Introduction to Management Diploma (Level 3 – 60 Credits)

About the 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 who are looking at gaining university entry or management experience in order 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 is 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. In addition, industry has recognised that leadership and management training is essential for business growth, particularly in high-tech, high paced business environment that need to respond to a rapidly changing environment. To achieve this 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 help in the completion of 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 have the opportunity to 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 Extended Diploma in Management and then go on to complete a Undergraduate Top Up at a range of UK universities.

Course Modules

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

Qualification Type: Diploma

Level: 3

Credit: 60

Duration: Flexible

Study Method: Online

Fee: £1200


You can progress to the following Universities

  • Birmingham City University
  • University of Sunderland – On Campus
  • Charles Bekeev International University (CBIU)

Full Course Details

  • Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees & Funding
  • Assignments
  • Progression

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.

Organisational culture
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

Workplace welfare
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.

University Entry Level 3 Programme Requirements

For entry on the Level 3 qualification learners would generally be aged 16 or above.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • other related level 2 subjects
  • other equivalent international qualifications

Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the course modules and assignments.
Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid), participation and/or achievement of relevant qualifications.

Is the online payment taken immediately?

Yes. Once NLC has received the cleared funds your course material will be released to you immediately.

Is there any financial assistance available?
NLC offers an interest free payment plan so that you can pay for your course over a set number of months. Contact us for more information about this.
UK students may also be eligible for student loans for the university top-up programme. Learners should make enquiries direct to their chosen university.

Are there likely to be any additional costs?
This will depend on your chosen course and any extra or additional learning resources that may be needed. This will be explained before you commit yourself to the course.
What payment options are available?
Payment can be made online through bank transfer or through any of our international banks.

How much do assessments cost?
Assessments are included with the course purchases.

The 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 5,000-8,000 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:

  1. An introduction to finance
  2. An introduction to leadership skills
  3. Managing business operations
  4. Organisational culture
  5. Working in teams
  6. Workplace welfare

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

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 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 )

Birmingham City University – On Campus

BA (Hons) Marketing (Professional Practice)  duration Full Time 3 years

BA (Hons) Business – progression from Level 3 Diploma in Business, (international), duration Full time 3 years / Sandwich 4 years

BSc (Hons) Business Accountancy, (international), duration Full time 3 years / Sandwich 4 years

Charles Bekeev International University (CBIU)

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Top up available.

Please enquire for top up prices for Charles Bekeev International University (CBIU)