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Extended Diploma Levels 4 & 5

(Recognised Ofqual Qualification) University 1st and 2nd Year Equivalent

Extended Diploma Levels 4 & 5

At Online College of Business and Finance, students can enroll in Extended Diploma levels 4 & 5 which are available in several subjects including Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Information Technology and Human Resources. Level 4 and Level 5 courses are equivalent to the first and second years, respectively, of an undergraduate program, allowing learners to progress onto the final year of an undergraduate degree program at any UK University.

Upon completion of the Diploma, interested students may further their education by enrolling in a top up 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.

Course Requirments

Students wishing to enroll in this program must have completed level 3 Diploma or equivalent. Additionally, relevant work experience will also be considered and can be substituted for all or part of the education requirements. International students with Higher Diplomas or degrees from their own countries will also be considered.

If you do not meet the above prerequisites, OCBF also offers an education pathway beginning from Level 1 diploma to Level 7 diploma leading to Bachelor’s & Master’s degree programs. If you are an International student and would like more information on the application process, please contact us


Successful completion of this qualification provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including Level 6 Diploma. 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.

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

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