Level 3

Principles of Management and Leadership Level 3 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
£1750 * Online Learning
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
£1750 * Online Learning


This programme can be attended from anywhere allowing learners to balance work and study. It provides the flexibility to study at your pace and be supported by a qualified tutor at the same time.

The Diploma in Management & Leadership is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management and involves learners studying part-time College activities and work-based projects. The qualification is suitable for those who are or wish to become team leaders or supervisors in the work place. It is a great start for those at the beginning of their leadership career or for existing managers wishing to further develop and accredit their knowledge.

Online Delivery

This flexible online course is delivered by South Essex College in partnership with Mindful Education.

Lessons last for around 45-60 minutes and are accompanied by animations and interactive case studies to help enhance the learning experience. Learners should expect to spend 3-4 hours per week. This is complimented with fortnightly ‘attend from’ anywhere sessions with the College tutor to support and review your learning & progress. This allows for complete flexibility for both the learners and employers to complete the qualification.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 4 GCSE/A-C or level 2 equivalent in maths and English
  • Hold Suitable job role with some management responsibility

Course Structure

  • Principles of Management & Leadership
  • Managing a team to achieve results
  • Building stakeholder relationships using effective communication
  • Contributing to the delivery of a project
  • Managing daily activities to achieve results
  • Managing data and information
  • Managing own personal and professional development

Assessment & Feedback

Assessment is based on work based assignments provided by the College per unit delivered

Course Cost

Adult, distance_learning: £1750

Attend from anywhere using the mindful platform

Fortnight group sessions via Microsoft Teams

Plus options for an end of module face-to-face session.

Course duration: 12 months

Online classroom attendance: Fortnightly (Thursdays)

What Next...

On successful completion the following progression routes are available:

  • Level 5 Management qualifications
  • Operation/department manager Apprenticeship
  • Apply to become a Chartered Manager