ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management

Progression Routes
Entry Criteria

The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management 2018 and the previous 2012 qualification are 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualifications that are the equivalent level to the first year of a bachelor’s degree.

The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management 2018 has been designed for learners 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 learners to continue on to a range of Bachelor’s degrees. The addition of our GenEd pathway, if taken in combination with the ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management (GenEd) and the ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management (GenEd), allows the learner to progress onto a Bachelor’s degree in the USA at Northwood University in Michigan. A range of specific units are required in order to meet the criteria.


  • The Business Environment
  • People in Organisations
  • Financial and Management Accounting Techniques for Managers
  • Communication Skills for Business


  • Resource Management
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Managing a Work-Based Team Project
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Administrative Services
  • Managing Information and Knowledge
  • Managing Operations
  • Managing Quality

On successful completion of a Level 4 qualification in Business and Management, there are a number of progression opportunities.  

Leaner will be eligible to entre the ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma or the second year of the BA Degree in any University.

Age: 18 and Above
Entry profile:

  • 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 levels 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


Key Facts 

Awarding Body:               Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE)

Course Duration:             6 months

Method of Study:            On Campus

Qualification Level:         4