Introduction

The Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management is a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Business and Management, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

Course Overview
Eligibility

To enroll onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.

Course Fees

The fee for enrolling onto the Level 4 and Level 5 courses together is £1800. Alternatively students can enroll onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £1500 each

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The Course Fee includes

  • All Course Material, including online modules and written assignments.
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online Social Learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Free CV Writing help on completion of the course
Level: 4 Module Listing

Developing personal skills

Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

Effective communication

Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

The business environment

Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature, and competition.

The marketing mix

Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM

This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing ethically

Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the organization

What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organizations?

Customers and customer service

This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Fundamentals of accounting

On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organization.

Financial management and control

In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.

Level: 5 Module Listing

The entrepreneurial manager

What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organization structures

Why are organizations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organizations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up the organizational structure.

Practical accounting analysis

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business planning and goal setting

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and business

Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder the business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business law

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in today’s world

Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance management

Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training, and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and sales planning

Learners will analyze how markets, customers, competitors, and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

Written Assignments

The ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform

The Assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:

  • Managing marketing
  • The business environment
  • Communication skills for business
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Customer relationship management
  • Financial techniques for managers
  • People in an organization
  • Resources management

More information about the level 4 units can be found here Level 4 Management Qualification

The Assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:

  • Managing communications
  • Business organizations in a global context
  • People management
  • Finance for managers
  • Research project
  • Marketing principles and practice
  • Planning a new business venture
  • Business law

More information about the level 5 units can be found here Level 5 Management Qualification

Assessment

Assessment at College of Birmingham is a very straightforward process:

  • After you have completed an online module, you will have an online assessment to complete. This assessment contains 30 multiple-choice questions. You will have one hour to complete these questions which are answered in sets of five so you will have plenty of time to review and edit your answers. After an hour the test will automatically time out.
  • After you have completed the test, your results will be displayed immediately. If you have passed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. If you didn’t pass, you will receive a notification of a “refer’’ where you will be told how to retake a module assessment. You can complete these modules at your own pace, as there is no deadline to complete the course.
  • When the online modules have been completed, you will then be able to take the final written assignments, provided by College of Birmingham, that test your knowledge and understanding of the modules. After the successful completion of these eight assignments, you will receive your Diploma (from the Awarding Organization).
  • You will then be eligible to apply for progression onto a Top-up course through a recognized UK university on-campus or by distance learning
University Top-Up

If you decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are listed below. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus, costs will vary depending on which university you chose to complete the final year at.

Northampton University

  • BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top up – £3800
  • BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top up -£3800

University of Derby

  • Undergraduate Top up to BA – £4400

Edinburgh Napier University

  • BA in Business Management (Top-Up) – £4600
  • BA in Business and Enterprise (Top-Up) – £4600
  • BA in Sales Management (Top-Up) – £4600

Anglia Ruskin University

  • BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year) – £4500
  • BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up) – £4500

University of West Scotland

  • BA (Hons) International Business & Finance – £3000

University of Worcester

  • BA (Hons) Business Administration Final Year Top up – £4000

University of Sunderland – On Campus

  • BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3 ) – £9250

University of Bolton

  • BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £10,250, duration 2 semesters

University of Portsmouth

  • BA (Hons) Business
  • BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies
  • BA (Hons) Professional Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Engineering and Management Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Engineering Project Management

University of Lincoln

  • BA Top-up – £3000

Buckinghamshire New University

  • BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £3,000

Coventry University

  • BA (Hons) Top-up – progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, fee £9,560

Southern Cross University

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Please enquire for top up prices for Southern Cross University

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Undergraduate Top up to BA – €6000

NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit www.slc.co.uk for more information.

Career Path

Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree program will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in marketing, accounting, human resources, management or business consultancy.