ATHE Level 6 - Radcliffe College

ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management


The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management is a 120 credit qualification lasting 14 to 18 months. International students must attend regularly and punctually for a minimum of 15 hours a week in class, as per UKBA / UKVI / Home Office requirements for Tier 4 students.


The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management is on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and is regulated by Ofqual. This programme is likely to benefit existing and aspiring middle managers or those with management experience who want to formalise their knowledge and skills in the guise of a recognised management qualification.


Assignments are internally set by the College and externally agreed / verified by ATHE. Student assignments are assessed by the College and externally checked / verified by ATHE. Assessments can include analysis of case studies, writing detailed notes, reports, undertaking research projects and presentations. In order to pass a unit, all assessment criteria for that unit must be achieved by the student.

Entry criteria

Although ATHE does not specify any formal entry requirements, Radcliffe College must recruit with integrity. This means that it has to ensure that students have the necessary background knowledge, understanding and/or experience and a reasonable level of English language to undertake the programme

Students should possess a Level 5 qualification, preferably in a relevant subject area, such as Business, from a UK college or University or a qualification of equivalent value from a non-UK University or college.

You must have a good standard of English, equivalent to CEFR Level B2 or above, certificated by an awarding organisation currently recognised by UKBA / UKVI / Home Office as authorised to issue these qualifications.


• some experience of management in a junior or middle management position
• any additional or professional qualifications in Business or Management


The ATHE Level 6 programme provides much of the underpinning knowledge and skills needed for a general management position in an organisation, should students intend to progress into employment in their country of domicile.

There are also progression routes into further education / study:

• Pearson BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership at Radcliffe College or another provider;
• ATHE has articulation agreements with a number of universities that will accept the ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management as an entry qualification for a related Master’s Degree or post-graduate qualification. See further the ATHE progression page on its website.


Students will study the following units during the programme:

Leadership and Management (Level 6) (15 credits)
Human Resource Management (Level 6) (15 credits)
Strategic Marketing (Level 6) (15 credits)
Personal Leadership and Management Development (Level 6) (10 credits)
Financial Decision Making for Managers (Level 6) (10 credits)
Research Project (Level 6) (10 credits)
Economics for Business (Level 6) (15 credits)
Corporate Communication Strategies (Level 7) (10 credits)
Managing Stakeholder Engagement (Level 6) (10 credits)
Managing Quality and service Delivery (Level 6) (10 credits)