Entry Requirements: A minimum Diploma or Level 4 qualification OR A levels plus at least 3 years relevant work experience. Evidence of English Language capability at a level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 Other qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum Age: 18 yrs
  • Duration: 6-12 months
  • Intake Dates: January, April, July and October
  • Fees: Please see fees page www.scbm.org.uk/fees/
  • External Exam Fees: Included

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Overview

The objective of the  Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification is to provide learners with an excellent foundation for a career in a range of organisations. It designed to ensure that each learner is ‘business ready’: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business and management, and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.

The content of the qualification is focused on people management, managing projects, marketing, finance for managers, business law, business ethics and social responsibility.

The qualification is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business. Successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification will provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.

Equivalences

Qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Project Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Marketing (20 credits)
  • Accounting for Managers (20 credits)
  • Business Law (20 credits)
  • Business Ethics (20 credits)

Progressions

Successful completion of Level 5 Diploma in Business Management provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including  Level 6 Diploma in Business Management. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.  For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.

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