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Business Management Foundation Programme Level 3


Do you see yourself making a career out of managing business? Then this Business Management Foundation Programme Level 3 course could be perfect for you.

Course duration

Up to five years.

Course outcome

You will receive an ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management.

Entry requirements

You need to be at least 16 years old and required qualifications (see Q&As for more information).


Written assignments.

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

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Course code: OBS025
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Course overview

  • Develop your knowledge of how to manage business operations successfully in order to achieve business objectives.
  • Learn how to maximise your resources by observing, managing and implementing them effectively.
  • Study the business environment and how you can utilise this knowledge to help you make sound decisions.
  • Understand how to manage employees and how to use team work to increase productivity.

This Business Management Foundation Programme Level 3 course gives you a comprehensive understanding of the key management concepts and processes which are necessary to the success of a business.

During the course you will explore effective management of business operations, observing and managing resources, using teamwork throughout all aspects of an organisation, and much more.

It is ideal for:

  • Students who want to develop their knowledge and skills in business management.
  • Those aspiring to progress their career in a professional environment.

Join over 110,000 other students who chose to improve their education and boost their employability through distance learning.

Course content

  • Effective management of business operations and how they are used to achieve business objectives.

  • Observing and managing resources, and how is a business is able to implement them effectively to achieve significant success.

  • Understanding how the environment of an organisation is valuable in management when making effective decisions for a business.

  • Looking at employees as the most important resource of an organisation and how they are effective in achieving business goals.

  • Using teamwork throughout all aspects of an organisation as an effective tool to increase productivity.

  • How communication is essential within an organisation and the importance of this to achieve goals in a work environment.

Awarding body

Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE) is a leading UK-based awarding organisation that specialises in providing vocational qualifications and academic certifications. With a strong commitment to quality education and professional development, ATHE offers a diverse range of qualifications across various sectors, empowering individuals to enhance their knowledge, skills, and career prospects.

Through rigorous assessment processes and robust quality assurance measures, ATHE ensures that its qualifications maintain high standards and align with industry best practices. With a focus on practical application and real-world skills, ATHE qualifications equip individuals with the knowledge and competencies required to succeed in their chosen fields.

Extra information

This course is assessed through 6 written assignments. Once you have completed each of the 6 modules, you will be provided with details of the corresponding assessment. Each assessment is between 3000 – 5000 words long.

You will have access to this course and your materials for up to five years. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Each module contains 40 guided learning hours of study material, and an additional 30-50 hours of optional materials are also provided. These include resources such as exercises, additional reading, internet resources, and self-testing exercises.

You will study this course via distance learning which means you are in control of your learning. Study when and where you choose and at a pace that suits you.

Throughout your studies, you will have access to one-to-one Skype sessions with your tutor, interactive and informative webinars, and an online social learning forum to help you along your journey.

This course is taught via Online Business School. Upon completion of this course, students will receive an ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management.

This qualification is fully regulated by Ofqual. This course allows you to achieve up to 120 credits. In addition, students will be able to apply for a full undergraduate degree programme at a range of universities or choose to study the Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Business Management to further their studies.

Following the successful completion of this course, you will be able to start your journey in business management. If after, you’re looking to enhance your business knowledge even further, take a look at the other business courses we offer.

  • Potential future career options:
  • Business manager
  • Administrative manager
  • Operations manager


You may start at any time and have up to five years to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

In order to enrol onto this course, you need to be at least 16 years of age and hold either:

  • Five or more GCSEs at a C grade or higher
  • Other related level 2 subjects
  • Other equivalent international qualifications

  • Dedicated personal tutor support with one-to-one Skype sessions
  • Dedicated learner services
  • Access to an online social learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers

No. This course is assessed based on tutor-marked assignments.

No, everything you need is included in the price!

Each online multiple-choice assessment will be marked immediately, and the results will be shown on screen.

Once you have completed your written assessments, these will be marked and returned to you. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded your certificate.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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