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NCC – Level 4 Diploma in Business


Level 4 (L4DB) Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

Equivalent to first year of bachelor’s degree in the UK


The Level 4 Diploma in Business is the first year of the degree programme. The qualification is equivalent to the first year of a Business degree qualification in the UK university system.

Students are introduced to many different aspects of international business in today’s world. This course will contain both academic and vocational aspects of a wide range of subjects, enabling learners to gain the necessary knowledge and skills vital for a career in business or further study.

The qualification allows students entry to either the NCC Level 5 Diploma in Business (which is equivalent to year 2 of a typical UK honours degree), the second year of many UK university degree courses or a career in the business industry

Entry Requirement

For entry onto the L4DB qualification, students must have at least one of the following:

  • NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES).
  • NCC Level 3 Diploma in Business (L3DB).
  • An international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC L3IFDHES. This shall be agreed with IT’s Britz Education in advance.
  • One Intermediate / GCE ‘A’ Level or equivalent, or an appropriate School Leavers’ certificate deemed to be of a similar level.

Qualification Structure

Students must study the following eight core units:

Covers the principles and functions of management. Students will be taught the key elements in planning and decision-making, and the significance of different controls required in an organisation.

Covers fundamental economic theories and concepts which are applied in decision-making in a business environment. Students will gain an understanding of the economic environment and its effect upon business organisations and their markets.

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

Introduces the objectives, roles, functions and various forms of business organisations as they adapt to a dynamic and changing environment.

Covers a range of mathematical techniques and formulae to support business studies and develop the ability to make informed business decisions. Students will also be taught to present and analyse business data.

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.

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

Examines the role and value of marketing in today’s increasingly competitive and dynamic environment. Students will practise marketing principles in order to analyse, plan and implement policies to achieve marketing and corporate objectives.

What's Next

On successful completion of the qualification, students may progress onto the NCC Level 5 Diploma in Business (L5DB), which is equivalent to the second year of a UK Bachelor’s degree, transfer to a university or pursue a career in business.

NCC Education has recognition with over 70 universities in
the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA and Australia, for students
who want to complete their degree overseas at an
international university campus.

NCC Diploma programmes offer students the opportunity to advance their studies and career options through structured progression pathways.

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NCC – Level 4 Diploma in Business