Diploma in Business Management

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

The Diploma in Business Management offered by Westford in collaboration with Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) is a level 8 programme that offers insight into key management and organisational skills through three modules. Each of these modules consist of 20 SCQF Credit points, giving learners the opportunity to collect up to a 60 SCQF Credit points.

This diploma programme, that can be completed in a span of three months, enables learners to enrol for a bachelor’s degree programme, with possibilities of module exemptions. The three modules taught through the programme are focused on the theoretical framework of management in the vast business landscape. Covering principal aspects of the business that include management, operation, human resources, information technology and marketing, among others. It aims to give learners a complete understanding of the inner workings of an organisation as well as convey the impact that each sector has on growth of the organisation.
This helps with instilling a complete knowledge of business for the students to build their foundation upon.

This qualification aims to fulfil industry requirements and equip individuals with the skillset that are in demand by employers, in the business landscape. It encourages learners to explore attributes of management roles, responsibilities, and business models; basics of marketing, its strategies and impact; as well as theories of operations management along with the impact of technology on operations, among other core topics.

Through Westford Uni Online, the learners also receive an added advantage of being able to connect with their faculty and study from any part of the world. This is possible since the programme is delivered in a 100% synchronous learning format. At the end of the programme, a diploma will be presented to the learners Awarded By Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) UK.

Module NameCredits

Managing people & organisations:

LO1 - Understand and evaluate the roles, relationships, and delivery models of HR managers in an organisational context.
LO2 - Analyse the impact of internal and external factors that affect HRM decision making.
LO3 - Appraise the best practices in recruitment, performance management, organisational development, rewards, training, and development.
LO4 - Demonstrate and evaluate the contribution of HR strategic, policies, procedures, and practices to organisational success.


Marketing Principles:

LO1 - Understand the marketing concept and role of marketing across different business organisations.
LO2 – Understand how marketing mix concept is applicable for both goods and services.
LO3 – Discuss the impact of brands, strategy, positioning on a marketing plan.
LO4 - Appraise the influence of E-economy and Digital Marketing within a society.


Operations & Technology Management:

LO1 – Select and apply operations management theories, models and tools in an organisational setting.
LO2 – Investigate operations management issues and apply the concept of continuous improvement in an operational environment.
LO3 – Appraise the impact of technology on operations in a business context.
LO4 - Develop an operations strategy by employing robust technology tools.


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    Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

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    Operations associate

    HR associate

    Marketing associate

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    About Scottish Qualifications Authority

    The Scottish Qualifications Authority – SQA, sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate, has two primary roles: accreditation and qualifications. It accredits credentials other than degrees and approves and guarantees quality to notify bodies that intend to admit individuals for such qualifications. The awarding body, on the other hand, refers to the development and implementation, validation, evaluation, qualifications, and to ensuring that they are up to date and also that certificates are issued to candidates. Under these functions, the SQA provides a variety of services for companies and training providers, from training courses and central approvals to personalized awards, credit scores, and licensing services.

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    Why you should do this Program

    Professional Growth

    A diploma certification is an assured way to establish a foundation or upskill in the field of education that students are expected to follow professionally. This course focuses on training students and imparting knowledge on the subject matter of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Helping students direct their attention to the theories and practices essential and upcoming, in the industry.


    Students can further their educational journey, dedicated towards the career of their dreams, opting for a diploma course that will focus specifically on industry-related subjects. The course will be completed within a span of 3 months benefiting professionals by upscaling their skillset and proceeding with their careers, with increased scope for growth.


    There are four pillars of strength that Westford Uni Online is founded upon- delivery of quality education, Accessibility, Credibility and Affordability. Westford Uni Online offers certifications, diplomas, and degrees at highly affordable fees. For students under strenuous financial conditions, Westford Uni Online offers flexible payment methods.


    Westford Uni Online, with the reputation of Most Valued E-Learning Institute (awarded by Forbes) and SQA with its international reputation and expertise, are able to collaborate and offer students enriching qualifications and diploma certificates that holds credibility and is able to gain the trust of employers in the job market, around the world.


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