ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management (Gen Ed)
Please note: The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management (Gen Ed) (QN: 603/3340/6) (165 credits) is being withdrawn for registrations from Friday 29th December 2023 and there will be no certifications for this qualification after 30th April 2026.
New Level 5 Business and Management
The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management (Gen Ed) is a 165 credit Ofqual Regulated Qualification. Learners wishing to ultimately progress to the final year of a degree programme from an American university must achieve all units listed.
This is a core qualification available to existing and interested centres of ATHE.
Graded with Pass, Merit and Distinction.
Advanced learner loans available in the UK – to check if funding is available see the latest Qualification Catalogue here.
For the progression routes visit our progression routes page.
This qualification can be delivered either via distance learning or blended, part-time or full-time.
To view the specification, please click here.
This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.
For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:
- prior study in business, management or related subjects at level 4 or above
- a level 4 qualification for example an ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management or an ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management
- other equivalent international qualifications
For those whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification:
- IELTs 5.5
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
- Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or above
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 42-49
Learners must complete all 11 mandatory units.
|Unit Name||Unit Aims||Credits||Mandatory|
|Business Organisations in a Global Context||This unit develops learners understanding of the issues organisations face operating within a global context. This understanding will allow learners to review the issues currently impacting on business organisations.||15||Yes|
|Research Project||The aim of this unit is to develop the skills required for the learner to formulate an appropriate research question and to design and undertake a research project to answer that research question. The learner will also need to interpret the outcomes of their research and present them to an audience.||15||Yes|
|People Management||This unit will enable learners to understand how to manage individuals and teams. They will study organisational factors and how these impact on and influence individual and team behaviour, as well as learning management tools and techniques to help them effectively manage individuals and teams.||15||Yes|
|Finance for Managers||The unit aims to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding of the sources and use of finance in organisations and how to evaluate and interpret financial data.||15||Yes|
|Managing Communication||This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of communication within and between organisations. Learners will also review their own communication skills in an organisational context.||15||Yes|
|Marketing Principles and Practice||To develop knowledge and understanding of general marketing principles and their application in business.||15||Yes|
|Business Law||This unit aims to enable learners to develop knowledge and understanding of some of the main aspects of business law which impact on organisations.||15||Yes|
|Business Ethics||This unit will enable the learner to develop knowledge and understanding of business ethics and the effects ethics can have on organisations, including planning and the management of their goals and activities.||15||Yes|
|Life Sciences in Business||This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of natural selection, disease prevention and genetically engineered organisms. These principles are the basis for organisations operating in the life sciences.||15||Yes|
|Logic and Critical Thinking/Design and Creative Thinking||This unit provides learners with knowledge and understanding of different types of thinking and their impact on individuals and organisations. (logic and critical thinking, and how to apply them in a business environment. To provide learners with knowledge and understanding of design and creative thinking, and how to use them in a business environment).||15||Yes|
|Applied Economics for Business||To develop knowledge and understanding of elements of applied economics and the impact of the concepts on organisations.||15||Yes|