Diploma in Business
     ATHE Level 3


Programme Overview

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is a globally recognised programme, an alternative to an A Level or Access to HE qualification. Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 6 month full-time course which offers students with an opportunity to gain entry to degrees at the London School of Business and other leading universities in the United Kingdom. By pursuing this Programme, a student will be able to develop a strong understanding of his/her chosen subject/s, providing them with practical knowledge of various research methods that are important in higher education.

Why should I choose this course?

Key Features

  • The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business will help prepare a student with everything that they require to achieve success during their term as an undergraduate student here in the UK.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business at London School of Business will help international students in becoming academically adept to pursue higher education here in the United Kingdom.
  • A first track route to London School of Business and other prestigious UK universities for students who lack British A level or equivalent qualifications.
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Key Facts

Mode of Study
Full Time

6 Months

UK/EU/Full Time – £5,000
International – £6,500

Payment Plan

Available for 20 students

On Campus / Online

February, June, October


Learners will take 4 mandatory units worth 60 credits in total.

Mandatory Units

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

This unit is for understanding ones own academic strengths and weaknesses and developing research papers using a variety of skills.

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

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

Entry Requirements

UK/EU Students

We accept applications from individuals having a wide range of qualifications, including all post-16 qualifications in the UK, with full recognition given to relevant key skills, functional skills and vocational qualifications, including the new Advanced and Progression Diplomas.

Read more about the Business Foundation and Diploma Courses

Prior achievement of at least one of the following.




A level 2 qualification in business, economics.


GCSE or Functional Skills Mathematics and English or equivalent international qualifications.

International Students
Including European Union

We recognise a range of qualifications from across the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss specific country requirements for your country.



School Certificate

Successful completion of secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects.

English Requirements 


How to Apply

Enrolling at London School of Business will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

  • Personal details
  • Family information
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Global interests and experiences

There is no application fee.

  • Proof of your academic achievements, including official school transcripts
  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e: TOEFL/IELTS/ Functional Skills Level 2 (if English is not your native language)
  • GMAT/SAT/ACT scores (optional)
  • One academic reference
  • A Personal Statement as an essay (400–500 words)
  • Scholarship and financial aid application included with the application form

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course as well, and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Once your application and personal assessment interview are completed, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, feel free to contact your Admission Advisor.

If you are accepted into the program and have decided to start your studies at London School of Business, you must confirm your place prior to confirmation deadline.

Once we confirm your student status with us, we will be sending out useful information regarding your pre-arrival, and pre-enrolment.  Not only that, we will work alongside to make sure you have a seamless arrival in the UK.

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework re-submission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the student’s responsibility.

2019 Applicants

UK and EU students

Full-time fees – £5,000 per year

For full details, please visit our fees and funding webpage

International students

Full-time fees – £6,500 per year

For full details, please contact us.


The level of competition for scholarships and educational awards is very high. We recommend that you apply for the course early if you plan to apply for a related award.

For some of our scholarships, you will need an offer to study the course to be eligible. Even where it is not a requirement, holding an offer to study can often benefit a funding application.

We offer funding support to suitable candidates through a range of scholarships. A scholarship can be applied when you have been accepted and been offered a place to study your chosen course.

  • Global Ambassador Scholarship
  • Income Based Scholarship

Scholarships of up to 70% are available for candidates under the Global Ambassador Scholarship scheme. The total value awarded will be determined by your academic and professional achievements, as well as your drive and commitment to become an ambassador for the MBA programme and London School of Business both during your time on the programme and throughout your professional career.

Applicants must provide recent financial information. We will consider any circumstances and please contact us for more information.

30 % Fee Reduction

We are proud to offer our students scholarships to support their tuition fees

Who is it for?

  • You might have excelled in studies in your home country, however your qualifications either do not meet, or are not recognized by UK higher education entrance requirements.
  • You are looking for a programme that polishes your skills in English, making you fluent and confident.
  • You are seeking some flexibility to undertake an exam such as IELTS or Cambridge, once you develop the appropriate level of English.
  • Your skills and special interest options allow you to tailor the course to your own needs.
  • You want an intensive period of studies in an English-speaking world to familiarise yourself with British culture and education.
  • You would like to lay a firm foundation to increase your success with any future studies or global career path.

Benefits to you

  • Guarantees a place in LSB and other venerated UK universities.
  • Helps you gain vital study skills in case you consider opting for further education.
  • To live and study in the prestigious British Culture.
  • Enhance your CV and future career prospects.

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Apply Now

Please contact us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or send us an email to london@lsbuk.com to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.



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Get in Touch

  • +44 (0)20 3305 8124

  • london@lsbuk.com