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Applied Leadership and Management in the Workplace (CertHE)

The leadership and management skills that students learn and apply on the programme prepare them to perform and succeed not only in their current job but also in their next job.

After one year of successful studies, Cert HE students will graduate with dual accreditation, certification, and ILM digital recognition. Successful students can then progress onto the Dip HE or BA top-up programmes.

The Cert HE programme is a mapped against the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management. ILM is the largest leadership and management awarding body in Europe and is widely recognised in a wide range of sectors including the public sector, the military and the voluntary sector. After one year of successful studies, Cert HE students will graduate with dual accreditation, certification, and ILM digital recognition.


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Contact Email: alamo@uwtsd.ac.uk

Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course?

  1. Students are able to build their knowledge of business, management and leadership, culminating in the development of strategies, plans and informed critique
  2. Opportunity and flexibility to be taught at an outreach, community based venue near to where they live/work, combined with online study, targeting those already working as well as those seeking new employment opportunities
  3. All modules have been mapped to either professional or awarding bodies in this field
  4. Modules are adjusted to better reflect the requirements of employers and organisations in the modern, post-pandemic marketplace.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The programme aims are:

  • To provide students with an opportunity to study for an award explicitly focussed on future employability and career progression, and to introduce them to approaches, strategies and skills considered essential for employment within a generic context
  • To familiarise students with discussion and debate in the process and resolution of problems
  • To provide students with a range of learning experiences that are designed to assist students in the acquisition and application of knowledge.
Module Topics

Level 4 (Cert HE)

  • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Continuous Professional Development (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Enterprise and Intrapreneurship (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Management Communication (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making (20 credits; compulsory).

Assessments are devised to maximise the link between theory and practice and allow students to demonstrate intellectual rigour and to reflect critically on their own workplace experiences.

Differing means of assessment are employed to enable students to demonstrate their learning in various ways such as reports, reflective work, presentations, individual and some group work, although there is always individual assessment.  Formative assessment is utilised to enhance leaner understanding and to build learner confidence, as well as to identify where additional tutorial support may be needed. For formative assessments quizzes work well. Students are encouraged to bring their own research to class for sharing with others who contribute.

Feedback will generally be provided through the online platform, Moodle. The programme team also provide face to face feedback in order to ensure that students appreciate and learn from the feedback provided and are able to discuss all aspects of their performance and lessons which may be applied in the future.

In summary, in order to create competent reflective practitioners, the programme will:

  • Encourage students to undertake independent reading and research to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject
  • Employ assessment methods that place an emphasis on critical analysis, evaluation and reflective practice
  • Test the knowledge and skill base through assessed coursework and practical exercises.
Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving. 

Study at UWTSD

Key Information

Entry Criteria

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Career Opportunities

The program is focused on developing mature students’ leadership and management skills and their application to the workplace.

The level 4 Cert HE is a stand-alone qualification which is mapped to the National level 4 certificate standard in leadership and management awarded by ILM. The assessment required for this nationally recognised qualification has been embedded within the Cert HE, thus enabling double-badged accreditation by the University and ILM, the largest leadership and management awarding body in Europe.

After one year of successful studies, Cert HE students will graduate with dual accreditation, certification, and ILM digital recognition. Successful students can then progress onto the Dip HE or BA top-up programmes.

Employer engagement provides opportunities for networking and greater understanding of the field of study, and helps the university anticipate the potential future needs of employers. Employers and Awarding bodies are consulted at the point of the material design and module content as well as an input on the programme in shape of speakers from industry.

Additional Costs

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our  section.