Leadership & Management

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Our programmes are designed to allow individuals to develop skills, tools and techniques that will enhance their performance and unleash their potential in the workplace. 

For employers, our programmes lead to an improvement of management performance and leadership capability, and drive better results.

You can join one of our open courses, or if you would like a bespoke programme to be delivered in-house at your organisation, please contact us on uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk.


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Email: uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk
Tel: 01443 482482
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We’ve designed a series of leadership and management modules to help you enhance your skills and become a more effective leader at any stage of your career. Modules can be booked individually, allowing you to tailor your learning, or as a package to achieve an ILM qualification at level 5 (middle management) and level 7 (senior management). 

These options can be delivered through our open-access programme (virtual) or as bespoke programmes within your organisation.

For middle managers the modules include:

  • "Leading from the front": Assessing Leadership Performance (2 days)
  • Developing Critical Thinking (1 day) 
  • Leading Innovation & Change (1 day)
  • "Stepping Up": Understanding The Management Role 

To achieve the ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership & Management, you must complete a certain amount of credits, to discuss this route please speak with a member of our team so we can find a flexible route that works for you. 

To book onto any of these modules, please email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk or complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch. 

Executive programme -  Starting 15th September 2020 (Virtual)

For senior managers, the modules include:

  • Strategic Leadership Environment
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Power, Politics, Influencing
  • Networking
  • Developing Senior Leaders
  • Planning and Implementing Change


An accredited ILM and non-accredited route is available. Our advisors can help you decide the best route for you. 

To book onto any of these modules or to find out more information email us on uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk or complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch. 

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Our short courses are designed for individuals looking to refresh or develop new knowledge and skills in a particular area. You can combine any selection of programmes to create your own learning journey where you set the pace. 

These session are short and sharp and will introduce you to new and relevant topics for leaders and managers. 

Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management
and Leadership

Who is it for?

The NVQ Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is aimed at senior managers or those about to take their first step into senior management. The qualification centres on developing your strategic leadership and management skills, focussing on developing organisational strategy and turning this into effective performance.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific academic requirements but candidates must be working in a position in which they can gain the evidence necessary to prove competent performance.

What does it include?

To gain the full NVQ you will need to achieve a minimum of 45 credits, including the 3 mandatory units from Group 1 (16 credits), a minimum of 29 credits from Group 2 ensuring that overall you have a minimum of 35 credits at Level 7.

What are the progression routes?

The NVQ level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership can lead to membership with both the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and The Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The qualification gives you a minimum of 45 credits at postgraduate level enabling you to progress onto the university’s others postgraduate programmes e.g. Masters in Leadership & Management, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)* etc.

*Note: Minimum of 5 years management experience required for MBA entry

For more information and to register your interest, please email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk.

In association with the Institute of Leadership & Management, we are pleased to offer ILM members a discounted rate off all our Masterclasses. Please contact us to find out more.