Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management

These qualifications provide a flexible route for individuals who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level as well as for those who do not have business or management qualifications, but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior management experience in the work place.

The Extended Diploma in Management is a 120 credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is equivalent in level to a Bachelor degree.

The course is designed to have exit points allowing an alternative qualification to be gained or if an individual is not certain of their commitment to the 120 credit course, they can leave with less credits and still achieve a recognised qualification.

Qualification Title Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management in Strategic Management Level 6 Diploma in Management
Qualification number 603/0627/0 603/0628/2
Certificate Awarding Body ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education)
Size 120 credits (480 Guided Learning Hours) 60 credits (240 Guided Learning Hours)
Structure 4 core units and 4 optional units 2 core units and 2 optional units
Entry Requirements

Age: 19+

Entry Profile:

  • One or two years’ study of business, management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution
  • A level 5 qualification in business, management or related subjects for example an ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management
  • Other equivalent international qualifications

Each application will be reviewed on merit and applications which do not fall into the criteria listed above, may still be considered.

Modes of Study Classroom based learning, with classes available during weekends and evenings
Assessment Assignment for each unit
Overall Grading Type Pass, Merit, Distinction
Fees For details on current fees please contact the College. Flexible payment methods are available.

  Core Units Optional Units
ATHE Level 6 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Research Project
  • Managing Quality and Service Delivery
  • Personal Leadership and Management Delivery
  • Financial Decision Making for Managers
  • Accounting
  • Managing Finance in the Public Sector
  • Economics for Business
  • Factors Determining Marketing Strategies
  • Marketing Communications
  • Sales
  • Branding
  • Management Information Systems
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Managing Change
  • Risk management
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management

  • Individuals can progress to level 7 qualifications from various awarding bodies including the ATHE Level 7 qualification in Management at Western International College.
  • Alternatively individuals can enter various Masters programmes at universities in the UK and internationally.