Qualifications

Our qualifications are made up of the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) rules which provides flexible ways to get a qualification. Qualifications at the same level are a similar level of difficulty, but the size and content of the qualifications can vary.

Foundation Level

The level 3 qualifications improve subject knowledge and study skills, and prepare learners for undergraduate course at UK universities.

Undergraduate

The level 4, 5 and 6 diploma qualifications are equivalent to Year 1, 2 and 3 (Final year) respectively of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree. Each level consists of 120 credits. Completing any of the level 4, 5 and 6 qualifications will enable learners a progression to the next level of higher education at UK universities.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate diplomas are taught courses at level 7 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) - the same level as Masters degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full Masters or MBA.

 


Accounting and Business

The Accounting and Business diplomas are interdisciplinary programmes that maintains the core focus of accounting but will give you a much broader understanding of business subjects and the wider context in which accounting operates. Successful completion of the Accounting and Business diplomas will help you develop a set of graduate skills and attributes which are hugely relevant to 21st century businesses, such as analytical problem solving, teamwork, research and organising and communicating information. It will also prepare you for a professional career in a wide range of sectors including accountancy, e-commerce, marketing, management relations, banking and finance.

 


Accounting and Finance

The Accounting and Finance qualification provides a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas of accounting and finance. It is appropriate for applicants interested in careers across a wide range of sectors and organisations in the fields of business, consulting and finance, and provides thorough preparation for academic research in accounting or finance.

 


Business Management

Studying for a business management / studies qualification allows you to develop a broad understanding of business organisations and provides you with subject-specific knowledge in areas such as markets, customers, finance, operations, communication and business policy and strategy.

 


Health and Social Care Management

The Health and Social Care Management qualification is for people who want to work in health or social care management – or you may already be working in health and social care and you are looking to develop your knowledge and skills to become a future manager.

 


Higher Education Studies (Foundation diploma)

The Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies is a pre-degree course for international students, whose first language is not English but who have been educated in English and wish to pursue a British degree. Successful completion provides access to a wide range of undergraduate courses at many UK universities.

The course improves learners’ subject knowledge, study skills, in particular those of writing, developing information literacy skills, working in groups and giving effective presentations. Studying this course provides learners a suitable grounding for pursuing further studies at undergraduate degree level.

 


Human Resource Management

Effective local, national and global people management is a critical part of any organisation’s success. The Human Resource Management qualification provides you a deep insight into leading, managing and developing people from different levels and perspectives. You will learn about the role of the HR profession and its function in relation to an organisation's strategic objectives and the broader environment. The course has been designed to meet employers' needs and gives you the tools you need to succeed in a career in human resources.

 


Information Technology

The IT qualifications are for people who want to work in the IT sector – or you may already be working in the IT sector and you are looking to develop your knowledge and skills to become a competent manager and leader. Our qualifications will equip you with the necessary competencies to apply the fundamentals of information systems concepts and practice to support and enhance organisational processes and systems.

 


Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Logistics and supply chain management bring together the business skills to manage the activities and flows of information between suppliers, manufacturers, logistics service providers, retailers and consumers.

 


Strategic Management and Leadership

The Strategic Management and Leadership qualification has been developed for Senior Managers who have the responsibility to translate organisational strategy into effective performance. This qualification requires managers to focus on the requirements of implementing the organisation’s strategy. This qualification reflects current practice in Strategic Management and Leadership and allows learners to develop and expand their high-level understanding of Strategic Management and Leadership in the workplace.

 


Tourism and Hospitality Management

Tourism and Hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations. The Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification is designed to cater for local and international professionals within the industry who wish to gain the necessary qualifications and theoretical awareness to advance careers. It also appeals to recent graduates who wish to acquire the specialist knowledge and qualifications necessary in order to manage tourism operations.