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Diploma in Business Management Level (6)

(Ofqual Approved Qualifications) Equivalent to Year 3 of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree)

Diploma in Business Management Level (6)

Who can benefit from the Diploma in Business Management?

The coursework component of the program is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of the key management theories, methodologies and practices. The coursework further provides a blend of theoretical and practical aspects of business management
Diploma in Business Management is at level 6 on UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Qualifications at RQF Level 6 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Bachelor’s Degree with Honours
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates

Learning Objectives

The objective of the Level 6 Diploma in Business Management qualification is to provide learners with an excellent foundation for a career in a range of organisations. It is 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 focuses on leadership and people management, strategic human resource management, operations management, sustainable business practice, financial decision making as well as the business research skills expected of a manager.
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 6 Diploma in Business Management qualification will provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.

Qualification structure

The Level 6 Diploma in Business Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, equivalent to 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT).

    Mandatory units
  • Leadership and People Management (20 credits)
  • Business Research Project (20 credits)
  • Operations Management (20 credits)
  • Financial Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Business Practices (20 credits)
  • "Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)

Course Requirements

For entry into the Level 6 Diploma in Business Management qualification, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 5 diploma or equivalent recognised qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with OCBF regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 18 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.


Successful completion of Level 6 Diploma in Business Management qualification provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including progression to relevant Level 7 Diplomas. This qualification has been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind.

As the Level 6 Diploma in Business Management qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into relevant Master’s degree programmes.

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

Course Fees

£ 1999 Only