Explore Our business & management courses

Whether you’re already working as a manager, or hope to move into management, a qualification in business and management will show your colleagues that you have the knowledge and skills to be an effective leader in the workplace. It’ll also give you the confidence you need to take on new challenges and do a great job.

A professional business and management qualification will set you apart, and could open up new job opportunities or give you the chance to go for a promotion – either way your qualification could lead to greater job satisfaction and a more rewarding career.

NEC works closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to offer business and management qualifications at levels 3 and 5. The CMI is the only chartered body in the UK to award management and leadership qualifications, which are recognised by employers in all sectors.

If you’ve got a great business idea, why not look at our Business Start-Up course, designed to help you develop your business idea, research your market, think through how you’ll tackle essentials like marketing and customer service, and approach potential funders.


Studying business & management with NEC

With NEC’s flexible online distance learning business and management courses, you study at a time and pace to suit you. 

When you become an NEC student, you’ll be supported by one of our expert NEC tutors. As well as being a qualified teacher with experience of assessing and tutoring online learners, your tutor will have experience of working in management and leadership in business.

Your tutor will support you as you work through the course, and advise you on completion of the necessary units to achieve your award.

You’ll also be able to call on the expertise of our dedicated student support team, by email or on the phone.

NEC are experts in online distance learning for business and management

At NEC, we’re experts in distance learning. Over the last 55-plus years, thousands of adults and young people across the UK and beyond have gained life-changing qualifications by studying with NEC. What matters most to us is the success of our students, so we offer all the support you need, combined with total flexibility to learn the way you want to. 

Courses designed for online distance learning

NEC are innovators in distance learning, and all our courses are designed specifically for independent learners. You’ll access all your high quality course materials on learn@nec, our easy-to-use online learning platform, and your personal tutor will be there to help you succeed, commenting on your course assignments, and preparing you to submit your work for assessment.

We’ll provide all the course materials you need, and optional extra study guides are available to help you develop better study skills. The only essentials you need to provide are an internet connection, a sufficient standard of English to be able to understand the subject materials, and a drive to succeed!

Join an online learning community

Studying independently doesn’t have to mean studying alone. When you enrol to study business and management courses online with NEC, as well as having access to your personal tutor and dedicated student support team, you’ll become part of a friendly national and international online learning community.