ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management 

What is a level 7 qualification?

Diploma Level 7 Qualification is Equivalent to Master Degree or Integrated Master’s Degree in FHEQ, the c for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies

Qualification Overview

ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management provides 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.

Qualification details

Qualification title ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management
Qualification number 603/0630/0
Size 120 credits (480 Guided Learning Hours)


5 mandatory units and an additional 4 optional units totalling 120 credits
Entry Requirements
Age: 19 +

Entry profile:

  • A first degree in business, management or related subject
  • A level 6 qualification, for example an ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management
  • May also have relevant work experience

Distance learning

In this format, you have access to your learning portal. You get a study plan to keep you on top of your studies and you get access to your online tutor to ask questions.
Monthly and quarterly instalments are also available.

Blended learning

In this format, you blend self-study with classroom based tuition.
The fees include 16 hours of class interaction, (2 hours one-to-one tuition per unit).

Academic year

In this format, students take the programme over two academic years. The duration you take up to 480 hours in classroom at Notting Hill College premises. The one academic year is around 36 weeks of studies (20 hours per week)




From £160 per month (6 months)

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Modes of Study Classroom, distance learning, blended  Assessment Assignment  Overall Grading Type Pass, Merit, Distinction

Units and Progression

Mandatory Units Optional units
  • Strategic Planning
  • Finance for Strategic Managers
  • Research for Strategic Development
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management


  • International Business Environment
  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction
  • International Finance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Corporate Communication Strategies
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement


Topping up to an MBA from a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management typically takes 6 to 9 months.

Qualification Pathways

Qualification pathways are designed in the following areas which will enable learners to specialise in an area of their choice if they prefer. These pathways are:

  • General (unendorsed)
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Managing People
  • International

University Pathways and Progression

Upon the completion of ATHE Level 7Extended to various, you can apply for an MBA top-up programmes at universities in the UK

Type University Programme Fees Duration
Master’s Western International College (WINC) Online, Awarded by London Metropolitan University MBA Top-up (60 Credits) ATHE students enjoy a special reduced fee. 9 months
Master’s Northampton University MBA Top Up £3,360
Master’s Northampton University MBA Top Up (Distance Learning) £3,360 1 year
Master’s University of Sunderland MBA Top up £5,500 – £6,250 6-7 months
Master’s University of Bolton MBA Top up £5,600 7 months
Master’s University of Gloucestershire MBA Top up £4,000 4 months

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