The Level 4 Award in Business and Enterprise Support and Skills Support is aimed at those who wish to develop an understanding of the business and enterprise support and business learning and skills development landscape, with a particular emphasis on understanding the value of demand-led and employer-led provision. These could be existing business and enterprise support professionals and/or existing learning and skills practitioners.


Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 601/6175/9
Qualification Level 4
Credit Value 7 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 28 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 70 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure 2 mandatory units
Age Groups 19+
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however, in order to benefit from undertaking the qualification, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements.

First Date for Registrations June 1, 2015
Last Date for Starts May 31, 2017
Delivery Staff Requirements

The assessment qualification is required in order to deliver this qualification.

The internal quality assurance qualification is required in order to quality assure this qualification.

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible Yes

Progression Routes

This qualification may lead to learners to progress to higher level qualifications where there is an emphasis on the development of skills and/or the management of a business support/learning and skills service(s) or other people in a project team.

In addition the qualification may lead onto practitioners investing in ongoing professional development in terms of enhancing understanding of a specific client group, type of business, business subject or type of owner-manager.


Below you will find further details relating to the qualification and also the necessary paperwork for your approved centre to add it to your centre offer. If you require further information or would like guidance please contact the SFEDI Awards Customer Service Team who will be more than happy to help you.

Qualification Specification

SFEDI Awards Fees and Prices

Additional Qualification Application Form

Staff Matrix Update Form


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