The Level 3 Certificate in Business Innovation, Sustainability and Growth is for those who wish to gain the knowledge and skills required to support the reduction in business mortality. It will support those already operating within business to increase the productivity and effectiveness of its operations and therefore increase the potential for sustainability and growth.

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Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 603/3522/1
Qualification Level 3
Credit Value 23 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 154 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 230 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure Learners must achieve a minimum of 23 credits
Age Groups 16-18, 19+
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, in order to benefit from undertaking them, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification

First Date for Registrations September 1, 2018
Last Date for Starts August 31, 2025
Delivery Staff Requirements

There is no requirement for Delivery/Assessment or Internal Quality Assurance staff to hold the Assessment or Internal Quality Assurance qualification.

It is recommended that, as best practice, staff should be working towards these or already achieved the appropriate qualification.

If the centre decides to use none qualified tutors/trainers/line managers for the delivery or quality assurance of a qualification, staff members must demonstrate their knowledge and understanding and skills within the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of programmes of learning.

This can be done through the completion of one the following documents dependent on the role the individual will be undertaking:

Assessor Competency Statement

Quality Assurer Competency Statement

If you wish to access public funding for the delivery of qualifications, please refer to your funding agency for delivery staff qualification requirements.

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible No
Registration Fee for Centres (excl. VAT) £66

Learner Support

An initial assessment will be carried out with you by your learning provider where any individual learning needs you may have will be reviewed and appropriate support put in place


Below you will find the unit specification for the qualification setting out both the structure of the qualification and also the content of the units contained

Level 3 Certificate in Business Innovation, Sustainability and Growth

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