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Developing Leadership and Management (BA, DipHE)

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Build your skills for the workplace studying our Developing Leadership and Management degree. Explicitly focused on employability and career progression, this programme is designed to help you to develop skills and other qualities that enhance your ability to critically analyse and challenge information, arguments and assumptions, frame and address problems, questions or issues, work in teams and learn to communicate effectively - common requirements in both academic and employment situations.

Employability skills, including business and customer awareness, problem solving, communication, research skills and application of information technology, are embedded within the programme and are transferable, enabling you to progress to a range of career paths.

You will be introduced to approaches, strategies and skills considered essential for employment and become familiar with the role of discussion and debate in the process and resolution of problems, developing your emotional intelligence and ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team, along the way.

The course provides a range of learning experiences designed to help you gain and apply knowledge. A variety of teaching approaches are used, delivered in a supportive learning environment. You will also develop as a reflective practitioner, able to define and achieve both personal and professional targets.

Students usually join the Level 5 and Level 6 of this programme following successful completion of the level 4 Cert HE Employability Skills, although it is possible to join Level 5 after the completion of another level 4 qualification.


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Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course?

  • Employability skills are embedded within the programme
  • Graduates will be equipped to enter a range of industries and sectors
  • The programme has been designed based on the requirements of industry
  • Learning activities allow for an interactive learning experience.

What you will learn

Course Overview

This course provides upskilling opportunities and a workplace-focused learning experience that ensures each student is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and in turn transform the communities in which they live and work.

Due to the flexible and broad nature of the programme, graduates will be equipped to enter a range of industries and sectors including not for profit, public and private sectors.

The programme has been designed based on the requirements of industry and embeds the required employability skills for successful careers with key competencies discussed and developed throughout the course.

Learner-centred learning strategies are employed throughout the programme to ensure a balance of theory and practice that is both personalised and collaborative. Learners will gain transferable skills that use technology for learning as well as academic, professional and literacy skills involved in study at this level.

Module Topics

Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA)

  • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Digital Skills for Personal Development and Business Growth (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Effective Teamworking and Communication (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Managing Enterprise (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Professional Career Development (20 credits; compulsory).

Please note that the Cert HE exit award is titled CertHE Employability Skills

Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BA)

  • Building a Sustainable Marketing Relationship (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework  module)
  • Managing Projects in the Organisation (20 credits; compulsory)
  • People Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Principles and Concepts of Finance (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Three – Level 6 (BA)

  • Coaching and Mentoring (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Developing Strategic Capability (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Emotional Intelligence (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Leadership and Change (20 credits; compulsory).

Coursework and practical tasks are set in a variety of formats. These include:

  • Practical in-class set exercises
  • Role play (e.g. mock interviews)
  • Presentations (e.g. of business plans)
  • Portfolios of work
  • Research projects
  • Essays
  • Reports.

As the programme attracts learners from a range of backgrounds, with a variety of work and personal experience, in many cases assessments provide flexibility for the student to use their background and experience to make learning relevant to their prior work experience; students will be encouraged to develop projects that are relevant to their career aspirations.

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. 

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

This programme attracts applicants from a variety of backgrounds and experiences in terms of employment and formal academic qualifications.

This programme does not require applicants to possess formal qualifications; admissions assessment of the suitability of applicants is via rigorous interview and a written test.

Career Opportunities

Links with a variety of organisations within the third, public and private sector and regular guest speakers and mentoring opportunities are incorporated into both the CertHE and BA programmes to highlight the range of jobs and career routes open to the students.

Participation in the ‘Global Entrepreneurship Week Events’ and the ‘Summer Start Up Festival' plus attendance and links with Big Ideas Wales Role Model sessions enable students to speak with and learn from successful entrepreneurs.

Additional Costs

All additional costs detailed in this section are indicative.

Necessarily Incurred

  • Learners will require access to suitable computer hardware and software: approximately £500.
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 Bursaries and Scholarships section.


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