NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management


Effective leadership and management skills are essential within any industry. Covers a wide range of fundamental business concepts, including productivity, people and conflict management, and the use of IT systems.

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NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management

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About This Course

An effective manager is crucial for success across all industries. This NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management offers a comprehensive qualification that equips individuals with the necessary knowledge and techniques to excel in their managerial roles and maximise team productivity.

Completing this course demonstrates a high level of proficiency, enhancing prospects for job applications and advancement opportunities within organisations.

This course if ideal for those seeking to grasp the fundamentals of organisational management. You will gain insights into fostering equality, diversity, and inclusion within the workplace, creating an environment that is both inclusive and efficient. Upon completing the course, you will possess the essential skills and knowledge of management principles, empowering you to advance your career effectively.

Course Benefits

  • The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enhance your management career.
  • With our programme, you can achieve a nationally recognised NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management, from the comfort of your home, at your own pace.
  • Gain valuable work experience you need to achieve your first management role.
  • Become an NCFE CACHE Alumni member for two years.

Course Units

Qualification Number: 601/7075/X

Unit 1: Principles of People Management (J/507/4328)

  • Understand people training and development
  • Advantages and limitations of different types of training and development methods
  • Exploring reward and recognition
  • The principles of conflict management

Unit 2: Principles of Business (L/507/4329)

  • Characteristics of different business markets
  • Legal obligations of a business
  • Models for business innovation and growth
  • The importance of financial viability for an organisation

Unit 3: Principles of Leadership and Management (F/507/4330)

  • Understanding the principles of effective decision making, styles and models of leadership
  • Assessing the importance of analysing the potential impact of decision making
  • The role, functions and processes of management
  • Analysing theories and models of management

Unit 4: Understand How to Improve Business Performance (J/507/4331)

  • Resolving business problems and improvement techniques
  • Importance of effective leadership when implementing change
  • Suitability of change management models within different contexts
  • Purpose and benefits of continuous improvement

Unit 5: Understand the Development and Implementation of an Information System (L/507/4332)

  • Types of information to be managed by a system
  • Understanding how information systems are used
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Analysing the suitability of different evaluation techniques related to information systems

Unit 6: Understand How to Participate in a Project and Collaborate and Negotiate With Other Departments (R/507/4333)

  • Understanding the principles underpinning negotiation
  • How to manage a project and the project lifecycle stages
  • Analyse the interrelationship of project scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality and resources
  • Reviewing the need for collaboration with other departments


This course is assessed using a series of assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials. You’ll access your learning materials and submit your work online using our learner management system. Your expert assessor will mark your work and guide you throughout the programme.

Required Knowledge

This particular course is a component of a nested suite and is accessible to individuals aged 16 and above, without any previous qualifications.

Awarding Body

Once you successfully complete the course, you will obtain a certification in Principles of Management at NCFE CACHE Level 3. You will receive a certificate as recognition of your achievement.

NCFE is an educational charity as well as a leading provider of vocational and technical courses. With over 170 years of experience in providing an exceptional educational experience, NCFE collaborates with industry experts to develop smarter solutions to the most pressing learning needs. They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom, with thousands of people receiving qualifications each year. CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) joined NCFE in 2015.

After enrolling in your NCFE CACHE course, you will have two years of access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership. NCFE CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those working in the care, health, and education industries, offering valuable resources and advice for those studying for/with an NCFE CACHE qualification.


We take pride in helping our students at all stages of their development, so whilst this course may be designed for home study, you can enrol knowing that you’ll be fully supported throughout your course. You’ll receive 12 months of tutor support, who will always be on hand to lend you their advice, guidance and instruction. On top of this, they will lend their expertise to your written assignments, providing you with valuable feedback and tips.

Similarly, our student support team are only a click away, meaning you never have to feel alone in your studies.

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This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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