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These are our core management qualifications which include progression to University degrees. They also provide progression from levels 3 to 7 and were developed with input from colleges, higher education institutions and sector skills councils.

Including a range of optional units at every level these qualifications allow centres and learners to specialise in different areas whilst using the mandatory units to develop core knowledge required by all managers.

ATHE Business and Administrative Management

ATHE Business and Administrative Management Qualifications are designed to provide learners with enhanced job prospects in a range of industries. There is a core selection of generic management subjects such as Human Resources, Marketing, Finance and Strategy and a wide selection of optional specialisms such as Ethics, Islamic Finance and European Business.

ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

The Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management is a 120 credit size qualification, equivalent in size and level to the first year of a bachelor’s degree and is part of a flexible suite of administrative management qualifications.

Learners must complete the eight mandatory units, worth 100 credits, and two optional units worth a minimum of 20 credits. To see the qualification content see the units below.

Units within this qualification

TitleLevelCreditGLH
Mandatory
Fundamentals of Administrative Management41560
Administrative Systems41040
Managing Operations41560
Managing Quality41040
Personal Effectiveness41040
Managing People in Organisations41560
Managing Information and Knowledge41560
Finance for Administrative Managers41040
Optional
Administration for Executive Assistants41040
Introduction to Islamic Finance41040
Managing Business Facilities41040
Management Accounting: Costing and Budgeting41560
Marketing Intelligence41560
The Internet and E-business41560
Business Events Management41560

ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

The Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management is a 120 credit size qualification, equivalent in size and level to the second year of a bachelor’s degree.

At level 5, learners are expected to understand the more strategic aspects of business administration as well as governance structure and organisational context. Learners must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to achieve the qualification. They must complete the nine mandatory units, worth 100 credits and two optional units worth a minimum of 20 credits.

Please see the units below.

Units within this qualification

TitleLevelCreditGLH
Mandatory
Operations Management51560
Information for Strategic Decision Making51040
Advanced Finance for Business Managers51040
The Context of Corporate Governance51040
Organisational Analysis and Change51560
Human Resource Management51040
Knowledge Management Strategy5520
Leadership, Motivation and Group Dynamics51040
Business Research51560
Optional
Organisational Facilities Management51040
Islamic Finance51040
Financial Systems and Auditing51560
Small Business Enterprise51560
European Business51560
Business Ethics51560
Economics for Business51560

ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

The Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management is a 120 credit size qualification that outlines how organisations plan their activities at a strategic level, how they implement these plans, how they ensure the smooth running of the organisation, and how this maximises competitive advantage.

The core content of this qualification is for those entering a strategic level of management with a key emphasis on making that progression from an undergraduate to a graduate mentality, including an understanding of the research skills and personal development expected of a senior manager.

Units within this qualification

TitleLevelCreditGLH
Mandatory
Strategic Management62080
The Dynamics of Leadership62080
Management Information Systems for Business62080
Advanced Finance for Decision Makers62080
Optional
Marketing Management in Business62080
Customer Focus for Strategic Advantage62080
Leadership Skills62080
Managing Risk in Business62080

ATHE Business & Strategic Management Qualifications

These are our core management qualifications which include progression to University degrees. They also provide progression from levels 3 to 7 and were developed with input from colleges, higher education institutions and sector skills councils.

Including a range of optional units at every level these qualifications allow centres and learners to specialise in different areas whilst using the mandatory units to develop core knowledge required by all managers.

ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 60 credit qualification and is the equivalent level to an A-Level or Access to HE qualification. It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a business or management degree but may not have the traditional entry qualifications usually required.

The qualification provides learners with an introduction to the business environment as well as key academic, research and communication skills to support learners in their development.

Learners must complete 4 mandatory units worth 60 credits to achieve the ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business.

TitleLevelCreditGLH
Mandatory
How Businesses Operate31590
Marketing Principles and Techniques31590
Academic and Research Skills for Business31590
Communication Skills for Business31590

ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management

The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management is a 120 credit size qualification and is the equivalent size and level to the 1st year of a Bachelor’s degree. This qualification is designed to develop your understanding of management and to develop key management.

Who this qualification is for?
Learners who are seeking to progress to higher education to take a Bachelor’s degree course in an area of management.

What does the qualification progress to?
Learners who complete this qualification can progress to the ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management which provides entry to the third year of a variety of Bachelor’s Degree Top-Up Programmes.

For more information, please visit our progression routes page.

What does this qualification cover?
Learners will take 4 mandatory units worth 60 credits in total and a further 4 or 5 optional units totalling 120 credits. Please click below to view the units within this qualification.

Units within this qualification

TitleLevelCreditGLH
Mandatory
Business Environment41560
Resource Management41560
Communication Skills41560
People in Organisations41560
Optional
Applying Promotional Techniques41560
Corporate Social Responsibility41560
Administrative Services41560
Planning a Work Based Team Project41560
Finance For Managers41560
Planning a New Business Venture41560
Customer Relationship Management41560
Study Skills41024
Employability Skills51560
Personal and Professional Development51560
Business Ethics51560
Business Law51560
Manage Sustainability in an Organisation51560

ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Management

The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Management is a 60 credit size qualification.

