Leadership & Management

Drive Better Results

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.

Contact Us

Email: uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk
Tel: 01443 482482
Twitter: @USWCommercial

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 as bespoke programmes at your organisation, or you can attend here at the university and achieve an award, certificate or diploma level qualification.

For middle managers the modules include:

"Leading from the front": Assessing Leadership Performance (2 days), 10th and 11th September, £295 per delegate

Developing Critical Thinking (1 day)  19th September 2019, £195 per delegate

Leading Innovation & Change (1 day), 1st October, £195 per delegate

"Stepping Up": Understanding The Management Role (2 days), TBC November, £295 per delegate

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 call 01443 482 482.

Executive programme - Starting 24th September

For senior managers, the modules include:

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

To achieve the ILM Level 7 Award in Leadership & Management, you must complete all of the above modules. If you don't want the qualification, you can attend the modules that are relevant to your learning requirements. 

To book onto any of these modules, please email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk or call 01443 482 482.

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These short, sharp half-day sessions introduce new and relevant topics to leaders and managers. Click here for more information.

Our customers include:

  • Companies House
  • Panasonic
  • Melin Homes
  • Marks International
  • Hodge Bank
  • Welsh Government
  • Public Health Wales
  • Ministry of Defence
  • JISC

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.

Our Summer sale is here! Our range of leadership and management 2-day, 1-day and half day sessions which will help you grow your Leadership and Management capabilities. 

3 days for £395, 4 days for £495
  • "Leading from the front": Assessing Leadership Performance- 10 & 11 September
  • Developing Critical Thinking- 19 September
  • Leading Innovation & Change- 1 October
  • "Stepping up": Understanding the management role - November TBC

3 days for £810, 4 days for £910
  • Strategic Leadership Environment-  24 September
  • Planning and Implementing Change  - 21 October
  • Power, Politics, Influencing and Networking - 7 November
  • Developing Senior Leaders- 13 December
  • Strategic Leadership - TBC

2 for £100, 3 for £150, 4 for £200

  • Design Thinking - 25th July
  • Kaizen - 1st August
  • Retaining top talent -  17th September
  • Trust and Integrity - 17th October


Complete a booking form quoting ‘Summer Offer’ and the modules you would like to complete. Return the booking form to uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk who will then confirm your booking.  

Terms and conditions apply, please note “Executive” days cannot be mixed with any other modules. ILM accredited routes available. ILM Members, USW Staff/Graduates, Public/Third sector organisations can benefit from a concession