ATHE Level 4 Certificate in Workforce Performance Development

IntroductionEntry CriteriaQualification Content

The ATHE Level 4 Certificate in Workforce Performance Development is a 14 credit Ofqual regulated qualification.

This qualification aims to develop a range of skills essential for a successful career in any workplace setting and any sector. It is designed to support supervisors and line managers working at a variety of levels.

This is a core qualification available to existing and interested centres of ATHE.

Graded with Pass, or Fail.
Advanced learner loans available in the UK – to check if funding is available see the latest Qualification Catalogue here.
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, part-time or full-time.

Qualification Specification
To view the specification, please click here.

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:

  • A Level 3 in this sector/market Business and Management
  • A Level 3 qualification in a related subject
  • A Level 3 qualification in a non-related subject
  • 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 3 mandatory units.

Unit NameUnit AimsCreditsMandatory
Contribute to the identification and analysis of organisational learning needs
The aim of this unit is to develop a knowledge of the factors influencing organisational learning and of the principles and practices associated with conducting organisational learning needs analysis.
Manage, foster and develop team performanceThis unit aims to develop understanding and the ability to manage, foster and develop team performance. Learners will explore the role of clear performance standards, how to set, communicate and monitor these. Methods to assess team performance and assess performance gaps are explored.5Yes
Manage and develop individual performanceThe focus of this unit is on supporting and enabling individual development. Providing developmental opportunities has both benefits to the individual and organisation.4Yes