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Certificate in Professional Studies Management and Leadership


Course Description

Designed to build on the practical knowledge and skills you have developed through your experience of management, this dual award is ideal for managers wishing to demonstrate that they not only understand theory, but how it can be put into practice.

This programme is for people who have may not have had any formal education for some time, or they may be looking for a stepping stone to other courses or they require practical leadership and management skills they can return to work and apply immediately.
Through this programme, you explore the latest techniques, skills and thinking appropriate to modern management and leadership practice. By completing this programme, you will receive not only a University Certificate but also a Diploma in Leadership awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

You can complete this course in six months and then have the opportunity to progress onto a postgraduate Master’s programme.

The programme consists of two core units that are assessed through work-based projects:

• Personal Development as a Leader and Project Manager

In this unit, you will learn about the different ways that people learn and you will identify techniques that will help you become a more effective learner. You will also explore the role of the leader and the nature of leadership, evaluating your own approach to leadership and consider the implications of this for future practice.

You will also learn how to think critically about leadership theories, concepts and techniques, asses your own leadership in terms of your achievements of team and organisational goals.

You will also reflect on how you lead people to develop appropriate responses to differing situations and how you extend their capacity, individual skills and competencies so that you manage projects effectively.

• The Business/Organisational Improvement Project

This unit looks at the different ways an organisation can be structured and operated for optimal productivity, applying the principles of effective research, marketing and analysis to determine customer expectation and needs.
You will identify your organisation’s values and objectives and relate to how these affect your own planning and contribute to internal development.

You will look at marketing as a management process, exploring how you identify and predict the needs of current and future stakeholders and learn how to write a marketing plan.

Organisations’ quality assurance and quality management practices are explored and you will analyse complex organisational situations, presenting appropriate solutions to these issues.

You will also learn about financial management and information systems within business, analysing and interpreting financial statements, sourcing, presenting and utilising financial data for strategic and operational planning. You will also undertake a cost benefit analysis to contribute to your business/operational improvement project.

Special Features

- You will be taught in the multi-award-winning Business School on All Saints Campus.
- Opportunity to obtain dual qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management.
- Taught by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience.
- Enables you to contribute to the effectiveness and performance of your organisation.

Visit the Certificate in Professional Studies Management and Leadership page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course in terms of qualifications. Applicants should have extensive work place experience and at least 2-3 years in a managerial, supervisory, team leader or a deputising role.

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