Level 3 Diploma in Management - QCF (Combined)



The CMI Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF), (QAN: 601/3779/4) is a combined qualification that is made up of both knowledge and competence units. It replaces the Level 3 NVQ in Management.

This is a vocational qualification that has been developed with the help of employers and is based directly on the National Occupational Standards, which means learners are gaining the kind of skills that employers are looking for.

Qualification Purpose

This qualification is for supervising or junior managers and has been designed to support the development of their knowledge and competence in managing individuals and teams and developing skills, including working with others, managing oneself, and coordinating the work of others. Achievement of the qualification confirms competence in an occupational role to the standards required.

Typical units include:

  • Manage Personal And Professional Development
  • Manage Team Performance
  • Principles of Leadership and Management
  • Principles of People Management
  • Principles of Business

This qualification could lead to employment in the following job roles:

  • Section manager
  • First line manager
  • Assistant manager
  • Trainee manager
  • Senior supervisor
  • Junior non-commissioned officer


The CMI Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF) can be studied as a standalone qualification, or as part of the Level 3 Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Management (England), or the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Management (Wales). It provides the opportunity for progression to other qualifications at higher levels, such as the CMI Level 4 Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF).

Information Documents

Click here to access the syllabus Click here to access the fact sheet Click here to access the SFA Purpose Statement


Please click here if you are still providing and require information on our previous Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management (registration end date of 31st August 2014).