Business Management, University Foundation Programme (Level 3)

Business Management L-3 is a foundation course of university programme offering 120 credits and is equivalent to 2 A levels. This programme will help learners to understand basic management concepts and procedures required to work in a business environment.


One Year

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What is Included?

  • Study plans with flexibility of time and space.
  • Globally recognized and verifiable Certificates and qualifications.
  • Premium subscription to GPDP Learning Resources worth US$250.
  • Premium subscription of Typsy–Australia worth US$96. (Video Training Courses)
  • Premium subscription to Internships & Placements Program to build your resume, and prepare for job interviews, with our AI-based video interviewing platform to land the job you want.
  • Lifetime membership of COTHM Community of Hospitality Students & Professionals.
  • Lifetime access to Online Events Portal to attend webinars and talks by industry experts
  • Career Pathway & Education pathway counseling


Am I eligible for this program?

This course is most suited to individuals who are at least 16 years old, have a high school education, and wish to progress to a degree at university, or the Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management with COTHM Online.

English Proficiency

Candidates who do not have English as a first language will have to demonstrate competence in reading, writing, and listening skills in English.

About this Course​

Business Management L-3 is a foundation course of university program offering 120 credits and is equivalent to 2 A levels. This programme will help learners to understand basic management concepts and procedures required to work in a business environment. The program is designed especially for students who want to be professionally groomed to work in a business environment as an individual or as a part of a team. This will develop effective management skills in a learner. The course is composed of total six modules and six assignments (written). Students will be granted access to different supporting material during the study, which includes,

  • Tutor Support
  • Webinars
  • Social Learning Forum Access
  • Additional material
  • 40 guided learning hours (each module)

Learner will get ATHE L-3 Business Management Qualification after completion of this course which is Ofqual regulated. Learners can later on apply for an Undergraduate University Degree Programme in any university of their choice which offers such facility. Additionally, students have the opportunity to apply in our further level education (4/5 Extended Diploma in Management) and then complete an undergraduate top up at a range of UK universities.

Career Path

Upon completion of Accounting and Finance–Level 4, Extended Diploma in Management–Level 5 and accredited degree final year undergraduate programme student will be able to pursue a career in different related fields like business consultancy, marketing, and accounting, etc.


Written Assignments

The Qualifi Level 3 integrated diploma in business and management has 6 modules and 12 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 2,000-3,000 words each. Students are provided support for 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:

  1. An introduction to the business environment
  2. Business resources
  3. An introduction to marketing
  4. Human resource management
  5. Business communication
  6. Understanding health and safety in the business workplace
  7. Managing business operations
  8. An introduction to finance
  9. An Introduction to leadership skills
  10. Organisational culture
  11. Workplace welfare
  12. Thinking entrepreneurially

More information about the level 3 units can be found here:

Course Overview

The level 3 course is made up of 6 modules and 12 written assignments. Each module consists of 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours worth of optional materials that consist of recommended exercises, recommended readings, Internet resources, and self-testing exercises.

Module listing
  1. 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.
  2. Maximising resources: 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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