ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management

The level 6 Diploma in Management is a 120 credit size qualification, equivalent in size and level to the third year of a bachelor’s degree.

In a time of ever increasing degree fees, the gap between those who are able to afford access to a university education and those who are not is widening. This Level 6 Diploma is part of a flexible suite of level 6 management qualifications that allow learners to work around their financial or lifestyle constraints to earn recognition for their achievement.

The core content of this qualification is for those entering a strategic level of management. With a key emphasis on making that progression from an undergraduate to a graduate mentality, including an understanding of the research skills and personal development expected of a senior manager.

For information on the suite of level 6 awards and certificates please refer to Level 6 Certificates & Awards in Management.

Qualification Overview
Credit Value 120 Credits
Qualification Level 6

Qualification Units

The ATHE Diploma in Management is a 120 credit qualification. Learners must complete the 6 mandatory units plus a further 3 or 4 optional units.

Mandatory Units (75 Credits)

Unit Title Level Credit GLH
Leadership and Management 6 15 60
Research Project 6 10 40
Human Resource Management 6 15 60
Strategic Marketing 6 15 60
Personal Leadership and Management Development 6 10 40
Financial Decision Making for Managers 6 10 40

Optional Units (45 Credits)

Unit Title Level Credit GLH
Project Management 6 15 60
Programme Leadership 7 10 40
Economics for Business 6 15 60
Risk Management 6 10 40
Corporate Communication Strategies 7 10 30
Sustainable Business Strategy 7 10 40
Strategic Planning 7 15 45
Managing Quality and Service Delivery 6 10 40
Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity 6 10 40
Managing Stakeholder Engagement 6 10 40

Entry Requirements:

Prospective students must have one of the following:

  • ATHE Level 5 Diploma
  • A UK Degree or Overseas equivalent, or BTEC HND in business management or related studies
  • Other level 5 qualifications from another internationally recognised awarding body or approved Overseas Institutes of Higher Education
  • International: IELTS 5.5 band in each component; or other UKBA approved test