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IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management (QCF)


Qualification Number 600/7100/X
Title IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management (QCF)
Category National
Sector General Skills | Business & Administration
Operational Start Date 03/01/2013
Operational End Date 31/08/2014
Total Units 13 Min Credit 13
Min Guided Learning Hours 130 Max Guided Learning Hours 130
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £35.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

About this Qualification

Important Update: This qualification was withdrawn on the 31/08/2014 and replaced with the new combined qualification IQ IAM Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF) from 01/09/2014.

  • the last date for registrations was the 31/08/2014
  • the last date for certifications will be 31/08/2016
  • if your centre was only approved to offer this qualification and not the NVQ, you will have to apply to be approved to offer the new combined qualification


Detail of the new qualification can be found here.

The IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge and understanding of the responsibilities involved in a management role. The qualification is generic, so it is suitable for individuals working or intending to work in a variety of sectors. In the mandatory units, all learners will cover the essentials of improving their management and leadership performance and the key principles involved such position.

There are a range of optional units allowing learners scope to choose those areas most relevant to them, covering areas such as working relationships, budgets, health and safety, coaching, customer service, staff development, environmental and ethical issues, resource management, organisational changes, recruitment and project management. Objectives of the qualification include preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding, meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment and supporting a role in the workplace.

This qualification is the knowledge component of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Management.


Learners who achieve this qualification can progress to the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management (QCF) or the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF), either of which form the competence component of the apprenticeship.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To achieve the IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management (QCF), learners must achieve 13 credits. Learners must achieve all 7 credits from the Mandatory Group and 6 credits from the Optional Group. At least 10 credits must be at, or above, Level 3.

IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management (QCF)


All units in this qualification are assessed by portfolio (internally set and marked and quality assured by IQ). An Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim knowledge and competence is available to download from the IQ website/ on request. All assessment criteria of the selected units must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence must be indicated in the achievement record.

This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must be sector competent and possess relevant knowledge up to at least the level of this qualification.

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.



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