About Us

Awards for Training and Higher Education

ATHE is a global awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and other UK and international regulators since 2011. We work with more than 280 recognised centres in over 55 countries to complement our strong brand presence in the UK.
ATHE offers a wide portfolio of vocationally orientated and internationally recognised qualifications from levels 3 to 7 – such as business and management, accounting, law, computing and healthcare, with many eligible for UK funding. We have also developed a diverse range of regulated bespoke qualifications for clients through our qualifications development service, while our endorsed programme service has certificated over 40,000 learners for 30 clients globally.
ATHE qualifications are approved as progression pathways for our learners to relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s Top Up degrees by 25 UK and international Universities, with many more accepting our Ofqual regulated qualifications for progression purposes.

Alex Birks

Chief Executive Officer


We are able to provide a comprehensive qualification and support package which provides excellent value for money with our appreciation of a very price sensitive industry.


All ATHE qualifications have progression routes and many of these are to degrees at our University partners. Find more information on our progression routes page.


Our EQAs have extensive experience in the systems of ATHE, Ofsted, ISI, QAA and Ofqual. This experience is there as a resource to you and to support your centre’s development.


Our qualifications are designed for maximum flexibility, however if you have a request which we don’t currently cater for we will do our best to provide you with something that suits you and your learners.