ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management – 2018 and 2012

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Both the ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management 2018 and the previous 2012 qualification are 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualifications that are the equivalent level to the second year of a bachelor’s degree. We revised our 2012 qualification this year in order to add grade boundaries and new qualification pathways, including our GenEd pathway. Further information is offered on this below.

Please note that registrations and certifications are still being accepted on the 2012 qualification. A date for withdrawal will be confirmed shortly. We would like to reassure centres that an ample period of time will be given to migrate onto the 2018 qualification.

ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management 2018

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management 2018 has been designed for learners who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for roles in management roles. They have also been developed with progression in mind and enable learners to continue on to a range of Bachelor’s degrees. The addition of our GenEd pathway, if taken in combination with the ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management and the ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management, allows the learner to progress onto a Bachelor’s degree in the USA at Northwood University in Michigan. A range of specific units are required in order to meet the criteria.

At a glance:

  • Provides 11 optional units offering three possible qualifications
  • Designed with support from universities
  • Graded Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • 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 qualifications available on the 2018 specification. 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 2 mandatory units and 2 optional units. The GenEd version of the qualification requires 11 mandatory units. To see which units are mandatory and see the contents of each unit you can view the Qualification Specification.

Entry Criteria

These qualifications are 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
  • Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments.

    ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management 2012

    This qualification has been designed for learners who are seeking to progress to take the final year of a bachelor’s degree course 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:

    • Progression to a degree top-up at a range of universities – www.athe.co.uk/progression
    • Advanced learner loans available in the UK – See the Qualifications catalogue 2017-2018
    • Designed with support from universities
    • Comes with 16 optional units
    • 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 5 mandatory units and pick 3 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 any two of the 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)

    • Managing Communication
    • Business Organisations in a Global Context
    • People Management
    • Finance for Managers
    • Research Project

    Mandatory Units (for the 60-credit diploma)

    • Managing Communication
    • Business Organisations in a Global Context
    • People Management

    Optional Units

    • Managing Stakeholder Engagement
    • Risk Management
    • Leading Organisational
    • Equality and Diversity
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
    • Resource Management
    • Administrative Services
    • Planning a Work Based Team Project
    • Marketing Principles and Practice
    • Planning a New Business Venture
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Employability Skills
    • Business Ethics
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Business Law

    Progression Routes

    You can progress to an bachelor degree top-up from the ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management. 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:

    • 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

    Further Reading

    • Information Sheet – Level 5 Management
    • Qualification Specification – Level 5 Management
    • Request a Fee Structure relevant to your country

       

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