ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management (Operations Management)(2023)
The Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management (120 credits) is designed to offer learners a broader and more comprehensive experience of management. Learners are required to take all 4 core units plus any 4 optional units. Again, these optional units can all be taken from a specific pathway where learners have particular interests. For those learners interested in fully realising their own academic interest and
potential for the subject, this qualification offers the opportunity to engage with a wide range of Level 6 management-related topics.
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 in the classroom, via distance learning or blended.
To view the specification, please click here.
This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 19 and above.
For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:
• one or two years’ study of Business, Management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution or a college or university offering higher education qualifications
• a level 5 qualification in Business, Management or related subjects for example an ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in 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 taking the Operations Management Pathway take the four mandatory units and then four of the five units in the Operations Management Pathway.
|Unit Name||Unit Aims||Credits||Mandatory|
|Leadership and Management||The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to understand the role of leadership and management in organisations; and the use of leadership and management skills to improve organisational performance.||15||Yes|
|Research Project||The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to produce a research question and carry out independent research using appropriate research techniques. The learner will analyse and present their research findings, evaluate the research methodology and their personal learning.||15||Yes|
|Managing Quality and Service Delivery||To enable learners to develop the knowledge and understanding required to manage and deliver excellent customer service.||15||Yes|
|Personal Leadership and Management Development||This unit aims to help learners develop their own personal leadership and management skills to support the achievement of organisational objectives and personal progression.||15||Yes|
|Management Information Systems||To enable learners to examine the use of information systems within organisations. The learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the contribution information systems make to the development and management of organisations.||15||No|
|Logistics and Supply Chain Management||This unit will allow learners to gain knowledge and understanding of why supply chains are important to business organisations. The unit will allow learners to gain an understanding of how to resolve strategic supply chain management issues and to consider the impact of technology on supply chains.||15||No|
|Managing Change||The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to manage change within an organisation. Learners will develop an understanding of the need for managing change and the different models that can be used to support this process.||15||No|
|Risk Management||The aim of this unit is to help learners develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of managing risks in business organisations and enable them to develop an effective risk management plan.||15||No|
|Project Management||The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the process of identifying appropriate and feasible projects. Learner will also understand how the projects can be planned and monitored in order to achieve business objectives.||15||No|