ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management

Enhance your Management Skills with the Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business & Management


The Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management is a 120-credit qualification equivalent to the first year of a university degree.  It offers students broad and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of business covering 8 units on a wide range of business and management related topics.  Students with this qualification can progress to Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management.  

This course provides you with a wide range of transferrable business knowledge and skills you will need to succeed in any industry of your choice.   Skills you will learn include how to carry out business communications, financial management and accounting, marketing, staff management and customer relationship management.  The knowledge and skills you gain will help you to enter into management positions in many different sectors, and to start your own business as an aspiring entrepreneur.  You can also progress to Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management

Career Opportunities

Chart Your Path in Management

Upon successful completion of the Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business & Management, you’ll be prepared to embark on a variety of exciting career paths, including:

  • Junior Management Roles: Enter the world of management equipped with the skills to lead and make informed decisions.
  • Progression to a Bachelor’s Degree: Our programme offers a pathway to Bachelor’s degrees, enabling you to further enhance your qualifications and career prospects.

What you will learn

The Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business & Management is designed to help you reach your management potential. By the end of the programme, you’ll have achieved:

  • A solid foundation in essential business and management principles.
  • The ability to apply management concepts to real-world scenarios. Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Effective communication and leadership capabilities.

Units you will study

Course Details

Awarding Body
Next Start Date: Nottingham
Duration Of Course
1 Year
Course Level
Level 4
Student Finance
Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management

Entry Requirements

Age: 18+


  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • Other related level 3 subjects such as ATHE level 3 Diplomas
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • Other equivalent international qualifications

English Language Level: 

Students without qualifications from majority English-speaking countries

  • IELTs 5.5
  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
  • Cambridge B2 First 160 or above
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) 45.4 +
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Students with none of the above may be required to pass the TEC English language test.

Prior Experiential Learning:

Students with no formal qualifications may be considered if they are able to demonstrate prior learning through work experience.  This is assessed through a personal statement and interview.

All entry decisions are taken on an individual basis.

Why TEC?

Qualified Teachers: Our teachers hold relevant qualifications and are experienced in teaching the subject to adults. They will find out about your individual needs and make sure that you are able to get the best out of the course.

Individual Focus: At Trent Education Centre, we believe in the power of individual attention. Our teaching and support staff will assess your needs and monitor your development throughout the course.  We will provide you with extra support if needed. We won’t treat you like a face in the crowd, but an individual with unique learning needs and interests.

Path to Progression: Our programme is designed to support your journey towards a Bachelor’s degree, opening doors to advanced career opportunities.  After completing Level 4, you can progress to Level 5.  Then you could complete Level 6 Top-up at a university for the full degree.

Do you have more questions?

Contact us

Trent Education Centre,
2.3 Clarendon Park,


How to Apply?

Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll help with the rest. Our convenient online application tool only takes 10 minutes to complete.

After you submit your application, an admissions representative will contact you and will help you to complete the process.

We will let you know if your application is successful.  If it is, you can enrol into the course and start studying.


Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?