• Business Management

    Level 4 and 5 course

    Progress onto University final Year

About the course

The Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management is a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Business and Management, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning. The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree. This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 Level 5 modules (120 credits), each level also includes 8 written assignments. If a student decides to only study at Level 4 they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university degree course. Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material.  Additional teacher led learning hours are provided in our Blended packages. These materials comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources. 
Awarding Body
The Business Management Course has pricing options to study at level 4, level 5 or both and also has three modes of learning you can choose from:

Distance Learning
Blended Learning
Blended Learning Plus

A full description of each learning mode is available here.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

Credit or debit card*
Bank transfer
Paypal
G-Pay

Fees and what's included in each learning option are listed below in the Course Options section.

* Initial deposit is payment via STRIPE by Credit or Debit card or G-Pay. Contact us for other payment methods.
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Bookable personal tutor support with 1-2-1 video conferencing sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Access to the Virtual Campus
Assignment marking and feedback

As we offer 3 different learning modes please see additional features in the price panel below

If you decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university, the approximate costs are listed below. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only unless otherwise specified. You also have the option of finishing on campus, costs will vary depending on the university you chose to complete the final year.

Northampton University
BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top up – £5000
BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top up -£5000

University of Derby
Undergraduate Top up to BA – £4400

University of Worcester
BA (Hons) Business Administration Final Year Top up – £4000

University of Portsmouth
BA (Hons) Business
BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies
BA (Hons) Professional Studies
BSc (Hons) Professional Studies
BSc (Hons) Engineering and Management Studies
BSc (Hons) Engineering Project Management

University of Sunderland – On Campus
BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3 ) – £9250

University of Bolton
BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £10,250, duration 2 semesters

Anglia Ruskin University
BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year) – £4500
BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up) – £4500

Edinburgh Napier University
BA in Business Management (Top-Up) – £4600
BA in Business and Enterprise (Top-Up) – £4600
BA in Sales Management (Top-Up) – £4600

Buckinghamshire New University
BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £3,000

Coventry University
BA (Hons) Top-up – progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, fee £9,560

Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Please enquire for top up prices for Southern Cross University

University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Undergraduate Top up to BA – €6000

NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit www.slc.co.uk for more information.
To enrol onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.
Developing personal skills
Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

Effective communication
Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

The business environment
Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

The marketing mix
Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM
This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing ethically
Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the organisation
What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?

Customers and customer service
This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Fundamentals of accounting
On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

Financial management and control
In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.
The entrepreneurial manager
What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organisation structures
Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.

Practical accounting analysis
Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business planning and goal setting
What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and business
Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business law
Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in today’s world
Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance management
Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and sales planning
Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative skills
On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.
The ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments through bookable tutorials in our VIrtual Campus .

The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:

Marketing mix
The business environment
Communication skills for business
Corporate social responsibility
Customer relationship management
Financial techniques for managers
People in organisation
Resources management

More information about the level 4 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-4-management-qualifications/

The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:

Managing communications
Business organisations in a global context
People management
Finance for managers
Research project
Marketing principles and practice
Planning a new business venture
Business law

More information about the level 5 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-5-management-qualifications/

Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in marketing, accounting, human resources, management or business consultancy.
Course fees
What is included in the cost of my course?
University Top Up
Am I eligible for this progamme?
Level 4 module listing
Level 5 module listing
Written assignments
Career path
Course fees mobile
The Business Management Course has pricing options to study at level 4, level 5 or both and also has three modes of learning you can choose from:

Distance Learning
Blended Learning
Blended Learning Plus

A full description of each learning mode is available here.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

Credit or debit card*
Bank transfer
Paypal
G-Pay

Fees and what's included in each learning option are listed below in the Course Options section.

* Initial deposit is payment via STRIPE by Credit or Debit card or G-Pay. Contact us for other payment methods.
What is included in the cost of my course?
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Bookable personal tutor support with 1-2-1 video conference sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Access to the Virtual Campus
Assignment marking and feedback

As we offer 3 different learning modes please see additional features in the price panel below
University Top Up
If you decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university, the approximate costs are listed below. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only unless otherwise specified. You also have the option of finishing on campus, costs will vary depending on the university you chose to complete the final year.

Northampton University
BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top up – £5000
BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top up -£5000

University of Derby
Undergraduate Top up to BA – £4400

University of Worcester
BA (Hons) Business Administration Final Year Top up – £4000

University of Portsmouth
BA (Hons) Business
BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies
BA (Hons) Professional Studies
BSc (Hons) Professional Studies
BSc (Hons) Engineering and Management Studies
BSc (Hons) Engineering Project Management

University of Sunderland – On Campus
BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3 ) – £9250

University of Bolton
BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £10,250, duration 2 semesters

Anglia Ruskin University
BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year) – £4500
BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up) – £4500

Edinburgh Napier University
BA in Business Management (Top-Up) – £4600
BA in Business and Enterprise (Top-Up) – £4600
BA in Sales Management (Top-Up) – £4600

Buckinghamshire New University
BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £3,000

Coventry University
BA (Hons) Top-up – progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, fee £9,560

Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Please enquire for top up prices for Southern Cross University

University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Undergraduate Top up to BA – €6000

NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit www.slc.co.uk for more information.
Am I eligible for this progamme?
To enrol onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.
Level 4 module listing
Developing personal skills
Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

Effective communication
Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

The business environment
Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

The marketing mix
Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM
This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing ethically
Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the organisation
What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?

