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CertHE Business and Management

Short online course designed for continuing professional development or progression onto a full Bachelors degree

University of Essex Online


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Online, self-paced
16 months
Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education
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Studying for a CertHE Business and Management will introduce you to a number of key and practical skills that can form the basis for ongoing career development.

Learn about the structure and dynamics of different types of organisations, understand different leadership and managerial approaches, become adept at analysing, evaluating and interpreting information and data and discover techniques to solve a range of business problems.

This is an undergraduate university courses, equal to the first 120 credits of a full Bachelors degree.


Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education
Awarded by University of Essex

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In today’s competitive job market, a CertHE in Business and Management makes a candidate stand out from the crowd.

In this online and part-time course, students are taught practical business skills while also developing their communication, presentation, writing, analytical and critical-thinking abilities. The course also explains the structure and dynamics of different types of organisations and describes different leadership and managerial approaches. It also teaches students to become adept at analysing, evaluating and interpreting information and problem-solving.

Who is this course for?

If you’re looking to get ahead in your career, to get a promotion or just improve your salary prospects, a CertHE in Business and Management will help you boost your CV and impress your future employers with this well-known qualification from a top UK university. And because this course is online and part-time, you don’t need to give up your current job and can study when and where it suits you.


We believe that education should be accessible for everyone, so you do not need any previous academic qualifications to start our CertHE Business and Management course.

We have a 21 day money back guarantee, which means that you will be allowed to start the CertHE Business and Management course and make an assessment of whether it is right for you during the first 21 days. You must pass your first assignment during this time in order to continue with your studies.

If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0.

Career path

Graduates can choose to pursue a career in almost every industry including consultancy, human resources management, operations management, general management, marketing, finance and accounting. If you want to continue studying business, this course can also be studied as a stand-alone qualification or as the first step towards a Bachelors degree.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.