UKAP Level 4 Diploma in Business Management (QCF)


UKAP Qualification Number: UK61630693

DETC Code of reference no.DT0897756


The content of Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification is focused on managing communication, business organisations in a global context, people management, finance for managers as well as an understanding of the research skills and personal development expected of a manager. It includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private of public sector business. The programme allows learners to acquire knowledge and understanding in a range of topics and to develop key skills they require to work in Business Management roles.


Entry Requirements

For entry onto the UKAP Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification, learner must possess:


  •  Level 3 Diploma or GCE/GCSE or equivalent overseas qualifications

  • Mature learners (over 21) with relevant work experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this   experience prior to registering for the programme)


English requirements:


If the learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency at a minimum of CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B1 from a recognised English test provider or IELTS level 4.0 in each components.

Qualification Structure


UKAP Level 4 Diploma in Business Management consists of the following 6 mandatory units that provide a total of 120 credits:


Unit Ref. No.

Unit Title



Study Skills



Introduction to Business Communication



Introduction to Quantitative Methods



Introduction to Business



Introduction to Finance



Business Context



Duration and Delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.


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


Assessment and Verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and verified by UKAP. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, a learner must have successfully passed all learning outcomes for that unit.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgment of the learner’s overall achievement has been arrived at.




Upon successful completion of UKAP Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification learners will be eligible to gain entry into Year 2 of a three year UK Bachelor’s degree or pursue a Level 5 Diploma in Business Management.


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