ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business and Management
Please note: The ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business and Management (QN: 603/3349/2) (60 credits) is being withdrawn for registrations from Friday 29th December 2023 and there will be no certifications for this qualification after 30th April 2025.
New Level 5 Business and Management
The ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business and Management is a 60 credit Ofqual Regulated Qualification equivalent to the second year of a bachelor’s degree.
This is a core qualification available to existing and interested centres of ATHE.
Graded with Pass, or Fail.
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 Management or an ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management
- other equivalent international qualifications
- Learners may also have relevant work experience.
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 2 mandatory units and 2 optional (opt) units.
|Unit Name||Unit Aims||Credits||Mandatory|
|Business Organisations in a Global Context||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.||15||Yes|
|People Management||This unit will enable learnes to understand how to manage individuals and teams.||15||Yes|
|Information for Strategic Decision Making||This unit examines how information supports strategic decision making in organisations. This involves making use of the appropriate management tools and models, including quantitative techniques.||10||Opt|
|Advanced Finance for Business Managers||This unit explores the concepts of cash flow forecasting, marginal costing, capital investment appraisal and financial ratios. It investigates how business managers use financial information to plan, control and make effective decisions.||10||Opt|
|Managing Communication||This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of communication within and between organisations.||15||Opt|
|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||Opt|
|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.||15||Opt|
|Marketing Principles and Practice||The aim of this unit is to develop knowledge and understanding of general marketing principles and their application in business.||15||Opt|
|Manage Sustainability in an Organisation||This unit will enable learners to acquire the knowledge and understanding of sustainability, as it relates to organisations. This includes the legal and regulatory requirements and how to achieve relevant quality standards.||15||Opt|
|Small Business Enterprise||To provide the learner with an understanding of the importance of small business enterprises in today’s business environment. Also, an understanding of the development, management and administration of small business enterprises.||15||Opt|
|Planning and New Business Venture||This unit will develop knowledge and understanding of new business ventures and skills associated with planning a venture. By studying this unit, learners will develop an understanding of business types and the factors that determine the success or otherwise of a new business venture.||15||Opt|
|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||Opt|
|Operations Management||The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the nature of the operations function and the role of those managing it.||15||Opt|
|Information for Strategic Decision Making||This unit will provide the learner with an understanding of the role, value and sources of information needed in order to make strategic decisions.||15||Opt|
|Organisational Analysis and Change||The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the range of performance measures needed to analyse and determine organisational performance, and the change processes that can then be used to improve organisational performance.||15||Opt|
|Financial Systems and Auditing||Learners will develop an understanding of the management of financial accounting systems and the reporting processes required when conducting an audit.||15||Opt|
|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||Opt|