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Universities and colleges set their own admission requirements for higher education courses, so they vary broadly. Depending on the course, graduate student may be able to get into higher education with a range of qualifications. If you're applying to do a Foundation Degree course, you may find that work experience is taken into consideration alongside any qualifications you have. Some higher education institutes and colleges offer Foundation Years as preparation for a certain degree courses. They usually don't result in separate criteria as they simply qualify you to enter the degree program itself. Foundation Years aren't within reach for all degree courses, however.

If you are a strong leader and good at communicating, a master’s program in management could be for you. A master’s in management program will teach you effective management techniques, how to deal with employee issues, and how to make your employees work efficiently.

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Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Africa WELA

CEIBS Africa
Campus Part time 6 months November 2017 Ghana Accra China Shanghai + 2 more

WELA is a practical project-based programme that examines the issues, challenges and opportunities women face in creating, managing and leading companies in Africa. The programme is specifically designed for women [+]

WELA is a practical project-based programme that examines the issues, challenges and opportunities women face in creating, managing and leading companies in Africa. The programme is specifically designed for women entrepreneurs and is focused on enabling them to identify business opportunities and maintain viable and sustainable enterprises. CEIBS creates a supportive and participatory learning environment for the exchange of best practices and experiences, strategy development and skill building, working within the context of women's economic development priorities.

WELA aims to empower participants to develop mindsets and strategies for effectively managing their firms as well as their leadership and entrepreneurial careers. The programme provides technical training focused on strengthening competencies in project design and management, financial management, entrepreneurial marketing and innovation, leadership, and business sustainability to impact the enterprises implemented by the participants. Participants undertake practical field work projects throughout the duration of the programme. An important aspect of the programme is the China Immersion Module in Shanghai, where students in addition to their classwork have the opportunity to receive mentoring and coaching from successful Chinese women entrepreneurs.... [-]


Company Specific Programmes

CEIBS Africa
Campus Part time 1 - 5 days September 2017 Ghana Accra

Professional Programmes designed to suit the needs of each and every organization. It aims to provide top management/senior management/middle managements with general management perspectives, systematic management knowledge, framework for strategic thinking and hands on management tools. [+]

CEIBS Africa Executive Education Programme creates an extraordinary platform for professional development and innovation across industries. We offer a range of Open (OP) and Company Specific (CSP) programmes for elite industry practitioners who aspire to higher levels of performance. Using our in-depth China knowledge and extensive global reach, and facilitated by our world class faculty, CEIBS Africa Executive Education programme works in partnership with client companies to develop their executives’ leadership skills. We prepare today’s leaders for the future. CEIBS Africa Executive Education has created tailor made CSP programmes in Change Management for Coca-Cola, Advanced Management for WPP, a Corporate Governance and Board Programme for First Bank Nigeria (in collaboration with Wharton and IESE) and a Business Agility Programme for Heineken. We have also collaborated with top global business schools such as IESE and Wharton to provide a course for Global CEOs. Our deep understanding of the strategic and operational issues facing companies that do business in Africa and other emerging economies ensures that our CSPs are fully customised for you, your company, and your industry. Why CEIBS Africa CSP? Company Specific Programmes are a highly effective tool for achieving both individual and organizational development. CEIBS Africa has a track record of delivering high quality programmes to top level clients like, WPP, First Bank Nigeria, and Coca-Cola. Our Faculty CEIBS Africa has a world-class team of international faculty whose global perspective is complemented by their academic expertise in emerging economies such as China and Africa. Many have led or taught at prestigious business schools around the world before joining CEIBS; many others have practical industry experience. They offer a wealth of knowledge and share international best practices that your executives can successfully apply on the job. Our Approach We fully engage and involve top management in the design, delivery and impact evaluation assessment of the programme. Our collaboration is based on a shared understanding of your organisation’s vision and company culture. We conduct a training needs analysis to understand your company's vision for the future and formulate a clear strategy to get there. Based on our findings a draft proposal, with input from your company’s management, will be drafted for your final approval. Programmes are offered at client-approved venues. However, CEIBS Africa is ready to offer use of our ultra-modern and fully-equipped training facility – centrally located in the business hub of Accra. Our Customised Approach One business solution does not fit all business needs. A Company Specific Programme (CSP) is a training solution that has been designed to meet the specific needs of a group of managers from the same company or group of companies. A CSP is the most appropriate approach when your organisation requires a training solution that can be: Tailored to the training and development requirements of a group of managers Fully customised to your business or industry Linked to your business strategy Integrated with your talent development or localisation strategies Supportive of your company culture or "way of doing business" Designed to incorporate different modes of delivery in addition to classroom lectures Delivered at dates and times which are convenient for you. CSPs are the fastest growing type of training solutions offered by leading business schools worldwide. Our Team We have a team of experts who are committed to your success and dedicated to helping you develop a highly effective CSP. This team works closely with CEIBS faculty and client companies. They have accumulated rich experience in programme design, delivery and evaluation. For enquiries on how we can help you with a Company Specific Programme that can become an integral part of your vision and strategy, please contact one of our CSP team members: Henry Kwesi Andoh +233 544 349 483 ahenry@ceibs.edu Thelma Opara +234 814 719 555 58 othelma@ceibs.edu [-]

