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Cost-effective, professional qualifications offering a winning combination of academic expertise and practical workplace skills to ensure you excel in a management role.

Expertise in business management will enable you to excel in many different career paths.  If you are ambitious, our qualifications will give you skills to achieve your goals.  

Our portfolio has been developed to provide the expertise needed for a management career, now and in the future.  From entry level (3 or 4), you can progress up to Level 6 which will hone the skills and knowledge required for you to work at a senior strategic level.

Entrepreneurialism is embedded throughout the programmes.  This is a great benefit as employers increasingly value staff who demonstrate entrepreneurial abilities and, in an ever-changing job market, having the know-how to create your own business is an invaluable life skill.

In addition, our full Diplomas all carry 120 credits, which means they match with the stages of a Bachelors degree and offer great progression opportunities.

Qualifications available

  • ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Essentials
  • ABE Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Business Management
  • ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management
  • ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management
  • ABE Level 6 Diploma in Business Management

ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Essentials

Duration: 3 Months

Gain an introductory understanding of how businesses are run and develop contemporary workplace skills which will enable you to add value to your organisation or future employer.

For success in today’s business environment, the capabilities needed have changed significantly from what was required five years ago.  The influence of technology, globalisation and environmental issues mean that  the modern professional needs to be adaptable, to cope with new ways of working.

This qualification is for people looking to progress and update their skill set as well as newly employed staff starting their career. For new employees, it introduces an understanding of how businesses are run and how to contribute to their success. For experienced employees, the qualification will refresh, update and introduce modern concepts to improve skills.

The programme focuses on the key capabilities required for you to add value to your organisation.  It encompasses practical skills, knowledge and guidance on how to improve working methods.  It also builds the foundation for you to progress onto an ABE Level 4 Diploma.

The qualification is at the same level of difficulty as a UK A-level.

Assessed by exam.

Qualification Objectives

The objectives of the ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Essentials are as follows:

  • Explain the purpose of business
  • Explain the characteristics of different business structures
  • Explain the functions and activities of an organisation
  • Describe the key resources required for a business
  • Explain the different types of customer and their importance
  • Explain the importance of managing business risk
  • Explain continuous improvement techniques
  • Explain the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability within an organisation
  • Describe the use of technology to build success
  • Describe recent trends relating to ways of working within an organisation
  • Explain key requirements for transition into work or a new role
  • Describe how to become more effective in a role
  • Explain effective ways to communicate within a business

Admission Requirement

  1. Candidate with OND, NCE, HND or First Degree in any discipline from a reputable institution.
  2. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) using the stipulated learning outcomes and assessment criteria from the qualification or unit

Qualification Structure

The ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Essentials consists of one mandatory unit. To be awarded this qualification you must achieve a minimum of a Pass in the mandatory unit.

Qualification Number: 603/1603/2
Number of Units: 1
Guided Learning Hours: 160
Credits: 24

ABE Unit CodeUnit TitleLevelGLHCreditsAssessment method from 2020*
Mandatory Units
3UBEBusiness Essentials316024Examination

ABE Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Business Management

(Equivalent to YEAR 1 OF A 3 YEAR Degree Course in UK)

Duration: One Academic Session

A good general grounding in core aspects of business, designed for those who wish to go quickly onto the next ABE Level and into employment. If you wish to progress to a university degree, the eight unit – 120 credit – Diploma provides more favourable progression options.

The shorter Foundation Diploma provides a good general grounding in core aspects of business.  It will also give you the tools to develop yourself in a way that will support your long term career progression.  

It is designed for those who wish to further their career or progress quickly onto the next ABE Level and then go onto employment.  If you wish to progress to a university degree, the 8 Unit – 120 credit – Diploma is likely to provide more favourable progression options in the long term.

This qualification is at the same level of difficulty as year one of a Bachelors degree.

