Introduction to Management Diploma, University entry courses A level (Level 3)
The Level 3 University Foundation Programme 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 specifically developed to provide the knowledge required for students to work effectively, both as individuals and in teams within business. Being able to develop good business management skills is crucial for any company.
About the course
Our Level 3 University Foundation Programme in Management offers a 60-credit qualification, equivalent to one A-level. Ideal for students seeking university entry or aiming to enhance their management skills for career advancement. Suited for team leaders aspiring to move up and those with prior Level 2 or 3 business studies.
This diploma broadens junior managers’ knowledge, emphasizing workplace-specific management areas. Effective leadership and management training are essential, especially in fast-paced, high-tech industries. Communication, inspiration, and leadership skills are critical for achieving organizational success.
The program comprises 6 modules and 6 written assignments, with each module involving approximately 40 guided learning hours. Students gain access to valuable study resources, including tutor support, webinars, a social learning forum, and supplementary materials.
Upon completion, students receive a ‘Qualifi Level 3 Diploma in Introduction to Management,’ fully regulated by Ofqual. Graduates can apply for admission to various UK universities’ undergraduate degree programs or choose our Level 4/5 Diploma in Management followed by an undergraduate top-up option.
Great news: This course qualifies for ELCAS funding.
- Qualification Numbers: Level 3 Diploma in Business Management- 603/4373/4
The fee for enrolling onto the level 3 course is £1800.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or debit card
- Bank transfer
- Interest free monthly instalments
- Western Union
- ELCAS funding
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Zoom sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Assignment marking and feedback
Excluding ELCAS funded learners.
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
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
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 London Academy of Business and Management.
An introduction to finance
This unit introduces learners to practical accounting and financial reporting techniques used by managers in business organisations.
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 organisational excellence.
To understand aspects of an organisation’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 organisations 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.
To understand that workforce welfare ensures that everybody employed within the organisation is valued and that there are benefits to be gained from being part of the organisation.
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: Level-3-Introduction-Management-vApril-2019.pdf