Achieve an internationally recognised qualification along with the knowledge and skills required to boost your earning potential in a range of professional environments. With ATHE qualifications you will also have the opportunity to progress to a degree through one of ATHE’s University progression routes.
ATHE qualifications demonstrate to employers and other educational establishments that you have achieved a specific level of understanding and ability. If you decide not to go straight into employment and would rather continue your studies at a university, we have a large variety of progression routes through our university partners to various degree programmes.
You can download a copy of the ATHE learner handbook here.
Centres that have learners on other qualifications that wish to transfer to ATHE qualifications will have the opportunity to map the learning they have already achieved.
ATHE provides template documents and written guidance on this process, covering Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfer and Exemptions. Please see our related policy for further information.
Already an ATHE learner?
If you are a learner studying for an ATHE qualification, then you may find the following information useful. If you cannot find an answer to your question below, please speak to your centre.
You can check whether you are registered with ATHE using our Registration Check Form.
ATHE qualifications are recognised by the regulator Ofqual and are on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). Here is a guide developed by the QAA which will provide more information about the equivalences between the RQF and other qualifications such as degrees.
Do you have a question?
You may find an answer to your question in our FAQ section, which provides responses to frequently asked questions.
Replacement and Validation
If your certificate has been lost, damaged or misspelt, please fill out our online Certificate Replacement Form.
You can verify an ATHE certificate to check it is authentic by using our Certificate Verification system.
Should you require a printed verification, please fill out our Printed Verification Form.
University Progression Routes
We have a number of progression routes for learners who have achieved their qualification. Fore more information, please visit our Progression Routes page.
As an ATHE learner on a RQF qualification you are eligible to receive a Unique Learner Number which is held by The Learner Record Service and keeps track of all RQF qualifications you have achieved.
You can find more information explaining the Unique Learner Number: www.learningrecordsservice.org.uk
Useful information for international learners studying in the UK: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/
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.