• Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • Level 4 Certificate in Health and Social Care

  • Level 4 Certificate in Business Management

  • Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • Level 5 Diploma in Business Management 

  • Level 5 Diploma in Business Enterprise

  • Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

  • Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management

  • Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance

  • Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management

  • Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership


Level 5 Diploma in Business Management


The Level 5 Diploma in Business Management allows learners to acquire knowledge in several topics and forge a career in business by seeking a greater knowledge and understanding industry, and to support the individual’s development into senior positions. The course aims for the following:
1. To enable Learners to apply analytical and evaluative techniques to business in private and public sectors
2. To enhance analytical and evaluative skills relating to business across a number of industries
3. To develop the Learner’s ability to recognise and reflect on the process of personal learning and development which facilitates the enhancement of key personal, sociable and other transferable skills
4. To encourage the Learner’s self-reflection, analytical, intellectual and transferable skills

Entry Requirements

QUALIFI Level 5 Diploma in Business Management:

  •  Learners who possess Qualifications at Level 3 and/or 4;

  •  Learners who have work experience at a managerial level and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals;

  • Learners who possess a first degree in another discipline and want to develop their careers in business.

Qualification Structure

The Level 5 Diploma in Business Management comprises of 6 mandatory units. All units cover a number of topics relating to the above mentioned learning outcomes. Each module has the equivalency of 20 credits.

  • Responding to the Changing Business Environment (20 Credits): The aim of the module is to introduce the learner to a number of dynamic factors that affect how an organisation operates and the change in management that is required. By understanding how relationships between public and private sector organisations are affected by socio-economic factors the learner will be better placed to manage that relationship.

  • Effective Decision Making (20 Credits ): The module aims to equip the learner with the means to manage the process of decision-making rather than the outcome or decision itself. By recognising methods of decision taking, the learner can stress the need for greater participation of stakeholders to ensure pro-activity and innovation.

  • Business Development (20 Credits ): The aim of this module is to provide the Learner with the knowledge and skills to research a market and plan a development strategy such as the launch of a new business model, new enterprise, product or service line. Learners will need to fully develop and pitch their business development strategy. 

  • Business Models and Growing Organisations (20 Credits ): To introduce the concept of working for and managing creatively within a smaller growth organisation. This module examines how the small business grows, reasons for success and how best to manage available growth options. This will give the learner a greater understanding of fast growth organisations in both private and social sectors of the economy. Learners will develop skills to support their ability to understand business strategy and development with an emphasis on business growth.

  • Customer Management (20 Credits ): The aim of the module is to provide Learners with understanding and insight into customer behaviour. It will develop skills and Learners will use tools and practices an organisation can use to retain and improve customer retention and relationships.

  • Risk Management and Organisations (20 Credits ): This module will involve the Learner developing risk profiles and identifying risk management strategies for selected case studies. These will be available on-line as used as a means to illustrate the different ways organisations approach change. The course material will be closely linked with creativity and innovation.

Duration and Delivery 

This Qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study but it is also flixible in it's delivery in order to accommodate part-time distance learning. 

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars and online by approved ventres only. 

Assessment and Verification 

All units include summative assessments. Assignments are handed out by course tutors and marked in line with the marking processes.
Assessment is varied and may include; written reports, business plans, change management plans, presentations, group work, viva, a worked-based project and personal development plan.

The tutors will also act as assessors. This will contribute to the verification of the student submitting their own work and will act against cheating or plagiarism as the student will be known.


Learners completing the QUALIFI Level 5 Diploma in Business Management will allow progress to the final year of an undergraduate degree; or directly into employment in an associated profession