ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management

Course Overview

The ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management is a 60 credit qualification. Learners must complete three mandatory units and one optional unit.


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 at a higher education institution, including those where we have progression agreements, such as Southampton Solent University, University of Northampton, Anglia Ruskin University, Coventry University and London School of Business and Management.


    London School of Business and Management

    • BA (Hons) Business and Management (3rd year)
    • Length – 9 months

    University of Coventry

    • BA (Hons) Top Up
    • Length – To be advised

    University of Northampton

    • BA (Hons) Business and Management (3rd year)
    • Length – 9 months 

    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.


    Methods of Assessment

    ATHE encourages the use of a range of assessment strategies that will engage learners and give them an opportunity to both demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of a topic and to evaluate how they might apply that knowledge in a given context.

    We would recommend avoiding an over-reliance on essay writing and that more varied types of assessment are included. This might include assessment through:

    • A research activity resulting in the compilation of a report
    • An academic paper or article for publication
    • The compilation of a case study
    • A critical review and evaluation of a chosen company’s policies, procedures and systems
    • A set project completed for an employer (also known as an ‘employer-engagement’ activity)
    • The production of a portfolio of evidence relating to a particular unit.

    This list is by no means exhaustive, but gives examples of some creative assessment methods that could be adopted.

    Course Units

    Unit Title Level Credit GLH
    Mandatory units
    Managing Communication 5 15 60
    Business Organisations in a Global Context 5 15 60
    People Management 5 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
    Manage Sustainability in an Organisation 5 15 60
    Marketing Principles and Practice 5 15 60
    Employability Skills 5 15 60
    Business Ethics 5 15 60
    Personal and Professional Development 5 15 60
    Business Law 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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