Institute of Commercial Management

The Institute is also an international examining and Awarding body, providing globally recognised Awards for business and management students. In its capacity as a course developer and an examining and certifying Board, the Institute offers a wide range of professional and vocational Awards in Business, Management and related vocational areas. ICM programmes are designed to address the personal development and training needs of those wishing to enter the commercial sector and to support the continued development and workplace flexibility of those already in employment. The Institute is regulated by Ofqual as an Awarding body authorised to offer qualifications at all levels on the UK National Qualifications Framework.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy

Tuition in preparation for the Institute’s examinations takes place on a number of levels, including lectures, class discussion and problem review and analysis. Formal lectures provide a foundation of information, which students build on through directed learning and self-managed study outside the classroom. Follow the link to gain more information on ICM practice. Your Course Co-ordinator will actively encourage you to visit the ICM website, where you will be able to locate past papers, guidelines and specifications. We also keep copies of past papers for you to use, plus our library holds many of the books recommended by ICM.


Assessment for the majority of the ICM programmes we offer is based on final examinations. ICM has a traditional approach to assessment. Formative assessment is provided by Khalsa College London once every term in the form of a test and assignment. However, in terms of gaining a professional qualification, and in order to maintain standards, ICM believes that students should be formally assessed on the body of knowledge covered during the course and be examined as individuals on the required learning outcomes. Exams will be conducted under strict invigilation following ICM’s guidelines and our own exam policy guidelines.

Student Workload

Students must complete four units at each level leading to the awards of Certificate (Level 4 Diploma), Diploma (Level 5 Diploma), Advanced Diploma (Level 6 Diploma) and Graduate Diploma (Level 6 Diploma). For example, in order to gain an ICM Advanced Diploma, a student must have completed the Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma stages.

Additionally your Course co-ordinator will discuss with you course specifications, how to access additional external information, exam criteria and feedback. We work with students in the classroom to identify areas of both strength and weakness and there is an opportunity to have weekly one-to-one time with a member of our teaching staff to discuss any areas of concern and/or gain feedback on your work. Exams will be conducted under strict invigilation following ICM’s guidelines and our own exam policy guidelines.

Please come in to Khalsa College London or give us a call on 020 8427 5132 to discuss the course at more length, you are welcome to book a meeting with the Course Co-ordinator to discuss any matters relating to the course before making your decision.

Awarding Organisation : Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

Level : 4 – 6

The Certificate in Business Studies – Part 1

  • International Business Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Numeracy & Statistics
  • Marketing

The Diploma in Business Studies – Part 2

  • Accounting
  • Economics for Business
  • Business Law
  • Organisational behaviour

The Advanced Diploma in Business Studies – Part 3

  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Customer Service

Progression routes with ICM are based on successful completion of the following:

ICM Certificate Awards – enable the student to apply for entry to the first year of a relevant degree programme.
ICM Diploma Awards – enable the student to apply for entry to the second year of a
relevant degree programme.
ICM Advanced Diploma Awards – enable the student to apply for direct entry into the final year of a relevant 3 year degree programme.

The student must also demonstrate that they meet the requirements in respect of their
command of English (written and spoken).

University Progression Routes:

  • Birmingham City University
  • Bucks New University
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Lincoln University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • University of Northampton
  • Portsmouth University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • Sunderland University
  • Teesside University
  • University of Worcester



Fees on application. Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment. Additional fee: books, membership to awarding body and examinations. Fees once paid are non-refundable.

Annual fees for the courses are payable at the time of enrolment. All fees are for one academic session, and not refundable. The fees include the costs of the teaching and internal examinations. The fees do not, however, cover the cost of books, stationery, handouts or the cost of external examinations.

Please note: Fees non-refundable
For more information please contact: Khalsa College office

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