University Foundation Programme Diploma in Business Management (Level 3)

Level 3 Diploma in Management University Foundation Programme at Warnborough CollegeCourse Description

The Level 3 University Foundation Programme gives students a direct entry into university without the need to complete the A levels or equivalent. This is a 120-credit qualification which provides students with a grounding in key business concepts and management procedures required to work within a business.

The Level 3 Diploma Business Management is made up of 6 modules and 6 written assignments.  Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours. The qualification is awarded by the ATHE, which is fully-regulated by Ofqual.

Successful graduates can apply to enter a Bachelor’s degree programme at a range of UK universities. Otherwise, graduates can continue to do our Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and then ‘Top Up’ to get their degree at a range of UK universities.


Six (6) months, intensive.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Age 16 and above
  • A high school leaving certificate
  • Minimum English Proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent*

*May enter the programme with IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, with an additional 3-month intensive English for Academic Purposes course.


120 credits.


  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.


Students must complete 6 written assignments. Upon completion of the taught modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 3000-5000 words each. Students will be guided and supported with the assignments.

Upon Completion

Students will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university Degree course.