ILM Level Three Diploma in Management

This course is ideal for individuals looking to take their first step into line management and for those who already have some management responsibilities. This combined knowledge and competency-based qualification will build and develop new skills to enhance their management career. The qualification also forms part of the ILM Level 3 Management Apprenticeship.


If you have not already achieved a level 3 course you may not have to pay tuition fees.  Please telephone 0345 120 0044 for further information.

What will I study?

Mandatory units:

  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Manage team performance
  • Principles of leadership and management
  • Principles of people management
  • Principles of business

Optional units include:

  • Manage a budget
  • Discipline and grievance management
  • Manage business risk
  • Prepare for and support quality audits
  • Develop and maintain professional networks

How will I be assessed?

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer the HE Assessment Policy and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists.  They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.  

Entry requirements

A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account. 

What next?

This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as:
ILM Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management
ILM Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Free Distance Learning Courses 2024-2025 Full-time Further Education Prospectus