ABE Business Management Diplomas QCF Lv.4


The Association of Business Executives (ABE) was established in 1973 to offer progressive, flexible and affordable business qualifications. ABE is well-established and respected, with many business professionals possessing ABE qualifications and membership. As one of the 50,000 students currently registered for ABE, you will have access to a comprehensive support network.

Professional Business Qualifications

Studying towards an ABE qualification is a great way to improve your chances of finding a better job or to gain a promotion within your current company. ABE Diplomas are accredited by Ofqual, the British government’s regulatory authority, and recognised worldwide by employers as proof that you have a firm understanding of the principles of business.Fast-Track to a Full University Degree

While ABE Business Management Diplomas are highly regarded professional qualifications in their own right, they also allow you to progress from a number of entry points onto full Bachelors and Masters degree programmes. This can potentially save you thousands of pounds in tuition fees by providing a fast-track to completing a full degree.

Entry Requirements

ABE offers various entry points on to the ABE course, depending on previous academic qualifications. For international students, applicants should demonstrate competence in English by the attainment of one of the following:

  • British Council – Intermediate Certificate in English
  • LCCI – English for Business (EFB) 1st or 2nd level
  • Pitman/City and Guilds – English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English for Business and Communication


Business Management Programme


Programme Structure:

  • Business Management Pathway
  • Financial Management Pathway
  • Business Information Systems Pathway
Level Qualification Units
4 Diploma 3 compulsory + 1 optional
5 Level 5 Diploma 6 compulsory + 2 optional
6 Level 6 Diploma 3 compulsory + 2 optional
6 Level 6 Extended Diploma 9 compulsory + 4 optional
7 Postgraduate Diploma 5 compulsory