Our Level 4 & 5 Courses

Level 5 is the equivalent to the second year of a Bachelor’s Degree programme and is equivalent to an HND diploma. The Level 5 course has 10 modules and 8 assignments, which also provide the student with 120 university credits upon completion.

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The Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management is a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Business and Management, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

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The level 4 Diploma in Human Resource Management and the level 5 Extended Diploma in Management are a 240 credit course designed to provide learners with the skills they will need to succeed in management, with a specific focus on Human Resources within medium to large businesses. These are valuable skills to have, and can be used to open up opportunities at a huge variety of employers – from healthcare to hospitality, banking to broadcasting, this course can be your way of preparing for a career at any number of organisations.

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The Undergraduate Level 4 (Accounting and Finance) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) are a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

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The level 4 Diploma in Entrepreneurship and the level 5 Extended Diploma in Management are a 240 credit course designed to provide business managers and the CEO's of tomorrow with the skills they will need to succeed in business, with a specific focus on innovation and entrepreneurship within medium to large businesses.

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The Undergraduate Level 4 (Sales and Marketing) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) are a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Sales and Marketing, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

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The Undergraduate Level 4 (Leadership and Team Working) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) are a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Leadership and management, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

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Prepare for an exciting career in the hospitality industry through the online Hotel Management course.

Students on our online Hospitality Management program will undertake a Level 4/5 240-credit course, designed to prepare students with the skills needed to be a competent employee in the hospitality industry. During the Hotel Management program, students will have the ability to access tutor support and webinars, a social learning forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their diploma. For more information on the support available to students, visit our Student Resources page.

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If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Computing Diploma offered by Online Business School is definitely a course you should consider.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

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If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Networking Diploma offered by Online Business School is definitely a course you should consider.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

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If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Web Development Diploma offered by Online Business School is definitely a course you should consider.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

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With the number of people shopping online on the rise, and the number of online stores ever increasing, it’s becoming more and more important for retailers and eCommerce stores to know how to optimise and promote their websites to increase site visitors and revenues.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

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The Undergraduate Level 4/5 Health and Social Care course is a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree within the Health and Social care sector, the final year Top up Degree can be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

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The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is suitable for individuals who are those who are already practicing within the education sector, or those who are not currently practicing but have a significant amount of experience and now wish to consolidate that with a formal qualification. The course is a 120-credit qualification, and is accredited by the Ofqual recognised organisation, Qualifi.

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Undergraduate Level 4 & 5 Programme Requirements

Entry to Level 4 programme generally requires:
• Candidate to be age 18
• Completion of level 3 or equivalent,
• 5 GCSE and 2 to 3 ‘A’ Level

Level 4 is equivalent to the first year of a degree or HNC or local equivalent.

Level 5 is equivalent to the second year of a university Degree.

Entry to Level 5 Programme generally requires completion of level 4 or equivalent.
If English is not your native language, you may need to provide verification of your English language capability. There may be an IELTS or TOEFL English language requirement or equivalent.
Please note specific university requirements will differ between universities.

Normally, universities will accept the 240 credits offered by the Online Business School programme at Level 4/5 for final year completion, but Students should check with their chosen university for specific entry requirements before enrolling with NLC.