Management Studies - QLS Level 3 Course

Course Format:Paper Based Materials
Self-Study Time:Approximately 100 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
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Course Description

The Management Studies - QLS Level 3 Course is designed for students who wish to understand the principles and practices of management and their business applications.

The home study courses are designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.

Course Objectives:

The Objectives of the Course are to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a manger.
  • Delegate authority and monitor and appraise the results.
  • Effectively manage each stage of a project.
  • Understand how to recruit and train new staff.
  • Understand the importance of monitoring staff performance and how to coach staff through each performance cycle.
  • Effectively manage time and reduce workplace stress.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Management Studies - QLS Level 3 Course Includes the Following Units:
The following topics are covered: The Manager’s Role; Managing Yourself; Managing People; Managing Information; and Managing Finance.
The following topics are covered: What is Project Management?; Initiation of the Project; Planning of the Project; Choosing and Motivating the Team Players within the Project; Monitoring the Project; and Finalising the Project.
The following topics are covered: Understanding delegation; Analysis; Appointment; Briefing; Monitoring and Control; and Appraisal.
The following topics are covered: Evaluate; Time Balance; Stress; Relaxation; Crisis Management; and Time Management Techniques.
The following topics are covered: Recruiting Staff; How to Interview People; Keeping Staff; Parting with Staff; Legal Aspects of Employment; and Paying People.
The following topics are covered: The Importance of Monitoring and Recording Performance; Performance Agreement; Performance Plan; Monitor and Review; Performance Review; and Performance Management in Conclusion.
The following topics are covered: Understanding Coaching; Review Progress, Give Feedback and Identify Areas for Improvement; When to Coach; Tools of coaching; A Development Plan; Provide Support for your Employee; and Review and Learn from the Experience.
The following topics are covered: Introduction; The Equality Strands; Discrimination; Key Legislation; and Adopting and Promoting Good Practice.

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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