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Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Business Management
The Level 4 Qualification provides an introduction to the main facets and operations of organisations. It introduces the challenges faced by modern day businesses. The Qualification focuses upon developing understanding, skills and abilities to equip the Learner with the awareness and aptitudes to be an effective organisational manager and leader.
The Level 5 Qualification deals with complex and challenging organisational issues and opportunities. The units are closely linked to current day real world and work challenges and the Qualification will test and develop student’s workplace experience and abilities. The Qualification will require learners to make judgments and provide creative and practical solutions and ways of responding to organisational challenges and problems. An action based approach will be sought and learners who have strong motivation to progress in their chosen career and business pathway will gain significantly from the qualification.
The programme itself is made up of 12 interactive modules and 12 written assignments, with approximately 40 guided learning hours per module. All modules have an additional 30-50 learning hours of optional materials that comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings, Internet resources, and self-testing exercises. You will also have access to 24/7 support, tutoring, and a variety of other support mechanisms.
- To understand and apply the principles of leadership in a business environment.
- Review and apply the principles of business management within industry.
- To understand and apply the principles of management in a specific environment.
- To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship between management theories and their practical application in the business world.
- Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry.
- Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources.
- Effectively use verbal and communication skills.
- Work independently and as part of a team.
- Manage one’s own personal development and growth.
The Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management is a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Business and Management, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via blended learning.
The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.
This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 modules (120 credits), each level also includes 8 written assignments. If a student decides to only study at Level 4 they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university Degree course.
Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources.
To enrol onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.
The fee for enrolling onto the Level 4 & 5 (combined) course is £3500.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or debit card
- Bank transfer
- Interest free monthly instalments
- Western Union
Total Fee £3500
Flexible monthly payment plan
Reserve a seat £400
List of Universities with Progression Paths
Some of the universities, where previous Qualifi graduates gained entry or have formal progression arrangements include:
- Anglia Ruskin University
- University of East London
- University of Gloucestershire
- De Montfort University
- University of Bolton
- University of Lincoln
- University of West of Scotland
- University of Wolverhampton
- Birmingham City University
- University of Derby
- University of Northampton
- Arden University
- University of Law
- Bath Spa University
- Bangor University
- Leeds Beckett University
- University of Bedfordshire
- BPP University
- Buckinghamshire New University
- University of Chichester
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- University of Cumbria
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- Northumbria University
- University of Huddersfield
- Liverpool John Moores University
- London South Bank University
- The Open University
- Staffordshire University
- University of Portsmouth
- University of New England – Australia
- Wrexham Glyndwr University
Example of Progression Routes:
You have the option of finishing through blended learning or on-campus; costs will vary depending on your choice and depending on which university you wish to complete your final year. for more information, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top up
BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top up
University of Derby
Undergraduate Top up to BA
Edinburgh Napier University
BA in Business Management (Top-Up)
BA in Business and Enterprise (Top-Up)
BA in Sales Management (Top-Up)
Anglia Ruskin University
BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year)
BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up)
University of West Scotland
BA (Hons) International Business & Finance
University of Worcester
BA (Hons) Business Administration Final Year Top up
University of Sunderland – On Campus
BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3 )
University of Bolton
BA (Hons) Top-up, duration 2 semesters
University of Portsmouth
BA (Hons) Business
BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies
BA (Hons) Professional Studies
BSc (Hons) Professional Studies
BSc (Hons) Engineering and Management Studies
BSc (Hons) Engineering Project Management
University of Lincoln
Buckinghamshire New University
BA (Hons) Top-up
BA (Hons) Top-up – progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Please enquire for top up prices for Southern Cross University
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Undergraduate Top up to BA
NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies.
Level 4 module listing
Developing personal skills
Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.
Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.
The business environment
Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.
The marketing mix
Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.
This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.
Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.
Culture and the organisation
What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?
Customers and customer service
This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.
Fundamentals of accounting
On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.
Financial management and control
In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.
Level 5 module listing
The entrepreneurial manager
What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.
Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.
Practical accounting analysis
Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.
Business planning and goal setting
What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.
Politics and business
Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.
Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.
Managing in today’s world
Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.
Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.
Marketing and sales planning
Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.
On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.
The ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.
The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:
- Managing marketing
- The business environment
- Communication skills for business
- Corporate social responsibility
- Customer relationship management
- Financial techniques for managers
- People in organisation
- Resources management
The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:
- Managing communications
- Business organisations in a global context
- People management
- Finance for managers
- Research project
- Marketing principles and practice
- Planning a new business venture
- Business law
Level 4 Sample Certificate
Level 5 Sample Certificate
Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in marketing, accounting, human resources, management or business consultancy.