Contact us

Business Management

Level 3 (60 credits) Course - £1500

Progress onto University First Year

Choose your course option

About the course

The Level 3 University Foundation Programme is a 60 credit qualification (equivalent to one A level) which helps students learn key concepts and a range of management procedures required to work within a business, it has been specifically developed to provide the knowledge required for students to work effectively, both as individuals and in teams within business. Being able to develop good business management skills is crucial for any company. The Level 3 Diploma Business Management is made up of 6 modules and 6 written assignments, each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours. While completing the Diploma, students will have access to various study resources, such as tutor support and webinars, a social learning forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their graduate business course. Upon completion of this course, students receive a Qualifi Level 3 Business Management qualification which is fully regulated by Ofqual. Students will then have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full Undergraduate Degree programme from a range of UK universities. Alternatively students can opt to study our Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and then go on to complete a Undergraduate Top Up at a range of UK universities.

Examples of University Progression

  • Southampton Solent University
  • University of Derby
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  • Middlesex University

Awarding Body

Qualifi

Need any help? Request a call back from one of our advisors

Request a Call Back

Course Details

Course fees

The fee for enrolling onto the level 3 course is £1500.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit or debit card
  • Bank transfer
  • Interest free monthly instalments
  • Paypal
  • Western Union
What is included in the cost of my course?

All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE NUS Extra card worth £19.90
FREE laptop
Free CV writing help on completion of the course

University progression

On completion of this course students will have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full BA degree programme from a range of UK universities. Alternatively students can opt to study our Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and then go on to complete a BA top up at a range of UK universities.

University of Sunderland – On Campus

BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 1 ) – £9250

Birmingham City University – On Campus

BA (Hons) Marketing (Professional Practice) fee £9,000, duration Full Time 3 years

BA (Hons) Business – progression from Level 3 Diploma in Business, fees £9,000 (UK or EU) or £12,000 (international), duration Full time 3 years / Sandwich 4 years

BSc (Hons) Business Accountancy, fees £9,000 (UK or EU) or £12,000 (international), duration Full time 3 years / Sandwich 4 years

Course overview

The level 3 course is made up of 6 modules and 6 written assignments. Each module consists of 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours worth of optional materials that comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings, Internet resources, and self-testing exercises.

Am I eligible for this progamme?

This course is most suited to individuals who are at least 16 years old, have a high school education and wish to progress onto a degree at university, or the Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management with Online Business School.

Level 3 module listing

An introduction to marketing
Marketing is a key business function covering a wide range of activities and employing many people. This module develops the knowledge necessary to understand key concepts of the marketing mix, marketing planning and marketing research. As an introduction to marketing, it explains the strategic purpose of the marketing function and how it contributes to business success.

An introduction to the business environment
This module will explain different types of business and their ownership exist in an economy. Learners will understand role of owner and stakeholders to fulfil purpose of business. The module will help learners to understand how businesses are organised to achieve their targets. This module will also help to understand the way in which the economic, political, legal and social environment can impact on businesses giving the learner an understanding of the range of businesses.

Business communication
Effective communication is a key area in terms of its contribution to business success. When studying this module, learners will gain a thorough understanding of the types of business information used both internally and externally by organisations and the methods used to communicate information to different audiences. In this module, learners will have the opportunity to develop, analyse and evaluate a range of methods used to communicate different types of business information and will understand the purpose of such communication. They will also produce and evaluate different types of business communication of their own.

Business resources
The module will explain how a range of resources, including human, physical, technological and financial resources, are used and managed within business. This module will help the learner to have an understanding of how human resources are managed and of the employability and personal skills required of personnel in an organisation. Learners will gain an understanding of the purpose of managing resources effectively, not only in relation to human resources but also in terms of physical and technological resources.

Human resource management
This module will describe as the most valuable resource of any organisation, its human capital. All resources, especially the most valuable, need to be managed in order to obtain the greatest value from them. The module provides an overview of some of the key areas that fall within the remit of the human resources function. By the end of this module learners will gain an understanding of the factors that are taken into account by organisations when planning their human resource management. They will also learn how organisations gain employee motivation and employee commitment.

Recruitment and selection in business
This module is about how an organisation recruits and selects staff. Learners will gain knowledge and understanding of the process that a business has to go through when recruiting staff. Learners will prepare documents necessary to help select the right person for the job and plan to take part in a selection interview. They will have a broad understanding of the legislation surrounding recruitment and selection and be able to explain how these laws affect a business. As part of this, learners will consider the role of the Human Resource department. This will help them understand the vital role that the HR department plays in helping an organisation achieve its business objectives and will help them in the future when attending a job interview or participating in a selection panel.

Written assignments

The Level 3 Diploma in Business has 6 modules and 6 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

The Assignment unit titles that students need to complete for the level 3 course are:

  1. An introduction to marketing
  2. An introduction to the business environment
  3. Business communication
  4. Business resources
  5. Human resource management
  6. Recruitment and selection in business

More information about the level 3 units can be found here https://qualifi.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Level-3-Diploma-in-Business-Management.pdf

Level 3 sample certificate

I would definitely say The Online Business School is a fantastic alternative to University Level studies.

James Rhodes

Level 3 Diploma in Management

Other courses that may also be of interest to you

University Undergraduate Entry

Business Management , University Foundation programme (Level 3 – 120 Credits)

View Course

University Undergraduate Entry

Introduction to Management Diploma (Level 3 – 60 Credits)

View Course

Progress onto University final Year

Business Management, University 1st and 2nd Year (Level 4 and 5)

View Course