Business Management

Extended Diploma

Level 4

Extended Diploma in Business Management Levels 4

Are you already working in management or is your next career step management?

Do you want those fine-tuned leadership skills to get the best out of your team?

This qualification will develop your skills and put you on a fast-track to career promotion.

You will gain the insight, confidence, and understanding of management processes that gives you a sustainability perspective for success in modern business.

The Business Management level 4 course comprises of 10 modules:

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 businesses 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.

Qualification Details

The Extended Diploma in Business Management Level 4 professional qualification is also the equivalent to the first year of a degree. If completed with the professional Level 5 in Extended Diploma Business Management, you can complete a university top up to gain a full UK degree. The professional level 4 qualification carries 120 UCAS credits.

The Extended Diploma in Business Management qualification is accredited by the ATHE (Awards in Training & Higher Education), which is fully regulated by Ofqual.

Progression after passing the Extended Diploma in Business Management level 4

Professional studies route

On completion of this course, students can progress further down the professional studies route and study the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management. After completing the level 5 students can elect to continue on the professional route and study the highest level 7.

University Route

Alternatively, after the level 4, students will have the opportunity to apply for second year admission onto a full BA Degree programme from a range of UK universities. If they elect to study the Extended Diploma in Management level 5 first, they can complete a BA degree Top Up at the same range of UK universities.

Another university option if the candidate has significant management work experience. They can start their qualification at levels 4 or 5. Then complete levels 5 & or 7 followed by a Masters degree Top Up at a wide range of UK universities.

What is included in my course?

All course material, including online modules and written assignments

One to one open access teacher support

Dedicated student support for all general course enquiries

Assignment support, marking and feedback

Who is eligible for this programme?

If you already have management experience or A levels, you are eligible to begin your studies at level 4 or above, depending on your level of management experience.

If you already have an unrelated degree, you can study the level 7 and then complete a university top up to a Masters degree.

Please feel free to ring our initial advice and guidance or speak to a teacher prior to starting by ring 02394 00 3559

Course Overview

The level 4 course is made up of 10 modules and 10 written assignments. Each module consists of 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours worth of optional materials that comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings, Internet resources, and self-testing exercises.

Example of university progression:

  • Southampton Solent University
  • University of Derby
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Written Assignments

The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments. 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 via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:

  1. Marketing mix
  2. The business environment
  3. Communication skills for business
  4. Corporate social responsibility
  5. Customer relationship management
  6. Financial techniques for managers
  7. People in organisation
  8. Resources management

More information about the level 4 units can be found here ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business Management | Athe

Business Management Level 4

Includes registration and assignment fees

Payment in full option

Save £200 when you pay in full at enrolment

£1,800.00 £1,600.00
OR

Instalment plan option

First Instalment £450 followed by 12 x monthly payments of £112.50
Total paid £1,800

First instalment £450

First instalment includes course registration and examination fees paid to ATHE. All future instalments will be taken monthly on the same day as enrolment

Business Management Level 4 & Level 5

Includes registration and assignment fees

Payment in full option

Save £201 when you pay in full at enrolment

£2,200.00 £1,999.00
OR

Instalment plan option

First Instalment £550 followed by 12 x monthly payments of £137.50
Total paid £2,200

First instalment £550

First instalment includes course registration and examination fees paid to ATHE. All future instalments will be taken monthly on the same day as enrolment

If you have any queries regarding the programme, unit choices, enrolling process or related topics, please phone us on 02394 00 3559 or send an email to iag@goldedgetraining.co.uk

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