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Management NVQ Level 3 Diploma

This qualification is ideal for first line managers with responsibility for managing budgets, allocating work to team members and/or colleagues, achieving specific results and some degree of decision making. The qualification aims to give you an opportunity to develop your management performance, become more effective and to progress in your career.

You take five mandatory units focusing on the principles of business, leadership, team and people management, supported by the managing of your personal and professional development. You then choose from a diverse range of optional units to complete the qualification, tailoring your learning to meet your individual and organisational needs.

This qualification is suitable for job roles in any sector that involve management and leadership responsibilities. As a Level 3 learner you can expect to be working as a supervisor or first line manager.

Entry requirements

You need to be able to demonstrate competence through your job role in the workplace.

Course content

You will study a range of units including:

  • Principles of business
  • Managing personal and professional development
  • Manage team performance
  • Principles of leadership and management
  • Principles of people management 

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through observation, witness testimony, case studies, reflective accounts, work product evidence, professional discussion.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at

Course Information & How to Apply

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email for alternatives.

LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
Up to 12 months Flexible Various Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747 Work-based Learning W390


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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

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