Short Courses in Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

Short Courses in Management [+]

Course Studies in Management in Africa 2017. Title Duration Price Admission Requirements Contact Business Management (Advanced Certificate in Business Management: Project Management) 1 Year R34740 Higher Certificate in Business Management (Project Management) Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Centre of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Economy (CSESE) (Asset-based Socio-economic Development ) Three consecutive days. The actual contact time is eight hours per day R3900 NQF 4 qualification or working for/ managing a social enterprise​ Vongani Manganye csese@uj.ac.za Centre of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Economy (CSESE) (Business Incubator Management ) Three blocks spaced one month apart for 15 days (four days, six days and 45 days). The actual contact time is eight hours per day. Total 112 hours R17500 NQF 6 qualification plus three to five years’ experience as a middle manager within a social economy organisation (SEO) or Small and Micro Enterprise (SMEs) or government department or agency dealing with business development​ Vongani Manganye csese@uj.ac.za Advanced Cultural Tourism (Advanced Cultural Tourism ) 200 hours 4 days contact R7000 Community Based Cultural Tourism CUT2​ Jeneshri Naicker jeneshrin@uj.ac.za Applied Entre- preneurship for Local Economic Development (LED) (Applied Entre- preneurship for Local Economic Development (LED) 6 Months R15000 Grade 12 Experience in the fields related to public administration, economics or business Applicants will be subject to an internal selection process The SLP "Introduction to Local Economic Development" as a pre-study is recommended​ Dr Marius Venter mventer@ uj.ac.za Applied Information Systems (IT Project Management (Introduction)) 3 Days R8000 Grade 12. 12 months working experience. Lucinda Zaayman lucindaz@ uj.ac.za Applied Information Systems (IT Project Management (Intermediate)) 40 Hours (over one semester) R15000 Grade 12. 12 months working experience. Lucinda Zaayman lucindaz@ uj.ac.za Applied Information Systems (IT Project Management (Advance)) 10 Days (over one year) R21500 Grade 12. 12 months working experience​. Lucinda Zaayman lucindaz@ uj.ac.za Applied Information Systems (IT Management) 40 Hours (over one semester) R12500 Grade 12. 12 months working experience. Lucinda Zaayman lucindaz@ uj.ac.za Business Management (Short Course in Project Management ) 5 Days N/A Grade 12 with Certificate Endorsement​. Yvette Boys bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Short Course in Risk Management ) 5 Days N/A Grade 12 with Certificate Endorsement​. Yvette Boys bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Higher Certificate in Business Man- agement: General Management ) 1 Year R38660 Grade 12 with Certificate Endorsement​. Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Higher Certificate in Business Management: Business Analysis ) 1 Year R38660 Grade 12 with Certificate Endorsement​. Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Higher Certificate in Business Management: Operations and Productivity ) 1 Year R38660 Grade 12 with Certificate Endorsement​. Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Higher Certificate in Business Management: Risk Management ) 1 Year R38660 Grade 12 with Certificate Endorsement​. Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Higher Certificate in Business Management: Change Management ) 1 Year R38660 Grade 12 with Certificate Endorsement​. Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Higher Certificate in Business Management: Project ) 1 Year R38660 Grade 12 with Certificate Endorsement​. Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Advanced Certificate in Business Management) 1 Year R34740 Higher Certificate in Business Management (General Management) Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Advanced Certificate in Business Management: Business Analysis) 1 Year R34740 Higher Certificate in Business Management (Business Analysis) Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Advanced Certif- icate in Business Management: Operations and Productivity) 1 Year R34740 Higher Certificate in Business Management(Operations and Productivity) Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Advanced Certificate in Business Management: Risk Management ) 1 Year R34740 Higher Certificate in Business Management (Risk Management)​ Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Business Management (Advanced Certificate in Business Management: Change Management) 1 Year R34740 Higher Certificate in Business Management (Change Management) Refiloe Kose bmshortcourses@uj.ac.za Centre for Small Business Development (CSBD) (RAA Entrepreneurial development) Six Months Full-Time Programme R1950 Grade 12 with Certificate Endorsement​ Sibongile Thunzini adminraa@uj.ac.za Centre for Small Business Development (CSBD) (Small Business Enrichment Programme) 12 Day Business Man- agement Programme implement- ed over a three month period R2500 Own registered business with minimum of two years business operations​ Muzi Fakude muzif@uj.ac.za Centre for Small Business Development (CSBD) (Financial Management and Costing) 5 Days R2500 Own registered business Muzi Fakude muzif@uj.ac.za Centre of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Economy (CSESE) ( Advance Social Entrepreneurship Practice) 11 Months. There will be four blocks throughout the year of five days per each block, The actual contact time is eight hours per day R18500 NQF 5 qualification plus at least 5 years’ experience and hold a managerial/ supervisory position within a social economy organisation or government department or agency Vongani Manganye csese@uj.ac.za Centre of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Economy (CSESE) (Emerging Social Enterprise Management) Three months. Seven days one day