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Diploma in
Leadership & Team-Working

  • The Undergraduate Level 4 (Leadership and Team Working) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) are a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Leadership and management, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

  • The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

  • This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 modules (120 credits), each level also includes 10 written assignments. If a student decides to only study at Level 4 they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university Degree course.

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

What Is Included In The Cost Of My Course?

  • All course materials, including online modules and written assignments

  • Personal tutor support with one-to-one Skype sessions

  • Dedicated student support

  • Access to an online social learning forum

  • Assignment marking and feedback

  • Free CV writing help on completion of the course

  • Recommendation letter to employers

  • FREE English language course (No IELTS required)

Am I Eligible For This Programme?

To enroll onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 years old and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling in the level 5 course, you must complete the Level 4 or equivalent.

Module Listings

Course Duration
12 - 24 Months

Level 4 Module Listing

Managing People In Organisations

Effective management of people within an organization is essential if the objectives of the organization are to be achieved. People represent the single most important resource of the organization and their needs must be understood and respected.


Culture And The Organisation
What is culture? What do you associate with culture? Perhaps art and music, perhaps values and beliefs, language and communication, behavior – in fact, culture is a collection of all of these things. Terpstra and David (1991) define culture as ‘a learned, shared, interrelated set of symbols which unite and identify members of society’.


Developing Personal Skills
The manager working in a modern organization needs a wide range of skills. The manager needs to be able to work with people. This may involve a very wide range of skills in communication, leadership, encouraging teamwork, listening, and so on.


Effective Communication
During a typical day, a manager is likely to encourage team members, tell them about a change in their future work or conditions, take part in a formal meeting, have an informal conversation at the water cooler or coffee machine, study a strategy planned by senior management, send e-mails to customers or suppliers, and search the Web.


Managing Ethically
Unfortunately, it is not always easy to decide on what we mean by ‘the right action’. For example, think of a company that produces excessive amounts of waste in its factory. Closing the factory will harm the employees and shareholders, and will reduce the amount of money available in the local community. Keeping it open without reducing waste will damage the environment for local people and for future generations.


Performance Management
The people in an organization determine whether the organization is successful or not. Think for a moment about any organization – in doing this you will also be thinking about people. Every organization has people within it, and the success of the organization is largely due to those people.

Strategic Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management is the management of a key resource in the organization – people. Without people, there is a limit to what the organization can achieve. The machines cannot operate without people to work them (even if they are automatic machines there needs to be a person who programs them). The raw materials need to be turned into something that can be sold: this requires people. The computers need people to operate them.

High-Performance Teams
In a world of change, uncertainty, and complexity, high performance in an organization requires a blend of diverse skills and experiences. Organizations recognize that this blend is best achieved through team working.

Leadership Skills
Good leadership is essential for success in any organization, whether private or public sector. Today, rapid change, in the form of a constantly changing competitive environment, innovations in technology, and changing economic conditions, have led to the realization that leadership is a skill to be developed.

Motivating And Influencing People
Think about two teams carrying out the same activity. Their manager may ask how a series of tasks will be completed to create a product or service. The manager can plan how the work will be done, make sure that the teams have all the right materials, explain everyone’s tasks and deadlines, and measure progress once they get started. However, the two teams will almost certainly not work at the same speed, not create an output of the same quality, nor show the same attitude to their work.

Level 5 Module Listing

Entrepreneurial Manager

What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.​

Organization Structures

Why are organizations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organizations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up an organizational 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 Setting Goal

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 the business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports, and government support.


Business Law

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in Todays World

Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance Mangement

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 analyze how markets, customers, competitors, and products can come together in a cohesive plan.


Quantitative Skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

Career Path

Successful completion of The Undergraduate Level 4 (Leadership and Team Working) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in management, human resources, the management or business consultancy.


If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are as follows. 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 wish to complete your final year at.


Northampton University
BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top-up
BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top-up

University of Derby
Undergraduate Top up

The University of Sunderland - On Campus
BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3 )

Coventry University
BA (Hons) Top-up – a progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management

University of Bolton
BA (Hons) Top-up Duration 2 semesters

Anglia Ruskin University
BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year)
BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up)

Edinburgh Napier University 
BA in Business Management (Top-Up)
BA in Business and Enterprise (Top-Up)
BA in Sales Management (Top-Up)

Buckinghamshire New University

BA (Hons) Top-up

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 Nicosia, Cyprus
Undergraduate Top up to BA

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