ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management

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The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to the first year of a bachelor’s degree.

This qualification has been designed for learners who are seeking to progress to higher education to enter the second year of a bachelor’s degree in an area of management and aims to develop learners understanding of management and to develop key management skills. As well as the Extended Diploma option (120 credit) there is a Diploma option (60 credit) and a Certificate option (30 credit).

At a glance:

  • Provides 14 optional units
  • Advanced learner loans available in the UK – See the Qualifications catalogue 2017-2018
  • Designed with support from universities
  • Progression to the second year of a bachelor’s degree with a range of university partners – www.athe.co.uk/progression
  • Extended Diploma is 1,200 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year
  • Can be delivered in the classroom, by distance or by blended learning.

Units

There are three different sized qualifications. If you study the 120-credit extended diploma then you must study all 4 mandatory units and pick 4 optional units. If you study the 60-credit diploma then you must study all 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. The 30-credit certificate requires you to study “Business Environment” and either of the remaining two units from the 60-credit diploma. To see the contents of each unit you can view the Qualification Specification.

Mandatory Units (for the 120-credit extended diploma)

  • Business Environment
  • Resource Management
  • Communication Skills
  • People in Organisations

Mandatory Units (for the 60-credit diploma)

  • Business Environment
  • Communication Skills
  • People in Organisations

Optional Units

  • Applying Promotional Techniques
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Administrative Services
  • Planning a Work Based Team Project
  • Finance for Managers
  • Planning a New Business Venture
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Study Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
  • Resource Management

Progression Routes

You can progress to the 2nd year of a bachelor degree from the ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management, or alternatively you can progress to an ATHE qualification at level 5. For information on ATHE university top-ups please see www.athe.co.uk/progression

Entry Criteria

These qualifications provide a flexible route for learners who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level as well as for learners who do not have business or management qualifications, but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior management experience in the work place.

Age: 19 +
Entry profile:

  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • other related level 3 subjects
  • an Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • other equivalent international qualifications

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