The Introduction to Management - Level 3 University Foundation Program, is a 60 credit qualification (Equivalent to one A-Level), aimed at students, who are looking at gaining entry to Universities as well as team leaders with experience in managerial roles, looking at climbing the corporate ladder. The course also provides an entry-level qualification for those who have completed Business studies, at Level 2 or 3 and wish to gain skills and competencies for employment in a management setting due to its unique design to provide a broader spectrum of knowledge required for effective management, while still focusing on key management areas specific to their workplace.
In today’s high-tech, a high paced business environment that needs to respond to the rapidly changing needs of the industry, there seems to be a gap that seeks to be bridged to achieve the potential Organizational success. The Industry thus recognizes and further recommends quality training in Leadership and Management to facilitate growth in business and thereby the economy. Effective communication and the ability to inspire and lead are commonly the crucial skills people lack.

Course Overview

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 College of Birmingham.

Course Fees

The fee for enrolling onto the level 3 course is £1300.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • Interest Free Monthly installments
  • Paypal
  • Western Union

The Course Fee includes

  • 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
  • Guidance for designing/writing CV, upon completion of the course.
Level: 3 Module Listing

An Introduction to Finance

This unit introduces learners to practical accounting and financial reporting techniques used by managers in business organizations.

An Introduction to Leadership Skills

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with an introduction to leadership skills, and how they can be identified and developed, and to show the importance of providing motivation for others.

Managing Business Operations

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to key aspects of all businesses and how they operate within the wider business environment, as well as internally. Operational control and the provision of best practice and sound policy will be shown to facilitate organizational excellence.

Organizational Culture

To understand aspects of an organization’s culture and their effects on its activities and its management, as well as the significance of an ethical business approach.

Working in Teams

To understand the role played by teams within organizations and how the human elements interact. The unit also examines the value of team and group working, and how these are formed and work together.

Workplace Welfare

To understand that workforce welfare ensures that everybody employed within the organization is valued and that there are benefits to be gained from being part of the organization.

Written Assignments

The ATHE 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 5000-8000 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:

  • An Introduction to Finance
  • An Introduction to Leadership Skills
  • Managing Business Operations
  • Organizational Culture
  • Working in Teams
  • Workplace Welfare
University Progression

On completion of this course students will have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full BA Degree program 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 ATHE 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