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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Management

No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required before learners register for this qualification. However, it is likely that learners at this level will have some prior experience in a supervisory or team leader role, or experience deputising in a managerial role to allow them to complete the qualification, although this is not a formal requirement.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF) is for learners who work in, or who want to work in management roles such as Section Manager, First Line Manager, Assistant Manager, Trainee Manager, Senior Supervisor and Junior Non-Commissioned Officer.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF) is for learners who work in, or who want to work in the business and professional management sector.
It gives learners the opportunity to:
● develop and demonstrate competence as a Team Leader, Section Leader, Floor Leader, Trainee Supervisor, Call Centre Team Manager or Supervisor
● develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge to develop the core competencies of the roles above, including team leadership styles, team dynamics, problem solving, providing support, managing the work of teams and communication techniques
● develop personal growth and engagement in learning through the development of personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS)
● have existing skills recognised
● achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification

Methods of assessment

Off-the-job: Learners need to have sufficient time away from the work environment to focus on developing their technical and industry knowledge, and transferable and practical skills related to their job role.

Tutors use a range of teaching and learning methods to deliver this training effectively, for example:-
• demonstration
• observation and imitation
• practicing (‘trial and error’)
• feedback on performance from experts and peers, reflective practice, real-world problem solving, enquiry-based learning, simulation and role play,
• peer learning
• virtual environments
• questioning, discussions

On-the-job: planning opportunities with the employer for the development
and practising of skills on the job.

• The on-the-job element of the programme offers opportunities for assessment and plays an important role in developing the learner’s routine expertise, resourcefulness, craftspersonship and business-like attitude.
• Written assessment
• Assignments
• Practical assessment

It is important that there is intentional structuring of practice and guidance to supplement the learning and development provided through engagement in everyday work activities.

• Integrating the delivery and assessment of Personal, Learning and Thinking
Skills (PLTS) and Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) if the
programme is being delivered as a part of an Apprenticeship.

It is important that learners understand the relevance of these skills in the workplace and are aware of when and how they will be developing them.


Learners who achieve the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF) can progress to the Higher Apprenticeship in Management (QCF), which consists of the following qualifications: Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF) and Pearson BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF). With further development, learners can also progress into job roles requiring a more complex set of skills, such as Manager, Head of Function, and Area Manager

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