What are the entry requirements?

University Entry Level 3 Programme Requirements

For entry to the Level 3 qualification learners would generally be aged 16 or above.
For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of following:

  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • Other related level 2 subjects
  • Other equivalent international qualifications

Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the course modules and assignments.
Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid), participation in business planning/decision making and/or achievement of relevant qualifications.

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 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.

Graduate Level 6 Programme Requirements

Entry onto the Level 6 Programme is for non-graduate mature students of at least 25 years of age with 5 years of work experience who wish to progress to a Postgraduate qualification.

Postgraduate Level 7 Programme Requirements

You will be eligible to study the Level 7 courses if you are a graduate in any discipline and are aged 23 years or over. Non-graduates aged over 24 years with at least 5 years’ experience in management may also apply.