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Management Level 3 Apprenticeship at Reading College

Course description

The Management Advanced Apprenticeship is ideal for first line managers with a range of responsibilities such as allocating work, achieving results, decision making, and managing financial and physical resources. 

This training develops management performance and effectiveness ready for career progression.

You gain a nationally-recognised qualification while furthering your skills and experience within the management sector. This apprenticeship will give you the confidence and ability to become a more effective manager and to progress within your career.

Course content

On this apprenticeship you cover:

  • ILM NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Management
  • Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Maths, English and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Thinking and Learning Skills

The modules that you study as part of your NVQ in Management include: 

  • manage own professional development within an organization
  • set objectives and provide support for team members
  • plan, allocate and monitor work of the team
  • solving problems and making decisions
  • achieving objectives through time management
  • planning change in the workplace
  • understanding change in the workplace

Learning activities include workshops and practical sessions. Much of your learning is gained through practical experience in your workplace. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship. Upon applying you will be invited in for an interview and initial assessment to determine your level of learning and what optional modules you might like to take as part of your programme.


NVQs are assessed using evidence from the workplace. This could include observation, professional discussion, questioning, witness testimony, physical products of work (such as plans, reports, correspondence etc). 

Formal assessment is through assignments, projects, presentations and practical assessments, which are set at regular intervals throughout the course. English, maths and ICT are assessed by an exam.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you can progress to higher levels in management NVQs if you acquire more responsibilities at work. 

Alternatively, taught academic management courses are available within college or you may wish to use the apprenticeship as a stepping stone to further education at university.

Further information

To get the most from this course you need to be able to work independently and take responsibility for your own learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

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      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.