ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Management

Course Overview

These qualifications provide generic management skills for those planning to or working in a management role. The qualifications deliver the skills and knowledge that meet the needs of managers on a domestic and international platform.
We provide a flexible route for learners who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level and for learners who do not have management qualifications, but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior experience in the work place.


Our suite of qualifications is designed to provide:

Maximum flexibility with a different sized level 4 qualifications for those who only wish or have the time to initially take smaller qualifications and then build up qualifications over time opportunities for learners to develop knowledge and skills, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life optional units in particular specialisms that are directly related to learners’ current responsibilities or that meet a particular interest and support career development opportunities for learners who wish to undertake a full time course of study leadingto an Extended Diploma.



Our Diploma allows learners to develop the key skills they need to work as a middle manager with a number of mandatory units together with a choice of options.


Support and Recognition

These qualifications have been developed with the support of centres who are currently delivering qualifications at this level in Management or who plan to do so in the future.


National Occupational Standards

The ATHE Level 4 qualifications in Management provide much of the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the National Occupational Standards in Management and Leadership.


Guidance on Assessment

For all ATHE qualifications assessment is completed through the submission of internally assessed student work. To achieve a pass for a unit, a learner must have successfully achieved all the assessment criteria for that unit. There is no external assessment (i.e. exams) attached to any unit; nor is there any dissertation requirement.
ATHE will provide a sample assignment for each unit which can be used as the assessment for the unit. We would encourage our centres to develop their own assessment strategies so you have the opportunity to put assignments in a context that is appropriate for your learners. Any assignments that you devise will need to be submitted to ATHE for approval before delivery of the programme. Centres can submit assignments for approval using the ‘Centre-Devised Assignment’ template documentation available on the ATHE website. An assignment can relate to a single unit or an integrated assignment, incorporating more than one unit, can be used provided the content of the assignment is clearly mapped to show which assessment criteria from which units are being covered.

Course Units


The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Management is a 60 credit qualification. Learners must achieve all mandatory units and 1 optional unit.

Unit Title Level Credit GLH
Mandatory units
Communication Skills 4 15 60
People in Organisations 4 15 60
Business Environment 4 15 60
Optional units
Learners must complete a further 1 unit from the list below to achieve a minimum of
60 credits for the Diploma.
Applying Promotional Techniques 4 15 60
Corporate Social Responsibility 4 15 60
Resource Management 4 15 60
Administrative Services 4 15 60
Planning a Work Based Team Project 4 15 60
Finance For Managers 4 15 60
Planning a New Business Venture 4 15 60
Customer Relationship Management 5 15 60

Entry key and information

Awards Diploma
Mode of Study Full Time
Duration 1 -2 years
Location Elegant International College263-265 Battersea Park Rd. London

SW11 4NE


Entry Requirements:

These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.

ATHE’s policy regarding access to our qualifications is that:

  • They should be available to everyone who is capable of reaching the required standards
  • They should be free from any barriers that restrict access and progression
  • There should be equal opportunities for all those wishing to access the qualifications

Centres should review the prior qualifications and experience of each learner and consider whether they provide the necessary foundations to undertake the programme of study at level 4. For learners with disabilities and specific needs, this review will need to take account of the support available to the learner during teaching and assessment of the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely toinclude one of following:

  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • Other related level 3 subjects
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • Other equivalent international qualifications

Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments.

Learners may also have relevant work experience.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility, participation and/or achievement of relevant professional qualifications. This may be used for recognition of prior learning (RPL).


English Language Requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS 5.5 (5.0 in writing)
  • TOEFL IBT 71(19 in writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 51 (46 in writing)or equivalent.

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