Introduction to Management
University Foundation Diploma
(Level 3 – 60 credits)
This Introduction to Management Level 3 University Foundation Programme is a 60 credit qualification (Equivalent to one A Level), it is aimed at students who are looking at gaining university entry or management experience in order to gain a promotion or widen their job prospects. It is particularly suited to practicing team leaders seeking to move to the next level of management. It will also provide an entry level qualification for those who have studied Business related subjects at Level 2 or 3 and who wish to gain skills and competencies for employment is a management setting.
The diploma is designed to provide aspiring and existing junior managers with a broader knowledge of effective management skills, while focusing on key management areas specific to the workplace. In addition, industry has recognised that leadership and management training is essential for business growth, particularly in high-tech, high paced business environment that need to respond to a rapidly changing environment. To achieve this the essential attributes of being able to communicate, inspire and lead are often lacking, which are seen crucial to achieving organisational success.
This Introduction to Management Level 3 University Foundation Programme 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 ‘Level 3 Diploma in Introduction to Management‘ 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 Business Management University 1st and 2nd year (level 4/5) Diploma and then go on to complete a Undergraduate Top Up at a range of UK universities.
What is included in the cost of my course?
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 Business Management University 1st and 2nd year (level 4/5) Diploma and then go on to complete a BA Top Up at a range of UK universities.
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Level 3 module listing
Managing business operations
Effective management of the business operations undertaken within an organisation is the key to its overall success. No organisation will be able to achieve its objectives without effective management of its operations. This module is divided into six sections, each of which deals with one aspect of the management of business operations.
An organisation that fails to dedicate sufficient attention to its use of resources will prove to be unprofitable over time. By being GSA prudent, any organisation can achieve significant gains from the management of its resources.
The business environment
A sound understanding of the environment in which an organisation operates is a valuable asset in management. In order to make effective decisions, it is important for managers to be aware of the factors that influence the environment and the benefits which can be achieved from using the nature of the environment to good effect. Without such knowledge, it is easy to misjudge the consequence of any actions taken.
Managing people in organisations
Effective management of people within an organisation is essential if the objectives of the organisation are to be achieved. People represent the single most important resource of the organisation and their needs must be understood and respected.
Working in teams
Modern organisations use opportunities for team working as much as possible as this is an effective and proven method for getting the best performance from members of the workforce. Teams may be involved in all activities of an organisation – from production right through to financial decision making. This module looks at the role played by teams within organisations and how the human element interacts.
Effective business communication
Good communication is essential in any organisation in order to pass information from one person to another. This module explains the need for effective communication and demonstrates how this can be achieved within a work environment.
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.
1. Managing business operations
2. Maximising resources to achieve business success
3. The business environment
4. Managing people in organisations
5. Working in teams
6. Effective business communications
Examples of University Progression
University of Sunderland – On Campus
Birmingham City University