The Level 4 Diploma in Human Resource Management and the Level 5 Extended Diploma in
Management are a 240 credit course designed to provide learners with the skills needed to
succeed in management, focusing on Human Resources within medium to large businesses. These
are valuable skills to have and can be used to open up opportunities at a huge variety of
employers – from healthcare to hospitality, banking to broadcasting. This course can be your
way of preparing for a career at any number of organisations.
The Level 4 and 5 Human Resource Management course is equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate course, allowing learners to progress onto the final year of an undergraduate degree programme at a University.
This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules and 10 Level 5 modules, each of which will be assessed by one multiple choice exam and written assignments (10 assignments at Level 4 and 8 assignments at Level 5). Our team of expert academics have designed a series of exclusive, comprehensive lessons for online study to help you study for these assessments. This material will cover everything you need to know and can be accessed anytime and anywhere.
Each module of the course consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials are comprised of interactive exercises, further readings and internet resources.
The fee for enrolling onto the level 4 and level 5 courses
together is £2400. Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level
(level 4 or 5) for £1900 each.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are listed below. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus; costs will vary depending on which university you chose to complete the final year at.
BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top up – £3800
BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top up -£3800
University of Derby
Undergraduate Top up to BA – £4400
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
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
Buckinghamshire New University
BA (Hons) Top-up – £3,000
Anglia Ruskin University
BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year) – £4900
BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up) – £4900
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 Hertfordshire
BA (Hons) Business Administration (top-up) (Online) | Courses | University of Hertfordshire (herts.ac.uk)
University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
Business Management (Top Up), BA (Hons) – University of Central Lancashire (uclan.ac.uk)
University of Cumbria
BA (Hons) Global Business Management (Top-Up) Course – University of Cumbria
BA (Hons) International Business Management (Top-up) Course – University of Cumbria
University of Chichester
London Graduate School (lgsglobal.uk)
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.
Culture and the organisation
Develop an understanding of what is meant by “organisational culture” and its various influences on the operation of the organisation itself.
Developing interpersonal skills
Come to understand the interpersonal skills that are required by managers and leaders in different managerial responsibilities. Learn how to develop these skills for improved performance.
Managing and rewarding performance
Learn what effective performance management means, and how it can be used to improve workplace performance, both in terms of discipline and reward.
Develop an understanding of what ethical issues can arise as a part of effective management, how ethical decisions can be made, and what the legal and regulatory context of what workplace ethics looks like.
Managing people in organisations
Learn about the reasons for, and best methods of, training people in an organisation.
Motivating and influencing people
Learn the best methods for motivating people, both individually and as part of a team.
Develop an understanding of the factors that shape the design of structure within organisations, and how the organisational structure can influence management strategy.
Recruitment and CPD
Develop an understanding of the internal approaches used to determine recruitment needs, and of the different approaches taken by organisations to attract and select potential candidates. Learn about the requirements of contracts of employment, and the importance of personal development.
Strategic human resource development
Learn about the importance of strategic HRM in an organisation. Develop knowledge concerning the analysis of various factors impacting the labour market, the ways in which employment can be terminated, and the different forms of discrimination.
Working in teams
Develop an understanding of the core principles that underpin an effective team, both in terms of team membership and team leadership.
The entrepreneurial manager
What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.
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.
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.
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.
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 Diploma in Human Resource Management and the level 5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 10 written assignments at level 4 and 8 assignments at level 5. 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:
The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:
Human Resource Management (Level 4&5)
Extended Diploma in Management (Level 5)
Human Resource Management