The Diploma in Leadership and Management is accredited by ILM. Learners study at college part-time and complete assessments and work-based projects as part of the course. This qualification is ideal for those who have management responsibilities but no formal training and are serious about developing their abilities. It is particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures. Please note: The course starts on 14/09/2023 and is from 6pm-9pm. Classroom attendance is fortnightly, on every other Thursday.
About the Course
This 10 month flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education. The course covers a wide range of business management skills and knowledge, including organisational performance, interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness..
You will study:
- Principles of Management and Leadership
- Managing a Team to Achieve Results
- Building Stakeholder Relationships Using Effective Communication
- Contributing to the Delivery of a Project
- Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results
- Managing Budgets and Resources
- Managing Data and Information
- Managing Own Personal and Professional Development
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model..
Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45-60 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 3-4 hours studying independently online each week.
On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.
Additional FeesThis Level 3 course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices though most will be expected to hold 5 GCSEs at grade 5 / C or higher. Prior experience may also be considered. Learners should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum of level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent.
Learners who are aspiring to a management role may progress to roles such as Team Leader, Supervisor, First Line Manager, Project Officer, Shift Manager or Site Manager.
Assessment is via practical work-based assignments provided by the college. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation's context.