What does the qualification progress to?
Learners who complete this qualification can build credits towards the ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management which provides entry to the ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and further progress to the third year of a variety of Bachelor’s Degree Top-Up Programmes.

For more information, please visit our progression routes page.

What does this qualification cover?

Learners must complete 3 mandatory units worth 45 credits and a further optional unit totalling 60 credits to achieve this qualification. Please see below the units within this qualification.

Units within this qualification

TitleLevelCreditGLH
Mandatory
Business Environment41560
Communication Skills41560
People in Organisations41560
Optional
Applying Promotional Techniques41560
Corporate Social Responsibility41560
Resource Management41560
Administrative Services41560
Planning a Work Based Team Project41560
Finance For Managers41560
Planning a New Business Venture41560
Customer Relationship Management41560

ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management is a 120 credit size qualification, and is the equivalent level to the 2nd year of a degree.

What does the qualification progress to?
Learners who complete this qualification can progress to the third year of a variety of Bachelor’s Degree Top-Up Programmes at a higher education institution.

For more information, please visit our progression routes page.

What does this qualification cover?
Learners must complete 5 mandatory units worth 80 credits and a further 3 or 4 optional units totalling 120 credits to achieve this qualification. Please see below the units within this qualification.

Units within this qualification

TitleLevelCreditGLH
Mandatory
Managing Communication51560
Business Organisations in a Global Context51560
People Management51560
Finance for Managers41560
Research Project52080
Optional
Managing Stakeholder Engagement61040
Risk Management61040
Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity61040
Corporate Social Responsibility41560
Manage Sustainability in an Organisation51560
Resource Management41560
Administrative Services41560
Planning a Work Based Team Project41560
Marketing Principles and Practice51560
Planning a New Business Venture41560
Customer Relationship Management41560
Employability Skills51560
Business Ethics51560
Personal and Professional Development51560
Business Law51560

ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management

The ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management is a 60 credit size qualification.

What does the qualification progress to?
Learners who complete this qualification can build credits towards the ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management which provides entry to the third year of a variety of Bachelor’s Degree Top-Up Programmes.

For more information, please visit our progression routes page.

What does this qualification cover?
Learners must complete 3 mandatory units worth 45 credits and a further optional unit totalling 60 credits to achieve this qualification. Please see below the units within this qualification.

Units within this qualification

TitleLevelCreditGLH
Mandatory
Managing Communication51560
Business Organisations in a Global Context51560
People Management51560
Optional
Corporate Social Responsibility41560
Manage Sustainability in an Organisation51560
Resource Management41560
Administrative Services41560
Planning a Work Based Team Project41560
Finance for Managers41560
Marketing Principles and Practice51560
Planning a New Business Venture41560
Customer Relationship Management41560
Employability Skills51560
Business Ethics51560
Personal and Professional Development51560
Business Law   

ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management

The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management is a 120 credit size qualification and is the equivalent level to the 3rdyear of a degree.

What does the qualification progress to?
Learners who complete this qualification can progress onto an MBA programme at a university such as our partner university University of Bolton, or onto the ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and further progress onto an MBA Top-Up Programmes.

For more information, please visit our progression routes page.

What does this qualification cover?
Learners must complete 3 mandatory units worth 45 credits and a further optional unit totalling 60 credits to achieve this qualification. Please see below the units within this qualification.

Units within this qualification

TitleLevelCreditGLH
Mandatory
Leadership and Management61540
Research Project61040
Human Resource Management61560
Strategic Marketing61560
Personal Leadership and Management Development61040
Financial Decision Making for Managers61040
Optional
Project Management61560
Programme Leadership71040
Economics for Business61560
Risk Management61040
Corporate Communication Strategies71030
Sustainable Business Strategy71040
Strategic Planning71545
Managing Quality and Service Delivery61040
Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity61040
Managing Stakeholder Engagement61040

ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management

The ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management provides much of the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the National Occupational Standards in Management and Leadership and is also recognised by a variety of UK universities for progression to their MBA top-up.

Learners must complete 5 mandatory units worth 85 credits in total and a further 3 or 4 optional units totalling 120 credits to achieve the ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management.

Units within this qualification

TitleLevelCreditGLH
Mandatory
Organisational Behaviour71560
Global Business Strategy71560
Strategic Resource Management71560
Finance for Strategic Managers71560
Research for Senior Managers72560
Optional
Human Resource Management61560
Project Management61560
Programme Leadership71040
Economics for Business61560
Risk Management61040
Strategic Marketing61560
Corporate Communication Strategies71030
Manage Continuous Organisational Improvement71560
Sustainable Business Strategy71040
Strategic Planning71545
Managing Quality and Service Delivery61040
Personal Leadership and Management Development61040