Apprenticeship in Management Level 3

Apprenticeship in Management Level 3

What is an Apprenticeship?

The Apprenticeship at Level 3 consists of 4 qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma in Management

Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT, Communication & Numeracy.

Unit on Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Personal Learning & Thinking Skills


Suitable for new or existing senior staff or team leaders.


  • Organising, motivating or managing teams
  • Developing team leadership skills
  • Solving problems and decision making
  • Managing risk and health & safety

Structure of Qualifications:

The Level 3 Diploma in Management is a qualification combining knowledge and competence assessment. Evidence of competence will be by observation of practice, testimony from others and work products. Knowledge units are assessed by short answer questions or written assignments.

The qualification offers a wide choice of units reflecting the variety of roles and tasks learners carryout in the workplace. Learners have to complete 5 mandatory units and have a wide choice of optional units. A total of 55 credits need to be achieved to complete the qualification. ERR is a unit within the Diploma.

Functional Skills assesses your application of ICT, English and Maths skills. Learners have an initial assessment of their skills and an action plan agreed to improve their skills. Assessment is by written exam in each subject area, exams are 1-2 hours long. English communication also is assessed by observation of a group presentation.

Programme Delivery

All learners receive one to one assessment in the workplace, arranging meetings with their assessor with line manager approval. The length of programme is 12 months.

Learners are registered with ILM with 2 years free study membership and access to free e learning workbooks and video tutorials.

Level 3 Diploma in Management

The Diploma is made of units with different credit value and learners need to achieve 55 credits to be awarded a Diploma. All learners will complete the mandatory core units and then a range of optional units that reflect their service area and work role. Below is an example of a combination of mandatory and optional units.

Example Programme

Unit TitleCredits
Manage personal and   professional development Mandatory L3


Manage Team Performance Mandatory L3



Principles of Leadership & Management Mandatory L3


Principles of People Management Mandatory L3


Principles of Business Mandatory L3



Develop Working Relationships with Stakeholders L4


Manage Individuals Performance Group 2 L3


Chair and Lead Meetings Group 2 L3


Recruitment, Selection and Induction Practice Group 2 L4


Procure Products and Services Group 2 L3


Employee Rights and Responsibilities Group 3 L2