Introduction

The level 4 Diploma in Entrepreneurship and the level 5 Extended Diploma in Management are a 240 credit course designed to provide business managers and the CEO’s of tomorrow with the skills they will need to succeed in business, with a specific focus on innovation and entrepreneurship within medium to large businesses.

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

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • Interest Free Monthly installments
  • Paypal
  • Western Union

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

Managing business operations

This module aims to introduce learners to key aspects of all businesses and how they operate within the wider business environment as well as internally. Learners will gain knowledge and understanding of key business functions and their importance to business success.

Business environment

This module aims to develop the learner’s knowledge of the business environment and its impact on organizations. This includes factors that shape the internal environment and other external influences. Using this knowledge, learners will be able to develop approaches for managing change.

Personal effectiveness

This module explores the skills of different approaches to learning and examines the significance of time management. It investigates the skills managers need to develop to solve problems and to make decisions, as well as discussing the issue of managing stress.

The entrepreneurial manager

This module aims to identify competing perspectives on the nature of entrepreneurial management as both a function and a process supporting the process of organizational change and development.

Business planning and goal setting

This module aims to identify mechanisms for the setting of organizational goals and their achievement as part of the process of business planning.

The manager’s toolkit

This module provides a selection of the most useful tools used in management and explores some of the uses of each. It aims to provide sufficient information to understand the principles behind each tool and enable them to be used with confidence. The module aims to help learners analyze situations within the organization; develop solutions to organizational problems; evaluate an organization’s position in its operating and competitive environment, and develop elements of an effective organizational strategy.

Managing and using finance

This module aims to provide an outline of the use and management of finance within an organization. This includes an introduction to accounting and financial terminology. Learners are also introduced to the basics of financial reporting.

Managing and using marketing

This module aims to develop knowledge of marketing as a key management tool. This includes understanding the marketing planning process and the role of internal as well as external marketing. Using this knowledge, learners will be able to understand the value of marketing activities to an organization.

Psychology of entrepreneurship

This module aims to introduce the fundamental principles of the science of psychology, relating them to the entrepreneurial perspective of business management.

Innovation and creativity

This module describes the role of innovation and creativity for organizations. It considers models used to help understand and recognize their importance, as well as techniques to facilitate their use as part of strategic development.

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 level 4 Diploma in Entrepreneurship has 10 modules and 10 written assignments and the level 5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments. 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 business operations
  • Business environment
  • Personal effectiveness
  • The entrepreneurial manager
  • Business planning and goal setting
  • The manager’s toolkit
  • Managing and using finance
  • Managing and using marketing
  • Psychology and entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and creativity

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 Mortha Halls of Ivy 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 Mortha Halls of Ivy, 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 Undergraduate Level 4 (Diploma in Entrepreneurship) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) and the final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree program, students will have attained the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in management, HR, strategic business management or set up their own business.