Advanced National Diploma in Business Management


Level 5 Advanced National Diploma in Business Management programmes are designed to provide a broad understanding of business organisations and the environment in which they operate. Candidates who achieve these qualifications may go on to study further academic and professional qualifications or embark on an administrative, managerial or commercial career.

Level 5 Advanced National Diploma in Business Management programme has a strong managerial focus which helps successful candidates to progress to management roles. In addition, the wide range of options enables candidates to progress to specialist roles such as human resource management, marketing, and financial services.

Entry Requirements:

This is a stand-alone qualification, but there are entry requirements. Applicants must have obtained one of the followings:

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management or any qualification which is at Level 4 or above, as notified on the NQF or QCF of the United Kingdom or SCQF Level 6 and 7 in Business Management or relevant national qualifications awards at SCQF or any overseas qualifications, as judged by UK NARIC, to be equivalent in standard to a level 4 qualification in the UK (or higher).

Progressions :

The successful candidates have wider opportunity to progress onto the higher-level qualifications to degree level including the following:

Level 6 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Level 6 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Marketing Management

Level 6 Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Human Resource Management

As this qualification is equivalent at Level 5, the candidates are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 3 of the Bachelor’s degree programmes



Level 5 Advanced National Diploma in Business Management qualification consists of 8 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Notional Learning Hours (NLH) for the completed qualification.

Notional Learning Hours (NLH) is defined as Notional learning hours include all the learning activities that are required to achieve the learning outcomes.

Credit value is defined as being the number of credits that may be awarded to a Learner for the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of a unit. One credit is equal to 10 hours of NLH.

L/ADBM/5029 Personal Development 15
L/ADBM/5030 Management of Change 15
L/ADBM/5031 Project Management 15
L/ADBM/5032 Managing Staff Performance 15
L/ADBM/5033 Quality Management in an Organisation 15
L/ADBM/5034 Managing Innovation in an Organisation 15
L/ADBM/5035 Customer Relationship Management 15
L/ADBM/5036 Strategic Management 15



This qualification is expected to be delivered minimum of 12 months for full-time study. Centres should make sure the Total Qualification Times (TQM) or National Learning Hours (NLH) are covered as per the qualification requirements. This programme is flexible and delivered face-to-face, distance learning, through lectures, tutorials, seminars.