University Pathways


We believe that it is essential for learners to have a range of progression routes from our qualifications. For some learners this will be straight into employment and a career, for others there is the opportunity for progression to a university degree.

Earning a full Bachelors Degree or MBA is a simple and low cost option with SCPSU Business School.

Earn your Diploma in Management or Associate Degree in Business Management with SCPSU Business School, and then top up to a Bachelors or MBA degree online or on-campus through a UK university.

Most UK universities will accept the 240 credits offered by the SCPSU Business School Associate Degree in Business Management (OFQUAL Level 4/5) for top up onto the final year of an Undergraduate Degree. Similarly most Universities will accept 120 credits as advanced entry onto an MBA top up.

The SCPSU Business School OFQUAL Level 6 programme will allow students entry onto most university Postgraduate Management Programmes, relevant work experience may also be required.

Top up at a UK University

On completion of the SCPSU Business School courses, Students can apply to top up at a number of UK universities. As all of the academic courses offered by SCPSU Business School are OFQUAL approved, universities will generally accept the credits awarded to students.

At Present the ATHE has specific agreements with the following universities:

- Anglia Ruskin University
- Southampton Solent University
- University of Sunderland London Campus
- Northampton University
- Coventry University
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Bolton University
- University of Bedfordshire
- Prince Edward Island University

More details on these progression routes can be found here.

While these above progression routes have all been arranged and confirmed between ATHE and each university, please note you can also apply to universities which are not on this list as many others will accept ATHE qualifications as they are regulated by OFQUAL.