ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business

This qualification will suit you if you are planning to take a business degree but do not yet have sufficient, relevant attainment at Level 3 to meet the entry requirements for a higher education course. The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business provides a firm grounding in terms of skills, knowledge and understanding relating to business, alongside the opportunity to develop the academic and research skills needed on a BA degree course in business. For this qualification, learners must complete the four mandatory units totalling 60 credits.

Mandatory Units

  • How Business Operate
  • Marketing Principles and Techniques
  • Academic and Research Skills for Business
  • Communication Skills for Business

Entry Criteria

  • You must be aged 16 or over to take this qualification.
  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • other related level 2 subjects
  • other equivalent international qualifications

Furthermore, to enter for this qualification, learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments. We ensure that the international applicants are competent in the English language at a minimum of CEFR level B1(IELTS 4.0-5.0) for a qualification at levels 3-5. If a learner does not have formal certification in English, we offer him/her four weeks of English language classes to enable him/her to meet a minimum of CEFR level B1.

We provide our registered students with free English Language Support in addition to the main course. If you have any weakness in English or if you are advised by your module tutor, you can participate in English Language Support programme free of cost. Furthermore, you will get sufficient English Language books and other resources in the e-library to enrich your skills in English.

At London School of Social and Management Sciences duration of the ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is 4 months. The School runs three academic sessions in a year. Learners can join any session of their choice and convenience. 

Academic Year 2020

Session 1: 6 January to 24 April 

Session 2: 27 April to 14 August 

Session 3: 17 August to 4 December 


Partner Universities for Progression from ATHE Level 3 Diploma to Bachelor's Degrees