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The Foundation Diploma in Business Management, awarded by Qualifi, is a level 3 accredited programme in the UK. The diploma has 60 transferable credits (equivalent to one A level). It includes six courses and equivalent to a foundation year before starting a degree at a university.

The course focuses on essential concepts and various management techniques needed for business operations. It is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge for efficient work, both individually and in team settings, within a business environment. Developing proficient business management skills is vital for any organization.

This course is most suited to individuals who are at least 16 years old. The entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • Qualification at Level 2.
  • High School Degree regardless of branch and final score.
  • International university admission certificate such as SAT, GED, A-Level and BTEC Level 3.
  • An international equivalent of the above.
  • Relative work experience.

The qualification is wholly in English language. Students should demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to one of the identified levels below:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
  • or equivalent.

After finishing the course, graduates may pursue entry into an undergraduate degree program at various UK universities. Alternatively, they have the option to proceed with our Level 4/5 Diploma in Business Management, followed by completing an undergraduate top-up degree at a selection of UK universities.

Some examples of universities that allow entry into the first year of a bachelor’s degree:

    • Birmingham City University – On Campus
    • University of Sunderland – On Campus

    Students must keep in mind that university admission criteria may change over time. Therefore, it is always good to verify the specific entry requirements for the intended course before submitting their application.

    The registration will be valid for 12 months, but students may complete the Diploma in less than one year.

    Registration process:

    • Students should fill in an online application and provide us with correct information about themselves.
    • A proof of identity such as Passport must be submitted with the application.
    • Students should also submit a scan of recent education certificate and an evidence to English level.
    • After approval, students will receive a user name and password to access the learning platform.

    Evaluation will be conducted through 6 written assignments rather than conventional examinations. Student will be allocated sufficient time to complete one or two assignments for each course.

    Each successfully completed course will be graded as a Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D).

    • A Pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria.
    • Merit and Distinction grades are awarded for higher level achievement.

    The qualification is designed as Mentored Self-Paced learning. It is delivered via an Online Social Learning Platform called NG Portal.

    Study materials consist of reading-texts, videos, activities, case-studies, interactive quizzes and assignments. All materials are available online.

    Instructors are available to guide and support students during their study. Students can ask questions and discuss topics through different methods, such as live chat, forums, discussion groups and even direct contact with instructors.

    Diploma in Business Management

    The final certificate will be awarded by Qualifi, a leading awarding body. The qualification is regulated by Ofqual by following number: 603/1102/2

    Additionally, students will be issued a digital certificate from Next Gates upon completing each course. Should they need a printed and sealed copy, they may request one for an additional fee. Students will be responsible for any notary or apostille authentication fees when required.

    Students willing to study the Foundation Diploma in Business Management are required to pay a registration fee, followed by payment for the courses included in the program. The registration fee is valid for one year. If students are unable to complete the diploma within this timeframe, they have the option to extend it for an additional year by paying an extension fee.

    The total tuition for the diploma is $2,000. Students may receive a discount based on the number of installments or the payment plan agreed upon with an official agent.

    * Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.
    * Discounts don’t apply on registration fee.

    Course Curriculum

    Semester One
    An Introduction to Marketing 2 months
    An Introduction to the Business Environment 2 months
    Business Communication 2 months
    Business Resources 2 months
    Human Resource Management 2 months
    Recruitment and Selection in Business 2 months
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