Level 5 Certificate in Professional Business and Enterprise Support Services focuses on those who wish to develop the broad base of skills, knowledge and understanding needed by business advisers.

It is specifically for those working in the business support sector that help entrepreneurs who are starting up and developing businesses to review their progress, action plan improvements, implement changes to their existing or prospective business and develop their business skills and knowledge

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Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 601/5160/2
Qualification Level 5
Credit Value 13 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 40 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 130 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure 2 Mandatory Units
Age Groups 19+
Entry Requirements

Learners must be within a business support role in order to ensure that they have the required experience to evidence the requirements of the qualification.

The role must not be construed as work experience or instigated as a vehicle solely for the delivery of this qualification.

Learners should also possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification

First Date for Registrations December 1, 2014
Last Date for Starts November 30, 2025
Delivery Staff Requirements

The assessment and internal quality assurance qualifications are required to deliver this qualification.

If you are unable to provide evidence of the achievement of these qualifications you can submit alternative evidence, eg. reports from other Awarding Organisations that have previously viewed evidence, alongside the completion of the appropriate competency statement for the role you wish to complete accessed below:

Assessor Competency Statement

Quality Assurer Competency Statement

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible Yes
Registration Fee for Centres (excl. VAT) £132

Learner Support

An initial assessment will be carried out with you by your learning provider where any individual learning needs you may have will be reviewed and appropriate support put in place


Below you will find the unit specification for the qualification setting out both the structure of the qualification and also the content of the units contained

Level 5 Certificate in Professional Business and Enterprise Support Services

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