Course Qualification


Level of Qualification 4

Course Category


Business Programme

ATHE Level 5 Diploma In Management

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management (RQF)

Extended Diploma in Management Course Outline

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management is a 120-credit size qualification and is the equivalent size and level to the 2nd year of a Bachelor’s degree. This qualification is designed to develop your understanding of management and to develop key management skills. The aim of the qualification is to provide key aspects in the field of business and management; it also provides a fast track to higher education as students can directly join the final year of a Bachelor degree.

ATHE L5 at a glance:

  • Progression to a degree top-up at a range of universities – 

  • Advanced learner loans available in the UK – See the Qualifications catalogue 2017-2018

  • Designed with support from universities

  • Comes with 16 optional units

  • Extended Diploma is 1,200 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year

  • Can be delivered in the classroom, by distance or by blended learning.

Distance learning

In this format, you have access to your learning portal. You get a study plan to keep you on top of your studies and you get access to your online tutor to ask questions. Monthly and quarterly installments are also available.

Blended learning

For students who prefer instructor-led training, we recommend the blended learning training. In this formate, you blend self-study with classroom based tuition. The fees include 40 hours of class interaction, (4 hours one-to-one tuition per unit).

Academic year

In this format, students take the programme over one academic year. The duration you take up to 480 hours in classroom at Notting Hill College premises. The one academic year is around 36 weeks of studies (20 hours per week)

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Modes Of Study

Modes of Study

Blended Learning, Academic year,  Distance learning

ATHE Level 5 Course Duration


7 Months

ATHE Level 5 Assessment


Assignments only

Level 5 Management Course Grading

Overall Grading Type

Pass, Merit, Distinction

ATHE Management Course Level 5 Certificate


Ofqual Qualification 

ATHE Awarding Body

Awarding body


ATHE Level 5 Management Diploma Requirements

Age: 19 +

  • prior study in business, management or related subjects at level 5 or above a level 5 qualification for example an ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management or an ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

  • other equivalent international qualifications

  • Mature Student: years relevant work experience may be considered.

  • International students: B2 level in English, ISE 2, IELTS 4.5 or Equivalent


Students at the 120-credit ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, study 5 mandatory units and pick 3 optional units

  • Managing Communication
  • Business Organisations in a Global Context
  • People Management
  • Finance for Managers
  • Research Project
  • Managing Stakeholder Engagement
  • Risk Management
  • Leading Organisational
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
  • Resource Management
  • Administrative Services
  • Planning a Work Based Team Project
  • Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Planning a New Business Venture
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Employability Skills
  • Business Ethics
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Business Law
Mandatory Units
Optional Units


To earn the 120 credits and pass level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, students need to complete 8 written assignments. The aim of the assignments is to test your knowledge and understanding of the units. Upon successful completion of these eight assignments you will receive your ATHE Diploma.

This qualification is eligible for Advanced Learner Loans through the Skills Funding Agency in the 2017-2018 session.