Principles of Management Certificate Level 3

In order to meet the challenges of an increasingly challenging global economy, today’s managers require a variety of different skills and competencies. It’s vital to possess a good quality Management Qualification in order to set you apart from the competition and enable you to effectively execute your role.

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge needed to work in a Management role. The Management Certificate RQF qualification has been developed to provide management knowledge and skills to both individuals employed in this role or who are new to the area. Learners will have the underpinning knowledge required to work in management roles across a range of business settings. Learners will have knowledge of management and leadership performance, covering areas such as the implementation of information systems and how to develop professional networks.

Our qualifications are available to students worldwide whether you’re looking to build on existing skills, update your expertise in a particular area, or gain a competitive edge in the job market. By completing this qualification you will have shown a very high level of understanding which can help when applying for jobs or achieving a promotion.

On this course you will:

  • Provided with all the necessary knowledge and understanding to work in a management role
  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of business management
  • Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

Set yourself apart from the competition with key managerial skills that and enable you to execute your role effectively.
A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
Our course ref: X310
Qualification code: 601/7075/X
Official Qualification Title: NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

The recommended learning hours in 210. However, additional hours may be required for reading, writing and research.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes. If you’d prefer studying from course books that’s fine, just select “paper-based” and we’ll send you the course materials in the post too.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Official Qualification Title
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Workforce Management

The principles of workforce management, which introduces you to the role of HR, and helps you to understand some of the legal and ethical issues in employing people, including how to manage diversity.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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Anne O'Callaghan

My tutor contacted me before I started the course, she has continued to be very proactive and encouraging.

Hazel O'Neill

I spoke with a great career advisor called Dan. He enrolled me onto this course, sorted out my payment plan and got the course to me very quickly.

The course was extremely informative and really useful. It gave a great overview of the subject which I know will help me both professionally and personally.

I was quite nervous but my mind was put at ease
T. Dobrin

My tutor was very helpful and the feedback given really helped as I’ve not done a course since college and having dyslexia as well. I was quite nervous but my mind was put at ease and i know i had a cancellation period should it have proven too much for me. Loved the fact I could study in my own time and at my own pace.

Feedback was constructive and the course is very accessible! Very pleased all round

Very informative
Reena Vince

My tutor, James was very informative when further supporting me achieve and understand the criteria in each unit.

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