Become an ATHE Centre

The process of becoming a recognised ATHE centre is designed to be streamlined and is outlined on documents that can be found here.

Portal Registration and Application Form

When you have reviewed the documents and wish to apply for ATHE centre recognition, the first step is to create your portal account by clicking here. Once your portal account has been created, you will then need to submit your completed Application Form along with your centre’s policies as shown in the form. Once your application has been received and processed, you will then be sent your initial Centre Recognition invoice for payment to start the recognition process.

Health Check

This first invoice will cover the Health Check where one of our External Quality Assurers (EQA) will be appointed on receipt of payment and will contact your centre to begin the process.

The aim of the Health Check to ensure your centre is able to deliver, assess and quality assure ATHE qualifications to the required standard. The EQA will also help and support your centre to ensure that everything is in place to start delivering the qualifications once recognition is granted.

The Health Check is usually arranged within 3 working days and completed within 10 working days (for international centres the Health Check will usually be conducted remotely) – please note under current COVID circumstances all Health Checks are completed remotely.

At the end of this process a Health Check Report will be produced on the findings of the review. There may be action points for your centre to complete as a result of this process.

As an ATHE Centre you are required to have policies, procedures and certain documents in place to meet the ATHE Health Check requirements and to provide guidance for your staff and learners, so they understand what is required of them and how you deliver qualifications and programmes – please find guidance on these requirements here.

When your Health Check has been completed

After your Health Check has been completed (and action points addressed if applicable) you’ll be sent a Centre Agreement to sign electronically, and we will issue an invoice for the balance of your Centre Recognition fee for payment before recognition is granted.  Once granted, you’ll be sent a ATHE Certificate of Recognition and have access to the wide range of ATHE qualifications and learning resources. You will also be able to take advantage of training events, suited to your needs.