Centre Info

This page provides information to centres and their staff to support the delivery and assessment of ATHE qualifications.

We would welcome all stakeholders' views and suggestions on what additional information would be of use to our centres.

Becoming an ATHE Centre

The Centre Recognition process is completed in streamlined steps and for centres that meet ATHE requirements the whole process can take as little as 2 weeks.

You can find out more about the timescales involved in this and our other major services here.

If you would like to discuss our qualifications or becoming recognised in more detail, you are welcome to arrange a conversation with our Sales and Business Development Manager.

You can download the Delivering ATHE Qualifications Handbook for further information on ATHE requirements. 

To begin the process, please create an online portal account.

Before you apply, please see the list of required policies and procedures to be submitted to ATHE.  For more information on which documents are required, you can speak to your EQA or the ATHE Office staff during the Centre Recognition Process.

A list of what will need to be seen at your Health Check Visit

Qualification Guidance

See our Qualification Specifications for each sector with full details on learning outcomes, assessment criteria and indicative content.

  • Management
  • Business and Administrative Management
  • Health and Social Care Management
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Computing
  • Law
  • Accounting
  • Religious Studies

You can also see our sample assignments, suggested resources and teaching and learning guidance by logging in to the ATHE Portal and clicking on 'Qualification Guidance' on the first page.

Log in to the Portal.

Training and Support

ATHE is committed to supporting the development of its centres and provides a range of support materials and services including training videos and bespoke training delivered at the centre as well as open courses. If you would like to apply for bespoke training online or at your college please contact us.

Useful Information

ATHE is regulated by Ofqual

Awarding organisations in the UK are regulated by Ofqual who report directly to the UK Parliament. In addition, ATHE is regulated by the Welsh Government for qualifications delivered in Wales.  

Ofqual regulates the Regulated Qualification Framework which is a framework for qualifications in the UK. This framework is internationally recognised and is part of the common reference framework for international qualifications. Read more about Ofqual here.

Unique Learner Number

ATHE learners on a RQF qualification are eligible to receive a Unique Learner Number, which is held by The Learner Record Service. This keeps track of all achieved RQF qualifications. 

You can find more information explaining the Unique Learner Number: 

UK Visa Sponsorship Rules

Please note that the rules for UK visa sponsorship state that jobs for workers with a Tier 2 (General) or Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) visa will usually need to be skilled to Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 6 and above.  For example job titles and tasks please follow the link provided.

Useful information for international learners studying in the UK: www.ukcisa.org.uk

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