ATHE Level 5 Diploma In Business And Administrative Management

Programme Overview

The qualification in Business and Administrative management at Level 5 has been developed to conform to the requirements of the RQF, to meet the requirements of employers, the needs of learners and our centres. The qualification is not tied to any specific industry but delivers the skills, knowledge and understanding required for learners who aspire to roles in business and administrative management in different sectors on a domestic and international platform.

We provide a route for learners who have already achieved qualifications in Business and Administrative management at level 4 and for learners who do not have management qualifications, but have qualifications at the same level in other areas and/or prior experience in the workplace.

The Diploma allows learners to acquire knowledge and understanding in a range of subject areas and to develop some of the key skills they require to work as an administrative manager. This is done through a combination of mandatory units together with a choice of options.

Learners can select optional units in particular specialisms that are directly related to their current responsibilities or that meet a particular interest and support career.

Programme Structure

The ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management consists of nine core mandatory and two optional units.. To be awarded the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management learners must achieve a minimum of a Pass in all units.

  • Total guided learning hours (GHL) is 480 hours
  • Total qualification time (TQT) is 1200 hours
  • Credit Value: 120 credits
  • Mode of study: Online
  • Duration: One year
  • Fees: £4500

Programme Modules

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevelCreditsGLH
J/505/9229Operations Management51560
A/505/9230Information for Strategic Decision Making51040
T/505/9257Advanced Finance for Business Managers51040
J/505/9246The Context of Corporate Governance51040
R/505/9248Organisational Analysis and Change51560
F/505/9231Human Resource Management51040
F/505/9245Knowledge Management Strategy5520
L/505/9247Leadership, Motivation and Group Dynamics51040
Y/505/9249Business Research51560
Specialist Units
T/505/9372Small Business Enterprise51560
L/505/9250European Business51560

Module Description

Operations Management

This unit examines the strategic importance of operations management in its role of supporting activities in organisations. Learners will explore the contribution of the operations function to the success of organisations through the development of suitable strategies.

This will include a consideration of setting and achieving operational performance targets and employing quality improvement techniques to help in delivering competitive advantage. Learners who aspire to positions in operations management will develop knowledge, understanding and analytical skills necessary for such job roles.

Information For Strategic Decision Making

This unit examines how information supports strategic decision making in organisations. This involves making use of the appropriate management tools and models, including quantitative techniques Learners who aspire to positions where they will make strategic decisions based on information will develop knowledge and understanding necessary for such job roles.

Advance Finance For Business Managers

This unit explores the concepts of cash flow forecasting, marginal costing, capital investment appraisal and financial ratios. It investigates how business managers use financial information to plan, control and make effective decisions. Learners who aspire to managerial positions in business will develop the financial knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for such job roles.

The Context Of Corporate Governance

This unit examines the principles and practice of corporate governance. It investigates the role governance plays in ensuring that a company’s business operations are compliant with accepted governance principles and the relevant Codes of Practice. Learners who aspire to management positions in a corporate setting will develop the knowledge and understanding related to good governance.

Organisational Analysis And Change

This unit explores how organisation and management theories support the practical analysis and structure of organisations. The unit also investigates the strategic importance of organisational change. It examines the factors that promote and limit the achievement of change objectives for the dynamic environment within which organisations operate.

Learners who aspire to positions involving change management, organisational analysis and design will develop knowledge and understanding a necessary for such job roles.

Human Resources Management

This unit examines the concept and practice of human resource management (HRM). It explores how the HRM function supports the achievement of an organisation’s objectives and strategies. The unit also aims to introduce learners to appropriate concepts and theories that encapsulate this important corporate function.

Learners who aspire to positions in human resource management will develop knowledge and understanding necessary for such job role.

Knowledge Management Strategy

This unit explores the context and concept of knowledge management and its importance to organisations operating in the 21st century knowledge economy. It investigates if knowledge can be managed and how it can be used by business organisations to gain and sustain competitive advantage.

Learners who aspire to positions in knowledge management will develop knowledge and understanding necessary for such job roles.

Leadership, Motivation And Group Dynamics

This unit examines the role of working groups and teams in organisations. It also investigates the role leadership plays in ensuring that the organisation is led, employees are engaged and motivated and groups and teams perform to their optimum capacity.

Learners who aspire to work effectively in groups and teams or to lead teams will develop knowledge, understanding and skills to fulfil these aspirations.

Business Research

Learners are required to write a business project report. This report will pull together information from several functional areas, thus supporting learners in developing a holistic approach to business. Learners will become familiar with the theory that underpins research, with the elements of formal research and with research methods and techniques.

This unit will support learners to complete research and report writing assignments in their present or future job roles.

Small Business Enterprise

The aim of this unit is to give learners the opportunity to focus on the processes involved, through change management, of reviewing and improving the performance of a small business enterprise. This unit is designed primarily for learners who are interested in small business enterprises and looks at the development and expansion of these businesses.

The unit will be particularly appropriate for learners currently working in a small business enterprise. The unit is also appropriate for learners who have had work placements or work experience in small businesses and for learners who wish to pursue careers in the small business sector of the economy. The unit draws together many of the topics covered in other units and allows learners to practise the business skills needed in reviewing and managing the performance of a small enterprise.

European Business

This unit provides learners with an understanding of the importance of international trade and in particular UK trade with the European Union (EU).As an open economy, the UK not only engages in international trade but is dependent upon that trade for its very survival. Despite having a sophisticated and highly productive agricultural sector, we can feed only approximately fifty per cent of our population.

It is important, therefore, that learners seeking employment in the business world realise that if we do not export sufficient goods or services we cannot afford to import the food and raw materials we need to maintain our economic wellbeing. The first part of the unit focuses on international trade in general and the balance of payments as a monitoring device, whilst the second part concentrates on the EU and the economic theories that underpin its creation. The unit then examines the role and significance of the main EU institutions, particularly in relation to their policymaking and implementation functions.

Finally, the unit requires learners to research a particular area of economic activity and then apply the discipline of action planning to a hypothetical company seeking to begin operating within the EU.

Entry Criteria

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

  • 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 Management or an
    ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management
  • Other equivalent international qualifications Learners may also have relevant work experience.
  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 5.5 in each component is required. We also accept Anglia Examination, Cambridge Certificate (Academic) PTE.
  • Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility, participation and/or achievement of relevant professional qualifications. This may be used for recognition of prior learning (RPL).
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