ATHE – Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management

Awarded By

This diploma is awarded by ATHE and is regulated by Ofqual. WINC is an accredited study centre of ATHE


Mode of Study

Online/Self-Directed Study

Credit Value

120 Credits

Guided Learning Hours



8 Mandatory Units


Assignment Based






The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management is a 120-credit programme at Level 5, equivalent to the 2nd year of a Bachelor’s degree. It prepares learners for management roles with a focus on global business, people management, finance, and research.

By completing this qualification, learners can directly progress to the final year of a Bachelor’s degree, saving time and providing a seamless pathway to higher education. This accredited diploma enhances earning potential and adds value to educational profiles, making learners marketable assets to leading enterprises.

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma offers an efficient way to achieve a degree or top-up qualification in business and management. Recognised by OFQUAL in the UK, it equips learners with essential skills, boosts resumes, and enables the quick attainment of educational goals.

Entry Requirement

  • Prior study in business, management or related subjects at level 4 or above.
  • A Level 4 qualification for example an ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and.
  • Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to cope successfully with the course, to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments.

Online Learning

This programme is offered on a rolling basis through self-study and remote Tutor support, this mode of study requires self-discipline and motivation to ensure the monthly deadlines are adhered to. We aim to support you to complete this programme in 8 months on average (though it may be longer if the target dates are not met). You will be given access to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) which contains all the resources required to study each topic and then complete the Assessment Tasks. There is a mixture of formative and summative assessment to allow you to check your progress at the end of each section. You will be provided with Tutor contact details and they are on hand throughout your programme to ensure all your queries and uncertainties are answered promptly.

Qualification Structure

Learners must complete 8 mandatory units, with each unit carrying 15 Credits and 60 Guided Learning Hours (GLH).

This unit develops learners understanding of the issues organisations face operating within a global context. This understanding will allow learners 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 learners 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.

The unit aims to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding of the sources and use of finance in organisations and how to evaluate and interpret financial data.

To develop knowledge and understanding of general marketing principles and their application in business.

This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of communication within and between organisations. Learners will also review their own communication skills in an organisational context.

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the range of performance measures needed to analyse and determine organisational performance, and the change processes that can then be used to improve organisational performance.

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the nature of the operations function and the role of those managing it. Learners will gain an understanding of the operations function in terms of its impact on business success, the tools and techniques that enable managers to achieve business success and the ethical consideration faced in terms of the supply chain.


On successful completion of the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management, students can progress to the final year of a Bachelor’s Degree (TopUp).

These progression options are available under the collaborative agreement between the University of Bolton and WINC Online.

The Top Up Degree is offered through synchronous online learning which uses state of the art lecture technology in place of a traditional classroom, allowing you access to your classes from anywhere in the world!