A business management diploma can be a great way to kick-start a career in business and lays the groundwork for a very successful career for the ambitious individual. With anything up to RQF Level 6, you would be well positioned to embark on a career in many roles, including:
- Business adviser
- Business analyst
- Data analyst
- Insurance underwriter
- Management consultant
- Project manager
Your diploma could also be useful for roles in a wide range of other industries like construction, human resources, marketing, retail and finance. Employers will be impressed by your certification, particularly if you have a Level 5 qualification in management or higher, but a diploma at any level will look great on your CV as you pursue a business career.
With a business diploma under your belt, you have a varied list of career options to explore. Try to decide on an area you want to work in, and aim to get work experience relevant to that area. While you are studying, you can take part-time voluntary positions or internships, or even part-time paid employment in an appropriate role. Something that helps you develop financial skills and expand your knowledge of the necessary business functions in an organisation will be a valuable addition to your CV.
Under the old Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), every qualification carried a numerical credit value based on the level of the skill. A diploma always came with the highest credit score, so even QCF level 3 or below could be a great thing to have on your CV. Now, we use the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which is a standard framework that dictates how different qualifications compare to one another. So a foundation level diploma up to RQF level 3 is good, but a level 4 qualification up to level 6 could help boost your career. It is just one step short of a degree.
At Ascent School of Management London, we offer a range of cutting-edge diplomas that help budding leaders and innovators in business get their foot in the door at their dream jobs. From diplomas through to Bachelor’s degrees, we offer the academic and practical qualifications you need in a way that you can complete them around the other things in your life. Take a look at our courses and find out what would work best for you.