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Business Management (Level 4) 510 Hours Diploma

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Business Management (Level 4) 510 Hours Diploma

  • Level 4. 
  • 51 Learning Credits.
  • Duration: 510 hrs.
  • Entry requirement: GCSE Maths and English (grade C and above), or equivelent.

This Diploma follows the National Framework and will allow you to use the qualification you receive, to support an application for a university degree program in business. 

This level 4 course, is the first in a series of business courses, with level 5 currently under construction. Level 5 will enable you to go into university in year two. 

Take one or all of the levels through ADL and choose how far you progress towards your degree through our distance learning programs, plus how much money you save on university tuition fees and accommodation costs.

This course is ideal if you:

  • wish to attend university and complete a business degree, but haven't achieved the required "A" level grades. 
  • have the required "A" levels, but want to save a money on tuition fees and accommodation costs, by progressing via distance learning until the final year.
  • are a graduate wanting an introduction to business systems and theories.
  • have no desire to attend university and are already working in a business organisation, wanting to progress up the ladder
  • wish to pursue a career in business as soon as possible. 


Course Structure: Level 4 Diploma in Business:

There are four compulsory modules, plus a non-credit Academic Writing course.

You must complete Academic Writing first, followed by Introduction to Business, plus the other three modules in any order. Please click on the links to each module, to view what you will cover in each one.

Academic Writing - non credit.

Learn the fundamentals of academic writing. This course aims to teach the fundamentals of academic writing for study and business purposes. Writing tasks are often a day to day duty of any professional, whether they are at a supervisory level or top level management. These tasks can include writing procedures, proposals and reports; they might require specialised knowledge such as scientific writing or reviewing; they could be editing tasks, as professionals may at some time need to review and edit other peoples writing. Understand the differences between the Harvard and Chicago styles of referencing. Students, on the other hand, are expected to write in a way that demonstrates their understanding of concepts and theories, their ability to discuss implications of theory, and their ability to communicate complex ideas logically and clearly. More....

Introduction to Business - 120 hours.

This unit aims to give learners a sound understanding of: Business objectives, resources and accountability. The structure and classification of business. The external environment. The scale and location of production, different production processes. Marketing strategy, marketing planning and market research. Accounting concepts and sources of finance. HR planning. More....

Principles of Marketing - 150 hours.

Marketing as a discipline has its critics. These are the people who think of marketing as being a "poison pack" which is responsible for all the evils in the world - mainly because of criticisms relating to the effects of advertising. However, marketing also has its devotees. Some people see marketing as a "magic wand"; they think that when a company has problems all they need to do is to get in a marketing manager and all the problems will disappear. Neither of these viewpoints is correct. Marketing is now recognised almost as a science. It is seen as a logical approach to business which involves the studying, and understanding, of relationships and exchanges between buyers and sellers. More....

Introduction In Quantitative Methods - 120 hours.

This unit aims to give learners a sound understanding of: Numeracy and business calculations. Algebraic methods. Graphs, charts and diagrams. The use of statistical methods to supply business and management information. The laws of probability. More....

Accounting for Financial Managers - 120 hours.

To enable the learner to understand key concepts of accounting for Financial Managers A business proprietor normally runs a business to make money. He or she needs information to know whether the business is doing well. The owner of a business might ask the following questions: How much profit or loss has the business made? How much money do I owe? Will I have sufficient funds to meet my commitments? The purpose of conventional business accounting is to provide the answers to such questions by presenting a summary of the transactions of the business in a standard form. More....


Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the expertise of the person teaching it. This course has been written by Michael Booth and your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support from him throughout your studies with us. Here are Michael’s credentials:

 Michael Booth course creator and tutorMichael Booth – Course Writer and Tutor

B.Sc (Hons) Chemical Engineering, (University of Leeds), MSc with Merit Computer Science, (University of Kent), Executive Associate, Institute of Independent Business International

Michael has over 20 years experience in industry with a diverse academic background incorporating executive management, chemical engineering, and computer science. Michael has an international background and has worked as a technical director, production manager, and operations manager throughout companies across the world. He recently completed his MSc in Computer Science from the University of Kent, and is an executive associate of the Institute of the Independent Business International.



Course Info
How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
Course Prerequisite G.C.S.E. in English and Maths, or Equivalent
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 51 - U.S. Credit Hours: 15 - when compared to regulated courses. N.B. This course is assessed at being at level 4.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!
Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.
Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesAs you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.
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How Can I Enrol?Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
How Can I Get a Pro-forma Invoice for my Employer?Contact us with details and we will email your employer an invoice. We will need: employer's name, address, telephone number, email address and contact name. We will also require your name, telephone number, email address, date of birth and the course and code you wish to enrol for.

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