The Level 3 University Foundation Programme is a 120 credit qualification (equivalent to two
A levels) that helps students learn key concepts and a range of management procedures
required to work within a business. It has been specifically developed to provide the
knowledge required for students to work effectively, both as individuals and in teams within
business. Being able to develop good business management skills is crucial for any company.
The Level 3 Diploma Business Management is made up of 6 modules and 6 written assignments; each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours. While completing the Diploma, students will have access to various study resources, such as tutor support and webinars, a social learning forum, and additional materials to complete their graduate business course.
Upon completion of this course, students receive an ATHE Level 3 Business Management qualification which is fully regulated by Ofqual. Students will then have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full Undergraduate Degree programme from a range of UK universities. Alternatively, students can opt to study our Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and then complete an Undergraduate Top Up at a range of UK universities.
The fee for enrolling onto the level 3 course is £1900.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
On completion of this course students will have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full BA Degree programme from a range of UK universities. Alternatively students can opt to study our Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and then go on to complete a BA Top Up at a range of UK universities.
University of Sunderland – On Campus
University of Hertfordshire
Birmingham City University – On Campus
BA (Hons) Marketing (Professional Practice) fee £9,000, duration Full Time 3 years
BA (Hons) Business – progression from ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business, fees £9,000 (UK or EU) or £12,000 (international), duration Full time 3 years / Sandwich 4 years
BSc (Hons) Business Accountancy, fees £9,000 (UK or EU) or £12,000 (international), duration Full time 3 years / Sandwich 4 years
Managing business operations
Effective management of the business operations undertaken within an organisation is the key to its overall success. No organisation will be able to achieve its objectives without effective management of its operations. This module is divided into six sections, each of which deals with one aspect of the management of business operations.
An organisation that fails to dedicate sufficient attention to its use of resources will prove to be unprofitable over time. By being observant and prudent, any organisation can achieve significant gains from the management of its resources.
The business environment
A sound understanding of the environment in which an organisation operates is a valuable asset in management. In order to make effective decisions, it is important for managers to be aware of the factors that influence the environment and the benefits which can be achieved from using the nature of the environment to good effect. Without such knowledge, it is easy to misjudge the consequence of any actions taken.
Managing people in organisations
Effective management of people within an organisation is essential if the objectives of the organisation are to be achieved. People represent the single most important resource of the organisation and their needs must be understood and respected.
Working in teams
Modern organisations use opportunities for team working as much as possible as this is an effective and proven method for getting the best performance from members of the workforce. Teams may be involved in all activities of an organisation – from production right through to financial decision making. This module looks at the role played by teams within organisations and how the human element interacts.
Effective business communication
Good communication is essential in any organisation in order to pass information from one person to another. This module explains the need for effective communication and demonstrates how this can be achieved within a work environment.
The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business has 6 modules and 6 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.
The assignment unit titles that students need to complete for the level 3 course are: