Diploma in Business and Management Level 3

Diploma in Business and Management Level 3


The Gateway to a Prestigious Business Degree

The Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management is a globally recognised programme. It is an alternative to an A-Level or Access to HE qualification. The Level 3 Diploma in Business and Management offers students an opportunity to gain entry to undergraduate degrees at the London School of Business and other leading business schools and universities in the United Kingdom.

By studying this programme, students will develop a strong understanding of their chosen subject(s), providing them with the business understanding and skills to build their careers in an exciting and dynamic business environment.

Key Features

  • The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business will help prepare a student with everything that they require to achieve success during their term as an undergraduate student here in the UK.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business at London School of Business will help international students in becoming academically adept at pursuing higher education here in the United Kingdom.
  • A first track route to London School of Business and other prestigious UK universities for students who have a lack in British A-level or equivalent qualifications.

Key Facts

Diploma – Level 3
Mode of Study
Campus – Full Time
12 Months or 6 Months (Fast Track)
Fees per year
UK / EU – £9,250
International – £12,000
Payment Plan
February, June, October

Programme Highlights

Master Business Operations and Resources:

• Learn to optimize business processes, finance, and assets
• Develop strategic models to maximize productivity and efficiency
• Gain expertise to improve performance and profitability

Understand the Business Environment:

• Learn to optimize business processes, finance, and assets
• Develop strategic models to maximize productivity and efficiency
• Gain expertise to improve performance and profitability

Lead and Collaborate With Teams:

• Foster communication, delegation, and relationship building skills
• Motivate and develop talent to enhance team effectiveness
• Promote collaboration, diversity, and inclusion for innovation

Make Principled and Ethical Decisions:

• Consider moral, social, and environmental ramifications
• Learn frameworks for ethical business governance and leadership
• Practice CSR, sustainability, and operating with integrity

Gain Crucial Career-Readiness:

• Develop knowledge and skills to boost employability
• Transition smoothly into business degrees and careers
• Fast-track progress compared to other pathways

A Program For Visionaries : Where Ambition Meets Achievement

  • Gateway to Higher Education Excellence

    • Aspiring undergraduate students ready to elevate their academic journey
    • International students aiming for academic adeptness in the UK
    • Individuals looking for a fast-track route to prestigious UK universities

  • Versatile Learning Experiences:

    • Students with diverse academic backgrounds seeking bridging programs
    • Those lacking British A-level or equivalent qualifications
    • Individuals desiring a tailored and versatile learning experience

  • Academic and Career Acceleration:

    • Aspirants eager to unlock academic and career opportunities
    • Individuals aiming for success in the dynamic business environment
    • Those with a passion for business excellence and global recognition



  • Managing Business Operations

  • Maximising Resources to Achieve Business Success

  • The Business Environment

  • Managing People in Organisations

  • Working in Teams

  • Effective Business Communication

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post-16 qualification in the UK.
Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and taken from all around the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country.

Prior achievement of at least one of the following:


A level 2 qualification in business, economics

GCSE or Functional Skills, Mathematics and English or equivalent international qualifications.


School Certificate
Successful completion of secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects.

English Requirements

If you do not meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, please contact us to find out other possible entry routes.

“My experience at LSB has been very positive. Last year I studied a Level 3 Diploma in Business which ran for six months, and for such a short course this was actually helpful! The teachers seemed experienced and knew what they were talking about when explaining the material. I was able to improve my business skills.”

Kurtoglyan, Spain
Level 3 Diploma in Business


Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. It usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the students’ responsibility.

Full Time Fees £8,500 per year


Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting assessment criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and assignments which are externally verified by the awarding organisation.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can achieve pass, merit or distinction grade depending on quality of assignment and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have achieved all the criteria set for these grades.

Download a Prospectus

Download a copy of our 2020 Diploma Prospectus (PDF Document) 


Level 3 Diploma in Business has been designed for learners who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for roles in junior management. They have also been developed with progression in mind and enable learners to continue to a range of Bachelor’s degrees. The addition of our General Education pathway, if taken in combination with the Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management.


Jobs directly related to your degree:

  • Business Administrator

  • Office Manager

  • Administration Manager

  • Office Administrator

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Administrative Coordinator

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply conceptual learning skills in today’s business environment.

  • Analyse financial performance of an organisation.

  • Evaluate organisational decisions with consideration of the political, legal and ethical aspects of business.

  • Assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the business environment.

Join the Next Wave of Business Visionaries

Join a vibrant community of professionals, transforming business concepts into reality. Develop essential management skills, collaborate on impactful projects, and empower your career journey. Gain a competitive edge in the ever-evolving world of business with us.

Further Study

Some roles will require further study, whether it’s to gain membership to a professional body, further your knowledge in a specific area of business, or even branch out into a different field.

Business qualifications at level 4 and above, e.g. ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management or university degree

Popular professional bodies include:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


Visit Us

If you are interested in applying we encourage you to visit the School and meet with our recruitment and admissions staff. This is neither a requirement nor expectation if you are planning on applying to the programme.

Related Programmes

At LSB, you will have the chance to study a broad range of subjects. The School offers a unique opportunity to study business alongside other disciplines.

Extended Diploma in Business and Management ATHE Level 4

The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management consisting of 120 credits, is a correspondent to the 1st year of an undergraduate degree. This qualification is developed and designed in a manner that provides a sound understanding of management skills.

Extended Diploma in Business and Management ATHE Level 5

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, is a 120-credit size qualification and is the equivalent level to the 2nd year of a Bachelor’s degree. This designed qualification is useful to develop your understanding and to develop essential management skills.

Extended Diploma in Business and Management ATHE Level 6

The ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management is a 120-credit size qualification and is equivalent to the 3rd year of a Bachelor’s degree. This designed qualification is to develop your understanding and to develop essential management skills.

How to Apply

Enrolling at LSB will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

  • Personal details

  • Family information

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Global interests and experiences

The application fee is £100.

  • Proof of your academic achievements, including official school transcripts

  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e: TOEFL/IELTS/ Functional Skills Level 2 (if English is not your native language)

  • GMAT/SAT/ACT scores (optional)

  • One academic reference

  • A Personal Statement as an essay (400–500 words)

  • Scholarship and financial aid application included with the application form

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course as well, and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Once your application and personal assessment interview are completed, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, feel free to contact your Admission Advisor.

If you are accepted into the program and have decided to start your studies at London School of Business, you must confirm your place prior to confirmation deadline.

Once we confirm your student status with us, we will be sending out useful information regarding your pre-arrival, and pre-enrolment.  Not only that, we will work alongside to make sure you have a seamless arrival in the UK.

Need Help Choosing A Programme?

Choosing the right programme is an important part of your future success. Our dedicated student counsellors are happy to assist you in choosing the right programme that best suits your professional goals. Please contact us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or send us an email to undergraduate@lsbuk.com to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.

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