Why take this course?
Good leaders are sought and valued by all organisations. This programme is aimed at senior managers in the private and public sectors (with a minimum of three years of leadership and management experience) and officers in the military.
You will be able to benefit from our flexible structure and delivery allowing you to tailor your studies to meet your professional development needs and succeed as influential managers.
There are direct entry routes for officers of the Armed Forces based on rank and experience, for more information visit the Accredited Prior Experience and Learning web pages. The University of Portsmouth
is an ELC approved supplier.
What will I experience?
On this course you can:
Gain a thorough grounding in how to manage people alongside the skills to be a confident leader
Make an effective contribution to your workplace, as well as improve your career prospects
Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection
What opportunities might it lead to?
On successful completion you can apply to become a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) or the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
The induction dates for this course are 14, 15, 16 September 2016 or 11, 12, 13 January 2017.
Our teaching is structured around the National Occupational Management and Leadership Standards, which specify six standards: Managing Self and Personal Skills; Providing Direction; Facilitating Change; Working with People; Using Resources, and Achieving Results. Many organisations recognise these standards as a valuable framework for developing competencies and designing development programmes. Having previously studied six work-based learning units, this stage prepares and supports you in planning, implementing and reporting a substantial piece of investigative work that will develop your academic and research capabilities.
Here are the units you will study:
Research Methods: This unit prepares participants to carry out research by introducing them to investigative methods based on primary and secondary research.
Investigative Report: This is a substantial piece of investigative work based on primary and secondary research. The topic can be from any area of leadership and management which is of academic and practice-based interest.
Learning is self-directed, flexible and supported by University tutors and employers. You will not attend formal lectures, but you can attend the many seminars and presentations held at the University which are open to the public.
For the research aspect of the course there are two elements of assessment using the literature to develop your research capabilities. The Investigative Project is similar to a dissertation, requiring in-depth research into a specific topic within the field of leadership and management.
Effective leadership and management make a major difference in today’s organisations by inspiring people to perform and by improving results. Management and leadership skills are highly valued in all sorts of organisations.
This course will develop your ability to provide strategic direction in order to achieve significant goals within your organisation. It can also enhance your career prospects and act as a springboard to other dynamic and rewarding managerial roles.
Accredited PgDip in Strategic Leadership and Management (CMI, ILM, Edexcel). In addition potential applicants with non-standard qualifications but who have a minimum of three years leadership and management experience are invited to discuss a possible RPL claim with us. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.