Qualification Objective

The objectives of the ABE Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Business Management are as follows:

  • To equip learners with business skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment
  • To provide education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, human resources and marketing
  • To provide insight and understanding into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised marketplace
  • To equip learners with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values
  • To provide opportunities for learners to enter or progress in employment in business, or progress to higher education qualifications
  • To provide opportunities for learners to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives
  • To provide opportunities for those learners with a global outlook to aspire to international career pathways
  • To provide opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally-recognised professional qualification
  • To offer learners the chance of career progression in their chosen field
  • To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs

Admission Requirement

  1. Candidate must possess Credit passes in at least five subjects, including English Language, Mathematics
  2. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) using the stipulated learning outcomes and assessment criteria from the qualification or unit

Qualification Structure

Learners must complete four core mandatory units to achieve ABE Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Business Management. There are no optional units in this qualification. In order to be awarded the qualification learners must achieve a minimum of a Pass in all units.

Qualification Number: 603/1571/4
Number of Units: 4
Guided Learning Hours: 300
Credits: 60

ABE Unit CodeUnit TitleLevelGLHCreditsAssessment method from 2020*
Core Mandatory Units
4UDBEDynamic Business Environments47515Examination
4UEOEnterprising Organisations47515Examination
4UESDEmployability and Self-Development47515Assignment
4UFMFinance for Managers47515Examination

ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management

(Equivalent to YEAR 1 OF A 3 YEAR Degree Course in UK)

Duration: One Academic Session

Provides a thorough grounding in Business Management and a great springboard for progressing to higher levels of academic study. Year one of a Bachelors degree is at the same level.

This qualification gives you a thorough grounding in Business Management and is a great a springboard for progressing to higher levels of academic study. It is at the same level of difficulty as year one of a Bachelors degree.

Detailed Study Manuals for all units in this qualification are available free from the ABE Portal.

Qualification Objective

The objectives of the ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management are as follows:

  • To equip learners with business skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment
  • To provide education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, human resources and marketing
  • To provide insight and understanding into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised marketplace
  • To equip learners with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values
  • To provide opportunities for learners to enter or progress in employment in business, or progress to higher education qualifications
  • To provide opportunities for learners to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives
  • To provide opportunities for those learners with a global outlook to aspire to international career pathways
  • To provide opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally-recognised professional qualification
  • To offer learners the chance of career progression in their chosen field
  • To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs

Admission Requirement

  1. Candidate must possess Credit passes in at least five subjects, including English Language, Mathematics
  2. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) using the stipulated learning outcomes and assessment criteria from the qualification or unit

Qualification Structure

The ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management consists of four core mandatory, three mandatory, and one specialist mandatory units. There are no optional units in this qualification. To be awarded the ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management learners must achieve a minimum of a Pass in all units.

Qualification Number: 603/1572/6
Number of Units: 8
Guided Learning Hours: 600
Credits: 120

ABE Unit CodeUnit TitleLevelGLHCreditsAssessment method from 2020*
Core Mandatory Units
4UDBEDynamic Business Environments47515Examination
4UEOEnterprising Organisations47515Examination
4UESDEmployability and Self-Development47515Assignment
4UFMFinance for Managers47515Examination
Mandatory Units
4UIEIntroduction to Entrepreneurship47515Assignment
4UIQMIntroduction to Quantitative Methods47515Examination
4UPMProject Management47515Examination
Specialist Mandatory Units
4UDCTDynamic and Collaborative Teams47515Examination

ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

(Equivalent to HND/YEAR 2 OF A 3 YEAR Degree Course in UK)

Duration: One Academic Session

Develop a strategic understanding of contemporary business management principles and practical application. Year two of a Bachelors degree is at the same level.

This qualification will develop a strategic understanding of business management principles and practical application. It is at the same level of difficulty as year two of a Bachelors degree.

All units are supported by a study guide which is free to download from the ABE Portal.