Customers and customer service
This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Fundamentals of accounting
On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

Financial management and control
In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.
Level 5 module listing
The entrepreneurial manager
What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organisation structures
Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.

Practical accounting analysis
Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business planning and goal setting
What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and business
Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business law
Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in today’s world
Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance management
Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and sales planning
Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative skills
On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.
Written assignments
The ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments through bookable tutorials in our VIrtual Campus .

The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:

Marketing mix
The business environment
Communication skills for business
Corporate social responsibility
Customer relationship management
Financial techniques for managers
People in organisation
Resources management

More information about the level 4 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-4-management-qualifications/

The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:

Managing communications
Business organisations in a global context
People management
Finance for managers
Research project
Marketing principles and practice
Planning a new business venture
Business law

More information about the level 5 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-5-management-qualifications/
Career Path
Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in marketing, accounting, human resources, management or business consultancy.

How Will I Be Assessed ?

Assessment at The PBB Learning Academy is a very straightforward process:

After you have completed an online module, you will have an online assessment to complete. This assessment contains 30 multiple-choice questions. You will have one hour to complete these questions which are answered in sets of five so you will have plenty of time to review and edit your answers. After an hour the test will automatically time out.

After you have completed the test, your results will be displayed immediately. If you have passed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. If you didn’t pass, you will receive a notification of a “refer’’ where you will be told how to retake a module assessment. You can complete these modules at your own pace, as there is no deadline to complete the course.

When the online modules have been successfully completed, you will then be able to take the final written assignments, provided by the PBB Academy, that test your knowledge and understanding of the modules. After successful completion of these eight assignments you will receive your Diploma (from the Awarding Organisation).

You will then be eligible to apply for progression onto a Top up course through a recognised UK university on campus or by distance learning.

Course Options

Firstly select the level at which you want to study either a single level or both levels one after the other. Secondly select the learning method that you wish to study the course, either by Distance Learning, Blended Learning or the Blended Learning Plus package.
Level 4
Level 5
Levels 4 & 5

LEVEL 4

Distance Learning
Package Includes

Online learning Materials
Webinars
Assessments
Module Certificates
Final ATHE certificate*
Tutorial Support
Online student forum
Full assignment feedback and support.
Virtual Campus
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£1600
Enrol now >

LEVEL 4

Blended Learning

Package Includes all the benefits of the Distance Learning package
Plus

Real college experience in a virtual environment
Unlimited bookable Tutorial Support
Lessons in real time with a teacher
Personalised learning plan
Course induction
Personal tutor
Interview (via Zoom)
Real time discussions with other learners
1:1 lessons, Group lessons
University application support (incl UCAS)
Personal Statement support
Lessons recorded for playback
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£2995
Enrol now >

LEVEL 4

Blended Learning Plus
Package Includes all the benefits of Blended Learning package.
Plus

Membership of the PBB Learning Hub with access to 100's of Continuing Professional Development courses


English as a Foreign Language support

Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£3145
Enrol now >

LEVEL 5

Distance Learning
Package Includes

Online learning Materials
Webinars
Assessments
Module Certificates
Final ATHE certificate*
Tutorial Support
Online student forum
Full assignment feedback and support.
Virtual Campus
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£1600
Enrol now >

LEVEL 5

Blended Learning

Package Includes all the benefits of the Distance Learning package
Plus

Real college experience in a virtual environment
Unlimited bookable Tutorial Support
Lessons in real time with a teacher
Personalised learning plan
Course induction
Personal tutor
Interview (via Zoom)
Real time discussions with other learners
1:1 lessons, Group lessons
University application support (incl UCAS)
Personal Statement support
Lessons recorded for playback
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£2995
Enrol now >

LEVEL 5

Blended Learning Plus
Package Includes all the benefits of Blended Learning package.
Plus

Membership of the PBB Learning Hub with access to 100's of Continuing Professional Development courses

English as a Foreign Language support

Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£3145
Enrol now >

LEVELS 4 & 5

Distance Learning
Package Includes

Online learning Materials
Webinars
Assessments
Module Certificates
Final ATHE certificate*
Tutorial Support
Online student forum
Full assignment feedback and support.
Virtual Campus
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£1995
Enrol now >
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LEVELS 4 & 5

Blended Learning

Package Includes all the benefits of the Distance Learning package
Plus

Real college experience in a virtual environment
Unlimited bookable Tutorial Support
Lessons in real time with a teacher
Personalised learning plan
Course induction
Personal tutor
Interview (via Zoom)
Real time discussions with other learners
1:1 lessons, Group lessons
University application support (incl UCAS)
Personal Statement support
Lessons recorded for playback
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£3295
Enrol now >

LEVELS 4 & 5

Blended Learning Plus
Package Includes all the benefits of Blended Learning package.
Plus

Membership of the PBB Learning Hub with access to 100's of Continuing Professional Development course

English as a Foreign Language support

Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£3445
Enrol now >

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If you have concerns or questions you would like to discuss prior to enrolling on a course then please get in touch!
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