Business Studies Department
NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business (QCF)
Equivalent to year 1 of a 3 year UK honours degree
The Level 4 Diploma in Business (QCF) (L4DB) makes up the first year of the NCC Education Business Degree journey. The qualification is equivalent to the first year of a business degree in the UK university system.
You will be introducted to the many different aspects of international business in today's world. Embarking on the qualification you will be exposed to both academic and vocational aspects of a wide range of subjects, enabling you to gain the necessary knowledge and skills vital for a career in business or further studies.
On successful completion of the qualification you will be able to continue your studies on the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business (QCF) (L5DB) or at a UK university, or work in one of the many areas of the business world.
NCC Education is regulated to award the Level 4 Diploma in Business (QCF) (L4DB) by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) in England. Ofqual qualification reference number 600/1325/4.
For entry onto the NCC Education L4DB qualification you must have at least one of the following:
If you're a potential student whose first language is not English, you will need to obtain a valid score of 5.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent. Alternatively, take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test, which is administered by our Accredited Partner Centres.
You must study the following eight core units:
Assessments for all units are offered in a number of assessment cycles throughout the year. All units are assessed by either examination or assignments.
On successful completion of NCC Education's Level 4 Diploma in Business (QCF) you will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of business principles and concepts. You will also gain a solid foundation and a breadth of knowledge in business management, economics and eBusiness, and improve your research and lifelong learning skills.
The qualification allows students entry to either the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business (QCF) (which is equivalent to year 2 of a typical UK Honours degree) or the second year of many UK university degree courses, or enables you to pursue a career in the business industry.
Progression routes can be found on our Progression Routes page.