of:

  • written questions and answers
  • projects
  • assignments
  • discussions with learner

Assessment methodology

This unit is assessed in the workplace or in conditions resembling the workplace. Learners can enter the types of evidence they are presenting for assessment and the submission date against each assessment criterion.

Alternatively, centre documentation should be used to record this information.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

1.            Understand the structure of their organisation

describe the main functions in their organisation

describe how the main functions in their organisation are staffed and organised

describe the communication channels in their organisation

describe the lines of control and accountability in their organisation

2.            Understand key aims and objectives of their organisation

explain the importance of an organisation having a business plan

describe their organisation’s key aims and objectives (for example mission, core aims and values)

describe how their organisation measures the achievement of key aims and objectives

identify their organisation’s key performance indicators

3.            Understand their own contribution to their organisation’s key aims and objectives

evaluate the importance of an organisation managing the performance of its staff

describe the objectives of their job role

explain how the objectives of their job role contribute to the organisation’s key aims and objectives

explain how their own performance is evaluated and developed

analyse the contribution they can make to the evaluation and development of their performance

4.            Understand the opportunities for entry, professional development and progression within their organisation

explain the importance of continuing professional development

evaluate the organisation’s processes for recruitment

evaluate the organisation’s processes for induction

evaluate the organisation’s processes for training and development

evaluate the opportunities and requirements for career progression for staff within their organisation


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