ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Applied Statistics

IntroductionEntry CriteriaQualification Content

ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Applied Statistics is a 60-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to an A Level or Access to HE qualification. It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a business or management degree and may not have the traditional entry qualifications usually required.

The qualification aims to provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of a range of topics within the Applied Statistics environment. These topics will allow learners to develop practical and theoretical approaches to solving problems and finding solutions using Applied Statistics.

This qualification sits within a suite of ATHE L3 qualifications, which is called the International Access Programme (IAP). Each qualification has a credit value of 60. Learners may choose to study one or more of the qualifications in this suite.

Graded with Pass, Merit and Distinction.
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Delivery Mode
This qualification can be delivered either in the classroom, via distance learning or blended.

Qualification Specification
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Typical Age

This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 16 and above.


For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above or Grade 4 and above
  • other related level 2 subjects
  • other equivalent international qualifications


For those whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification:

  • IELTs 5.5
  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or above
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 42-49

Learners must complete all 4 mandatory units.

Unit NameUnit AimsCreditsMandatory
Introduction to StatisticsThis unit aims to provide an introduction to statistics and their use and to develop a knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of statistics.10Yes
Hypothesis TestingThis unit aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in hypothesis testing which is used in a range of organisations and in fields such as psychology or medicine.20Yes
Statistics in Industry and CommerceThis unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance and use of statistics in business contexts.20Yes
ICT in StatisticsThis unit aims to develop skills in the application of information technology to collect and interpret statistical data.10Yes