Introduction

The level 4 Diploma in Human Resource Management and the level 5 Extended Diploma in Management are a 240 credit course designed to provide learners with the skills they will need to succeed in management, with a specific focus on Human Resources within medium to large businesses. These are valuable skills to have and can be used to open up opportunities at a huge variety of employers – from healthcare to hospitality, banking to broadcasting, this course can be your way of preparing for a career at any number of organizations. The Human Resource Management course at level 4 and 5 is equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate course, allowing learners to progress onto the final year of an undergraduate degree program at a University.

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

Culture and the organization

Develop an understanding of what is meant by “organizational culture” and its various influences on the operation of the organization itself.

Developing interpersonal skills

Come to understand the interpersonal skills that are required by managers and leaders in different managerial responsibilities. Learn how to develop these skills for improved performance.

Managing and rewarding performance

Learn what effective performance management means, and how it can be used to improve workplace performance, both in terms of discipline and reward.

Managing ethically

Develop an understanding of what ethical issues can arise as a part of effective management, how ethical decisions can be made, and the legal and regulatory context of what workplace ethics looks like.

Managing people in organizations

Learn about the reasons for, and best methods of, training people in an organization.

Motivating and influencing people

Learn the best methods for motivating people, both individually and as part of a team.

Organization structures

Develop an understanding of the factors that shape the design of structure within organizations, and how the organizational structure can influence management strategy.

Recruitment and CPD

Develop an understanding of the internal approaches used to determine recruitment needs, and of the different approaches taken by organizations to attract and select potential candidates. Learn about the requirements of contracts of employment, and the importance of personal development.

Strategic human resource development

Learn about the importance of strategic HRM in an organization. Develop knowledge concerning the analysis of various factors impacting the labor market, how employment can be terminated, and the different forms of discrimination.

Working in teams

Develop an understanding of the core principles that underpin an effective team, both in terms of team membership and team leadership.

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 Diploma in Human Resource Management and the level 5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 10 written assignments at level 4 and 8 assignments at level 5. 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:

  • Strategic HRM
  • Managing ethically
  • Culture and the organization
  • Organizational structure
  • Recruitment and CPD
  • Working in team
  • Measuring and rewarding performance
  • Managing people in organizations
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Motivating and influencing people

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
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

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 Lincoln

  • BA (Hons) Business Studies Top-Up

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

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

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.