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IQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF)


Qualification Number 600/6699/4
Title IQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF)
Category National
Sector General Skills | Business & Administration
Operational Start Date 10/10/2012
Operational End Date 31/08/2014
Total Units 40 Min Credit 37
Min Guided Learning Hours 155 Max Guided Learning Hours 260
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

Qualification Fee : £50.00

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

The IQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who work as managers. It provides formal recognition of their competence in leadership and management and as a generic qualification it is applicable to a variety of sectors.

In the mandatory units, all learners will cover the essentials of managing their own professional development, setting objectives, providing support for team members and how to plan, allocate and monitor team work. There are a range of optional units allowing learners scope to choose those areas most relevant to them, including but not limited to customer satisfaction, compliance and quality audits, performance, team leadership, market analysis, grievance and disciplinary procedures, risk assessment and management, recruitment, meetings, tendering processes, implementing change, professional relationships, resources, equality and diversity, learning and development and the environmental impact of work activities. 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 competence component of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Management.


Learners who have achieved the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management (QCF) can progress to this qualification using credits already achieved as they both feature the same range of units. Upon achieving the Diploma, learners can progress to the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF) using credits already achieved as there is an overlap of units. Learners can also progress to a variety of knowledge-based qualifications, one of which can form the knowledge component of the apprenticeship including: the Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management, the Level 3 Certificate in Management, the Level 3 Certificate in Management Principles, the Level 3 Certificate in Effective Management, the Level 3 Certificate in Leadership, the Level Certificate in Leadership and Management or the Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management.

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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 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF) learners must complete a minimum of 37 credits: 14 credits from the 3 units in the Mandatory Group, and a minimum of 23 credits from the Optional Group. At least 19 credits must be at Level 3 within the whole qualification.

IQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF)
Mandatory GroupMinimum Units:3
 Minimum Credits:14
 L/600/9586Manage own professional development within an organisation3420
 Y/600/9669Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team3525
 M/600/9600Set objectives and provide support for team members3535
Optional GroupMinimum Units:4
 Minimum Credits:23
 F/600/9679Address performance problems affecting team members4320
 M/600/9791Analyse the market in which your organisation operates4525
 F/600/9682Build, support and manage a team4420
 H/600/9724Communicate information and knowledge2310
 L/600/9703Develop and implement a risk assessment plan in own area of responsibility4620
 K/600/9790Develop and implement marketing plans4625
 H/600/9660Develop working relationships with colleagues2315
 K/600/9661Develop working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders4420
 R/600/9587Develop, maintain and review personal networks4425
 H/600/9609Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements4525
 M/600/9659Implement change in own area of responsibility4625
 H/600/9691Know how to follow disciplinary procedures4420
 Y/600/9686Lead and manage meetings3420
 F/600/9715Make effective decisions3310
 F/600/9469Manage Personal Development2420
 H/600/9738Manage a tendering process4420
 R/600/9685Manage conflict in a team3320
 D/600/9804Manage customer service in own area of responsibility3425
 T/600/9730Manage knowledge in own area of responsibility3415
 M/600/9628Manage or support equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility3420
 K/600/9711Manage physical resources4325
 L/600/9619Manage risk in own area of responsibility4425
 A/600/9793Manage the achievement of customer satisfaction4525
 M/600/9712Manage the environmental impact of work activities4510
 K/600/9692Managing grievance procedures4310
 H/600/9688Participate in meetings2210
 J/600/9750Plan and manage a project4830
 H/600/9674Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility4525
 Y/600/9798Prepare for and support quality audits4420
 L/600/9734Procure supplies3220
 T/600/9601Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility4530
 T/600/9663Recruit staff in own area of responsibility5425
 L/600/9622Review risk management processes in own area of responsibility4320
 D/600/9690Support individuals to develop and take responsibility for their performance4420
 M/600/9676Support learning and development within own area of responsibility4525
 L/600/9636Support team members to identifying, developing and implementing new ideas3420
 M/600/9693Support the management of redundancies in own area of responsibility4315


All units in this qualification are assessed by portfolio. Evidence for this qualification must come from the learners consistent performance in the workplace and must meet the requirements of CFA’s Assessment Strategy Management & Leadership Standards August 2011 (Appendix A located at the end of this document). Further guidance for each unit can be found in the assessment guidance relevant to each unit. All Assessment Criteria must be met in each relevant unit to achieve this qualification.

Assessment for this qualification must also meet the requirements for Additional Requirements for Qualifications that use the title NVQ within the QCF (Appendix B located at the end of this document).

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.

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 the English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements as per CFA’s Assessment Strategy Management & Leadership Standards August 2011. See Appendix A at the end of this document.

Centre Requirements

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



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