ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management

The ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management was developed in 2016 with support and feedback from UK universities.

This qualification covers key areas of management such as Leadership and Research with a wide range of optional units in areas such as Finance, HR, Marketing and Personal Development. It also provides entry to an MBA at a range of universities in the UK and overseas. The qualification typically takes 9 months full-time study to achieve and prepares learners for a range of careers.

At a Glance

  • Provides 5 optional pathways, General, Finance, Marketing, Managing People and Operations

  • Designed with support from universities

  • Graded with Pass, Merit and Distinction

  • Progression to an MBA at a range of university partners – progression routes

  • The Extended Diploma is 1,200 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year

  • Delivered in the classroom, or by distance or blended learning.

Progression Route

You can progress to an ATHE Level 7 qualification or an MBA from the ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management. See progression routes for more information. Alternatively you can contact us with your enquiries on

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Entry 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: 19 +


Entry profile:


  • One or two years’ study of business, management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution

  • A level 5 qualification in business, management or related subjects for example an ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management

  • Other equivalent international qualifications

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Units and Pathways

The optional units chosen will determine which pathway is achieved. Alternatively you can choose any 4 optional units and achieve the general pathway.


Mandatory Units

  • Leadership and Management

  • Research Project

  • Managing Quality and Service Delivery

  • Personal Leadership and Management Development


Optional Units

  • Financial Decision Making for Managers

  • Accounting

  • Managing Finance in the Public Sector

  • Economics for Business

  • Factors Determining Marketing Strategies

  • Marketing Communications

  • Sales

  • Branding

  • Management Information Systems

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Managing Change

  • Risk management

  • Project Management

  • Human Resource Management

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