Extended Diploma in Management (Level 5)

Warnborough College Higher Diploma in Business Management (Level 5)

Course Description

Almost every aspect of a business depends on good management. This course is ideal for students who wish to manage a global business or who wish to start their own business. A well-rounded programme, it covers concepts such as marketing, human resource management, economics, organisational psychology, law, and managerial finance. The serious student will identify with business theories and management issues, and this course provides the foundation for advanced studies.

The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management is equivalent to the second year of a University degree, and can fast-track you into the final year. The qualification is awarded by ATHE and is recognised by Ofqual.


Six (6) months, intensive.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Level 4 Extended Diploma or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum English Proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent


120 Credits


  1. The Entrepreneurial Manager
    What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.
  2. Organisation Structures
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Business Law
    Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.
  7. 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.
  8. Performance Management
    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.
  9. Marketing and Sales Planning
    Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.
  10. 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.


Students must complete 8 written assignments. Upon completion of the taught modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 3000-5000 words each. Students will be guided and supported with the assignments.

Upon Completion

Students will receive 120 credits, and can apply to enter directly into the third year of a university degree programme.