LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management

LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management

LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management is designed to help candidates in developing their understanding and knowledge of business at a higher level.

FormatFace-to-face or online
RQF level7
AssessmentWritten assignments
Total Qualification TimeTotal: 1300 hours
a. Guided learning hours (GLH): 900 hours
b. Self-study (SS): 280 hours
c. Formative Assessment: 40 hours
d. Summative assessment: 80 hours
Qualification Accreditation Number603/1359/6

What you'll learn

  • For candidates who have recently been in education and training the entry profile is likely to include:
  • 1. a first degree in business, management or related subjects or a level 6 qualification for example a Diploma in Management
  • 2. other equivalent international qualifications
  • Candidates should also have a speaking, listening, reading and writing ability which is commensurate to CEFR Level B2 (or equivalent).


This specification provides an overview to the LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management for candidates, centres, administrators, employers, teachers and examiners. The specification outlines the key features and administrative procedures required for this qualification.


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Candidate Category

Candidates for the LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management will include those who:

1. have some experience of work in a managerial role and want to increase their knowledge;

2. hold a bachelor’s degree and want to obtain a qualification at the next higher level

3. do not have a formal qualification in business and want to obtain one.

Mode of Delivery

This qualification has been constructed to be delivered within centres or via distance learning. Centres will need to demonstrate to LRN, through the centre recognition processes, that they have the resources, facilities and competence to deliver through either method. Centres may apply to offer through both means if so desired. However, centres must be able to demonstrate, in line with LRN’s criteria, that they have the means, capability, capacity and resources (including suitably qualified centre staff) to deliver by the method chosen by the centre.


LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management has been designed to reflect the wide variation in candidates’ origins, levels of education and career aims. Progression opportunities may, therefore, take a variety of paths. Depending on the level of qualification achieved, it may be appropriate for the candidate to progress to:

• A Master’s Degree in a related subject

• A Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)

• Vocational qualifications

• Employment

Recognition of Prior Learning

Please refer to LRN’s policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning to determine whether previously achieved qualifications meet LRN’s policy on possible exemptions.

Language of Assessment

LRN aims to use English that is plain, clear, free from bias and appropriate to all candidates. LRN will ensure the assessment materials, stimuli and the assessment itself is carried out in English.

Qualification Overview

The LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management is a five mandatory unit qualification. These are:

• Business Strategy, Planning and Management

• Corporate Strategy, Governance and Ethics

• Leadership, Change and People Management

• Financial Resources and Performance Management

• Research Methodology

Candidate must pass all five units to achieve the qualification.
This qualification is assessed by assignments which are externally set and marked by LRN. The qualification has a credit value of 120.

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