Ofqual regulated UK Level 4

Progress to the Level 5 or 2nd Year of the University

A perfect choice for adults looking for UK degree without leaving country

Key Features

  • University 1st Year (Level 4)
  • Can be completed in 4-6 months
  • Online and Distance Learning with tutor support
  • High quality e-learning study materials.

Examples of University Progression

  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Derby
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)


The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management 2018 has been designed for learners who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for roles in junior management. They have also been developed with progression in mind and enable learners to continue on to a range of Bachelor’s degrees.  You will also have access to tutor support, Whatsapp support, live sessions on Zoom.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree.

Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources.

Program Details

Eligibility Criteria

These qualifications provide a flexible route for learners who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level as well as for learners who do not have business or management qualifications, but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior management experience in the work place.

Age: 18 +
Entry profile:

  • A Levels
  • A level 3 qualification, for example an ATHE Level 3
  • Any other equivalent qualification


Can be completed in 4 – 6 months

Fee Schedule 

GBP 1495

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  1. Credit or debit card
  2. Bank transfer
  3. Monthly instalments
  4. Western Union

Career path

Learners can progress to the following and enhance their educational profile,

  • Entry to a Level 5 ATHE Diploma in Management
  • ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management
  • Entry to a variety of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in the Second Year at a higher educational institute
  • Employment in Middle Manager position

Course Units

Core Units

  1. The Business Environment
  2. People in Organisations
  3. Financial and Management Accounting Techniques for Managers
  4. Communication Skills for Business

Optional Units (4 Units to chose)

  1. Resource Management
  2. The Marketing Mix
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility
  4. Managing a Work-based team Project
  5. Entrepreneurship
  6. Customer Relationship
  7. Management Administrative Services
  8. Managing Information and Knowledge
  9. Managing Operation
  10. Managing Quality

Awarded By

This diploma is awarded by ATHE and is regulated by the Ofqual. LEXICON is accredited and approved study center for ATHE qualificaions.

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