Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management


The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to two A Levels or Access to HE qualification. It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a business or management degree and may not have the traditional entry qualifications usually required.

Why should I choose this Diploma?


Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management has been designed for learners who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for roles in junior management. They have also been developed with progression in mind out and unable learners/s to continue to a range of Bachelor’s degrees. The addition of our General Education pathway. If taken in combination with the Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management.

Key Points

Level Diploma – Level 3
Credits 120
Mode of Study Online Learning

Hybrid Learning (Blended)

Duration 8– 12 Months
Assessments Assignment only (No Exam)
Fees £3,000(Online)

£ 5,000 (Hybrid)

Payment Plan Available
Intakes Flexible

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse financial performance of an organisation.
  • Assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the business environment.
  • Apply conceptual learning skills in today’s business environment.
  • Evaluate organisational decisions with consideration of the political, legal and ethical aspects of business.

Career Direction

Jobs directly related to your degree:

  • Business Analyst
  • Customer, Corporate, or financial services service representative
  • Entrepreneur
  • Enterprise administrator
  • Front-line production supervisors
  • Government or non-profit role
  • Marketing specialist
  • Retail trade manager

Further Education

Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management qualification enables learners’ direct entry into Year 1 of a three-year UK undergraduate programme or pursue Level 4 Diploma in Business and Management or another sector


This programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body ATHE

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post-16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and taken from all around the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country.

If you do not meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, please contact us to find out other possible entry routes.


Learners are required to complete 6 units to achieve the 120 credits required to gain the Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management

Unit Title
Mandatory Unit
Managing Business Operations
Maximizing Resources to Achieve Business Success
The Business Environment
Managing People in Organisations
Working in Teams
Effective Business Communication

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award


Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting the criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and jobs, which the awarding organisation externally verifies.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignments and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

Level 4 Extended Diploma In Business And Management

Level 5 Extended Diploma In Business And Management

Level 6 Extended Diploma In Management

Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management