Level 3 First At Work

Who's it for?

The QCF Level 7 in Management has replaced the NVQ Level 7 in Management; the qualification is the industry standard for those working in senior management or leadership, and is the equivalent to a Master's Degree. Recognised both internationally and domestically, the programme offers a series of mandatory units which provide delegates the skills and occupational competence necessary to perform a senior management role. The optional units allow delegates to customise the qualification to suit their specific sector, meaning that it is an ideal addition to the resume of any management staff in health and social care environments. 

What's involved?

To achieve the Level 7 QCF Diploma in Stategic Management and Leadership leaders must complete a minimum of 45 credits: 16 must come from Mandatory Group A, and a further 29 credits from Optional Group B. A minimum of 35 credits must be achieved through the completion of Level 7 units.

What you get out of it

The  First Aid at Work Course provides you with an approved certificate. It is valid for three years and meets government guidelines and recommended learning hours.


By its conclusion people will have the confidence to deal with an accident or sudden illness, whether it be at work, home or at leisure. Staff members are protected and can deliver first aid as and when required

What will I learn?

Mandatory Units:

  • Develop a strategic business plan.

  • Execute a strategic business plan.

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction.


Optional Units

The optional units enable delegates to tailor the course to their own specific career needs. More information about these courses is available on request.

Who would benefit from this course?

This diploma is designed for those who are in, or about to undertake, a senior management role and who have management and leadership responsibilities as part of their regular duties. The course is tailored by the delegates to best suit the environment they lead in so is suitable for a range of settings.



Accredited by OFQUAL, this course is fully compliant with the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards approved by Skills for Care and Development. Completion of this course will help your organisation meet the conditions and standards required by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).


What support is available?

Delegates are appointed a QCF/NVQ assessor who will provide email and telephone support for the duration of the diploma.

What are the entry requirements?

Potential students must be aged 19+ and employed in a managerial role in a relevant vocational setting.


How long will it take?

The course is completely flexible and we encourage students to learn at their own pace. The awarding body do stipulate that the course is completed within 36 months, but most students will successful finish the programme in around 9!

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