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 qualification in the UK university system.

You will be introduced to the many different aspects of international business in today’s world. You will be introduced 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.

Qualification Structure

You must study the following eight core units:

Essentials of Management – covers the principles and functions of management. You will be taught the key elements in planning and decision-making and the significance of the different controls required in an organisation.

Fundamental of Economics  covers
fundamental economic theories and concepts that are applied in decision-making
in a business environment. You will gain an understanding of the economic
environment and its effect upon business organisations and their markets.

Communication for Business  gives an introduction to a wide range of skills for business professionals. You will cover the production of various types of documents and presentations as well as the skills needed to communicate effectively in a business environment.

Understanding Business Organisations – introduces the objectives, roles, functions and various forms of business organisations as they adapt to a dynamic and changing environment.

Business Mathematics – covers a range of mathematical techniques and formulae to support your business studies and develop your ability to make informed business decisions. You will also be taught to present and analyse business data.

Introduction to Finance – introduces the basic concepts and techniques of financial and managerial accounting. It considers the role of accounting in recording and reporting financial performance and in providing information to decision-makers.

eBusiness – explores a wide range of applications for eCommerce and the use of these in solving business problems. You will learn about state-of-the-art technologies and their major impact on the business world.

Principles of Marketing – examines the role and value of marketing in today’s increasingly competitive and dynamic environment. You will practice marketing principles in order to analyse, plan and implement policies to achieve marketing and corporate objectives.