Level 5 Certificate in Professional Enterprise Mentoring Services (QCF) focuses on those who wish to develop the broad base of skills, knowledge and understanding needed by enterprise mentors. 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

See the full range of qualifications available in the Business and Enterprise Support Overview


Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 601/5494/9
Qualification Level 5
Credit Value 13 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 44 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 February 1, 2015
Last Date for Starts November 30, 2019
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 No

Learner Support

As part of undertaking a SFEDI Awards enterprise or enterprise support qualification you receive 1 years study membership* of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. This membership enables you to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Regular information on what’s happening through the IOEE Enterprise and Mentoring Monthly including case studies of people just like you who are becoming more enterprising
  • Opportunity to access the national government Start Up Loan initiative through the IOEE and Start Up Loan Company strategic partnership
  • Opportunities to meet other business owners in our online communities who are happy to share how they have been there, done it, got the t-shirt and continue to wear it!
  • Enterprise resources including videos and articles to enhance your understanding of enterprise and enterprise support
  • The chance to meet other members through Meet a Mentor and networking events
  • A chance to compare notes with other entrepreneurs and business support professionals through the online groups and forums
  • A chance to promote yourself and your business to other IOEE members through the IOEE profile page


*1 years free study membership of the IOEE for SFEDI Awards learners aged 18 years and over

Progression Routes

Those who complete this qualification may wish to work towards our other Level 5 qualifications in Business and Enterprise Support in order to broaden their skills base into other support roles.


They may wish to also progress to the Level 7 qualifications in order to recognise their higher and broader skills and knowledge base whilst progressing through their career paths.


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


Related Qualifications

Level 7 Certificate in Professional Enterprise Mentoring Services (QCF)
Diploma in Business and Enterprise Support at SCQF Level 8
Level 5 Certificate In Championing and Supporting Enterprise Mentoring
Level 4 Certificate in the Provision of Skills Development Advice to a Business
Level 3 Award in Enterprise Mentoring