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Management Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

There are a number of components that make up a Management Advanced Apprenticeship. Here you will find an outline of the qualifications you will achieve and the units and vocational areas you will cover throughout your training as well as other important information such as timescales, funding and what this qualification can lead to.



Advanced Apprenticeship in Management, which includes:


  • NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Management
  • Technical Certificate – Level 3 Certificate in Management Principles
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

The apprenticeship is made up of mandatory units which cover the essential skills required for working in a Management position, such as personal development, providing support for team members and planning and monitoring the work of a team. There are then a variety of optional units to choose from which focus on the specific tasks you carry out within your role which could include:

  • Leadership and direction
  • Risk management
  • Implementing changes
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Managing performance
  • Managing conflict
  • Managing resources
  • Project management

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About The Training

Assessment method: There are various methods available that can be tailored to suit your needs, such as:

  • Observation
  • Examination of case history
  • Product evidence
  • Witness testimony
  • Questioning

All teaching, learning and assessment for the qualification will take place in the workplace. There is no requirement to attend college.

Want More Detailed Information?

View the NVQ standards here.

View the Technical Certificate standards here.

What About The Future?

Advanced apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto:

  • the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Management
  • the Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Leadership & Management
  • further or higher education to undertake management, business or other qualifications, including Foundation Degrees in Management & Leadership, Business and Business Management
  • a range of Management, Business and other undergraduate programmes
  • a range of Management and other Professional Qualifications at level 4 and above

With additional training, advanced apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles including middle and senior manager, department manager, head of department, or a wide range of managerial roles within business.

Further Information

Entry requirements: You must be employed in a business environment carrying out management tasks for at least 16 hours per week.

Progression into this Advanced Apprenticeship may be from a wide number of routes due to the varying backgrounds and past academic and work related experiences of apprentices. Such routes will include having:

  • the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Team Leading
  • intermediate Apprenticeships in sector specific areas such as Retail or Healthcare
  • achieved QCF Awards, Certificates or Diplomas in Management or sector specific, non-management areas
  • achieved a (14 - 19) Foundation or Higher Diploma, each of which have underpinning Management & Leadership themes
  • achieved GCSEs or A levels.

Learners may also progress into the Advanced Apprenticeship without prior qualifications. Most learners progressing into the Management Advanced Apprenticeship have some prior experience in a team leading or management job role, although this is not a formal requirement. Learners who do not have any prior experience in a team leading or management job role may be better suited to the Team Leading Intermediate Apprenticeship, although all individuals will be judged on their own merits, experiences and capabilities.

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