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Professional Development Award in Decision Making and Innovation, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
This course is designed to enable you to make proposals and take decisions about innovation in an organisation. It offers developmental opportunities to managers in all types of organisations from any sector.
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This is a practical qualification where you will relate theory to practice, particularly to your own organisation or your own experience. It will help you to think about how theory can inform what you do in the way you make decisions and how you can promote innovation within your organisation.

Even if you are not yet in a higher level management role, after completing this course, you will have much experience to draw on in this course. You should also be able to draw lessons which will directly benefit you as your career progresses.This course will:
  • provide you with the skills and knowledge to make proposals and take decisions about innovation in organisations
  • enable you to get into the habit of reviewing decisions you have made and refining and developing your approach in line with your experience
  • enable you to develop your skills in decision making and contribute to the process of promoting and introducing innovative ideas in an organisation
  • give you an in-depth understanding of the differences and links between creativity, innovation and change and their continued importance to organisational success
  • enable you to develop an approach to decision making based on an analysis of recognised decision making models
  • develop and enhance your skills in Problem Solving that is planning and organising, critical thinking, and reviewing and evaluating. You will especially adopt a high level of critical and creative thinking as you compare recognised models of decision making and the outline alternative approaches
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

Courses include:

  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing/Production
  • Charity/Voluntary
  • Financial
  • Retail 
  • Research

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.

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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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