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IQN Bullet Certified Researcher in Business (CRB)
Certified Researcher in Business (CRB) assesses learners’ skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to their higher education programme and professional development. CRB assessment is designed to enable learners to become confident using research techniques and methods. It addresses the elements that make up formal research including the proposal, a variety of research methodologies, action planning, carrying out the research itself and presenting the findings. SCQF Level 7

IQN Bullet Who is it for?
CRB is open to everyone regardless of previous educational experience. However, it may be of particular interest to:
  • Managers/executives who conduct research on regular basis for business
  • A university student considering placements, careers in the field of business management/administration and/or further study
  • Someone with a general interest in research methods.
IQN Bullet How can I complete the diploma?
You can complete Certified Researcher in Business (CRB) by following the steps outlined below:

Step - 1

sqbw Decide if Certified Researcher in Business (CRB) is right qualification for you
Step - 2
sqbw  Register yourself as a student of IQN at no cost
sqbw  Download free course book and practice questions from your account
Step - 3
sqbw  Prepare yourself independently for the qualification OR
sqbw  Take tuition support from our Registered Training Centre
Step - 4
Schedule Test
sqbw  Register for test at your convenience
sqbw  Pay online by credit/debit card through Pearson VUE web account
Step - 5
Get Award
sqbw  Sit for the test at Pearson VUE test centre and receive results
Are you from one of
These Countries?
Students from the following locations can study CRB in local RTC.

Sri Lanka
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom
IQN Bullet Key features
  • Use CRB as designatory letters
  • 'Open-entry' UK certification
  • Free access to study resources
  • SCQF Level 7 qualification
  • On-demand exam at Pearson VUE
  • Exam fee £99; re-sit fee £29
  • Tuition by registered training centre
IQN Bullet What will I be studying?
CRB allows candidates to develop their knowledge and understanding different steps and concepts of research methods in business. The unit covers the knowledge of research projects, research philosophies, research methodologies, research proposal, the literature search, methods of data collection and data analysis.
IQN Bullet How much will CRB cost?
Registration to CRB is completely free. Test fee is £99 and there are no other fees. However, if you take tuition support from any of our registered training centre, it will charge fees for their services.
IQN Bullet How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by a set of 40 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each MCQ will carry 2.5 marks. Duration of the test is 60 minutes. You require minimum 60% marks to pass the CRB test.
IQN Bullet Find out more
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