LRN Level 5 Diploma in Business and Enterprise

LRN Level 5 Diploma in Business and Enterprise qualification aims to give practising or potential managers formal development in this role.

Face-to-face or online



RQF level



Written assignments

Total Qualification Time

Total: 720 hours:
a. Guided Learning: Formal Learning /input (contact time with tutor, acquisition of knowledge/understanding) (200 hours)
b. Assessment (planning and completion of assessment tasks) (40 hours)
c. Guided Learning Hours (240 hours)
d. Directed Study: Additional Activities (developing practice, private study/research, work-based activities): 480 hours

Qualification Accreditation Number




Candidates seeking admission to the LRN Level 5 Diploma in Business and Enterprise or LRN Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Enterprise program should meet one of the following requirements:

Hold an LRN Level 4 Diploma or LRN Level 3 Certificate, making them eligible only for the extended diploma. LRN will also consider equivalent qualifications from other awarding organizations.

Possess two Level 3 passes (at ‘A’ level standard) or a Level 3 qualification or higher from the regulated qualifications framework of the UK or overseas qualifications that are deemed equivalent by UK NARIC. These qualifications should have a similar number of learning hours and subject relevance to the LRN Level 5 Diploma or Extended Diploma program.

In the absence of formal qualifications, candidates may be considered based on their employment status and history, supported by a signed reference letter from their employer.

Additionally, candidates must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Prior Knowledge, Skills, and Understanding:

While prior knowledge or skills in this area are not mandatory, a basic understanding of the subject matter could be beneficial for learners.


Upon successful completion of the LRN Level 5 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Business and Enterprise, candidates can pursue:

– Other qualifications at the same level (e.g., transitioning from a Diploma to an Extended Diploma).

– Further qualifications at or above the next level, such as a Level 6 Certificate or Diploma in Business or a Degree in Business.

– Employment in middle management positions.


Please consult LRN’s policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning to determine if previously obtained qualifications qualify for possible exemptions.


Mandatory units are assessed through an externally set assignment that is internally marked by the center and moderated by LRN. Optional modules are assessed through externally set assignments that are externally assessed and moderated by LRN. Assessments occur at the unit level with no overall grade for the Diploma. Candidates can access the qualification in a unitized approach, if desired, and are assessed against the published learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

Each unit is graded as pass or fail. Candidates who fail must wait at least three months before re-sitting to allow for sufficient knowledge enhancement.


LRN does not prescribe a specific mode of delivery for the LRN Level 5 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Business and Enterprise program. Centers may offer the program through various formats, including full-time, part-time, evening classes, or distance learning, to accommodate candidates’ needs. Regardless of the delivery mode, centers must ensure that candidates receive an appropriate teaching program aligned with the qualification’s requirements.