The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Managers extends on the learning from the Certificate-size qualification to include the development of practical work-based skills and behaviours. It is designed to support both the off-the-job and on-the-job training and development of learners on the Team Leader/ Supervisor apprenticeship programme by helping them to develop and demonstrate the technical knowledge and understanding, skills and behaviours to become competent and successful in a first line management job role.
The Diploma qualification is also suitable for non-apprenticeship learners in employment who wish to upskill or progress their career by achieving a recognised qualification based on current employer recognised standards.
The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:
The learner will need to meet the requirements outlined in the table below before Pearson can award the qualification.
|Qualification and Number||Total Units||Total Guided Qualification Time (TQT)|
|Level 3 Certificate (603/4160/9)||6||165|
|1. Principles of leadership||25||3|
|2. Principles of managing operations and budgets||30||3|
|3. Principles of managing people||25||3|
|4. Principles of communication and relationship management||30||3|
|5. Principles of project management||25||3|
|6. Understanding personal effectiveness as a manager||30||3|
|7. Leading and developing people||17||3|
|8. Managing individuals and a team to achieve results||16||3|
|9. Managing operations and budgets||20||3|
|10. Communicating and building relationships with others||17||3|
|11. Managing projects||15||3|
|12. Managing personal effectiveness in a management role||10||3|
No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required for learners to register for these qualifications. For the Diploma sized qualification, learners will need to be on an apprenticeship programme, or be otherwise employed in a first line management role with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome.
All knowledge units in these qualifications are internally assessed and subject to external standards verification. This means that centres set and mark the final summative assessment for each unit, using the examples and support that Pearson provides.
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Managers is a Level 3 qualification. It is usually studied full-time over 12 months, or part-time over 18 months.
Learners who achieve the Certificate or Diploma qualification and have met the specified on- programme requirements of the Apprenticeship Standard can progress to end-point assessment and achieving the full apprenticeship certification that confirms competency in first line management roles such as supervisor, team leader, project officer, shift supervisor, foreperson, and shift manager.
With further training and development, learners can progress to more senior management roles such as operational or departmental manager. On completing the Apprenticeship learners can choose to register as Associate members with a relevant management and leadership Professional Body, to support their professional career development and progression.
£2500 (First year Certificate and Second year Diploma)
For more details please see: Specialist Managers