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Level 3 in Principles in Management and Leadership


Every journey starts somewhere, and a career in management is no different. Our accessible Level 3 Principles of Management and Leadership qualifications help to lay the best foundations for a fantastic career.

Who it's for
The Level 3 Principles of Management and Leadership qualifications have been developed for supervisors, junior managers and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity.
Level of study
The Level 3 qualifications are available to study at Award, Certificate and Diploma levels.
Award: Our Level 3 Award provides an introduction to the skills, roles and responsibilities of this management area. It will also develop basic knowledge by focusing on the development of specific management skills. The Award takes approximately 1 to 3 months to complete.
Certificate: A more extensive qualification, our Level 3 Certificate gives a broader knowledge of effective management skills while focusing on the specific management areas appropriate to the learner and the workplace. The Certificate takes approximately 3 to 6 months to complete.
Diploma: With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 3 Diploma gives all the key skills and competencies needed to become an effective first line manager. The Diploma takes approximately 6 to 12 months to complete.
Learning outcomes
Depending on module choice, learners may cover:
  • Personal development as a first line manager
  • Improving team performance
  • Meeting stakeholder needs
  • Managing and communicating information
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however learners should:
  • Understand management and leadership concepts relevant to the qualification
  • Be able to investigate theories and current management thinking and link theory to practice
  • Be able to communicate clearly in standard written English
  • Be able to give up to date workplace examples at first line management level from either paid or unpaid work
NB It is possible to do this qualification when not in employment but learners must have had some recent experience of first-line management.

Our support

Our emphasis is always on a positive and constructive experience with best long-term benefits for your employoees and your business.  During the qualification, learners will receive quality support from an experienced and highly qualified assessor who has an intimate knowledge of the course material.
By studying this qualification, learners will also gain membership to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). As a studying member of the CMI, learners will benefit from a comprehensive range of products and services that will help to develop individuals into a more efficient manager capable of making a greater impact within the organisation. 
Why study with PNE Development?
We have an exceptional track record of delivering powerful results, having supported hundreds of organisations and professionals to develop their professional performance since 1980. Our qualifications are flexible, professional, affordable, supported and accessible. Find out what you can expect when you study with us. 
Ready to take the next step?
If you are interested in obtaining a qualification with PNE Development, contact a member of team on 0191 691 4901 or For our qualification prices, download our Qualification Brochure.


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