per week. The actual contact time is eight hours per day R8800 NQF 4 qualification and working for/ managing a social enterprise​ Vongani Manganye csese@uj.ac.za Certificate in Sports Law & Management (Certificate in Sports Law & Management) 1 Semester R8500 ​Bachelor’s degree M Steyn madeleins@uj.ac.za Civil Engineering Science (Concrete Testing) 3 Days R10000 Grade 12 Recognition of prior learning will be based on the candidates’ experience in concrete technology or related field for a period of at least 1 year Mr J Bester jannesb@uj.ac.za Community Based Cultural Tourism (Community Based Cultural Tourism ) 200 hours 4 days contact R7000 ​Introduction to Cultural Tourism CUT 1​ Jeneshri Naicker jeneshrin@uj.ac.za Compliance Management (Compliance Management) 1 Year R10500 A Bachelor's degree or equivalent 3-year qualification on NQF level 7 M Steyn madeleins@uj.ac.za Hospitality Management (Block Release) (Hospitality Management (Block Release)) 3 years with a block of 6 weeks in each year N/A Grade 12 or equivalent and must be employed in Hospitality Sector Anisah Deen anisahd@uj.ac.za Industrial Psychology and People Management (Advanced Programme in Organisational Consulting (Online)) 11 Months R10000 Honours degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial Psychology or Psychology. Have at least three years’ relevant work experience.​ Stephan Ferreira sferreira@ uj.ac.za Industrial Psychology and People Management (Human Capital On-boarding for HC Professionals*) Six to eight months R10000 A formal post-school qualification in the field of Human Resources is not compulsory however would be beneficial. The assumption is that the majority of Human Capital (HC) practitioners would at least have a qualification (occupational or foundational) but not necessarily in the field of Human Resources. Stephan Ferreira sferreira@ uj.ac.za Industrial Psychology and People Management (The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) – Specialist Programme*) Six to eight months R10000 A formal post-school qualification in the field of Human Resources is not compulsory however would be beneficial. The assumption is that the majority of Human Capital (HC) practitioners would at least have a qualification (occupational or foundational) but not necessarily in the field of Human Resources.​ Stephan Ferreira sferreira@ uj.ac.za Industrial Psychology and People Management (Short Course in Practical Psychometry) Six months (full time) (January – June/July – December) R38000 Honours Degree in Psychology or Industrial Psychology with the completion of the module Psychological Assessment. Stephan Ferreira sferreira@ uj.ac.za Industrial Psychology and People Management (Emerging Leader – Leadership Development*) Six to twelve months R20000 An appropriate NQF level 7 qualification or a professional degree is required. Further to this a minimum three years working experience is required and prospective students must be recommended for further leadership development by their head of department.​ Elmarie Stapelberg leadership@ uj.ac.za Industrial Psychology and People Management (Executive Leadership Development*) Six to twelve months R40000 The company nominates the candidates. The candidate must already be in an executive management leadership position. Elmarie Stapelberg​ leadership@ uj.ac.za Industrial Psychology and People Management (Senior Leadership Development* ) Six to twelve months R50000 The company nominates the candidates. The can- didate must already be in a senior management leadership position. Further to this, it is accepted that if a candidate is provided by the organisation for further senior leadership development that the candidate comes with certain knowledge, understanding cognitive, professional and general skills required for this SLP. UJ reserves the right to​ Elmarie Stapelberg leadership@ uj.ac.za Industrial Psychology and People Management (Junior Leadership Development*) Six to twelve months R40000 The company nominates the candidates. The candidate must already be in a junior management leadership position. Further to this, it is acceptedthat if a candidate is provided by the organisation for further junior leadership development that the candidate comes with certain knowledge, understanding cognitive, professional and general skills required for this SLP. UJ reserves the right to accept nominees or not. Elmarie Stapelberg leadership@uj.ac.za Industrial Psychology and People Management (Just in Time Senior Leadership Capacity Building*) 10 half hour sessions (15 minutes presentation: 15 minute discussion) to complete the SLP over a time period of nine months R7000 Appointed into a formal senior management position, being a member of an executive/ senior management team. Elmarie Stapelberg leadership@ uj.ac.za Information & Knowledge Management (Short Course in Knowledge Management) 3 Days R6980 ​Grade 12 Deidre Wessels infoman@ uj.ac.za Information & Knowledge Management (Short Course in Strategic Competitive Analysis Management) 3 Days R6980 Grade 12​ Deidre Wessels infoman@uj.ac.za Introduction to Cultural Tourism (Introduction to Cultural Tourism) 240 hours 5 days contact R7000 Grade 12 Jeneshri Naicker jeneshrin@uj.ac.za Introduction to Tourism (Introduction to Tourism ) 600 hours (full-time) 280 hours over 14 weeks(part-time) R25000 Grade 12 Jeneshri Naicker jeneshrin@uj.ac.za Introduction to Tourism Management Functions (Introduction to Tourism Management Functions) 600 hours (full-time) 280 hours over 14 weeks(part-time) R25000 Grade 12​ Jeneshri Naicker jeneshrin@uj.ac.za Introduction to Toursim Management and Development (Introduction to Toursim Management and Development) 240 hours 5 days contact R7000 Grade 12 Jeneshri Naicker jeneshrin@uj.ac.za Marketing Management (Introduction to Retail Management) Minimum six months N/A ... 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Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning... [+]

Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning. Special features The programme is informed by the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF) and may lead to professional recognition for certain course members. What you will study You will study one module: Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education By studying this module you will learn how to plan for effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments. You will study the theories, principles and application of teaching and learning strategies and explore action learning, enquiry and work-based learning, technology-enabled and reflective learning. Additionally you will develop your knowledge of assessment, both of learning and for learning, with particular reference to the principles of validity, reliability, transparency, and professional accountability. You will also learn about providing feedback to learners and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching. Learning and Assessment You will study in workshops and action learning groups as well as undertaking some online study and communication. Assessment consists of a presentation on your findings from action learning to your peers, a profile of evidence produced from work based learning activities and critical reflection on the application of professional standards and teaching, learning and assessment theory. Entry requirements You should demonstrate the following: that you have a significant role in teaching and/or facilitating learning; that you have access to a mentor for support, review and verification of evidence from practice; and that you are ready to undertake study at Masters Level (HE7) (for example, you will normally have successfully completed a first degree). External applicants must also have the written support of their employing organisation. Internal applicants must also have the written support of their Head of Department or Academic Subject Group Leader. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Staff Development and Appraisal in Vocational Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

You are likely to be involved, or set to be involved, in the management of education. Educational management is increasingly concerned with quality management and accountability. By taking this course you will have the opportunity to: critically analyse theoretical models of staff development and staff appraisal; review practice in industry and education; develop an informed awareness of the principles and practice of staff development and... [+]

Course Studies in Management in Africa 2017. Staff Development and Appraisal in Vocational Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time You are likely to be involved, or set to be involved, in the management of education. Educational management is increasingly concerned with quality management and accountability. By taking this course you will have the opportunity to: critically analyse theoretical models of staff development and staff appraisal; review practice in industry and education; develop an informed awareness of the principles and practice of staff development and appraisal and their relationship to individual and institutional development. The course uses interactive learning methods and draws upon the experiences of the group. You will develop critical analysis skills and will review academic papers and present your views to the group. You will also be asked to contribute materials and ideas from your own institution for discussion. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone involved with staff appraisal and PDP/CPD planning. [-]

Organisational Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course covers the key concepts and applications of organisational management theories and techniques relating to the education sector. The assignments are relevant to the workplace, and have direct applications in your educational context. The nature of the negotiated assignment will vary according to your circumstances. Course members already in management roles as middle managers / co-ordinators / section leaders are normally... [+]

