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GCE, AS, A Level Business Frisby College

Undergraduate Entry Programme

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Courses for ATHE Level 3
Diploma in Business

Qualification Number | 601/6170/X

Our courses for the ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business are designed to guide learners through the 60-credit version of this foundation qualification in Business and Management.

Courses can be completed full-time over 10-12 weeks or part-time over 20-22 weeks and are delivered via classroom instruction or our distance learning platform.

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is an Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to a British GCE, AS, A Level or Access to HE qualification.

Courses are particularly well suited to high school undergraduates who are looking to pursue Year 1 of a full-time university degree in the UK.

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Qualification Units

Learners must complete 4 core units.

Core Units

How Businesses Operate (15-credit)

The key features of an organisation and their importance are explored, including finance, leadership, HR, marketing, managing data and customer service.

Marketing Principles and Techniques (15-credit)

An introduction to marketing is provided, followed by a look at research, analysis and promotional techniques.

Academic and Research Skills for Business (15-credit)

This unit guides learners in understanding their own academic strengths and weaknesses and developing research projects using a variety of skills.

Communication Skills for Business (15-credit)

A look at how communication is used in business and how the learners’ own communication skills can be developed to effectively present information and ideas.

Qualification Overview

RQF Level   Level 3      Credits   60 Credits

Courses   Blended Learning

                  Class & Distance Learning

Duration   Full-time 20-22 Weeks

                    Part-time 40-42 Weeks


ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma Undergraduate Year 1

3 Year Sandwich Degree Programme

3 Year Distance Learning Degree Programme

Entry Requirement

Age 16+

B1 CEFR English Proficiency

Certificate of Secondary Education

Application Fee   TBA

Tuition Fee   TBA

Business & Management

ATHE Level 3 Diploma

Undergraduate Entry Programme >

ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma

Undergraduate Year 1 >

ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma

Undergraduate Year 2 >

ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma

Undergraduate Year 3 >

ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma

Postgraduate >


Success with Frisby College


Globally recognised

British Qualifications

No Exams

100% Assignment Based

Flexible learning that

meets your needs

600 study hours with

UK Course Tutors


Entry Requirements

Age 16 +


Academic Profile

Nationally recognized Certificate of Secondary Education or equivalents.


English Profile

A minimum of CEFR B1 level English demonstrated via a standardised English test. Learn more about our B1 English courses  

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Application Process

Contact your local Frisby College Provider.

After submitting a formal application with the necessary supporting documents, the applicant will be registered with ATHE.

Application Steps

Progression Routes

Learners who complete this qualification can then continue their academic pathway via one of two progression routes:

Further Education Pathway

(continue study with Frisby College)


ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma

Undergraduate Year 1


Higher Education Pathway

Enter onto a 3 Year Sandwich Degree Programme with a UK university.

Enter onto a 3 Year Distance Learning Degree Programme with a British university.

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