Qualification Objective

The objectives of the ABE Level 5 Diplomas in Business are as follows:

  • To equip learners with business skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment;
  • To provide education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, human resources and marketing;
  • To provide insight and understanding into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised marketplace;
  • To equip learners with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values;
  • To provide opportunities for learners to enter or progress in employment in business, or progress to higher education qualifications;
  • To provide opportunities for learners to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives;
  • To provide opportunities for those learners with a global outlook to aspire to international career pathways;
  • To provide opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally-recognised professional qualification;
  • To offer learners the chance of career progression in their chosen field;
  • To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs

Admission Requirement

  1. Candidate must possess an ABE Year 1 Certificate
  2. Candidate with NCE, OND or their equivalents
  3. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) using the stipulated learning outcomes and assessment criteria from the qualification or unit.

Qualification Structure

Learners must complete four core mandatory units and two of the three optional units to achieve ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management. In order to be awarded the qualification learners must achieve a minimum of a Pass in all units

Qualification Number: 603/1596/9
Number of Units: 6
Guided Learning Hours: 420
Credits: 120

ABE Unit CodeUnit TitleLevelGLHCreditsAssessment method from 2020*
Core Mandatory Units
5UMAOManaging Agile Organisations and People57020Assignment
5UIBPInnovation and Business Performance57020Examination
5UEFMEffective Financial Management57020Examination
5UIBEInternational Business Economics and Markets57020Examination
Optional Units
5UOMOperations Management57020Assignment
5UADMAnalytical Decision-Making57020Examination
5UMSRManaging Stakeholder Relationships57020Assignment

ABE Level 6 Diploma in Business Management

(Equivalent to FINAL YEAR  OF A 3 YEAR Degree Course in UK)

Duration: One Academic Session

Develops the theoretical knowledge and strategic skillset you need to excel in a leadership role.  The final year of a Bachelors degree is at the same level.

This qualification aims to develop the theoretical knowledge and strategic skillset you need to excel in a leadership role.  It is at the same level of difficulty as the final year of a Bachelors degree.

All units in this qualification are supported by a study guide which is free to download from the ABE Portal.

Qualification Objective

The objectives of the ABE Level 6 Diplomas in Business Management are as follow:

  • To equip learners with business skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment;
  • To provide education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, human resources and marketing;
  • To provide insight and understanding into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised marketplace;
  • To equip learners with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values;
  • To provide opportunities for learners to enter or progress in employment in business, or progress to higher education qualifications;
  • To provide opportunities for learners to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives;
  • To provide opportunities for those learners with a global outlook to aspire to international career pathways;
  • To provide opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally-recognised professional qualification;
  • To offer learners the chance of career progression in their chosen field;
  • To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs.

Admission Requirement

  1. Candidate possesses an ABE Year 2 Certificate, HND or First Degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.
  2. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) using the stipulated learning outcomes and assessment criteria from the qualification or unit.

Qualification Structure

Learners must complete four core mandatory units and two of the three optional units to achieve ABE Level 6 Diploma in Business Management. In order to be awarded the qualification leaners must achieve a minimum of a Pass in all units.

Qualification Number: 603/1600/7
Number of Units: 6
Guided Learning Hours: 300
Credits: 120

ABE Unit CodeUnit TitleLevelGLHCreditsAssessment method from 2020*
Core Mandatory Units
6ULSCLeading Strategic Change65020Assignment
6UBSDBusiness Strategy and Decisionmaking65020Examination
6UDIMDeveloping International Markets65020Examination
6UBESBusiness Ethics and Sustainability65020Examination
Optional Units
6USSRStrategic Stakeholder Relationships65020Assignment
6UCFCorporate Finance65020Examination
6UAPMAdvanced Project Management65020Examination

Other Study Areas

The effective management of an organisation’s human resources (HR) is a critical component of its success. As a result, highly trained and qualified HR professionals can rise to the highest levels of an organisation.

Understanding and meeting the wants and needs of an organisation’s customers and communicating the value and benefits of its goods or services are crucial components of the marketing function.

The world’s most successful and famous business people are entrepreneurs. They are the innovators who launch products and services to bring ideas to life, create employment and drive economic growth.

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