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IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (VRQ)


Qualification Number 601/6549/2
Title IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (VRQ)
Category National
Sector Business & Administration
Operational Start Date 01/07/2015
Operational End Date 31/07/2018
Total Units 13 Mandatory Units 4
Min Guided Learning Hours 550 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 19


Registration Fee : £100.00 (excluding VAT) 

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (delivery rates may apply for postage to international centres). 


About this Qualification

On the 02/12/2015, this qualification replaced the:

IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management 601/2719/3

Learners must only register for this qualification. Learners who were already registered on the old qualification have until 31/12/2017 to be certified.

The IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management is aimed at administrative and business managers at a senior level, providing them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to work at this tactical level. The qualification has four mandatory units: Operations Management, Management Accounting, Leadership & Management and Learning & Development. Learners also have to select and complete four of the optional units. 

This qualification is part of a suite of qualifications from level 3 through to level 6, providing progression for candidates:

Level 3 is foundation level, level 4 is operational, level 5 is tactical, and level 6 is strategic.  

Objectives: meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment, supporting a role in the workplace, and giving learners personal growth and engagement in learning, preparing to progress to further learning (HE)

Purpose:  B. Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area. B2. Develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Sector: 15.3 - Business management


Learners who achieve this qualification can progress to, for example:

  • IQ IAM Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management
  • Degrees in areas business, business management, business administration
  • Business and management undergraduate courses
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • Managerial roles such as operations director, business development manager or company secretary

Unit Structure

IQ IAM Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (VRQ)
MandatoryMinimum Units:4
 Minimum Credits:0
 F/507/3842Leadership and Management580
 J/507/3843Learning and Development575
 T/507/3840Management Accounting570
 T/507/3837Operations Management570
Optional UnitsMinimum Units:4
 Minimum Credits:0
 L/507/3844Analysis of Financial Accounts for Managers5070
 Y/507/3846Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility565
 F/507/1914Business Regulation5060
 R/507/1917Business Research680
 D/507/1905Finance for Decision Making6080
 H/507/3848Innovation and Entrepreneurship570
 J/507/1915Managing Information and Knowledge in Organisations560
 M/507/1911Marketing Communications Strategy680
 D/507/3847Project Management575


Downloadable Resources

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  • From: Leadership and Management
    • L5 Leadership and Management Study Guide (protected)
    • L5 Leadership and Management Paper 1016402 (protected)
    • L5 Leadership and Management MS 1016402 (protected)
  • From: Learning and Development
    • L5 Learning and Development Study Guide (protected)
    • L5 Learning and Development Paper 1016502 (protected)
    • L5 Learning and Development MS 1016502 (protected)
  • From: Management Accounting
    • Sample Exam Paper (protected)
    • Sample Mark Scheme (protected)
    • Past Paper 1016302 (protected)
    • Past Paper 1016301 (protected)
  • From: Operations Management
    • L5 Operations Management Study Guide (protected)
    • L5 Operations Management Paper 1016202 (protected)
    • L5 Operations Management MS 1016202 (protected)
  • From: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
    • L5 Business Ethics Assignment Paper 1016702 (protected)
    • L5 Business Ethics Assignment MS 1016702 (protected)
  • From: Business Research
    • L5 Business Research Project Paper 1015901 (protected)
    • L5 Business Research Project MS 1015901 (protected)
  • From: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • L5 Innovation and Entrepreneur Paper 1016902 (protected)
    • L5 Innovation and Entrepreneur MS 1016902 (protected)
  • From: Managing Information and Knowledge in Organisations
    • L5 Managing Information and Knowledge Paper 1016102 (protected)
    • L5 Managing Information and Knowledge MS 1016102 (protected)
  • From: Marketing Communications Strategy
    • L6 Marketing Communications Strategy Paper 1015602 (protected)
    • L6 Marketing Communications Strategy MS 1015602 (protected)
  • From: Project Management
    • L5 Project Management Paper 1016801 (protected)
    • L5 Project Management MS 1016801 (protected)

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