Level 4 Diploma in Business and Management


By partnering with ATHE, we have gained access to three levels of Business and Management (B&M) Qualifications that are designed to provide learners with entry level job prospects in a range of industries, with a core selection of management subjects such as Managing People, Marketing, Finance and Strategy and a wide selection of optional specialisms such as Business Ethics and Islamic Finance.


Course Overview

The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Management has been designed for learners who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for roles in low and mid-level management. They have been developed in partnership with universities by the ATHE with progression in mind and to enable learners to continue to a range of undergraduate Business & Management degrees at its partner universities. There are two different qualifications available on the specification.

1. If you study the 60-credit diploma, then you must study two (2) mandatory units and two (2) optional units.

2. If you study the 120-credit extended diploma, then you must study all four (4) mandatory units and pick four (4) optional units.

  • Designed with support from universities
  • Will be delivered by distance learning.
  • Graded Pass, Merit or Distinction
Am I Eligible for this Course?

The SAY School is guided by the ATHE’s policy regarding access to qualifications. The L4 Diploma in B&M is designed for learners who are aged 18 and above, and who have recently been in education or training; the profile on entry is likely to include one or more of the following:

  •  A GCSE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects
  • Five or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • Other related level 3 subjects such as ATHE level 3 Diplomas
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • Other equivalent international qualifications
  • Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments.

Units (60-credit diploma)

  • Communication Skills for Business
  • People in Organisations
  • The Business Environment
  • Financial and Management Accounting Techniques for Managers
  • Plus 1 Optional unit

Units (120-credit extended diploma)

  • Business Environment
  • Resource Management
  • Communication Skills
  • People in Organisations
  • Plus 4 Options


University Progression

Learners will have two terms, i.e. two intensive teaching blocks (~2 months) to complete all units. Completion of the L4 Diploma (B&M) enables entry onto the second year of the top-up BSc degree at a(n) ATHE university, online or on campus.

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Course Fees

The fee for the L4 Diploma (B&M) is GBP £999, payable in full on registration.