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Level 3 Apprenticship in Management

This course is suitable for people employed in a Management role within any industry. You will be required to complete approximately 12 different units within the qualification. This consists of 5 mandatory units which are; Manage personal and professional development, Manage team performance, Principles of leadership and management, Principles of people management, Principles of business.

In addition to this there are a further 7 optional units which could include; Chair and lead meetings, Promote equality and diversity and inclusion within the workplace, Manage individuals’ performance, Manage individuals’ development, Manage conflict within a team, Encourage innovation, Implement and maintain business continuity plans and processes, Collaborate with other departments, Participate in or manage a project, Develop or Deliver a presentation.

The most appropriate units will be selected with the support and guidance of the assessor to ensure they are aligned with the type of work undertaken by the Apprentice.

Entry Requirements

The Apprenticeship is open to those aged 16+ who are employed in a suitable role and hold GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C in English and Maths.
Please note that funding restrictions may apply to Apprentices aged 19+. Also, Apprenticeship funding is currently not available for those who have a degree, HNC, HND or equivalent Level 4 or above qualification. This means you as the Apprentice would be liable for the full fees of the course.  
For more information contact the Apprenticeship Team 01793 498208.

What do I need to bring?

Some courses may require additional course materials for further information please, contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01793 498208 or email on 01793 498208 or email

Assessment/Exam information

The Combined Level 3 Apprenticeship will comprise of both knowledge and competence units.

The knowledge units and functional skills* of the Diploma will be delivered using online learning resources. Students will spend approximately half a day per week away from their normal work duties to undertake this learning, with the Assessor visiting every 3-4 weeks to facilitate and check progress. Assessment will be via a written assignment for the knowledge units. Functional Skills will be assessed via online tests (conducted at Swindon College), this process takes place during the first 34 weeks of the Apprenticeship programme.

The competence units within the Diploma, ERR and PLTS are assessed by arange of work based assessment methods. This will be in forms of observations, work products, written questions and witness testimonies. Assessors will visit on a 3 weekly basis to facilitate progress and conduct assessments.
There will be regular work-based reviews to ensure progression and support and these will be conducted by a Training Co-ordinator or an Assessor.

*Students who require more in depth learning for Functional Skills will attend a block week of learning and online testing at Swindon College.

Other information

• Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
• Functional Skills in English (Level 1)
• Functional Skills in Maths (Level 1)
• Functional Skills in ICT (Level 1)
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This course is based at North Star where you will receive expert tuition from well qualified and experienced staff. Also, a Training Coordinator will support you throughout your training, through regular work based review meetings.

As a member of Swindon College apprentices will be able to benefit from the range of services and facilities it has to offer, such as:
• Library and Learning Resource Centre
• Student Enrichment Centre
• The Restaurant
• Sports Therapy Clinic
• Osteopathy Clinic
• Little Stars Nursery
• Counselling
• Beauty Therapy Salon
• Hairdressing Salon

What can I do next?

Upon completion of the Level 3 Apprenticeship a student may wish to progress to a Level 4 qualification.

Qualification description

On the successful completion of the course the student will be awarded an Advanced Apprenticeship covering; Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF), Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR), Functional Skills in English (Level 2), Functional Skills in Maths (Level 2), Functional Skills in ICT (Level 2), Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS).

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
34 weeks per year 01 Aug 2018 31 Jul 2019 Associated fees will be discussed at the time of enquiry APPMANL3
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Part Time
Times: 09:00 - 17:00
Hours per week: 6.50
Study days: 1 DAY

Any extra costs

Some courses may require additional course materials for further information please, contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01793 498208 or email

How to apply

Please note that there are several start dates possible during the year. If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01793 498208 or email