Professional Academy Mixed Diploma

Professional Academies Diploma in Business Excellence has been developed to meet an increasing demand for a broader range of training and development; which is tailored to client needs, without the costs involved in developing a bespoke programme.

You can select from a range of sales, marketing, management, leadership, customer service, and personal effectiveness. The units are available at operation (approximately L3/4 QCF) and strategic level (approximately L5/6 QCF), and a mixture from any or all of the different areas can be combined to create a comprehensive and cost-effective bespoke programme.

Qualifications available:

Operational Diploma in Business Excellence (EQF Level 4)

A cost effective Diploma that mixes specialisms of marketing, sales and management. This qualification is for those new to sales, management or leadership or for managers who work in Sales,management or marketing and wish to develop a broad spectrum of skills.

Strategic Diploma in Business Excellence (EQF Level 6)

A cost effective Diploma that mixes specialisms of marketing, sales and management. This qualification is for Senior managers who work in Sales, management or marketing and wish to develop a broad spectrum of skills.

Choose any 4 modules to complete the Diploma at level 4 or level 6.
  • Successful Selling
  • Sales Person Effectiveness
  • Key Account Management
  • Pipeline management
  • Telesales
  • Tele Appointing
  • Law and Ethics in Selling
  • Marketing Tools and Tactics
  • Digital Marketing Tools and Tactics
  • Communications and Branding
  • Improving operational performance
  • Building a team
  • Improving Team Performance
  • Effective Customer Service
  • Building Relationships with customers
  • Developing yourself

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Any courses with a level (4) or (5) are equivalent to degree level courses and (6) and (7) are post graduate level courses (Masters) and are recognised as such with employers and universities. Level (2) and (3)  courses are equivalent to HND Diploma level courses.

While these courses are not exactly the same  as MBA course the postgraduate Diplomas level (5) and (6) are academically on the same level and employers recognise them as such. Universities also offer exemptions towards an MBA for those completing these courses and you will gain many of the same skills and sometimes more relevant, practical skills doing these courses. These courses are also a lot more cost effective than expensive MBAs.

Because SMM Academies provides blended learning you can enrol at anytime in the year.

Blended learning is a mixture of online learning and face to face tutoring and is proven to be one of the most effective ways of studying. You will get access to our online learning management system that has all the learning materials you needs and helps you track your progress and interact with your tutor.

Certificates usually take around 8 months and Diploma’s around 16 months. At SMM Academies you can take as little or as long as you want to complete the courses and because we use blended learning the course can be studied whenever you want to.

There are no set requirements but we usually look at your previous studies and experience. The great thing is anyone can start on our courses and work through the levels.

  • Get a widely recognised qualification in Europe under the European Qualification Framework
  • Mix the specialisms you learn about over Sales, Management and Marketing and tailor your qualification to exactly your needs
  • Give your employer or employees a unique set of skills
  • Get the same skills as studying with a recognised institute for a fraction of the cost.