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NCC – Level 5 Diploma in Business


Level 5 (L5DB) Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

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


The Level 5 Diploma in Business (L5DB) builds upon the knowledge gained during the NCC Level 4 Diploma in Business (L4DB).

This qualification exposes students to more advanced topics in a range of areas including economics, marketing, finance and management. A balance of academic and vocational subjects equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills required to play a significant role in a business organisation.

Entry Requirement

For entry onto the L5DB qualification students must have at least one of the following:

  • NCC Level 4 Diploma in Business (L4DB)
  • A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC L4DB qualification. This must be agreed with IT’s Britz Education in advance.

Qualification Structure

Students are required to complete six of the following eight units:

Examines how an organisation can achieve its objectives most efficiently through the application of micro-economic theory and the tools of analysis of decision science, such as statistics and quantitative methods. It demonstrates how economic analysis can be used in formulating business policies.

Provides an understanding of how a number of statistical and mathematical techniques are applied in economic and business decision-making.

Highlights the need for managers to view the role of marketing as critical to their organisation. The crucial role of marketing in contributing to the success of organisations is emphasised.

Explores the dynamic role of human resource management policies and practices in contemporary organisations and their contribution to the goals of those organisations. It defines and critically examines the major philosophies, policies, procedures and practices related to the management of human resources.

Provides an understanding of customers’ needs and the complexity of the decision making process customers undertake in both consumer and industrial markets.

Explores the operations management function and its basis in creating and sustaining effective and efficient operations which deliver the products or services in a manner which achieves the objectives of the organisation. You will analyse this with respect to cost, quality, flexibility, dependability and speed.

Builds on your knowledge of fundamental financial concepts in financial and management accounting by considering the applications of these topics in a business environment and by examining a set of more advanced issues.

Introduces the subject of information systems and technology in organisations, taking a broad management perspective. Students will gain an understanding of the current and future role of information systems in modern organisations, including an appreciation of the social, cultural and political aspects that are important to the successful adoption of technology.

What's Next

Students can also complete a degree at one of the many universities that recognise NCC Education qualifications or alternatively, pursue a career in the business industry.

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 5 Diploma in Business