Entry Requirements: Entry to the final year top up requires at least a relevant Level 5 qualification such as an advanced diploma or an HND. If you are not sure, please enquire about your specific qualification. Evidence of English Language capability at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required at all levels.

  • Minimum Age: 19 yrs
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Intake Dates: January, May and September
  • Fees: Please see fees page www.scbm.org.uk/fees/
  • External Exam Fees: n/a

Students who complete our Advanced (Level 5 )Diploma in Business Management may enrol on the the BSc (Hons) Business Management Top-up awarded by University of Chichester.


For the Business Management top-up degree, you will select a variety of practice-based topics to explore.

All Level 6 students undertake the Management Project module, which is a 45 credit module where you write a 10,500 word research dissertation on a business management topic of interest.  In summary, the modules for level 6 are:

Core modules

  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Management Project (45 credits)
  • Marketing Communications, Strategic HRM or Corporate Finance (15 credits)

Optional modules

Two from the following modules:

  • Small Business Enterprise (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business (15 credits)
  • Business Ethics (15 credits)

The programme aim to develop your confidence, resilience, critical thinking as well as helping you master a range of soft skills valued by graduate employers, such as teamwork, communication and time management.