Diploma in Business

Introducing you to the world of international business; this course is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree and enables students to progress directly to the second year of a university course.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • English level: B2: Upper intermediate / | IELTS 5.5
  • Academic level:

    At least 13 years of education or 12 years of education plus a University Foundation Programme

Course format

  • Length of study: 3 terms
  • Hours per week: 21
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Typical student age: 22-40
  • Typical student mix:
    24% European, 20% Far Eastern, 20% Middle Eastern, 11% Latin American, 20% Indian Sub Continent, 5% African

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 28 Sep 2014
  • Tuition fees: 16500.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 95.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Course overview

Introducing you to the world of international business through topics including management, marketing and finance, the course will also help you to develop your language and study skills to the level required for success in higher education or the international world of business.

The course prepares students for a level 4 Diploma in Business awarded by NCC Education.

Business modules

Learn about international business as you study the following eight business modules through a combination of lectures tutorials and self study:

  • Essentials of Management
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Communications for Business
  • Understanding Business Organisations
  • Business Mathematics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • eBusiness
  • Principles of Marketing

English language tuition

Improve your language level through:

Language development: reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, grammar and academic vocabulary

Intensive IELTS skills: one IELTS exam fee is included in your course. The school will arrange for you to sit the exam at the end of your course.


Study skills

Develop essential academic skills including:

  • Note-taking and research methods
  • Writing essays and reports
  • Giving oral presentations
  • Critical thinking


Business modules are assessed each term through exams and written assignments

Higher education advice

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to progress directly to the second year of a degree programme in a business related subject at any UK university. The school’s expert independent advisors can guide you in your choice of course and university.

Dedicated study area

In addition to the main learning centre students have access to the university programmes study area, fully equipped with laptops and resources.

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