Level 3 Diploma in Management Skills and Knowledge

This OFQUAL regulated qualification provides provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work as a Team Leader/Supervisor. This qualification has been aligned to the Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship standard and could be used to support delivery of the apprenticeship.

This qualification may be eligible for funding. For further guidance on funding, please contact your local funding provider.

Aims of the Course 

These are to:

  • Provide students with the knowledge and skills of management within different occupational areas
  • Confirm competence of those already fulfilling a managerial role
  • Allow students to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and behaviours they will need to operate as a successful Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Enable students to develop skills and knowledge in a range of areas relevant to their role, such as leading and managing people, building relationships and communication, operational and project management, finance and personal effectiveness


To be awarded the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Management Skills and Knowledge, are required to successfully complete 9 mandatory units. Mandatory units are:

  • Leading people
  • Communication
  • Managing people
  • Building relationships
  • Operational management
  • Project management
  • Managing finance
  • Self-awareness and continuous development
  • Decision making

How the Course is Delivered

The Level 3 Diploma in Management Skills and Knowledge is delivered via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which provides access to case studies, learning materials and activities, presentations and web links. Online tutor support and guidance is provided throughout the course, where students can interact with the tutors, get feedback on their progress and submit their work electronically. This helps you to build the relevant skills progressively, as you receive feedback and support from your tutor during this time. As the course is delivered online, this enables students to study any time, any place through immediate access to VLE.


A mixture of assessments will be used – formal reports, presentations, research project, and examinations based upon a previously seen case study.


After successful completion students will achieve Level 3 Diploma in Management Skills and Knowledge qualification awarded by NCFE

Opportunities for Progression 

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to.

  • Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management
  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management
  • Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership
  • Level 5 Diploma in Management Skills and Knowledge
  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration
  • Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship

This qualification aims to provide learners with a number of progression options, including higher level studies at university.

This qualification could be taken to support the Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship. On completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices can register as Associate Members with the Chartered Management Institute and/or the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is designed for learners who are working as a Team Leader/Supervisor with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification.


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11 months.
Student study commitment would be a minimum of 5-6 hours a week.

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