Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management

Skill Level


Total Hours (TQT)

60 hours

Mandatory Units


Optional Units





The purpose of this course is designed to provide the essential skills, knowledge and understanding to those with a responsibility to carry out first-line supervisory or management activities. This qualification also aims to give learners an opportunity to develop their management performance, become more effective and to progress in their career.

Who is the course for?

This course provides an opportunity for those learners wishing to gain a nationally recognised management-specific qualification in order to enter employment in management, or to progress to further management qualifications, such as the Level 3 Diploma in Management (RQF) or the Level 5 Diploma in the Principles of Management and Leadership (RQF)

What are the entry requirements to access the course?

There are no formal entry requirements to access this course; however, you will need access to a PC/Laptop/Mac and internet access. You will also be required to be motivated and able to set aside time to complete your work.

Do I have to sit exams?

As this is a vocational qualification there are no final exams for you to sit. You will be continually assessed using a variety of tasks intended to show and use the skillset that you have.

How is this course delivered?

This course is delivered remotely utilising our materials and the use of zoom / teams / Skype, etc.  All written work will be submitted and assesed via our portfolio system.

What is the duration of the course?

The duration of the course is approximately 60 hours TQT.  This includes tutoring and individual learning; however, as we take into account your previous work and academic history this could be less.

What will I learn from the course?

You will learn the key principles of management and leadership and the improvement of your own management and leadership performance

See the course format below, for further information.

Course Format

This qualification comprises of two mandatory units.

Mandatory Units:

5 Credit unit at Level 3

  • Understand the processes of planning and allocating work

  • Understand the processes of monitoring the progress and quality of work

  • Understand how to handle conflict and record information

  • Understand how to improve team performance

4 Credit unit at Level 3

  • Understand how to communicate a teams purpose and objectives to team members

  • Understand the importance of developing a plan to meet objectives with team members

  • Understand the importance of feedback and evaluation as part of leadership qualities

4 Credit unit at Level 3

  • Understand own values, career and personal goals in relation to a work role and professional development

  • Understand how to plan development effectively

  • Understand how to monitor and evaluate development activities

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