Foundation Degree (Level 3)

ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 60 credit OFQUAL regulated qualification that is considered a foundation qualification equivalent to an A-Level or Access qualification to Higher Education. It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a business or management degree but may not have the traditional entry requirements as dictated by traditional universities.

What will you learn….

  • How a Business Operates
    You will be introduced to the key features and aspects of an organisation, their importance is explored, including finance, leadership, HR, marketing, managing data & customer service.
  • Marketing Principles and Techniques
    This course provides an introduction to marketing, followed by an in-depth look at research, analysis and promotional techniques from the perspective of the consumer.
  • Academic and Research Skills for Business
    This unit is for vital for understanding ones own academic strengths and weaknesses and developing research papers using a variety of skills. These research skills can be utilized through your professional career and for future advancements
  • Communication Skills for Business
    A look at how communication is the backbone of any organisation and especially in the Business World. Topics include ‘how ones own communication skills can be developed to effectively present information and ideas’ to audiences with a multitude of interests. 

Entry Criteria:

  • Age: 16 +
  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • other related level 2 subjects
  • other equivalent international qualifications

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Progression Routes:

Learners who complete this qualification can progress onto the ATHE LEVEL 4 & LEVEL 5 and move on to complete a full Bachelor’s degree. 

Alternatively, a student can apply directly to a University and would meet the minimum entry requirements for starting a Bachelor’s degree.