The entry requirements for this qualification are normally a UK honours degree or equivalent professional qualification, You will need a minimum of three years’ experience in a managerial, professional or technical role, so that you have a practical business base on which to build your learning. Usually this means that you are at least 25 years old as it is unusual (but not impossible) to be able to satisfy the ‘experience’ requirement under this age .
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 6.5 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see their website for details.
The module that you study for this certificate is also the first module in two other qualifications – the Professional Diploma in Management (D64) and the MBA (F61). Please note that you cannot claim both the certificate and the diploma. However, it is possible to claim the certificate and the MBA, or the diploma and the MBA.
How long it takes
The minimum time to complete this qualification is seven months, depending on whether you choose to the fast-track version, BXFT716 or B716 which takes 12 months. Please note to complete within seven months, you will need to be able to devote 20-25 hours a week to your studies.