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Professional Development award in Organisational Leadership, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
This course is designed to develop your leadership skills and personal effectiveness required in modern organisations. This is an excellent opportunity to build on your existing experience, skills and capabilities.
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You will develop your own approach as a leader in a manner which will be consistent with current leadership thinking, the culture of the organisation in which you work and the expectations of the people you lead.

This course will:

  • Enhance your personal effectiveness and leadership skills – it will also enable you to apply them to situations with which you are familiar and/or to situations which you might reasonably expect to meet
  • Enable you to evaluate leadership approaches and relate leadership to the overall vision and direction of an organisation
  • enable you to develop an organisational vision that supports its purpose and values
  • Give you practical knowledge in the inter-personal skills that leaders at organisational level need
  • enable you to become more effective in managing organisational change and developing others as leaders – as this is critical to the future of any organisation

When you enrol with us you will be eligible for 1 year free studying membership with CMI (Chartered Management Institute). This will allow you access to a range of management information, tools and support materials.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Programme Structure


On successful completion, you will receive a Nationally-Recognised certificate titled “Professional Development Award in Organisational Leadership”. This award is jointly certificated by CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority). This accredited award stands at SCQF Level 9 (equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree) within the national framework portfolio.

In addition to the course certificate, you will also get a Certificate of Recognition of your demonstrable skills and knowledge from APeducation Online.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Different combinations of relevant National Qualifications, Vocational Qualifications and equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies may be acceptable, as would suitable industry standard qualifications at an appropriate level.
  • Mature candidates with suitable work experience may be accepted for entry if they are likely to benefit from undertaking the qualification.
In addition, candidates should possess good communication and analytical skills, along with a desire to attain the professional and personal requirements of an operational or senior manager

Tuition Fee


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