Leadership and Management

Unlock your true potential as a leader. Learn how to communicate effectively, build relationships, manage projects, and lead a team in any industry.

About the course

Course starting dates July 1st
Course length This is a four-week course. During weeks 1, 2 and 4 the sessions are held Mondays to Fridays 9:30am – 4:30pm. There are no classes during Week 3, which is reserved for completing course work and assignments.
Lesson times Your daily Zoom session, with our experienced and dynamic tutor, runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm (with a one hour lunch break).
Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management awarded by Innovate Awarding

Managing an organisation can be incredibly rewarding – but equally intimidating, with decisions to make, projects to manage, and conflicts to resolve. This course will enable you to master essential techniques for effective team leadership, managing projects and finance, and making key decisions.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Confidently lead a team of people, building on their strengths and identifying areas for improvement
  • Communicate effectively, listen actively and provide constructive feedback
  • Build strong relationships with customers, stakeholders and teammates
  • Develop operational plans and manage projects using project management tools
  • Manage budgets and finance within an organisation
  • Make key decisions and adeptly solve problems
  • Implement change management techniques

Course Content

U1
Through this unit, learners will become aware of the concept of corporate governance and the role it plays in supporting organisational success. Learners will also explore the relationships between corporate governance and ethical leadership and management, and how non-financial managers are still required to apply basic financial practices to support organisational effectiveness. The aim of this unit is to draw together three fundamental principles relating to management: governance, ethics and finance, meaning that anyone who holds a position of responsibility is aware of the wider organisational situation.
U2
Through this unit, learners will become aware of the changes which have, are and will affect the organisation in which they work. The unit encourages learners to analyse the organisation’s environment, and to identify and overcome real/potential barriers to change. The aim of this unit is to provide learners with fundamental knowledge to be able to apply basic analytical techniques and approaches to support an organisation’s need for change.
U3
This unit considers the role of a leader/manager as a coach and mentor. Learners will become aware of the distinctiveness of each role and where the locus of control sits within coaching and mentoring sessions. Learners will develop an understanding of the benefits to leaders and managers of these forms of performance enhancement. The aim of the unit is to help learners understand the value to be gained from implementing coaching and mentoring programmes.
U4
Through this unit, learners will become aware of how data is managed within an organisation and the legal restraints placed on the obtaining, storage and use of data and information. In addition, learners will develop their awareness of different technologies that organisations use to support operations, which are influenced by legal considerations. The aim of this unit is to provide learners with fundamental knowledge, enabling them to legally manage data and use technology within their area of responsibility.
U5
This unit considers the importance of effective communication to a leader and manager. Having completed this unit, learners will have developed fundamental knowledge, allowing them to improve the way in which they communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders. The aim of this unit is to support the effectiveness and efficiency of a leader/manager through the development of their communication skills.
U6
Through this unit, learners will combine knowledge, understanding and skills developed through other units to implement an aspect of an organisation’s strategy. Learners will explore fundamental strategic models on which to support their implementation decisions. Internal and external collaboration is an important aspect of this unit. This unit aims to provide learners with a fundamental appreciation of the importance of strategy and the associated plans and actions. In doing so, learners will be in a stronger position to lead and manage their teams when there is a clear directional focus on established targets.
U7
To improve effectiveness and efficiency, leaders and managers must engage in CPD. This is a key concept which learners will become aware of through this unit. This unit’s content combines the underpinning rationale for CPD with the application of various skills, techniques and tools, within a CPD cycle, which will locate in the minds of learners the requirement for them to engage in meaningful CPD. The aim of this unit is to provide learners with a deep understanding of CPD and how it will be of benefit to them and their employer.
U8
This unit introduces learners to the concepts of leadership and management. Learners will develop a fundamental awareness and understanding of leadership as a role and management as a function. Key to nurturing this understanding will be through effectively operating as a leader and as a manager in different situations. The aim of this unit is to help learners understand the essential knowledge required to perform as a leader and as a manager, where the practical application of knowledge is a key aspect of the unit.
U9
Through this unit, learners will begin to gain an understanding of teams and how important they are to a leader, so that performance is both effective and efficient. Learners will engage with some fundamental team related concepts, which will enable them to recognise key characteristics of individuals within a team and their likely impact on team dynamics and trust. The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop and maintain an effective team where an understanding of individual behaviours is a key consideration.
U10
This unit helps learners develop a fundamental understanding of the role and requirements of a project manager. Learners will use this to support their understanding of the project life cycle and the associated tools and techniques that project managers employ to deliver a successful project. This unit’s aim is focused on helping learners apply knowledge to the creation and implementation of project management tools and techniques in a workplace context.
U11
Learners will become aware of the importance of effective resource management through the creation of benchmarks and key performance indicators. These will be used to monitor the performance of a resource – be it physical, human or financial – so that effective corrective action can be imposed as and when required. The aim of this unit is to extend a manager's skill set so they can make more effective and efficient use of available resources.
U12
Through this unit, learners will develop a fundamental awareness and understanding of performance management as both a concept and process. Learners will be introduced to performance management tools, which they will employ in the workplace to support individuals to improve their own performance and that of the teams in which they are located. Teaching both theory and skills, this unit enables learners to be effective managers of performance in a workplace context.
U13
Managers are presented with problems often on a daily basis. While some of these problems are easily resolved, other problems require more thought and diligence to be resolved, especially if it’s a recurring or costly one. This unit aims to direct learners to apply the tools and techniques in a workplace context, where real problems are examined and potential solutions reached.
U14
Learners will become aware of the importance of understanding why and how stakeholders have an influence on organisations, managers and their decisions. Learners will use this knowledge to conduct their own stakeholder analysis, resulting in the establishment of plans to provide guidance on how each individual stakeholder will be managed. The aim of this unit is to demonstrate to learners the importance of knowing stakeholders and why/how positive stakeholder relationships must be developed ethically.
U15
Line managers are employed to focus on their own areas of responsibilities where technical competences are of paramount concern. However, managers must be aware of the laws and legislation which impact themselves and the way they interact with others. Additionally, managers must also be fully aware of the human resource (HR) function and its role in supporting a manager to comply with relevant legal requirements. The aim of this unit is to develop a better understanding, by managers, of the role of the HR function and the importance of the relationship between HR managers and line managers.
U16
Individuals in the workplace must work with others, whether these are colleagues or other stakeholders (such as customers or suppliers). Through this unit, learners will become aware of the importance of developing positive working relationships and how to manage conflict to improve rather than diminish these relationships. The aim of this unit is to help enable a leader/manager to be more productive through the effective use of others to help achieve goals and objectives.

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