Level 3
Diploma in Business

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1 year

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Online / Blended  Weekend intensive delivery

Fee & Scholarship:
Flexible payment and scholarship.


ATHE is a global awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and other UK and international regulators. We work with 200 recognised centres in over 45 countries to complement our strong brand presence in the UK.

ATHE offers a wide portfolio of vocationally orientated and internationally recognised qualifications – such as business and management, law, computing and healthcare, with many eligible for UK funding. We have also developed a diverse range of regulated bespoke qualifications for clients through our qualifications development service.

ATHE qualifications are approved as progression pathways to relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s Top Up degrees by a growing number of UK and international Universities, providing significant tertiary education opportunities for our learners.


Excellent Value for Money

We are able to provide a comprehensive qualification and support package which provides excellent value for money with our appreciation of a very price sensitive industry.

University Progression

All ATHE qualifications have progression routes and many of these are to degrees at our University partners.

Innovative Qualifications

Our Qualifications are on the RQF, they allow for flexible delivery models and are designed in line with industry standards and centre needs. They also include comprehensive support material including suggested assignments, teaching and learning guidance and resources.

Dedicated Support

Our EQAs have extensive experience in the systems of ATHE, Ofsted, ISI, QAA and Ofqual. This experience is there as a resource to you and to support your centre’s development.

Flexible Delivery Solutions

Our qualifications and systems are designed for maximum flexibility, however if you have a request which we don’t currently cater for we won’t tell you it can’t be done. We will do our best to provide you with something that suits you, your centre and learners.



The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 60 credit qualification and is equivalent to an A-level or Access to HE qualification. It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a business or related degree but may not have the entry qualifications usually required.

The qualification provides learners with an introduction to the business environment as well as developing key academic, research and communication skills that will enable learners to progress in their development.


How Businesses Operate

Marketing Principles and Techniques

Academic and Research Skills for Business

Communication Skills for Business


Entry to the qualification will be through a centre interview, and learners will be expected to hold the following:
  • Age: 16 +;
  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades 4 to 9 (C and above);
  • other related level 2 subjects;
  • other equivalent international qualifications.


The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is designed to provide access to higher education institutions and also provides suitable progression to other ATHE qualifications at level 4.

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