Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management


The OTHM Level 5 Online Diploma in Business Management is also an online bachelors top-up course who’s goals are to provide students with a focused, career-relevant programme of study that equips them with a comprehensive knowledge and comprehension of significant business-related issues.

Learners who successfully finish this certification will be provided the specialised information and technical language either online or in-class study needed to enhance their business and management abilities in order to move on to further education or work.

The level 4 and level 5 diploma in Business Management that students will study are worth 120 credits per academic year which is a simple bachelors top up as well, for a total credit value of 240 credits (equivalent to the first 2 years of an honours degree). Once they have accrued 240 credits, students can apply in person or online for their final year of a bachelor’s degree.

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management

Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:
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Tuition fees and funding:
Total course cost is £10,250 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).
For UK students: you can apply for a non-means-tested government master’s loan.

Entry requirements:
2:2 honours degree and above or equivalent – from a recognised institution.
English language: IELTS Level 6.5 or above with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent).

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Entry Requirements

These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.

The entry profile for learners is likely to include at least one of the following:

  • Relevant Level 3 Diploma qualification or equivalent qualification, or
  • GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or equivalent qualification

Module Structure

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management online bachelors top-up qualification consists of 12 mandatory units, 240 credits.

Level 4: 6 Mandatory Units: 120 creditsLevelCredit
Academic Writing and Research Skills420
Business Operations420
Communication in Business420
Finance and Accounting420
Leading and Managing Teams420
Operating in a Global Context420
Level 5: 6 Mandatory Units: 120 creditsLevelCredit
Principals and Concepts of Strategy520
The Management of Human Resources520
Marketing for Managers520
Business Law for Managers520
Management Accounting and Decision Making520
Business Start-up: Conception to Market520

Learners are able to:

  • Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments,
  • Gain teacher support.
  • Access the WFC online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments briefing
  • Receive excellent-quality study notes.
  • Obtain Assignment marking and feedback.
  • Access the free online library.
  • Gain full accreditation for UK courses.
  • Receive dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday).
  • Gain full support until the completion of the course.


Successful completion of the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management bachelors top up offers students the chance for a variety of academic advancements, including the Level 6 Diploma in Business Management qualification. Students are also eligible for direct entry into Year 3 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme after successfully completing the programme.


Assessment is via assignment submission.

No Exams


This Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body OTHM an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

If you have any questions and want to know the fees please email us or call us

Phone: +44 (0) 203 771 5653
Email: admissions@westfieldcollege.co.uk

Not sure how these qualifications translate to the UK equivalents, but this is the entry criteria we have for this programme:


Full time

Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


You’ll study 9 modules in total (approx. 37 hrs/week).

Part time option one

Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


You’ll study 6 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).

Part time option two

Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


You’ll study 4–5 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).

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