Business and Management

ATHE Level 4 Certificate in Workforce Performance Development

The ATHE Level 4 Certificate in Workforce Performance Development is a 14 credit Ofqual regulated qualification. This qualification aims to develop a range of skills essential for a successful career in any workplace setting and any sector. It is designed to support supervisors and line managers working at a variety of levels.

Learners are able to take this qualification as continuing professional development, or as entry onto larger qualifications at the same or higher levels.

At a glance:

  • Graded with Pass, or Fail
  • Progression to a bachelor’s degree at a range of university partners –
  • 140 learning hours
  • Designed with support from Skills Audit Institute
  • Can be delivered by distance or blended learning, part-time or full-time.


Learners must achieve all 3 mandatory units.

To see the contents of each unit you can view the Qualification Specification.

  • Contribute to the identification and analysis of organisational learning needs
  • Manage, foster and develop team performance
  • Manage and develop individual performance

Progression Routes

Learners who complete this qualification can progress to study a variety of bachelor’s degrees at a university such as one of our partner universities. For information on ATHE university top-ups please see our Progression Routes here

Entry Criteria

Age: 18 +

Entry profile:

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of following:

  • A Level 3 in this sector/market Business and Management
  • A Level 3 qualification in a related subject
  • A Level 3 qualification in a non-related subject
  • Equivalent international qualifications
  • Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments.

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