Level 3 Diploma in Management


Who is it for?

This qualification is designed for anyone entering or aspiring towards a managerial role, or who wishes to gain a qualification that formally recognises their skills. It is appropriate for individuals who:

  • manage a team and are responsible for its performance and direction
  • are in a management role with responsibilities such as
    • recruitment and selection
    • budgetary management
    • learning and development


See units listed below. Students are assigned an assessor who visits them at their workplace to carry out assessments, monitor progress, set targets and offer support.

To achieve a full Level 3 NVQ Diploma in management a minimum of 25 credits must be achieved: 14 from the mandatory units and at least 11 from the optional units.

Mandatory units

Unit: CU868 Manage own professional development within an organisation 4 credits

Unit: CU761 Set objectives and provide support for team members 5 credits

Unit: CU858 Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team 5 credits

Optional units
The student’s assessor will visit them in the workplace to complete a skillscan.  This assessment will highlight the most suitable optional units for the student to achieve. The choice of optional units is agreed by the student, their employer and their assessor.


The length of the course varies depending on:

  • whether the qualification is being completed as part of an apprenticeship
  • the amount of time the student can dedicate to course work
  • the student’s previous knowledge, skills and qualifications

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. If the qualification is being completed as part of an apprenticeship then entry requirements will apply


There is apprenticeship funding available for this qualification.  Students’ eligibility for this funding will be checked upon application. If students are not eligible for funding, the course cost will be £1500 including VAT


On completion of this course students can progress onto the Level 5 NVQ Certificate/Diploma in management.

How to apply

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