Leadership & Management Qualification - Diploma Level 3

Leadership and Management Diploma Level 3

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Diploma in Leadership and Management

Assessment guidance and evidence requirements has been developed by a Joint Awarding Body Working Group led by Innovate Awarding to support the delivery and assessment of this qualification. This document should be read in conjunction with the unit standards. The guidance can be downloaded from our Exchange portal here.

Files in the Supporting Documents folder outline how this qualification maps to the Standard. 

Assessment Requirements Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

This RQF competence-based qualification focuses on key operational management and leadership skills enabling the learner to be competent in an operational role within the active leisure sector. This qualification covers a wide range of management and leadership elements, including the managing of budgets, projects and delivery of customer service and also focuses on teamwork principles, recruitment, selection and induction practices.

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, although learners may find it useful to have already completed the Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into or within employment in a number of areas as team leaders or supervisors, and/or continue their study in this or other areas. Learners who complete this qualification may go on to further study in related areas such as:


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