Key Facts

Course Title: Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management
Course type:
Mode of Study:Part Time
Contact Details:Claire Butters
Contact email:c.l.butters@keele.ac.uk
Website: Go to Course homepage
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Subject Area: Business and Management

Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management programme is designed with flexibility in mind.  Each of the modules is taught over three Saturdays thereby minimising the impact on the working week.  Delivery will comprise lectures, discussions, group working, role plays, short presentations and simulation exercises.

There are two modes of study available:

The PG Certificate

A twelve month course where participants choose to study three of the four core modules on offer and then complete a  Certificate Project.

Modular Study

Participants can choose to take as few or as many modules as required.  Modules can be “banked” and used to build up to the full Postgraduate Certificate
provided that all modules required to achieve this are successfully completed within a three year period.

Course Aims

The course aims to provide a managerial tool-kit and an environment where ideas can be shared and explored through collaborative development and delivery. 

The course is designed for those:

  • facing challenging situations at work
  • currently aspiring to managerial positions
  • currently engaged in management who wish to sharpen their knowledge
  • who are newly promoted to managerial roles
  • looking to formalise their management skills
  • considering a formal degree qualification

Course Structure

Each module bears 15 credits.  An accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management.
This will made up of a choice of three of the modules below plus the Certificate Project.

Those wishing to follow the modular pathway can choose to take as few or as many modules as required.  Modules can be “banked” and used to build up
to the full Postgraduate Certificate provided that all modules are successfully completed within a three year period.

Modules available:
(choose 3 out of 4)

Leading People
People, Processes and Operations
Transformation and Change
Managing Finance

PLUS

Certificate Project

Aims of the Course

The course is designed for those who are:

Facing challenging situations at work
Currently aspiring to management positions
Managers who wish to sharpen their knowledge
Newly promoted to managerial roles
Looking to formalise their management skills
Considering studying for a higher degree

 

 

Entry Requirements

Lack of a degree is no bar to entry.  Your work experience is what is important.

Course Content

Leading People


All businesses are dependent on their people
How do you get the best from them?
The Leading People module focusses on leadership, recruitment, building teams, performance and development

PLUS/OR

People, Processes and Operations

Your business is judged on its ability to get the job done on time, within budget and to customer satisfaction, 
therefore effective processes are vital to your success. 
This module looks at organisational behaviour, process design and the management of quality.

PLUS/OR

Transformation and Change

We live in a fast-paced and dynamic world where change is no longer an option but a necessity. 
The Transformation and Change module will enable you to identify if there is a need for change, 
determine change process and overcome barriers to change and how to take people with you.

PLUS/OR

Managing Finance

Having effective control of this precious resource is vital to managing day-to-day activities and leading 
future developments of the organisation. The Managing Finance module will cover budgeting, resource 
management, evaluating expenditure options and analysing financial statements.

 

All modules except for the Certificate Project will be assessed by a 2500 word work-based project and a 1,500 word reflexive assignment.

PLUS (Compulsory module for those wishing to complete the PG Certificate)

 

Certificate Project

The Certificate Project is an opportunity to bring together your learning and experience to tackle a business situation 
within your own company or on a subject you are interested in.  The subject matter will be agreed between you and your personal supervisor.

The final part of the course consists of a 3000 word work based project and a presentation which is based upon work carried out throughout the course.

 

Teaching and Assessment

All modules are taught on a Saturday and are assessed by a 2,500 word work-based project and a 1500 word reflective
assignment, except for the Certificate project which consists of a 3,000 word work-based project and an individual presentation.

Additional Costs

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Induction session

This is a compulsory session for those intending to complete the PG Certificate and is an option for those interested in studying on a modular basis. It will include: introduction to the course, learning skills, writing skills, introduction to assessment, introduction to the portfolio and reading materials.

Session to be held: 17th October 2015 (1/2 day from 9 am to 12 noon)

Leading People
  • Teaching Dates: 31st October, 21st and 28th November 2015 (3 days)
  • Submission Dates for assessment: 21st December 2015 – Assignment; 11th January 2016 – Reflective piece
People, Processes and Operations
  • Teaching Dates: 16th, 30th January and 6th February 2016 (3 days)
  • Submission Dates for assessment: 29th February 2016 – Assignment; 21st March 2016 – Reflective piece
Transformation and Change
  • Teaching Dates: 27th February, 12th and 19th March 2016 (3 days)
  • Submission Dates for assessment: 11th April 2016 – Assignment; 3rd May 2016 – Reflective piece
Managing Finance
  • Teaching Dates: 30th April, 14th and 21st May 2016 (3 days)
  • Submission Dates for assessment: 13th June 2016 – Assignment; 4th July 2016 – Reflective piece
Certificate Project
  • Certificate Project Workshop Session to be held: 11th June 2016 (1/2 day from 9am – 12 noon)
  • Certificate Project Presentations 16th July and 23rd July 2016
Induction session

This is a compulsory session for those intending to complete the PG Certificate and is an option for those interested in studying on a modular basis. It will include: introduction to the course, learning skills, writing skills, introduction to assessment, introduction to the portfolio and reading materials, a library tour and an introduction to campus.Session to be held: 22nd October 2016 (1/2 day from 9 am to 12 noon)

Leading People
  • Teaching Dates: 5th, 19th and 26th November 2016 (3 days)
  • Submission Dates for assessment: 19th December 2016 – Assignment; 9th January 2017 – Reflective piece
People, Processes and Operations
  • Teaching Dates: 14th, 28th January and 4th February 2017 (3 days)
  • Submission Dates for assessment: 27th February 2017 – Assignment; 20th March 2017 – Reflective piece
Transformation and Change
  • Teaching Dates: 4th, 18th and 25th March 2017 (3 days)
  • Submission Dates for assessment: 24th April 2017 – Assignment; 15th May 2017 – Reflective piece
Managing Finance
  • Teaching Dates: 29th April, 13th and 20th May 2017 (3 days)
  • Submission Dates for assessment: 24th June 2017 – Assignment; 17th July 2017 – Reflective piece
Certificate Project
  • Certificate Project Workshop Session to be held: 10th June 2017 (1/2 day from 9am – 12 noon)
  • Certificate Project Presentations 15th July and 22nd July 2017

 

Amy Hao, China

Amy Hao, China

"For most Chinese students, a degree itself is not that attractive anymore, better still, a degree plus an overseas experience would help them to be more competitive in their future career."

MA Management Graduate

Olivia Philips, UK

Olivia Philips, UK

"Completing my MA gave me the initial confidence to apply for a role in a relatively new field in recruitment and in a quite intimidating sector in the police force."

MA Human Resource Management

Molly Zhou, China

Molly Zhou, China

"Since graduating from KMS Molly has held leadership positions in multi-national companies across the industries of hospitality, luxury goods, wine and spirits, and fast moving consumer goods in both China and the U.K."

MA Human Resource Management