Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management

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This is a one-year City and Guilds diploma course designed to provide you with a range of key management skills. It helps build leadership capabilities, and supports adult students (19+) to develop their existing careers or embark on a career in leadership and management.

Course Information

The course provides knowledge and understanding across a range of core management skills; team leadership and performance management; managing people and relationships; and supporting people with change and innovation. These principles will be taught in a variety of business contexts and through a wide range of methods - including classroom teaching, independent study and online learning. You will expand your knowledge and understanding of leadership and management through real business examples, as well as case studies and your own experience.

To be awarded the City and Guilds Diploma in Leadership and Management, you will study a range of modules totaling 37 credits.

The course will be taught one day a week starting September 2021 and will finish in June 2022.


Who is this course for?

This qualification is ideal if you have management responsibilities but no formal training and are serious about developing your abilities, skills and knowledge. It is particularly suited to practising team leaders looking to move up the career ladder, or managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures. The course is also ideal for employers who wish to develop existing staff who aspire to manage teams, or who are already leading a team but want to develop their skills and knowledge whilst gaining a recognised Level 3 qualification.

Units / Modules

Modules may include:

  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions
  • Understanding Innovation and Change in an Organisation
  • Understanding Organising and Delegating in the Workplace
  • Developing Yourself as a Team Leader
  • Developing the Work Team
  • Working Within Organisational and Legal Guidelines

Benefits / Skills

On completion of the course, you’ll have gained a range of key management skills to put into practice. You’ll develop leadership capabilities and the know-how to allow you to motivate and engage teams, and confidently manage relationships. You’ll be an effective and confident first-line manager, with a range of new skills that support innovation and change within a business organisation. You’ll also have the tools to develop your own skills and abilities.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs: English and maths at Grade 4 or above
  • Appropriate work experience

Career Progression

  • Career enhancement through higher job roles with existing employers
  • Apprenticeship
  • Further study, such as an HND/C or degree course at university

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Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Part time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

You will learn in our purpose-built business space at our iconic Printworks Campus.


‘I got an industry-recognised qualification and developed my skills in planning, time management and communication.’ - Nish Ahmed, Business

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