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Postgraduate Diploma Level (7)

(Ofqual Approved Qualifications) (Equivalent to MBA Advanced Entry course)

Postgraduate Diploma Level (7)

What is a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)?

PGD Level 7 Diploma on UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) is at the same level as a Master’s degree. However, it is shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full master’s programme.

Fast Track to MBA

OCBF Level 7 Diploma is an MBA Advanced Entry course, which equips students with 120 credits of the 180 credits required to achieve a complete MBA. The PGD course at level 7 allows students to finish their MBA in six months. The top up portion will usually consist of the final 60 credits of either a dissertation, or a dissertation and one module. Students will have the option of finishing their degree either online or in person at campus.


Next Steps:


Upon completion of the Post Graduate Diploma, interested students may further their education by enrolling in a top up MBA program at an accredited UK university. Students will have the option of finishing their degree either online or in person at campus. The associated costs will vary based on the mode of instruction.

Below are some examples of UK universities with top up MBA options. Students can apply directly to a university of their choice for further studies. In addition, our counselors will also be available to assist with the application process.



University top-up


University of Portsmouth

MA Business Management

Buckinghamshire New University

MBA Top-up

University of Gloucestershire

Postgraduate Top up to MBA Business Administration

University of Bolton

Master of Business Administration Top Up

University of Sunderland

Postgraduate Top up to MBA

University of Northampton

Executive MBA Top-Up

University of Derby

MBA Global Top up

Course Requirements


For entry into the Level 7 Diploma qualification, learners must possess:
  • An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with OCBF regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learners must be 21 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency.

Once course requirements for the program have been met, a ‘Certificate of Completion’ is awarded by a UK Awarding Body.

Course Fees


£ 1999 Only


Avaible Programs

Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance

  • Complete Course Materials & Exams
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • Free Carrer Counseling
  • (Recognized Ofqual Qualifications)

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership

  • Complete Course Materials & Exams
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • Free Carrer Counseling
  • (Recognized Ofqual Qualifications)

Level 7 Diploma in Education Management & Leadership

  • Complete Course Materials & Exams
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • Free Carrer Counseling
  • (Recognized Ofqual Qualifications)
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