Business & Management (Fast Track course) 1st and 2nd year of University (Extended Diploma Level 4 & 5 Combined)
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12 or 18 months Monthly / Quarterly / Full
Business & Management Course (Level 4 & 5 Combined)
Level 4 & 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management course 2018 is a 240 Credit qualification and has been designed for students who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for roles in junior management. They have also been developed with progression in mind and enable Students to continue on to a range of Bachelor’s degrees.
The Level 4 & 5 Extended Diploma in Management has 16 modules and 16 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.
- Marketing mix
- The business environment
- Communication skills for business
- Corporate social responsibility
- Customer relationship management
- Financial techniques for managers
- People in organisation
- Resources management
- Managing communications
- Business organisations in a global context
- People management
- Finance for managers
- Research project
- Marketing principles and practice
- Planning a new business venture
- Business law
Note: Students should complete first 8 Modules to get level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management and further 8 modules to get 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management.
- These qualifications are designed for Students who are typically aged 18 and above.
- 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 such as ATHE level 3 Diplomas
- An Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
- Other equivalent international qualifications.
- For those whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification • IELTs 5.5 or Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2 or equivalent qualification
Note: Mature Students 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). Students may also hold RQF qualifications which will enable them to claim an exemption from part of the qualification.
Mode of Study
Blended Learning (for students who are in the UK)
Online learning (International students who are abroad)
Fulltime: If you are studying full time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 6 months duration.
Part time: if you are studying part time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 2 years from the date of enrolment.
Fast track full time: if you are studying full time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 3 months
Online: if you are studying online and studying at your own pace you can complete in 3 years’ time.
Exam and Assessment
- There are no written Exams, only written assignment it must be submitted after completing each module.
- Overall Grading Type: Pass/Merit/Distinction
- 240 credit overall
- Overall Grading Type: Pass/Merit/Distinction
After successfully passing all core units assessment, you will receive a certificate or extended Diploma from the awarding body ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education.)
On successful completion 16 module of Level 4 & 5 qualification in extended diploma in Business and Management there are a number of progression opportunities. Students may progress to:
- Employment or have increased opportunities for progression in their current role.
- Level 6 qualification such as the ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management or the ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care or the ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Business Administration
- Level 6 qualification route on successful completion of the required units at level 5.
- Final year of degree programmes at some universities (see Progression Routes on the ATHE website).
Module contents overview
The Business Environment
This unit will develop Students’ understanding of the national and global business environment and the internal and external circumstances in which different organisations operate.
People in Organisations
This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of those aspects of organisations that concern and support people. This includes communication practices, teamwork, remote working and other organisational structures. Using this knowledge and understanding, Students will be able to review the impact of workplace practices on people.
Financial and Management Accounting Techniques for Managers
To develop knowledge and understanding of fundamental financial and management accounting techniques used by managers in organisations and to enable Students to apply these techniques.
Communication Skills for Business
This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the communication practices within organisations and Students are introduced to the different modes and channels of communication used in organisations. In addition, Students will be able to develop their communication skills. Students will also apply their own communication skills to typical organisational requirements
The aim of this unit is to provide an overview of the human and physical resources needed in a range of organisations, including those in the primary, service and manufacturing sectors. The unit develops an understanding of the impact of efficiency on organisations. Students will use this knowledge and understanding to review the effective use of resources within an organisation.
The Marketing Mix
To develop a comprehensive understanding of the marketing mix and the roles of the seven aspects of the marketing mix to businesses.
Corporate Social Responsibility
To develop an understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues and impacts of CSR policy. Students will be able to use their knowledge and understanding to make recommendations for responsible business practice.
Customer Relationship Management
Students will be able to develop knowledge and understanding of the scope and importance of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and to explore how effective CRM is achieved.
Business Organisations in a Global Context
This unit develops Students understanding of the issues organisations face operating within a global context. This understanding will allow Students to review the issues currently impacting on business organisations.
The aim of this unit is to develop the skills required for the learner to formulate an appropriate research question and to design and undertake a research project to answer that research question. The learner will also need to interpret the outcomes of their research and present them to an audience.
This unit will enable Students to understand how to manage individuals and teams. They will study organisational factors and how these impact on and influence individual and team behaviour, as well as learning management tools and techniques to help them effectively manage individuals and teams.
Finance for Managers
The unit aims to equip Students with the knowledge and understanding of the sources and use of finance in organisations and how to evaluate and interpret financial data.
This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of communication within and between organisations. Students will also review their own communication skills in an organisational context.
Marketing Principles and Practice
To develop knowledge and understanding of general marketing principles and their application in business.
Planning a New Business Venture
This unit will develop knowledge and understanding of new business ventures and skills associated with planning a venture. By studying this unit, Students will develop an understanding of business types and the factors that determine the success or otherwise of a new business venture. They will also learn how to determine the market potential of a new business and develop an associated business plan.
Aims to enable Students to develop knowledge and understanding of some of the main aspects of business law which impact on organisations.