1. Who is the programme for: The Advanced diploma in business studies aims to equip students with the 2. Course duration: Full Time classes: 18months Students attend 3hours lessons per day plus directed/independent study for a period of 8months from Monday to Friday 3.Qualified age: 17 years Min Academic Entry Requirement: Two passes in GCE A Level Examination; or Higher NITEC Completion of equivalent High School Qualification (min year 11); or Pass in appropriate Foundation/ Certificate programme; or Other similar qualification; or Mature Entry Route (MER) Minimum age of 21+ work experience (2 years min) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Min English Language entry Requirement: Students must have achieved a grade C6 or better in English language O Level, or the equivalent. All international students for whom English is not their first language and do not meet the above requirements must provide evidence of their linguistic ability by gaining a minimum level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent, prior to receiving an offer for the course. Otherwise a pass at PCE-upper Intermediate LSBF English programme or equivalent. All international students for whom English is not their 1st language must provide evidence prior to receiving an offer for the course. Exceptions: students who have other qualifications will be assessed on a case-to-case basis.