ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management

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ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management provides a flexible pathway towards a university degree. This highly regarded qualification is regulated by Ofqual and carries a value of 120 credits, making it equivalent to two A-levels or an Access to HE qualification.

It is ideal for learners who aspire to pursue a business or management degree but may not possess the traditional entry requirements. It also equips you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills necessary to thrive in your future academic endeavours.

Delivery Methods

In order to cater to London College of Professional Studies provides various delivery methods to its learners, which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning and in class.

Learners are able to:

  • Firstly, Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments
  • Secondly, Gain Teacher support
  • In addition, Access LCPS online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal)
  • Acquire Assignments briefing
  • Additionally, Receive excellent-quality of study notes
  • Obtain Assignment marking and feedback
  • In addition, Gain Fully accredited UK courses
  • Receive Dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday)
  • Finally, Gain Full support until the completion of the course


Furthermore, ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body

ATHE Certification


This diploma is available in 2 modes:

  • 6 Month (Fast Track)
  • 9 Months

Course Delivery

Learner can select one mode of study

  • Online
  • Blended Learning

Entry Requirements

This qualification has no formal requirement, However, the learner must be 16+

Module Structure

In order to earn this qualification, learners must successfully complete:

  • Units 1-7: These core units form the foundation of the program and provide a comprehensive understanding of essential concepts.
  • 2 Additional Optional Units: You have the flexibility to choose two elective units that align with your interests or career goals, allowing you to personalize your learning experience.

The total time commitment for the qualification is:

  • 1200 Total Qualification Time (TQT): This encompasses all learning activities, including both guided learning and independent study.
  • 720 Guided Learning Hours (GLH): This specifies the time spent in direct instruction or supervised learning environments.

The total credit value of the program is 120 credits. This credit value reflects the overall workload and complexity of the qualification.

Unit Code Unit Title Level Credit GLH
Mandatory Units

Unit 1 Business Environment

3 10 60

Unit 2 How Businesses and Organisations Work

3 10 65

Unit 3 Business Communication

3 10 55

Unit 4 Working in Teams

3 10 60

Unit 5 Market Research

3 20 120

Unit 6 Introduction to Financial Controls in Business

3 15 90

Unit 7 Leading and Managing People

3 15 90
Optional Units

Unit 8 Principles of Marketing and Sales

3 15 90

Unit 9 Human Resources

3 15 90

Unit 10 Organisational Strategy

3 15 90

Unit 11 Online Marketing

3 15 90

Unit 12 International Business

3 15 90

Unit 13 Project Management

3 15 90


Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management provides a strong foundation for learners to progress in their education and careers. Here are some potential progression routes after completing the diploma:

  1. Degree in Business or Management: The Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management can provide a pathway to pursuing a degree in business or management. Many universities accept the diploma as an entry requirement, and learners may be able to skip the first year of the degree course.
  2. Professional Qualifications: The diploma can also provide a foundation for learners to pursue professional qualifications in various areas of business and management. Examples include qualification like Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
  3. Employment: Upon completing the Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management, learners can seek entry-level employment in various industries, such as marketing, sales, administration, and human resources. With relevant work experience, learners can progress to more advanced roles within their chosen field.

Overall, Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management can be a stepping stone to many opportunities in the business world, providing learners with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to pursue a successful career.


Assessment is via assignment submission only

No Exams

Level 3
Duration 8 Months (Fast Track)

12 Months

Delivery Online, Blended Learning
Assessment Assessment is via assignment submission only,

No Exams

Payment Plan

Mode of Study: (Online)
Option 1: Full Payment
Fee £1100
Fee (discounted) £800
Option 2: Instalment Plan
Instalment Plan: £250 deposit

4 Monthly Instalment of £190

(For UK Companies we charge 20% VAT)


Mode of Study: (Blended Learning)
Classes 3 to 5 classes
Option 1: Full Payment
Fee £1100
Option 2: Instalment Plan
Blended Learning Instalment Plan £250 deposit

5 monthly instalments of £170

(For UK Companies we charge 20% VAT)

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