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CPD Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management


The Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management is in-demand job related qualification which provides learners with the skills and understanding of business management, that align with good strategic decision making, to maintain organisations competitive advantage.

You will learn about both the theory and practice of business management at a postgraduate level, and cover topics as: leadership and change, marketing, human resource, operations, strategic planning and financial performance. In addition to providing a comprehensive knowledge of business functions, the structure of the course ensures that students have the widest possible range of career, employment and higher education opportunities available to them on completion of the course.

Assessment is through practical assignments, with no exams - to more accurately reflect the real working environment.

This qualification sits on our SRF (Self Regulated Framework) and has 120 credits, and accredited by CPD Standards. This qualification equates to 1200 hours of CPD, which can be used as evidence in a CPD audit by a professional institute or regulator. Fact sheet about the RQF and CPD. Fact sheet about CPD across the Globe.


The Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management provides its learner the realistic and appropriate career related opportunities worldwide for 21st century employment markets and/or to work toward a relevant Master’s programme with advanced standing.

This qualification may be used to progress to college or university and claim credit transfer through Recognition of Prior Learning.

This qualification may lead to learners completing a dissertation and receiving a Masters Degree (e.g. MBA/MSc Masters Stage awarded by University of Gloucestershire UK, MA/MSc Professional Studies Top-Up Learning at Work awarded by University of Portsmouth UK).

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Entry Requirements

Candidates will be expected to satisfy the following requirements:

  Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) or

  Level 6 qualification (or equivalent) or

  Mature applicant with qualification and work experience and

  IELTS 5.5 or CEFR level B2 (if applicable)

Programme Summary

Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (120 credits) consists of:

Course Duration

06-12 months

Course Intake

Distance Learning: Rolling Intake

Course Fees

£1200 (Distance Learning)

Additional Fees

Intention to Study: £100

Accrediting Body- CPD Standards (CPD): £250

15+5% Off (distance learning)*

Full Payment: £100 + £1210

Instalment Payment: £100 + £142/mo for 9 Months