CertHE Business Management
Full time
1 year
Location
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds
Faculty of Business

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Course Overview

Do you want to develop the knowledge and skills to break into today’s digital-first world of business management? 

Arden University’s CertHE Business Management will introduce you to the latest business and technical skills needed to lead and manage in today’s modern business environment. The CertHE is a recognised qualification in its own right and provides an entry route to degree-level study. This is a great option if you feel ready to study a degree course but don’t have the necessary qualifications usually required, such as GCSEs or A levels.

Exploring business areas such as finance, digital marketing, innovation, and people management, you’ll graduate from your CertHE Business Management with the foundations you need for future study or work in a thriving field.

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Course details and modules

This CertHE will provide you with knowledge of the fundamentals of business alongside how modern organisations work. During your studies, you’ll gain a wider understanding of business functions and develop practical skills in business management and leadership.

Martin Scahill

The course gave me the confidence and skills to go for senior jobs that I wouldn’t have previously. I have been promoted several times since.

Martin Scahill
BSc (Hons) Business & Computing (Top-Up)

Modules

This is a 1-year course available through full-time blended learning, which gives you additional study support and is ideal if you’re still unsure about committing to a full 3-year degree course. Once you’ve completed your CertHE, you’ll be able to continue onto Level 5 (year two) of the degree course if you wish to do so. To find out more about the Cert HE, click here

  • Digital Skills & Professional Development
  • Contemporary Business Environment
  • Marketing Dynamics
  • Introduction to Business Finance 
  • People Management
  • Technology & Innovation

How will you learn?

Extra support

You will receive the same excellent support provided to all Arden students including success coaches, academic skills tutors and workshops, our careers team, and much more. You will also receive an additional four hours of online academic knowledge and study skills sessions as part of your course.

If English is not your first language, we’ll also give you one and a half hours of weekly academic English support.

Assessments​​

Unlike on more traditional courses, you won’t need to sit any exams on the CertHE Business Management. Instead, your assessments have been designed to help you apply your learning to real-world business scenarios. That means you’ll be better prepared to apply the skills you’ve gained on the course to your professional role once you graduate. 

Study options

Adrian Williams

"I was already in the working world and running two businesses. Not to mention I also have a young family, so the freedom online learning offered, and the cost effectiveness of the course, was a big draw for me."

Adrian Williams
BA Business (Human Resource Management)

Full time blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our full-time blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at the Arden study centre of your choice. In addition to our usual eight hours of face-to-face teaching per week, as a CertHE student, you’ll also have an extra four hours of online support for academic knowledge and study skills development as well as one and a half additional hours of English Language for those who require it. This is combined with around 20 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud. ilearn contains all the resources you need to study successfully. You’ll also have access to our online library, removing the need to buy expensive course books in order to study successfully, as well as to the excellent student support services which are available to all Arden students.

Blended learning is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face-to-face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates, and is particularly suited to students who live within commuting or driving distance of one of our UK study centres. 

If you're a student from England who is enrolling on a full-time blended learning course with Arden (based in one of our UK study centres), you can apply for a Maintenance Loan for living costs to help pay for your living expenses. You can find more information on our fees and funding page. If you're a student from Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland you can find information on Maintenance Loan from your student finance body.

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

CertHE Business Management

We welcome anyone onto our CertHE course who can show us their determination to complete the qualification. You’ll just need to complete our one-week Introduction to Higher Education which mirrors the timetabled hours of your programme. Once you’ve passed this, you’ll be able to start on your CertHE.

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or equivalent
  • If English is not your first language we'll provide one and a half additional hours of subject-specific academic English support each week.
  • Alternatively evidence that you have previously studied in English at the appropriate level can be accepted.

We’ll give you all the support you need to succeed. Then, when you graduate from the CertHE course, you'll be able to progress on to the rest of the degree course if you decide it’s right for you.

To find out more about the CertHE, click here.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Professor Dilshad Sheikh

Here at Arden University we strive to provide a fresh and unique approach to your business and management education. With ideas and experiences taken from employers and thought leaders across the world, we give you the opportunity to put proven business skills and techniques into practice during your studies. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Professor Dilshad Sheikh
Dean of the Faculty of Business

Career prospects

During the course you’ll gain a range of in-demand and transferable business skills, helping you break into roles across today’s business sector.

You’ll also have the chance to progress on to Level 5 of our BSc (Hons) Business Management and complete your full undergraduate degree.

What can I do after Arden University?

Your CertHE in business management will open up opportunities across all aspects of the business sector. However, we expect that you’ll want to continue studying and complete the BSc (Hons) Business Management

If you decide you want to jump straight into the workplace, we have a dedicated careers and employability team that will support you during your studies and help you achieve your professional ambitions.

Industry skills

Fully Funded Masters

Fast-Track Your Career 

Our Fast-Track Your Career promise has been developed to allow you to pursue your master’s degree with us - with no tuition fees to pay - once you have successfully completed your Arden undergraduate degree course.  

On successful completion of your bachelor’s course, you can simply apply for the Arden master’s degree of your choice and you will then be able to progress with your postgraduate education completely free of any additional course tuition fees. 

To see the full terms and conditions, please visit https://arden.ac.uk/terms-and-conditions