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ATHE Level 3

Diploma in Small Business and Social Enterprise Start-up

Qualification number: 603/6571/7


Course overview

Level 3 Diploma in Small Business and Social Enterprise Start-up is developed to provide applied learning, integrating knowledge and understanding with the development and application of the skills needed to set up and operate a small enterprise for a set period of time. The skill development is significant as learners must apply the knowledge and understanding gained in a practical application through one substantive overarching assignment.  The units in the qualification will give learners the opportunity to research, plan, run and review the operation of a small enterprise. Learners may operate the business or social enterprise as a sole trader or in a partnership with another student. Following the completion of the qualification, learners may decide to continue the enterprise independently or use the experience to help them to start their own small business at a future date.

The Level 3 Diploma in Small Business and Social Enterprise Start-up qualification is available as a 60-credit Diploma. The qualifications are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

This ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Accounting course is delivered online, and you can access the course 24/7 at your convenient time. This course covers the following mandatory units:

Mandatory units

R/618/4180                Unit 1 Market Research

Y/618/4181                 Unit 2 Business and Financial Planning

D/618/4182               Unit 3 Quality Assurance

H/618/4183               Unit 4 Presenting a Business Plan

K/618/4184               Unit 5 Running and Monitoring A Small Enterprise Start-up

M/618/4185              Unit 6 Reviewing Performance of an Enterprise Start-up







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12-16 weeks






Online / Distance Learning / Part Time


Manchester, UK


£750+VAT for online learning

£3250 for Classroom-based learning

and / or under student visa route.

The intakes generally are in the 1st and 3rd week of every month, but you can join anytime


The Level 3 Diplomas within the IAP are designed to meet the needs of learners who are progressing from the study at Level 2, as well as those who are returning to learning

  • Learners aged 16 or over, who have recently been in education or training

  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above or Grade 4 and above

  • other related levels 2 subjects

  • other equivalent international qualifications.

  • Learners will need to have appropriate Level 2 standard in English and in particular Mathematics/Numeracy

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