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ABE - Business Management & Marketing



Marketing provides interesting and varied career opportunities with roles that can be very creative or highly analytical, depending on where your interest lies. This ABE qualification in marketing allows you the advantage to obtain a specialization combined with a high level of knowledge of general business management. With knowledge in a wide-ranging strategic understanding of business management coupled with expertise of Marketing, provides holders with a special skill set. It also provides you with a wider range of career options than a pure Marketing qualification.

Entrepreneurialism is embedded throughout the ABE programmes. This is a great benefit as employers increasingly value staff who demonstrate such abilities and, in an ever-changing job market, having the know-how to create your own business is an invaluable life skill.

Students successful at the ABE Business Management Diploma Level 5 (RQF) or the Diploma Level 6 can gain immediate entry into the Final Year of the following degree programme offered by CTS:

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Note: Work experience required for the MBA route.


There are three stages (levels) in the ABE Programme. See below:

Programme Stage Exit Point

Level 4 Diploma

Four Units

Level 4 Foundation Diploma

You must complete all four mandatory units to be awarded the qualification.

Students can start level 5 units without completing the entire level 4 or whilst awaiting results for Level 4.

Level 5 Diploma

Six Units

Level 5 Diploma

You must complete all six units (4 core and 2 elective) to be awarded the qualification.

Students can start level 6 units without completing the entire level 5 or whilst awaiting results for Level 5.

Level 6 Diploma

Six Units

Level 6 Diploma

You must complete all six units (4 core and 2 elective) to be awarded the qualification.


CTS College ABE RQF Framework - Levels and Subjects Offered

Unit Name Assessment Type

Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Business Management (60 Credits)


Dynamic Business Environments


Enterprising Organisations


Employability and Self-development


Finance for Managers



Level 5 Diploma in Business Management & Marketing (120 Credits)


Managing Agile Organisations & People


Innovation & Business Performance


Effective Financial Management


International Business Economics & Markets


Choose 2 optional units


Integrated Marketing Communications


Buyer & Consumer Behaviour


Societal and Social Marketing



Level 6 Diploma in Business Management & Marketing (120 Credits)


Leading Strategic Change


Business Strategy & Decision-making


Developing International Markets


Business Ethics and Sustainability


Choose 2 optional units


Strategic Marketing


Strategic Marketing Relationships


Digital Marketing Strategy



The accelerated learning model allows students to complete their qualifications in the shortest possible time. This has become a popular of many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. CTS College will be delivering the ABE RQF programme using the accelerated model of 3 semesters per year, with each semester running for a duration of 3 months. This allows students to finish a level in as little as 6 months (2 semesters). For students who wish to progress at a slower pace, the semester system allows students the flexibility to study just one unit at a time and finish a level over 18 months.

The ABE semester system works as follows:

Semester Period

Semester A

January to March

Semester B

March to May

Semester C

September to November

In Semester A tuition is offered for assignment units. While in Semester B tuition is offered for examination units. In Semester C tuition is offered for both assignments and examinations. This structure allows a student to start in any semester (A, B or C) and complete the programme in the next semester, thereby completing the programme in just 2 semesters.


Each unit is assessed via an assignment only or an examination only. Assignments may be submitted in any of the three semesters (A, B or C) however examinations are only held at the end of Semesters B and C (June and December).

CTS College will be providing tuition for each unit however tuition for the Assignment units will be done in Semesters A, B and C and tuition for the Examination units will be done in Semesters B and C.

Title Semester A
Jan to Mar
Semester B
Mar to May
Semester C
Sep to Nov

Units Offered


Assignments and Exams

Assignments and Exams

Assessment Dates

March (first week)

May (last week)

November (second week)

Note: Assessment Dates are subject to change.

Students are awarded Grades based on the following guidelines:



70% - 100%


54% - 69%


40% - 54%


0 - 39%


Entry Requirements

The table below shows the entry requirements for each level of the programme.

Level Entry Requirements


Level 4

  • No formal prerequisite


Level 5

  • ABE Certificate Level or Diploma Level 4 (at least 3 units passed) OR
  • Two ‘A’ Level passes OR
  • At least 2 years work experience. A reference letter from employer(s) must accompany such applications OR
  • Qualifications which may be accepted by ABE as being equivalent to the above


Level 6

  • ABE Diploma Level 5 OR
  • A UK Degree or equivalent OR
  • Three years supervisory/managerial working experience. A reference letter from employer(s) must accompany such applications OR
  • Other recognized qualifications of approved Institutes of Higher Education


Fees are payable to both CTS College and to ABE. Fees can be paid per semester and students are only required to pay for those units that they are enrolled in.

Level Fees Payable to CTS College Fees Payable to ABE


Registration Fee

Tuition Fee

Registration Fee

Assessment Fee

Level 4 (4 units)

$200 per semester

$1200 per unit

GBP 45

GBP 50 per unit

Level 5 (6 units)

$200 per semester

$1400 per unit

GBP 60

GBP 65 per unit

Level 6 (6 units)

$200 per semester

$1600 per unit

GBP 75

GBP 75 per unit

Note: Assessment Fee includes both examination fee and assignment fee.

Payment Plans Available

Students will be given a payment plan where a percentage is paid with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the next couple months. Please liaise with the Administration Office for a full list of tuition fees and payment plans available.

50% Off for Repeaters

CTS College is committed to looking after the best interest of all of our students. As such CTS College will be offering a discount to anyone repeating a module in the ABE Programme. Any student who is repeating a module in the ABE programme (regardless of which institution you attended) will be entitled to 50% off your tuition fees. Payment plans are available as well.


  • Level 4 – $600.00
  • Level 5 – $700.00
  • Level 6 – $800.00

*Special conditions apply


Registration is a two-step process:

  • Registering with CTS
  • Registering with ABE
  Semester A
Jan to Mar
Semester B
Mar to May
Semester C
Sep to Nov

Units Offered


Exams and Assignments

Assignments and Exams

Semester Start Date

Saturday 21st January, 2023

Saturday 25th March, 2023

Saturday 9th September, 2023

ABE Registration Deadline

Saturday 21st January, 2023

Wednesday 29th March, 2023

Wednesday 13th September, 2023

ABE Assessment Fee Deadline

Saturday 28th January, 2023

Wednesday 5th April, 2023

Wednesday 20th September, 2023

To register with ABE, you will need to complete the ABE Registration Form (available at the CTS Administration Office.

Note: In order to submit and assessment (assignments or examinations) students must register with ABE and submit their relevant assessment documents as outlined by CTS College.

Student Support

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Mr. Narine Neeranjan
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 790-9095

Mrs. Kellyann Bholasingh
Programme Administrator
Phone: (868) 360-3209

E-mail: abe@ctscollege.com

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