Leadership and management

It takes a unique set of skills and behaviours to become a leader of change. Discover and develop the strengths you need to make a real difference with USW’s Leadership and Management programme. 

This course will leave you ready to lead. Through experiential learning, you’ll challenge your outlook, as well as identify opportunities for your organisation to realise more effective digital solutions, evolve its ecosystems and spark meaningful change. True leaders envision what’s possible, and help their people make it happen. Whether you’re currently a middle manager or aspire to leadership, power your path to success by taking your skillset to a new level, and become the transformative force your organisation needs.

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This programme will help you:

  • Understand the vital role both play in delivering high performance
  • Focus on understanding and applying team theory in a modern working environment 
  • Explore critical interpersonal skills required by today’s leader
  • Create an environment that encourages innovation 
  • Develop self-awareness and become a more effective leader
  • Expand your personal and professional network

We cover a wide spectrum of subjects, as well as focussing on the fundamentals in detail. Here’s how the content breaks down across the modules: 

  • The Leadership Context 
  • Delivering High Performance  
  • The Coaching Leader 
  • Building and developing teams
  • Courageous Conversations
  • Thriving on accountability and Achieving Results
  • Understanding the numners 
  • Driving Digital Transformation
  • Managing Innovation and Change

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The ILM Level 5 Certificate qualification is £1695.00 which includes all course materials and registration. Reserve your place here by completing our booking form. 

A fully funded apprenticeship is also available. Please make an enquiry to book a consultation.

We’ve created the course for individuals with management responsibility, either currently at middle management level or on the ladder up. If you’re looking to learn the fundamentals for transformational change, we’ll show give you the tools.

An Open Mind Opens Doors

Experiential learning is the ultimate way to progress. The content of this programme challenges your ways of doing and thinking to unlock your inner leader. Come ready to discuss and debate,  and above all, embrace new styles and skills.

Expect The Experiential 

USW Professional Development offers experiential learning led by experts. Each course is designed to bring you the best learning experience possible. You can expect to leave our Leadership and Management programme with the tools and techniques you need to thrive, but here’s what to expect from the course itself:

Virtual Environment 

We deliver virtual learning in real time, and with real leaders at the helm. A variety of multimedia resources, live chats and breakout rooms create an immerse online setting to engage with.  

Engaging Learning 

You’ll learn through a whole host of formats, from workshops to collaborative group challenges. 

Must-See Speakers 

Our innovative facilitators are some of the best in the field, with an impressive knowledge of theory and practise to tap into. 

Networking and Knowledge Sharing 

We keep numbers limited for a more intimate feel, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity to connect and network with trainers and attendees alike. 

To get the most from the content, we ask you to fully commit to the process. You’re invited  to actively engage in the 15 half-day virtual workshops, alongside self-directed learning between sessions, which is approximately 10 hours over the course of the programme.  

How You’re Assessed 

The ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management demonstrates how  you’re developing your leadership and management capability. The assessment task lets you relate your learning directly to the experience within your organisation, asking you to combine theory with practise.  

You’ll create: 

  • 3 written assignments of 2500 words on an area of responsibility.

The above courses can be delivered through our open-access programme (virtual) or as bespoke programmes within your organisation. If you are looking to access funding for you or your organisation, explore our funding routes or make an enquiry to speak to our advisors.