Diploma in Change Management


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Diploma in Change Management

Why Oxford Learning College


Welcome to Oxford College. We are pleased to offer the Level 3 Diploma in Change Management. This quality assured Level 3 Diploma in Change Management provides a firm foundation for those embarking upon a new change management role. It can also support and develop the skills and knowledge base of those working in an existing change management role.

The diploma considers developments in management practice, specifically those areas relating to embedding vision and managing change, against the wider contexts of the UK, EU, US and global economies. This course will be of particular interest to those needing to implement change management skills in the workplace. Throughout, the student is encouraged to use the ideas both in the context of their own experience and through case studies, in order to enhance their knowledge of change management in practice.

The diploma provides detailed learning resources on a range of relevant change management topics, combining the theoretical background on aspects of change management with the practical tools, change management techniques and change communication formats needed for everyday change management.


Course Content


Module 1. What is Change Management?


The first module will provide an introduction to the key concepts and issues relating to change management, and how these skills can be developed to implement change within a business or management structure. It examines the ways in which change evolves, and the change manager's role in this process. The module concludes with a range of guidelines on putting change management into practice, looking at both issues faced and the characteristics of effective Change Management.


Module 2. The individual as a Change Manager


This unit considers the roles and responsibilities of the change manager. It will focus on the essential skills required in the role of change manager, with tips and techniques for successful management of change and goal-setting. The module will provide support for the following aspects of change management; change problem-solving, effective change resolution meetings, change interviewing and giving or receiving change-related feedback. Appropriate management tools are explored, including change landscape analysis.


Module 3. Change Structure and Environment


Module 3 involves student evaluation of change organizational structures and the diverse environments within which change organizations operate. This module examines recent trends and change integration. It also looks at how managers can analyse the effects and consequences of change, and anticipate future evolution and organisational development.


Module 4. Managing Change Processes


Module 4 develops understanding of the processes involved in managing change, including planning and strategy, the costs and budgets involved and the benefits of understanding the change processes of a business. Practical advice is provided on facilitation of workshops as a manager, in the context of process improvement through change.


Module 5. Managing Change Projects


This unit will examine the core elements of a change project. It provides a step-by-step breakdown of the key phases required for managing change projects successfully. Advice is given on funding change projects, and on quality assessment. The module provides guidance on establishing roles within change project teams and effective problem-solving to enable successful management of projects.


Module 6. Managing Change Diversity


This module examines the increasingly diverse UK, EU, US and global change mandates and the business case for managing by diversity-unification principles. The unit will consider key change issues and issues of legislation, including those related to common challenges and potential conflicts, as well as the diversity of international regulatory styles.


Module 7. Compliance and Change


This unit is about the relationship between compliance and effective change. Resources include a review of compliance-caused/affecting organisational changes, managing the change-compliance process, dealing with individual resistance and cultural issues, the use of coaching, mentoring and facilitation development. The module examines the opportunities and strengths provided by compliance, as well as the threats or individual or group resistance to change.


Module 8. Quality and Change


This section looks at quality assurance and considers how we measure quality and change. If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it – this is part of a quality and change axiom. The use of change goals, related change performance indicators, service level agreements and benchmarking against all types of criteria will be considered, along with a review of quality-change management improvement.


Module 9. Audit and Change


An essential tool in evaluating the quality of change is the audit. This Change Management module outlines the use of audit objectives, related change-audit performance indicators, service level agreements and benchmarking will be considered, along with a review of audits and improvement through change management.


Module 10. Ethics and Change


This module presents recent trends in business ethics. Areas examined include corporate governance, environmental issues and social responsibility, all of which are a growing concern for organisations. Practical advice is provided with tips and guidance on developing effective Change Management presentations, with a focus on ethics. To conclude the programme of study, the student will undertake a course review to reflect on their learning. This will provide an opportunity to set medium-term and long-term career goals.


Course Text Book:


Students will require the following text book:

Abrahami, A. Compliance and Change Management: What you don't learn at Harvard

This can be purchased directly from: www.amazon.co.uk or from: www.amazon.com

Entry Requirements

All students must be 16 years of age and above.

Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.

Study Hours

Approximately 20 hours per unit

Assessment Method

Final online multiple choice examination.

Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.


Diploma in Change Management

This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
Quality Assured by QLS

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an e-Certificate from Oxford Learning College. There is also the option to purchase an Embossed Certificate and also a certificate from ABC Awards for the qualification.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

How can I progress

For more information on how to progress after completing this course, please click here

Additional Information

You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.

Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

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What's Included

Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by the tutor department for the duration of the course (1 year). Certification upon completion. All examination fees.

Course Fee


Payment by Instalments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

Further Information

The Quality Assured Diploma is a Level 3 equivalent on the National Qualifications Framework. The Diploma is a 1 year course which is self study and is examined by online examination. The Diploma is awarded by Oxford College. Upon completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College.

The Level 3 Diplomas require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.

They provide an ability to gain and apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding in a specific subject at a detailed level. Level 3 qualifications such as A levels, NVQ3, BTEC Diplomas etc. are appropriate if you plan to progress to university study.

Level 3 Diploma courses can assist you in career development, continued professional development, personal development, and provision of a basis for further study.

Progression from Level 3 is to specialist learning and detailed analysis of a higher level of information (for example university level study, Diploma Level 5 study).

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

This is a flexible learning course, so the more time you have to commit to your studies, the sooner you are able to complete.

In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

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Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 1 student reviews

This course truly helped me understand why we need change and how change is applied in the work force. Having worked in change management for a number of years now this course helped me align myself with the company and the people side of change. the course is extremely well explained and full of examples of where you can find good examples and research. the tutors are a great help and do not coddle you when you need improvement!! Oxford College has helped and will continue to help me increase my knowledge and help me not only in my job but also in my everyday life.

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