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Level 4 Award in New Technologies for Business

The KPA Level 4 Award in New Technologies for Business is designed to provide business managers and small business owners with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of new and emerging technologies on businesses. This knowledge enables businesses to both unlock the potential of new technologies and guard against the risks.

Fee (does not include a course or training)

£66 for exams

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Qualification number
1 mandatory
Guided learning hours (GLH)
Total hours

Qualification overview

This qualification has been designed to develop the understanding of small business owners and managers regarding how new and emerging technologies can impact their business. It offers a measured yet detailed look at a range of new technologies, such as: Fintech, Blockchain, AI, the Internet of Things and cloud computing.

The qualification considers the implications of businesses functioning in a digital age and empowers them to have informed conversations with technical experts to ensure they are able to realise the full potential of available technologies whilst guarding against the risks. Upon successful completion, will achieve a nationally recognised KPA Level 4 Award in New Technologies for Business (RQF) and will be able to assess the:

  • implications to their business of operating in a digital age
  • potential uses of Fintech and AI within their business
  • potential for the use of data analytics in their business decision-making processes
  • ways in which digital marketing concepts could be utilised in their business's marketing strategy
  • potential applications of blockchain technologies within their business models
  • potential applications of internet enabled systems and devices within their business models
  • potential use of cloud computing to their business

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification has been developed specifically for middle and senior managers and small business owners, or those advising such individuals, who need to appreciate what new and emerging technologies can mean for businesses.

Entry requirements

This qualification is designed for those who are 18+ and post-secondary school. This does not exclude those who are older or have already embarked on their chosen career from entering this qualification.

Whilst there are no specific entry requirements to study this qualification, it is recommended that candidates have a good standard of English and Maths, GCSE grading 4 to 9 or equivalent.

Our centres are required to review relevant, prior qualifications and experience for each candidate and to use that information to decide whether the candidate has the necessary foundations to undertake this programme of study.

Exemptions and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

No prior learning is required. There are no exemptions available towards this qualification.

Delivery languages

This qualification is available in English only at this time.

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, it is preferable to have proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent).

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Structure and assessment

This qualification is composed of one unit, shown in the qualification structure below. The individual must successfully complete the required assessment to obtain the qualification certification.

Qualification structure

Module/Unit titleAssessment methodLevelGLHTQT
New technologies for businessComputer based exam42535

Assessment method

Each unit will be assessed by a computer-based examination.

Download the full specification (790KB PDF)

Training centres

This qualification is only available through KPA recognised training centres. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they are currently offering your chosen qualification.

Centres approved to run this qualification

Training centreLocationDetails
Kaplan FinancialMultiple locationsMore info

Becoming a KPA approved centre

To become an approved KPA centre you will need to meet general and specific requirements to ensure the standard and quality of the qualification delivery is maintained year on year.

Our dedicated support team will guide you through the application process and help to ensure you have all the information you need to deliver the qualification and assessment in the most effective way for your candidates.

All approved centres will be subject to ongoing regulatory processes, including centre visits, which will focus on the internal quality assurance process, management of the qualification delivery and the service provided to the candidate.

To learn more about becoming a KPA centre or working in partnership with a KPA centre, please contact us.

Documents and specification

Full details of this qualification can be downloaded below.

Qualification specification

Level 4 Award in New Technologies for Business qualification specification (790KB PDF)

Candidate support

It’s imperative to us that qualifications and assessments are accessible to all candidates. If you have any special needs, disabilities, temporary injuries or commitments that might impact upon your daily activities, for example pregnancy, breastfeeding or daily prayer, please notify us on registration so that we can ensure your needs are met.

KPA complies with the Equality Act 2010 and Ofqual general conditions of recognition regarding fair assessment. Our Access Arrangements policy aims to remove any unnecessary barriers to assessment that may prevent you from effectively demonstrating your competence.

You can apply for access arrangements by contacting our team to request an application form. Applications must meet the deadlines set out in the policy. If you are granted access arrangements, please inform us immediately if the circumstances related to your access arrangements change prior to your examination date.

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