Business Management, University 1st And 2nd Year (Levels 4 And 5)

LEVELS: 4 | CREDITS: 120 | £1800

LEVELS: 5 | CREDITS: 120 | £1800


About This Course

The level 4/5 diploma in business management is a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated undergraduate degree in business and management, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

The level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree. The Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a university degree.

This course is made up of 10 level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 modules (120 credits); each level also includes 6 written assignments. If a student decides to only study at level 4, they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university degree course.

Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources.

Examples of University Progression

Awarding Body




Am I eligible for this programme?

To enrol onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.

Course Fees

The fee for enrolling onto the level 4 and level 5 courses together is £2200. Alternatively, students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £1800 each. Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • Interest Free Monthly installments
  • Western Union

What is included in the cost of my course?

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments.
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Zoom sessions where required.
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online social learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback.

Level: 4 Module Listing

Developing personal skills

Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision-making techniques.

Effective communication

Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

The business environment

Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

The marketing mix

Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM

This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing ethically

Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the organization

What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?

Customers and customer service

This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Fundamentals of accounting

On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

Financial management and control

In this module, learners will compare some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.

Level: 5 Module Listing

The entrepreneurial manager

What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organization structures

Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.

Practical accounting analysis

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business planning and goal setting

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and business

Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business law

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in today’s world

Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance management

Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and sales planning

Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

Assignment listing

The Qualifi level 4/5 diploma in business management has 6 written assignments at each level. The assignments are approximately 2,000-3,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:

  • Managing change
  • Communication in an organisation
  • Business operations
  • Leadership and the organisation
  • Developing teams
  • Financial awareness

More information about the level 4 units can be found here: Qualifi level 4 diploma in business management

The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:

  • Business development
  • Business models and growing organisations.
  • Customer management
  • Responding to the changing business environment
  • Risk management and organisations
  • Effective decision making

More information about the level 5 units can be found here: Qualifi level 5 diploma in business management

Sample Level 4 Certificate

Sample Level 5 Certificate

University Top-Up

If you decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are listed below.

Coventry University

  • Business Management and Leadership BA (Hons)- online- £6,000
  • Business Management and Leadership BA (Hons)– London Campus – £10,000
  • Business Management and Leadership BA (Hons)– Coventry Campus- £10,000

University of Gloucestershire

  • BA (Hons) Business Management & Strategy – £3,250

Anglia Ruskin University

  • BA (Hons) Management – £4,850

Northampton University

  • BA (Hons) in Business and Management – £5,280
  • BSc (Hons) in International Accounting -£9,250

University of Derby

  • BSc (Hons) Business and Management– £5,200

Westcliff University

  • Business Administration – £11,655 (online) / £15,600 (on campus)

University of Hertfordshire

  • BA (Hons) Business Administration – £6,400

University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)

  • BA (Hons) Business Management – £9,240

Edinburgh Napier University

  • BA in Business Management – £4,600
  • BA in Business and Enterprise – £4,600
  • BA in Sales Management – £4,600

University of Sunderland – On Campus

  • BA (Hons) Business and Management – £9,250

University of Bolton

  • BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £10,250

University of Cumbria

  • BA (Hons) Global Business Management – ON CAMPUS– £9,250 UK/ £13,250 International
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management – ON CAMPUS– £9,250 UK/ £13,250 International

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Undergraduate Top up to BA – €6,000

NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit for more information.

Career Path

Successful completion of the full level 4/5 diploma in management and final year of an accredited undergraduate degree programme will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in marketing, accounting, human resources, management, or business consultancy.