ATHE is promoting the Level 4 route to centres and learners with the following key messages:

  • ‘Don’t Defer’ – as an Ofqual regulated qualification with a range of pre-agreed university progression routes, the ATHE Level 4 in Business & Management provides top-up opportunities to join the second year of a Bachelor’s degree course – or go on to study the ATHE Level 5 qualification and join the final year.
  • ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ – with many ATHE recognised centres offering distance learning, students can study the qualification fully online from the safety and convenience of their own homes.
  • ‘Save Money’ – students have voiced their concerns about paying full university tuition fees without the full student life experience. The ATHE Level 4 qualification offers an annual saving of around £6,000 in fees – along with mitigating additional costs such as accommodation.

Progression agreements for the ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business & Management are in place with universities including Leeds Trinity, Portsmouth, Arden, Anglia Ruskin and Sunderland. For further details visit our Progression Routes webpage.

A premium package of Teaching and Learning Materials for this qualification is now available for centres. Exclusively designed for ATHE centres and learners by a senior academic, this comprehensive package of eText, Student and Lecturer Manuals complements the existing ATHE qualification specifications and assignments, providing a competitively priced turnkey solution for centres and learners.

Centres can sign-up to this latest 25% discount offer* and take up the new Teaching and Learning package by contacting or calling +44 (0)1603 760030. If you’re new to ATHE or don’t yet deliver our Business & Management qualifications please let us know and we can fast track your application – by contacting our Sales & Business Development Manager Denise Weir at

* Discount not applicable in combination with other discounts