Religious Studies Qualifications

These are core Jewish qualifications which were developed with input from Jewish schools, colleges and other subject experts.

The qualifications can be taken in the form of subsidiary, standard or extended diplomas and cover a range of topics such as Jewish Philosophy, the Jewish Year, Pentateuch and Contemporary Halacha. They are designed for learners over the age of 14 and can be offered alongside an academic curriculum. There are various options for assessment but typically students compile a portfolio of work, which is produced across the time of study. This portfolio is then externally verified so that standards are secure.

As ATHE is an Ofqual-regulated awarding body, these qualifications can be seen on the Ofqual register and will be recognised widely by universities and other higher education institutions.


Offering these qualifications

In order to offer these qualifications, you will need to become a recognised ATHE centre. We make this process as streamlined as possible and our expert team are on hand to guide you through a stage at a time. You can start the process here.

Qualification Specifications

Each of our qualifications’ details are contained within the qualification specification document which includes the learning outcomes, assessment criteria, indicative content and further information.

Guidance Documents

All ATHE recognised centres can access delivery resources by logging into the ATHE Portal and clicking on ‘Qualification Guidance’ on the first page.