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Diploma in Business (Management)

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This Diploma course provides greater depth and specialisation than Certificate qualifications. The Level 5 Diploma in Business(Business Management) provides suitable work experience so that learners can apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace during their study. The qualification prepares learners for employment in the sector and is suitable for those who have already decided that they wish to enter this area of work.

This qualification consists of a minimum of 240 credits, with mandatory and optional units.

Level 4 Units

Mandatory core units
Unit 1 Business and the Business Environment 15 Credits
Unit 2 Marketing Essentials 15 Credits
Unit 3 Human Resource Management 15 Credits
Unit 4 Management and Operations 15 Credits
Unit 5 Management Accounting 15 Credits
Unit 6 Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set) 15 Credits

Optional Units

Unit 8 Innovation and Commercialisation 15 Credits
Unit 9 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 15 Credits
* Optional units are subject to change

Level 5 Units

Mandatory core units
Unit 11 Research Project (Pearson-set) Credits 30
Unit 12 Organisational Behaviour Credits 15
Specialist Units
Unit 16 Operations and Project Management Credits 15
Unit 17 Understanding and Leading Change Credits 15
Unit 18 Global Business Environment Credits 15
Optional Units
Unit 32 Business Strategy Credits 15
Unit 35 Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations Management Credits 15
* Optional units are subject to change


Entry Qualification:

you will normally need to have at least one of the following:
 a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an appropriate area
 an AVCE/GNVQ in an appropriate vocational area
 a GCE A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at level A-C
 other related Level 3 qualifications
 an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
 mature students with related work experience

Language Requirement:
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, must demonstrate their English Language proficiency equals to IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 band being awarded in individual sections.


Each unit is internally assessed using written assignments, work-based assignments, practical assessment, portfolio development and presentations and are graded by lecturers. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit or Distinction.

24-36 Months

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