Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management

The Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) Business Management is a one-year course designed for students who do not quite meet the entry criteria to go directly into year 1 of an undergraduate degree. It is equivalent to 120 credits at Level 4, which is the same as the first level of a Bachelor’s degree.

The course was designed to introduce students to the essentials of business and management and key business concepts. The Cert HE can be a first step towards a business-related degree or as a beneficial stand-alone qualification. For students wishing to continue studying at university on a business and/or management degree, this certificate enables them to progress directly to second-year studies (or third year in Scotland).

The Cert HE equips students with an understanding of business and management equivalent to a level 4 qualification (or level 7 in Scotland).

For students interested in studying a business and/or management-related degree.

The Cert HE Business and Management is made up of the following modules and is equal to a total of 120 credits.

Semester 1  MGMT1
Management and Organisational
Behaviour Essentials
Credits: 30
Digital Business and
Contemporary Marketing
Credits: 30
Semester 2  MGMT3
Professional Skills
Credits: 30
Introduction to Finance
Credits: 30

On successful completion of Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management, students will be able to:

Knowledge and Understanding

• Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of principles,
theories, and concepts in business management studies.
• Demonstrate an understanding of some of the different
functional areas of business, such as marketing, finance, and
• Evidence an awareness of current trends and emerging
practices in business management including ethics,
responsibility, and sustainability
• Exhibit knowledge and understanding of the role of business
leadership and management practices in the effective
functioning of organisations.

• Gain a wide range of professional and transferable skills
• Improve your career prospects
• Gain a recognised qualification in just 12 months
• Successful completion of the course allows you to progress on to study for a full bachelor’s degree

You don’t need any prior academic or work experience in order to study with us. We will interview you and ask you to submit a CV, personal statement and reference.  The CertHE in Business Management is the equivalent to the first year of a full-time honours degree programme and, if you have standard qualifications, they should be the equivalent of 96-104 UCAS points.

For those with no qualifications to evidence basic requirements externally moderated language test (Duolingo 85 and Pearson Versant 50) will be administered alongside an internal Academic Interview, prior to the issuance of an enrolment letter.

Successful completion of these areas will be required prior to the issuance of an enrolment letter.

Students are able to make their applications for student finance in preparation for the start of their course in June.

You are advised to make your application for student finance as soon as possible after the application process. You can amend or cancel your application at a later date if necessary. 

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Key Facts

Intakes: January, June, November 
Level: 4 (120 credits)
Duration: Full-Time, 10 months
Minimum age: 18
Location: London
Study mode: Full-time (On-Campus) 
Course fee: UK £9,250
Funding: SFE funding available
Awarding body: Bishop Grosseteste University

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