IQN Diploma in Business English is designed to enhance your level of English. The diploma will enrich your understanding and application of “business grammar” both in social and professional contexts. You will get the opportunity to improve your reading and writing skills that are necessary for effective business communication.

IQN Diploma in Business English is nationally recognised in the UK as SCQF Level 5 qualification. The SCQF is a partnership between the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), College Development Network, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and universities in Scotland. As a recognised qualification in the UK, our diploma in Business English seamlessly fits into European Qualification Framework (EQF).

Qualification level of IQN Diploma in Business English

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) divides language qualifications into three broad categories scaled into six levels. Each level denotes a specific proficiency of the student in reading, listening, speaking and writing that is expected to be achieved. The following table shows the level of IQN Business Diploma with regards to IELTS score and SCQF level.

CEFR Level Group Level Level Name IELTS Scoree IQN SCQF Level
Basic user A1 Breakthrough or beginner
Basic user A2 Waystage or elementary
Independent user B1 Threshold or intermediate 4.0 to 5.0 4
Independent user B2 Vantage or upper intermediate 5.5 to 6.5 Diploma in Business English 5
Proficient user C1 Advanced 6.5 to 7.5 6
Proficient user C2 Mastery or proficiency 8 to 9 7


IQN Diploma in Business English matches “B2 Level” language qualification in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Students who complete this diploma are expected to show the following competencies:

• can understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their own field of specialisation
• can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party
• can produce a clear detailed text on a wide range of subjects
• can explain a viewpoint giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options
• can give clear descriptions using appropriate vocabulary
• can express viewpoints without conspicuous hesitation
• does not make errors which cause misunderstanding and can correct most of their own errors
• can help discussion, confirming comprehension, inviting contributions, etc.


1. Standing out from the crowd: You can improve your business English skills in order to go ahead of the competition, and make your résumé stand out. IQN Diploma would give you an added advantage in your workplace as well as in academic settings.
2. Mastering business grammar: You can master the essential business grammar skills to succeed in the business world. You will learn how to effectively communicate in a professional environment with practical exercises and applied job seeking skills.
3. Personal Branding: Having a degree from a university doesn’t automatically guarantee a job. You need to be accurate communicator highlighting your skills, values and expertise that your potential employer is looking for. This diploma empowers you with the right tone and vocabulary required for self-marketing.
4. Effective communication: Getting your message across while being clear and concise is critical for growth in any organisation. IQN’s diploma in Business English just develops skills that you can apply in any business context.
5. Certify your level of English: It is important you have proof of your skills and the hard work you put in. With IQN, you will have an accredited SCQF Level 5 Diploma documenting your new language level and proficiency.


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