The qualifications emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the business sector. They are particularly suitable for more mature learners who wish to follow a study that is directly related to their work experience or to an aspect of employment that they wish to move into in due course. On successful completion of these qualifications, national recognition by employers enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study.
A possible progression path after a level 7 Extended Diploma, is to enter a university MBA top-up programme. Students who complete the Extended Diploma are eligible to progress onto MBA (Top-up) program to complete required 60 RQF credits from either of the following four group partnered Universities.