Product Development

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Study method
Online, self-paced
200 hours
No formal qualification
50 CPD hours / points
Endorsed by ABC Awards
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Product Development

Certificate of achievement in Product Development Level 3. Additional CPD Accredited Product Development Certificate with 50 CPD points available with no extra study. The course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Product Development Level 3. Endorsed Certificate of Achievement. Ready to fast-track your progression up the career ladder? Looking for an accessible, affordable and flexible online course to suit your lifestyle? Kick your success story into overdrive, with this endorsed Level 3 Certificate in Product Development!

Behind every successful product is a team of talented and experienced product managers. Contrary to popular belief, successful products don’t simply happen by chance. Quite the opposite – every step of the product’s journey from conceptualisation to reaching end-user is carefully planned and orchestrated. Professional product managers are responsible for creating and optimising all aspects of the product’s strategy. They ensure that product’s development, manufacture, packaging, branding, marketing, pricing and distribution all happen in accordance with the company’s predetermined objectives. They don’t play a hands-on role in the design or creation of the product, but instead ensure it achieves its goals.

The role of the product manager differs from one organisation to the next. Nevertheless, the product manager will usually oversee all aspects of market research, product strategy development, communications management, product development and marketing, customer feedback analysis and more. They are, in essence, the linchpin of the business intelligence used to create and distribute successful products. For those with the skills, knowledge and confidence to thrive in product management, career opportunities worldwide abound!

Whether currently working in Product Development or considering a career-change, this Level 3 Certificate in Product Development could make all the difference! Get to know the product lifecycle in-depth, master the art of effective marketing and build the confidence to oversee all aspects of product development and distribution.

Study in your own time and at your own pace, with expert tutor support provided throughout!


Endorsed by ABC Awards


50 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Product Development

Product Development - Course Benefits

We work hard to ensure our courses are as accessible as possible for ambitious learners worldwide. Sign up for this Level 3 Certificate in Product Development and access the following student benefits:

  • The freedom to study from any location worldwide at a pace that suits you – no deadlines or time-restrictions to worry about.
  • Round-the-clock access to all course materials and study aids required, via our exclusive digital learning platform.
  • Expert support and guidance from your own personally-assigned tutor, who will help you gain maximum value from your studies.
  • Guarantee of high-quality, low-cost distance learning, with no hidden fees and no additional course materials or textbooks required.
  • The opportunity to enhance your long-term outlook with an endorsed Level 3 Product Management Certificate from a recognised awarding body.

Product Development - Learning Objectives

This exclusive online study program has been designed for current and prospective product managers alike. An important specialism within the field of project management, the product manager contributes directly to the performance and prosperity of the entire organisation. Their observations, analysis, communication and strategic planning make it possible to design, manufacture and distribute successful products. Their expertise and input have a direct impact on all aspects of the product lifecycle from start to finish.

This course has been designed to introduce candidates to the skills, knowledge and competencies required to thrive in product management. Open to newcomers and existing members of the workforce alike, an endorsed Level 3 Product Management Certificate could lead to enhanced career prospects in key markets worldwide. No prior knowledge or experience is required, with full tutor support provided throughout. For anyone looking to climb the career ladder in a product management setting, this exclusive course comes highly recommended.

Upon completion of the course, successful candidates will take away important knowledge and practical skills such as:

  • Significantly improved communication skills
  • A detailed understanding of the product lifecycle
  • General project management skills and acumen
  • Enhanced marketing and advertising skills
  • Understanding of key distribution channels
  • Product pricing and packaging skills
  • Professional branding and promotional skills
  • The confidence to climb the career ladder

Course Outline

This all-new Level 3 Product Management Certificate is ideal for anyone looking to reach the very top of the career ladder in a product management setting. Each of the five course units concludes with an online assessment, which your personally-assigned tutor will mark and return with helpful feedback.

Unit 1 - Product Development and Product Life Cycle

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Value of Product Innovation
  • New Product Development
  • Generating an Idea
  • Idea Vetting
  • Concept Development and Testing
  • Reasons for Product Failure
  • Product Life Cycle
  • The Introductory Stage
  • Plus more

Unit 2 - Product Pricing Strategies

This unit covers the following topics:

  • The Function and Value of Price
  • Profit- Oriented Objectives
  • Sales Volume- Oriented Objectives
  • The Product’s Value to the Buyer
  • Types of Costs
  • The Basic Methods of Price Determination
  • The Going Rate Pricing
  • Plus more

Unit 3 - Branding and Packaging

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Inventory Management
  • Branding
  • The Meaning and Importance of Branding
  • The Brand Name versus Trade Mark
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Societal View
  • Branding Decisions
  • Selecting a Good Brand Name
  • Packaging
  • Packaging Industry
  • Functions of Packaging
  • Plus more

Unit 4 - Channels of Distribution

This unit covers the following topics:

  • What is a Channel of Distribution?
  • Functions of Channels of Distribution
  • Channels of Distribution Used
  • Indirect Channels
  • Channels of Distribution Used for Consumer Goods
  • Factors Influencing the Choice of Channel
  • Product Considerations
  • Market Considerations
  • Middleman Considerations
  • Company Considerations
  • Plus more

Unit 5 - Marketing Your Product

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Consumer and Market Analysis
  • Analyzing the Competition and Yourself
  • Analyzing Distribution Channels
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Leveraging Social Media
  • Selling Your Product
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Product Development

Millions of businesses worldwide rely on the specialist input and expertise of professional product managers. From start to finish, every stage of a product’s lifecycle is studied, analysed and optimised by those who work in product management. This course is therefore suitable for existing product managers looking to climb the career ladder, along with newcomers exploring dynamic career opportunities worldwide. We also strongly recommend this Level 3 Product Management Certificate for business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. If your company creates or distributes products of any kind, advanced product management skills could make all the difference.

We welcome ambitious candidates from all over the world, imposing no strict entry-criteria and no deadlines. Just as long as you have a connected computer and a good grasp of the English language, you’re guaranteed to be accepted! Your expert tutor will provide all the support you need to gain maximum value from your studies, alongside our wider student support team. All learning materials are included in the course price as standard, so there’s nothing to pay at any time after enrolment. Whatever your current position and objectives, we’re here to help you take that next important step!

Enrolment is open 365 days a year, so get started on your Level 3 Certificate in Product Development today!


Product Development

No particular entry requirement.

OPTION-I: Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £85 accreditation fee+postal charges.

Certificate of course Completion

FREE PDF Certificate.

If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25

OPTION-II: CPD Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, a fee is payable for a CPD Accredited Diploma in PDF format or hard copy.

CPD Accredited Diploma (PDF format)=£30

CPD Accredited Diploma (Hardcopy)=£75

Postage Charges:

National £9

International £15

Career path

Product Development

An endorsed Product Development - Course could open the door to any number of incredible careers all over the world. Typical roles and job titles that fall within the field of Product Development include:

  • Associate Product Developer
  • Junior Product Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Senior Product Manager
  • Product Lead
  • Lead Product Manager
  • Prod Director
  • Group Product Manager

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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