ATHE Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Jewish Studies

IntroductionEntry CriteriaQualification Content

These are core Jewish qualifications which were developed with input from Jewish schools, colleges and other subject experts.

The qualifications can be taken in the form of subsidiary, standard or extended diplomas and cover a range of topics such as Jewish Philosophy, the Jewish Year, Pentateuch and Contemporary Halacha.

Graded with Pass, Merit and Distinction.
For the progression routes visit our progression routes page.

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 14 and above.



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 1 mandatory units and 1 optional (opt) units to achieve the qualification.

Unit NameUnit AimsCreditsMandatory
PentateuchTo develop a holistic and comprehensive understanding of the Pentateuch and the skills of textual analysis. Learners will explore the relevance of the weekly portion to their lives.15Yes
Contemporary Halacha
To explore the development of Halacha from its sources in the Written Law through to modern application15Opt
Jewish Philosophy and EthicsTo consider different sources and commentaries to explore fundamental philosophical concepts and apply them to contemporary issues.15