Accreditations

Chester Accreditations

Mini MBA – PGCert in Business Administration (WBIS)

You can undertake the Mini MBA on an accredited basis, which on successful completion will see you receive a PGCert in Business Administration (WBIS) from the University of Chester*

To be eligible to study at Level 7, you will need to already hold a senior leadership position and will be looking to further develop their management and leadership skills or will hold a middle management position, with aspirations for progression to senior leadership.

The Executive Mini MBA Programme consists of three modules leading to the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (WBIS) which has been prepared covering appropriate key aspects for a postgraduate certificate in line with the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement: Master’s Degrees in Business and Management (3rd Ed, 2015).

Assessment

In order to complete the PGCert, each student will be required to undertake 3 assignments of notionally 4000-5000 words (weighting 100% coursework).

Illustrative examples include an essay, report, oral assessment, portfolio - or a combination - as negotiated between student and tutor.

Specifically:

A work-based critically reflective portfolio (notionally 5000 words each) which typically includes a critically reflective essay or report around the relevant module theme, covering the learning outcomes.  Specific essay titles will be negotiated between student and tutor and in all cases will be applied to the student’s individual work place practice.

Modules

  • Module 1: Leadership for Excellence in Projects and Processes
  • Module 2: Finance for Managers & Leaders
  • Module 3: Strategic Management for Marketing

Directors Development Programme – PGCert Strategic Leadership for Directors (WBIS)

Directors Development Programme – PG Cert Strategic Leadership for Directors (WBIS) from the University of Chester*

To be eligible to study at Level 7, you will need to already hold a Director position and will be looking to further develop your leadership skills or will hold a middle management position, with aspirations for progression to senior leadership or company directorship. It will bring you the robustness of an academic approach to learning, plus the reward of an academic qualification, all the while facilitating the development of their strategic leadership skills and understanding of the requirements placed upon company directors. 

The Directors Development Programme consists of three modules leading to the Postgraduate Certificate Strategic Leadership for Directors (WBIS) which has been prepared covering appropriate key aspects for a postgraduate certificate in line with the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement: Master’s Degrees in Business and Management (3rd Ed, 2015).

Assessment

In order to complete the PGCert, each student will be required to undertake 3 assignments of notionally 4000-5000 words (weighting 100% coursework).

Illustrative examples include an essay, report, oral assessment, portfolio - or a combination - as negotiated between student and tutor.

Specifically:

A work-based critically reflective portfolio (notionally 5000 words each) which typically includes a critically reflective essay or report around the relevant module theme, covering the learning outcomes.  Specific essay titles will be negotiated between student and tutor and in all cases will be applied to the student’s individual work place practice.

Modules

  • Module 1: The Directors Role in Governance and Finance
  • Module 2: The Directors Role in Leading and Managing an Organisation
  • Module 3: The Directors Role in Strategic Leadership and Marketing

CMI Accreditations

The CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management 

This qualification is designed for managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. The qualification requires managers to build on their strategic management and leadership skills, and to focus on the requirements of implementing the organisation’s strategy.  You will be required to take the theory, thought leadership and research discussed on the programme, and implement it in your professional life by focussing on your own leadership development, and positively challenging organisational strategy.

Assessment

The CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed for Directors and Senior Managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective performance. This qualification requires senior and aspiring senior leaders to build on their skills in strategic management and leadership and to focus on the requirements of inter-organisational strategy.

Delegates will be required to complete 2 assignments that require taught theory to be applied to the strategic organisational context. The first is focussed on professional development as a senior leader, the second requires the analysis and application or organisational strategy:

  • Personal development as a strategic manager
  • Reviewing organisational strategy plans and performance

CMI Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management

This qualification has been developed for practising or aspiring managers and leaders who are typically accountable to a senior manager or business owner. The primary role of a practising or aspiring manager and leader is to lead and manage individuals and teams to deliver aims and objectives in line with organisational strategy.  In order to undergo this professional qualification, you will be required to apply the learning from the Future Leaders' programme to your own practice as a leader and developer of people, plan for your own development, and maintain a professional development record that will focus your progression towards senior and strategic future roles.

Assessment

The CMI Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management is aimed at practising or aspiring managers and leaders who are typically accountable to a senior manager or business owner. The primary role of a practising or aspiring manager and leader is to lead and manage individuals and teams to deliver aims and objectives in line with organisational strategy. 

Learners will be required to complete 2 assignments. The first requires participants to demonstrate an awareness of of leadership and management in action, and carry out a rigorous self assessment. The second asks learners to apply their succession planning and capability building skills through effective coaching and mentoring:

  • Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context
  • Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success

CMI Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

The Level 5 qualifications in Management Coaching and Mentoring are designed to develop management coaching and mentoring skills, helping you to identify the links between coaching, mentoring and the achievement of business goals. The qualification is designed for managers who wish to apply coaching skills to better support or enhance the performance of their teams, and for individuals who wish to act as a professional management or executive coach.

Participants will be required to complete 3 assignments:

  • Introduction to management coaching and mentoring
  • Coaching practice and theory
  • Using coaching and mentoring skills as a manager

CMI Level 7 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

The Level 7 qualifications in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring are designed for managers and leaders who have the authority and responsibility for developing and implementing a coaching and mentoring strategy across the organisation. The qualifications require managers and leaders to build on their strategic management and leadership skills and to focus on the requirements of embedding the organisation’s strategy. Additionally, this qualification will provide Organisational Development, or Learning and Development consultants, with the skill and current best practice approach to design, implement and evaluate coaching, mentoring and learning interventions.

Level 7 participants will be required to complete 2 strategically focussed assignments:

  • Coaching and mentoring within organisational culture
  • Organisational coaching and mentoring

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