Business Management (Level 3 – 120 Credits)

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT - DIPLOMA
UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION PROGRAM
LEVEL: 3 | CREDITS: 120 | £1500

The Level 3 University Foundation Program is a 120 credit qualification (equivalent to one A-level) that helps students learn key concepts and a range of management procedures required to work within a business setting. It has been specifically developed to provide the knowledge required for students to work effectively, both as individuals and team players. It is needless to emphasize that Management skills are the key to generate, maintain and grow businesses.

The Level 3 University Foundation Program is a 120-credit qualification (equivalent to two A-levels) which helps students learn key concepts and a range of management procedures required to work within a business. It has been carefully developed to provide the knowledge required for students to work effectively, both as individuals and team players within a business. Being able to develop good business management skills is crucial for any company that focuses on growth.

The Level 3 Diploma Business Management is made up of 6 modules and 6 written assignments; each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours. While completing the Diploma, students will have access to various study resources, such as tutor support and webinars, a social learning forum and additional materials to help in the completion of their Business Management program.

Upon completion of this course, students receive an ATHE Level 3 Business Management qualification which is fully regulated by Ofqual. Students will then have the opportunity to apply for admission into a full Undergraduate Degree program from a range of universities in the UK. Alternatively, students can opt to study our Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and then go on to complete an Undergraduate Top Up at a range of universities in the UK.

This course is most suited to individuals who are at least 16 years old, have a high school education and wish to progress onto a degree at university, or the Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management with Mortha Halls of Ivy.

The fee for enrolling onto the level 3 course is £1500.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • Interest Free Monthly installments
  • Paypal
  • Western Union

The Course Fee includes

  • All Course Material, including online modules and written assignments.
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online Social Learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Free CV Writing help on completion of the course

Managing business operations

Effective management of the business operations undertaken within an organization is the key to its overall success. No organization will be able to achieve its objectives without effective management of its operations. This module is divided into six sections, each of which deals with one aspect of the management of business operations.

Maximizing resources

An organization that fails to dedicate sufficient attention to its use of resources will prove to be unprofitable over time. By being observant and prudent, any organization can achieve significant gains from the management of its resources.

The business environment

A sound understanding of the environment in which an organization operates is a valuable asset in management. In order to make effective decisions, it is important for managers to be aware of the factors that influence the environment and the benefits which can be achieved from using the nature of the environment to good effect. Without such knowledge, it is easy to misjudge the consequence of any actions taken.

Managing people in organizations

Effective management of people within an organization is essential if the objectives of the organization are to be achieved. People represent the single most important resource of the organization and their needs must be understood and respected.

Working in teams

Modern organizations use opportunities for team working as much as possible as this is an effective and proven method for getting the best performance from members of the workforce. Teams may be involved in all activities of an organization – from production right through to financial decision making. This module looks at the role played by teams within organizations and how the human element interacts.

Effective business communication

Good communication is essential in any organization in order to pass information from one person to another. This module explains the need for effective communication and demonstrates how this can be achieved within a work environment.

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business has 6 modules and 6 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5000-8000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

The Assignment unit titles that students need to complete for the level 3 course are:

  • Managing Business Operations
  • Maximising Resources to Achieve Business Success
  • The Business Environment
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Working in Teams
  • Effective Business Communications

University Progression

On completion of this course students will have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full BA Degree program from a range of UK universities. Alternatively students can opt to study our Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and then go on to complete a BA Top Up at a range of UK universities.

University of Sunderland – On Campus

BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 1 ) – £9250

Birmingham City University – On Campus

  • BA (Hons) Marketing (Professional Practice) fee £9,000, duration Full Time 3 years
  • BA (Hons) Business – progression from ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business, fees £9,000 (UK or EU) or £12,000 (international), duration Full time 3 years / Sandwich 4 years
  • BSc (Hons) Business Accountancy, fees £9,000 (UK or EU) or £12,000 (international), duration Full time 3 years / Sandwich 4 years
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