Business Management, University Foundation programme (Level 3 – 120 Credits)

About the course
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.

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 graduate business course.

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 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

  • Managing business operations
  • Maximising resources
  • The business environment
  • Managing people in organisations
  • Working in teams
  • Effective business communication

Course Summary

Qualification Type: Foundation

Level: 3

Credit: 120

Duration: 2 years

Study Method: Online

Fee: £1200

Progression

You can progress to the following Universities

  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  • Middlesex University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • University of Derby
    University of Lincoln
  • Charles Bekeev International University (CBIU)

Full Course Details

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

Managing business operations
Effective management of the business operations undertaken within an organisation is the key to its overall success. No organisation 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.

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

The business environment
A sound understanding of the environment in which an organisation 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 organisations
Effective management of people within an organisation is essential if the objectives of the organisation are to be achieved. People represent the single most important resource of the organisation and their needs must be understood and respected.

Working in teams
Modern organisations 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 organisation – from production right through to financial decision making. This module looks at the role played by teams within organisations and how the human element interacts.

Effective business communication
Good communication is essential in any organisation 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.


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 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 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. Managing business operations
2. Maximising resources to achieve business success
3. The business environment
4. Managing people in organisations
5. Working in teams
6. Effective business communications

More information about the Level 3 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-3-business/

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.

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University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online)

Birmingham City University – On Campus

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

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

BSc (Hons) Business Accountancy, 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)