ILM Level 3 Diploma in Management


  • Adults


Will the course give me what I want?

Course Content

The Diploma in Management is aimed at managers who want to develop their management skills, gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding in a more flexible and practical way. They must have a defined level of authority for managing resources, taking decisions and responsibility for achieving specific results by using resources effectively, allocating work to team members, colleagues or contractors. Participants do 5 mandatory units plus a choice of optional units. The wide choice of optional units gives a high level of flexibility, allowing the qualification to be tailored to meet the varying needs of participants and employers across all employment sectors.

Mandatory Units

  • 1. Manage personal and professional development (3 credits)
  • 2. Manage team performance (4 credits)
  • 3. Principles of leadership and management* (8 credits)
  • 4. Principles of people management* (6 credits)
  • 5. Principles of business* (10 credits)

There is a choice of optional units to provide a broad range of skills including

  • Develop and maintain professional networks (3 credits)
  • Manage a project (7 credits))
  • Employee rights and responsibilities* (2 credits))
  • Resolve customer service problems (4 credits))

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Progression to a higher qualification is encouraged.

How will I learn?

The NVQ Centre is flexible in its approach to delivering training programmes. The sessions can be delivered in your company in workshop format or through distance learning.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is holistically assessed which means that the optional units chosen by the candidate will be assessed alongside the mandatory units. This means that when planning and carrying out assessments the assessor will ensure the units fit with the candidates’ job. Candidates are supported with regular meetings and blended learning.

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What qualification do I get on completing this course?

ILM Level 3 Diploma in Management

Is there additional work required by the student?


Entry Requirements

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?


Expected prior knowledge


English level


Mathematics level