The Level 7 Award in Business Improvement and Contract Management is for learners in all sizes of company who are looking to undertake a business improvement process within their organisation to support both sustainability and growth

For existing centres who would like to apply to deliver this qualification simply click here

For organisations wanting to apply to join the approved delivery network to offer this qualification simply click here


Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 600/8394/3
Qualification Level 7
Credit Value 10 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 56 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure 10 mandatory units
Age Groups 19+
Entry Requirements

Learners must be within a management role in order to ensure that they have the responsibility and authority to affect change within the organisation. The role must not be construed as work experience or instigated as a vehicle solely for the delivery of this qualification.


This is to allow an individual to gain the underpinning knowledge of an organisation and the market place prior to undertaking the qualification and also in order to provide sufficient time to complete the necessary research and planning stages as required by the unit content.

First Date for Registrations March 1, 2013
Last Date for Starts December 31, 2018
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
Registration Fee for Centres (excl. VAT) £130.00

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 undertake other SFEDI Awards qualifications further details of which can be found on our website.

Details of related qualifications can be found within the Related Qualification section at the bottom of this page


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 2 Certificate in Preparing to Set Up In a New Business
Level 3 Diploma in Business Innovation and Growth Through Social Media and Entrepreneurial Skills
Level 1 Award in Understanding Enterprise
Level 4 Certificate in the Provision of Skills Development Advice to a Business
Level 2 Award in the Promotion of Products and Services Through Social Media
Level 1 Award in Social Media for Business Use
Level 3 Diploma in Enterprising Skills in a Business Environment
Level 3 Diploma in Business Innovation and Growth Through Social Media and Entrepreneurial Skills
Level 7 Award in Business Improvement and Contract Management