Level 3 Diploma in Business


The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 60 credits Ofqual regulated globally recognised programme. It is an alternative to an A-Level or Access to HE qualification. The Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 6 to 12-month programme that offers students an opportunity to gain entry to undergraduate degrees at the Alex Business School and other leading business schools and universities in the United Kingdom. By studying this programme, students will develop a strong understanding of their chosen subject(s), providing them with the business understanding and skills to build their careers in an exciting and dynamic business environment.

Why should I choose this Diploma?


Level 3 Diploma in Business has been designed for learners who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for roles in junior management. They have also been developed with progression in mind out and unable learners/s to continue to a range of Bachelor’s degrees. The addition of our General Education pathway. If taken in combination with the Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management.

Key Points

Level Diploma – Level 3
Credits 60
Mode of Study Online Learning

Hybrid Learning (Blended)

Duration 6 – 9 Months,
Assessments Assignment only (No Exam)
Fees £3,000(Online)


Payment Plan Available
Intakes Flexible

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply theoretical learning skills in today’s business environment.
  • Assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and pressures of the business environment.
  • Analyse financial performance of an organisation.
  • Evaluate organisational decisions with consideration of the political, legal and ethical aspects of business.

Career Direction

  • Office Administrator
  • Office Assistant
  • Administration Executive
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Coordinator

Further Education

Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Business qualification enables learners’ direct entry into Year 1 of a three-year UK Undergraduate programme or pursue Level 4 Diploma in Business Management or another sector


This programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body ATHE

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post-16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and taken from all around the world.

Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country. If you do not meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, please contact us to find out other possible entry routes.


Learners are required to complete 4 units to achieve the 60 credits required to gain the Level 3 Diploma in Business.

Unit Title
Mandatory Unit
How Business Operates
Marketing Principles and Techniques
Academic & Research Skills for Business
 Communication Skills for Business

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award


Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting the criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and jobs, which the awarding organisation externally verifies.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignments and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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