Qualifications

University of Chester

 

Mini MBA – PGCert in Business Administration (WBIS)

You can undertake the Mini MBA on an accredited basis and on successful completion will see you receive a PGCert in Business Administration (WBIS) validated by University of Chester and delegates who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for a University of Chester award.

To be eligible to study at Level 7 you will need to already hold a senior leadership position and be actively looking to further develop your management and leadership skills. You may also 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). This programme covers 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 three assignments of 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 on 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 workplace practice.

Modules
  • a) Module 1: Leadership for Excellence in Projects and Processes
  • b) Module 2: Finance for Managers and Leaders
  • c) Module 3: Strategic Management for Marketing

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

The Directors Development Programme – PG Cert Strategic Leadership for Directors (WBIS) validated by University of Chester and delegates who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for a University of Chester award.

To be eligible to study at Level 7 you will need to hold a Director position and will be looking to further develop your leadership skills. Alternatively you will hold a middle management position with aspirations for progression to senior leadership or company directorship. The course will bring you the robustness of an academic approach to learning, plus the reward of an academic qualification. It facilitates the development of your strategic leadership skills and your 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). The course covers 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 three 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 workplace practice.

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

The Executive Education and Training Programme – Post graduate Certificate in Executive Education (PGCEE)

There are two levels of accreditation for this programme:

 Certified Professional Practitioner

To become a Certified trainer, participants will need to:

1. Deliver a 15 minute micro-teach session to fellow participants on the programme, applying core teaching theory from the course:

  •    Set an Aim and Objectives
  •    Deliver an engaging session relating to own area of expertise
  •    Confirm Aim and Objectives have been met

2. Write a 250-400 word reflective statement, identifying and discussing how they will apply the key concepts, techniques and theories into their professional practice. The reflective statement needs to demonstrate a clear understanding of concepts taught and application of learning.

Successful participants will be awarded a badge of Professional Competence and Completion Certificate.

 

Qualified Professional Practitioner (PGCEE)

To become a Qualified Professional Practitioner participants will need to successfully complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Education validated by University of Chester and delegates who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for a University of Chester award.

Assessment requirement: You will be required to undertake 3 work based assignments of notionally 4000-5000 words (weighting 100% coursework). These 3 assignments will be work-based (applied to the delegates individual workplace practice) and submitted as part of a critically reflective portfolio. Illustrative examples include an essay, report, oral assessment, portfolio – or a combination – as individually negotiated between student and tutor.

The assessments will be submitted on the following themes, or on a more specific subject for yourself (to be agreed with your designated tutor):

  • Assignment 1: Educational theory. Demonstrate an understanding of the educational theory that underpins professional education and training delivery.
  • Assignment 2: Professional practice. Provide a portfolio of lesson plans and reflections on 20 hours of teaching.
  • Assignment 3: Action research paper. Research, apply, and reflect on the application of a current innovation in adult education.

 This will be discussed in more detail throughout the programme.

All learners aiming to become a Qualified Professional Practitioner will be provided with:

  • One-to-one telephone tutorial opportunities (as many as the student requires; typically, this would involve 3 one-hour tutorials)
  • Group tutorials through conference calls
  • Monthly webinar events

We encourage learners to engage with as many tutorials and learning opportunities as possible. The blended learning method has been shown to provide flexible, student centred delivery and a high pass rate.

 

University of East London

 

Advanced Management Programme – PGCert in Management and Leadership

 

Qualifications: You can undertake the Advanced Management Programme on an accredited basis and on successful completion will see you receive a PGCert in Management and Leadership from the University of East London

To be eligible to study at Level 7 you will need to already hold a senior leadership position and be actively looking to further develop your management and leadership skills. You may also hold a middle management position with aspirations for progression to senior leadership.

The Advanced Management Programme consists of two modules leading to the Postgraduate Certificate in Management and Leadership. This programme covers 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 two assignments, students will be required to complete 2 x 6000 word, work based assignments, that will require them to demonstrate how they have applied the theoretical content of the programme to their own professional context.  Each assignment will relate specifically to one of two modules:

  • Leading Projects and Programmes
  • Leading Organisational Change

Knowledge: The assessments will include a critical review of the theoretical concepts taught on the programme.

Thinking skills:  Learners will apply the theory to their own organisation, through the development of a real-world strategy.  They will also be required to evaluate the success of the strategy using measurements that are relevant and valid.

Practical skills: Learners will be required to plan, structure, and write 2, 6000 word strategic reports.

 

Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Course Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the course.

 

Strategic Leadership Programme – PGCert in Strategy and Leadership

 

Qualifications: You can undertake the Strategic Leadership Programme on an accredited basis and on successful completion will see you receive a PGCert in Strategy and Leadership from the University of East London

To be eligible to study at Level 7 you will need to already hold a senior leadership position and be actively looking to further develop your management and leadership skills. You may also hold a middle management position with aspirations for progression to senior leadership.

The Strategic Leadership Programme consists of two modules leading to the Postgraduate Certificate in Strategy and Leadership. This programme covers 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 two assignments, students will be required to complete 2 x 6000 word, work based assignments, that will require them to demonstrate how they have applied the theoretical content of the programme to their own professional context.  Each assignment will relate specifically to one of two modules:

  • Effective Strategy in Action
  • Leading and Managing in an Organization

Knowledge: The assessments will include a critical review of the theoretical concepts taught on the programme.

Thinking skills:  Learners will apply the theory to their own organisation, through the development of a real-world strategy.  They will also be required to evaluate the success of the strategy using measurements that are relevant and valid.

Practical skills: Learners will be required to plan, structure, and write 2, 6000 word strategic reports.

 

Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Course Leader to ensure that they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the course.

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The CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management

Qualifications: This qualification is designed for managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. The qualification require 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 two 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

Qualifications: 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. You will 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.

Learners will be required to complete two assignments. The first requires participants to demonstrate an awareness of of leadership and management in action, and carry out a rigorous self assessment. Whilst 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

Qualifications: This Level 5 qualification in Management Coaching and Mentoring is designed to develop management coaching and mentoring skills. It will help 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 three 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

Qualifications: The Level 7 qualification 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. This qualification requires 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 two strategically focussed assignments:

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

 

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CPD Points and Accreditation

Maintaining and developing your professional knowledge is an essential part of today’s challenging and competitive workplace.

It is essential for professionals to engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure their Academic and professional qualifications don’t become out-dated regardless of their professional background. Often, professionals who are members of a professional body or work within a regulated sector are required to participate in and record their CPD on an annual basis.

 

What is CPD

CPD is a process by which you manage, record and track your own professional development on an ongoing basis. It’s a way of planning your development that links learning directly to your role and industry.

Importantly, your learning and development is unique to you. Through a combination of approaches and activities such as training, workshops, e-learning, conferences and events CPD enables you to manage your own learning and growth.

The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.

 

Recognising CPD

We offer a number of CPD Accredited programmes that have be rigorously developed and the learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.

Our CPD Accredited Programmes, course, workshops and events allow professionals to use the learning time towards individual CPD requirements.

All CPD Accredited Programmes will carry the CPD Accredited Programme logo

 

How it works

It could not be simpler. Each CPD Accredited Programme will be awarded a different number of points depending on the level, content and duration of the learning.

CPD Accredited Programmes will specify the number of points available on the course overview and these points can be used towards your own CPD. Remember, always check with your employer, professional or regulatory body.

 

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