BA Degree in Business & Enterprise
(12 learning days + on-line tutorials and support + work based learning)

In association with Edinburgh Napier University, this innovative and flexible part-time programme enables participants to get a BA degree in only 12 months by topping up their ILM Level 5 qualification or equivalent (see below for eligibility).

An induction day will be held in Edinburgh, at the university, thereafter the one learning day per month programme will delivered at the regional venue in Ipswich, Suffolk with additional on-line support. This minimises off the job time.

A study commitment of around 12 - 14 hours per week is envisaged (some of which will be work-based) and this can be fitted around a full or part time career.

The course modules are:

  • Innovation, creativity & enterprise (20 credits)
  • Start a new business OR business processes (20 credits)
  • Business growth issues (20 credits)
  • A workplace-based learning project (60 credits)




Rather than traditional exams, assessments will be practical and include reports around work roles, work-place based assignments, presentations and case studies.

You are eligible to join this programme with:

  • ILM Level 5 Certificate or Award, or
  • Senior NCO Armed Forces rank i.e. Chief Petty Officer, Colour Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Flight Sergeant or equivalent, or
  • Qualifications recognised by the UK's qualifications credit framework - VRQ 5, QCF 5, NVQ 4 or equivalent

However, other qualifications may be acceptable for entry - please contact me.

A student who attended the programme in Edinburgh said "the BABE course is the perfect solution for working people who want or need to obtain a degree, it fits around work as the work based learning element is exactly what it says! The skills learnt so far are really practical and useful to improve working practice. The team are great, very supportive and approachable which is really important for distance learning."

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Who is it for?

This could be you just over 12 months after starting - at your graduation ceremony in Edinburgh!

..this could be you 12 months after starting


The current fee (set by Edinburgh Napier University) is £4500:


This degree programme is planned to be available in 2017, date to be advised.

Delegates: 10 - 20 per cohort.


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