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Level 3 Diploma in Management at Smart Training

Course description

An ideal course for those working in their first management role who have decision-making responsibilities, or responsibility for people and their performance. It gives managers an opportunity to demonstrate recognisable management and leadership skills - for example, providing leadership, planning and implementing change, or project management - and to progress their careers. The course involves study days one day per month – typically on a Saturday - as well as observation in the workplace. This Apprenticeship can be applied across a broad range of sectors and job roles. Good managers and team leaders are essential to the success of any business, so the skills gained on this Apprenticeship are transferable and valuable. Learning will be tailored to your industry, but it’s likely you’ll be responsible for the delivery of a service, or how other people carry out their work. You could be working as a shift leader, charge hand, section leader, team leader, floor manager, trainee manager, deputy manager, or supervisor. On the Advanced Apprenticeship in Management, you’ll be able to understand the theories of management, and how to source, understand, present and explain work related figures and calculations. Depending on the focus of your job, you might learn other skills like how to allocate and check other people’s work; plan and implement change; manage a project or budget; encourage innovation; carry out operational plans; recruit staff; or develop customer service skills.

Course content

The Level 3 Management Diploma includes five mandatory units:

  • Manage team performance
  • Principles of people management
  • Principles of sales, marketing and HR
  • Principles of leadership and management
  • Manage personal and professional development.

Optional units include:

  • Manage individuals' performance
  • Manage individuals' development in the workplace
  • Encourage innovation
  • Implement change
  • Conduct quality audits
  • The impact of work activities on the environment.


Entry requirements

Must be employed for at least 30 hours a week

Financial information

Funded training is available for learners who are employed for more than 30 hours a week, have lived in the UK or European Union for the past three years and don't hold a UK- recognised degree. An Employers Contribution of £500 plus VAT is applicable for learners aged 24 and over. 

There is no Government funding for unemployed learners aged 24 and over for Level 3. Instead you can apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan - see for details. 

For those who don't qualify for funding the cost of training is £2,500 plus VAT. Payment options of monthly instalments, credit or debit card are available. 

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Smart Training directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2015
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