Undergraduate Levels 4 & 5

Extended Diploma in Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION


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. The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.


This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 modules (120 credits), each level also includes 8 written assignments. If a student decides to only study at Level 4 they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university Degree course.Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources.


The Diplomas are awarded by ATHE. 

Other Course Information

ELIGIBILITY


To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the Level 5 course, you must have attained a Level 4 or equivalent.


CAREER PATH


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


ASSESSMENT


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 the assignment questions. The assignments are approximately 3000-5000 words each. 


COURSE FEES


Academic Year 1 - Euro 7,500 Academic Year 2 -Euro 6,500 



FUNDING


This course is eligible for 70% funding under the Get Qualified Scheme - For more information please contact our members of staff.


PROGRESSION ROUTE


Holders of this Diploma are eligible to progress to the following programmes: 


  • ATHE Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Business & Administrative Management  
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (3rd year) from University of Northampton 
  • BA (Hons) Management (Distance Learning) - Top Up from Anglia Ruskin University. 


RECOGNITION 


The Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management is awarded by ATHE and is recognised by NCFHE at MQF Level 5. 


The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management is awarded by ATHE and is recognised by NCFHE at MQF Level 5. 



Module Listings

Level 4 Modules: 


  • 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 Organisation - What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?
  • 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 organisation.
  • 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 Modules :


  • The Entrepreneurial Manager - What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.
  • Organisation Structures - Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational 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 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 analyse 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.

Further Academic Information

For further information about learning outcomes, learning and assessment procedures for each module of the 

Level 5 course, kindly click the link below to download ATHE's detailed course information document. 

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For further information about learning outcomes, learning and assessment procedures for each module of the 

Level 4 course, kindly click the link below to download ATHE's detailed course information document. 

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