LEVEL: 3 | CREDITS: 60 | £1500

The level 3 course is made up of 6 modules and 6 written assignments. Each module consists of 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours worth of optional materials that comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings, Internet resources, and self-testing exercises.

About This Course

This introduction to management level 3 university foundation programme is a 60-credit qualification (equivalent to one A level). It is aimed at students looking at gaining university entry or management experience to gain a promotion or widen their job prospects. It is particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move to the next level of management. It will also provide an entry level qualification for those who have studied business related subjects at Level 2 or 3 and who wish to gain skills and competencies for employment in a management setting.

The diploma is designed to provide aspiring and existing junior managers with a broader knowledge of effective management skills while focusing on key management areas specific to the workplace. Leadership and management training is essential for business growth, particularly in high-tech, high-paced business environments that need to respond to a rapidly changing environment. The essential attributes of being able to communicate, inspire and lead are often lacking, which are seen crucial to achieving organisational success.

This introduction to management level 3 university foundation programme 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 complete their graduate business course.

Upon completion of this course, students receive a 'Qualifi level 3 diploma in introduction to management' which is fully regulated by Ofqual. Students will then can apply for admission onto a full undergraduate degree programme from a range of UK universities. Alternatively, students can opt to study our level 4/5 diploma in management and then complete a undergraduate top up at a range of UK universities.

This course is eligible for ELCAS funding.

Examples of University Progression

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Am I eligible for this progamme?

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 diploma in business management with.

Course Fees

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
  • Western Union

What is included in the cost of my course?

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments.
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Zoom sessions where required.
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online social learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback.

Module listing

An Introduction to Finance

This unit introduces learners to practical accounting and financial reporting techniques used by managers in business organizations.

An Introduction to Leadership Skills

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with an introduction to leadership skills, and how they can be identified and developed, and to show the importance of providing motivation for others.

Managing Business Operations

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to key aspects of all businesses and how they operate within the wider business environment, as well as internally. Operational control and the provision of best practice and sound policy will be shown to facilitate organizational excellence.

Organizational Culture

To understand aspects of an organization’s culture and their effects on its activities and its management, as well as the significance of an ethical business approach.

Working in Teams

To understand the role played by teams within organizations and how the human elements interact. The unit also examines the value of team and group working, and how these are formed and work together.

Workplace Welfare

To understand that workforce welfare ensures that everybody employed within the organization is valued and that there are benefits to be gained from being part of the organization.

Assignment listing

The level 3 diploma in business has 6 written assignments. The assignments are approximately 2,000-3,000 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:

  • An introduction to finance
  • An introduction to leadership skills
  • Managing business operations
  • Organisational culture
  • Working in teams
  • Workplace welfare

More information about the level 3 units can be found here:

Sample Certificate

University Progression

On completion of this course students will have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full BA degree programme from a range of UK universities. Alternatively, students can opt to study our Level 4/5 diploma in business 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 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