ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management

ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management

Course Features

Course Overview

Course Overview

The ATHE level 6 Extended Diploma is a 120-credit size qualification and is equivalent to a degree. It provides an opportunity to progress onto an MBA or postgraduate programmes for example Level 7 ATHE Extended Diploma and then to MBA top up.

The ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma is not tied to any specific industry but deliver the skills and knowledge that meet the needs of managers in different sectors on a domestic and international platform.

It is a flexible route for students who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level and for students who do not have business or management qualifications, but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior management experience in the work place.

This qualification allows you to choose pathways to speciailse in an area of your choice, which is directly related to your current responsibilities or that meet a particular interest and support career development.

Our pathways are;

  • General (unendorsed)
  • Business and Finance
  • Managing People
  • Operations Management
  • Sales and Marketing

Who this qualification is for?

The ATHE level 6 Extended Diploma is for those who are seeking to develop key knowledge, competencies and skills within a specialized area, required of contemporary managers in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing global economy.

The ATHE level 6 Extended Diploma also provides opportunity for those who wish to progress onto full MBA or ATHE’s Level 7 extended diploma and then MBA top up.


Students who complete this qualification can progress onto a full MBA at a range of universities or partner universities of ATHE either online or on the campus.

Students can also progress onto the ATHE’s Level 7 extended diploma and then to MBA top up or to employment.

ATHE University Partners:

ATHE has a number of University partners, who offer online or on the campus Bachelor and Master courses including:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • University of Sunderland London Campus
  • Northampton University
  • Coventry University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • Prince Edward Island University

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Entry requirement:

This qualification is designed for applicants who are typically aged 19 and above.

For applicants who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

  • One or two years study of Business, Management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution Or
  • A level 5 qualification in Business, Management or related subjects for example an ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management Or
  • Other equivalent international qualifications
  • Applicants must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments
  • Applicants may also have relevant work experience.

Mature students route:

Mature students are encouraged to apply and will be considered after interview. You may be required to present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid), participation and/or achievement of relevant qualifications.

Expected prior knowledge:

You do not need to have studied Business and Management before but an interest in the subject is important

List of documents required for registration:

  • Completed application form
  • Authenticated scans of your qualifications, certificates and complete transcripts for all years of studies
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your CV/résumé
  • A scanned copy of a recent passport sized color photograph
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of address
  • Two references
  • Assessment:

    There is no external assessment (i.e. exams) attached to any unit. You will be required to submit a final written assignment for each module.


    Level 6 – Equivalent to Bachelor's Degree

    Learner must complete the four core units totalling 60 credits. Learners then select the unendorsed route or one of four pathways, Finance, Managing People, Operations Management, Sales and Marketing.

    Mandatory Modules:

    • Leadership and Management
    • Research Project
    • Managing Quality and Service Delivery
    • Personal Leadership and Management Development

    (Unendorsed route)

    If you are selecting the unendorsed route take four core units and four further units from the list below

    • Financial Decision Making for Managers
    • Marketing Communications
    • Managing Change
    • Human Resource Management

    (Finance Pathway)

    If you are taking the Finance Pathway take the four core units and the four units in the Finance Pathway.

    • Financial Decision Making for Managers
    • Accounting
    • Managing Finance in the Public Sector
    • Economics for Business

    (Managing People Pathway)

    If you are taking the Managing People Pathway take the four core units and four units from the Managing People Pathway.

    • Human Resource Management
    • CManaging Change
    • Project Management
    • Marketing Communications

    (Operations Management Pathway)

    If you are taking the Operations Management Pathway take the four core units and then four units from the Operations Management Pathway.

    • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Managing Change
    • Risk Management
    • Project Management

    (Sales and Marketing Pathway)

    If you are taking the Marketing Pathway take the four core units and four units from the Marketing Pathway.

    • Factors Determining Marketing Strategies
    • Marketing Communications
    • Sales
    • Branding

    How much will it cost?

    – The course fee is £1399 including course material, assessment and tuition fee.

    – The enrolment fee is £30 per module

    – You can receive a 10% discount on the course fee if you pay in full or you can pay in two equal instalments without additional charges or interest.

    Course support:

    The course is delivered via an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Moodle. All course materials are available on Moodle and are delivered via easy to follow online lessons complimented by tutor support and feedback to enhance your learning.

    You are allocated UK-based tutors, who are available through Moodle to discuss course materials and give support and assistance with assignments.

    The unit’s learning materials are designed to facilitate your learning and to allow you to achieve the learning outcome of each unit. This material is interactive and contains practical activities, which have been designed to enable you to apply theoretical principles and frameworks.

    For more detailed information about the course visit ATHE official website at the following link



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