Organisational Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course covers the key concepts and applications of organisational management theories and techniques relating to the education sector. The assignments are relevant to the workplace, and have direct applications in your educational context. The nature of the negotiated assignment will vary according to your circumstances. Course members already in management roles as middle managers / co-ordinators / section leaders are normally expected to analyse and evaluate their own management skills in the light of what they do and what they have learned. If you are a recent graduate, or someone who has very limited management experience such as an FE or HE lecturer, school teacher or administrator, you will be provided with a written management case-study. You will be expected to analyse and evaluate the problems and the management skills described in the light of what you have learned, indicating areas for improvement and offering solutions to problems and / or alternative strategies for improving management practice. Alternatively you could write an essay on an agreed topic. The course content is highly individualised as the aim is to make your studies as pertinent to your workplace as possible. Your approach to the solving of management issues will be informed and developed by exploring scenarios such as defining job roles, identifying staff development needs, understanding management structures, the tensions between resources and performance and the creation and influence of management in promoting effective teaching and learning environments. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. Firstly you will decide whether you are going to produce a work-based management assignment, a case-study analysis, or a written essay - this will be done in negotiation with your tutor. If you are already employed in education and training, possibly in a management role, you could negotiate a work-based assignment which would specifically enable you to contextualise management theory. If you have limited management experience, the tutor will provide a detailed management case study for you to analyse in the light of management theory. In either case, you may feel that the production of an essay on an agreed topic best meets your needs. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone with an interest in educational management issues at any level. [-]

FdA in Business Management [Economic Solutions Ltd] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The foundation degree in Business Management will prepare you for a career in the business sector or support your development if you are already working in a business environment. This is a practical course, which will give you applied skills and knowledge in a range of business management areas including marketing, finance, managing people and organisational behaviour. A placement is a required part of the course and the University can help you find... [+]

Course Studies in Management in Africa 2017. Business Management - FdA (Foundation Degree) [Economic Solutions Ltd] part-time The foundation degree in Business Management will prepare you for a career in the business sector or support your development if you are already working in a business environment. This is a practical course, which will give you applied skills and knowledge in a range of business management areas including marketing, finance, managing people and organisational behaviour. A placement is a required part of the course and the University can help you find an appropriate placement, if you require assistance. Following successful completion of the foundation degree, you can apply to progress to the final year of our BA (Hons) Business Management programme. About the course Foundation degrees are employment-related higher education qualifications which have been designed with employers to meet their requirements for skilled individuals able to apply specialist knowledge in the workplace. These are not just vocational qualifications. They combine study with work-based learning or practical work experience and are equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND). You will be taught through a mix of classes and tutorials. Throughout your studies you will be offered support in the development of relevant study skills such as IT, independent learning, communications, time management and group work. In addition, skills support sessions will be provided. Throughout the course you will use case studies which will give you a thorough understanding of the practical application of business theories in the world of work. There are no formal exams, though there are some class-assessed activities. Assessments are based on work-related scenarios and will use specific applied examples that are directly relevant to the workplace. Learning sessions are designed to fit in with students’ work commitments wherever practical. Class sizes are small and the programme team at the University are friendly, supportive and helpful. Teaching staff are professionals with substantial experience in the business world. Special features A key component of the course is the work placement and the submission of a work-related report based on that placement. During the course of your studies you will take part in visits to organisations and guest lectures from practitioners are also arranged. What you will learn Within the context of a work-related programme, you will develop an understanding of fundamental business and management concepts and how to apply these concepts to work based situations and case studies. It is expected that you will be aware of your needs for academic, personal and professional development, and will be able to prepare your own Personal Development Plan. You will learn to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and become competent in the use of information technology. You will enhance your independent study skills and your ability to work as part of a team. What you will study Level 1 Understanding the Principles of Marketing; Understanding the Business Environment; Understanding Business Finance; Managing People at Work; Management Skills 1; plus one optional module. Level 2 Managing Organisational Behaviour; Management Skills 2; Financial Decision Making; Workplace Management and Work Experience; plus two optional modules. Entry requirements 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. The University will also consider applicants who have a pass in a Kitemarked Access to Higher Education course or a Step-in to HE course. You may be required to attend for interview and/or a diagnostic test. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

FdA in Stage Management, full-time [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

From music festivals to product launches – there’s an exciting range of events that require specialist stage management skills to ensure their smooth running. The FdA Stage Management course is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus on working in the live events industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the stage management of... [+]

Stage Management - FdA full-time [Backstage Academy] From music festivals to product launches – there’s an exciting range of events that require specialist stage management skills to ensure their smooth running. The FdA Stage Management course is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus on working in the live events industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the stage management of festival stages, large scale events, parades, fashion shows and conferences. During the programme of study you will develop the knowledge and skills to successfully gain employment in a variety of exciting and demanding roles nationally and internationally. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It is not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The Stage Management degree course will aid you to gain personal and professional skills needed to work successfully in the industry worldwide. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars will be provided by industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement will be provided. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the help of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of live events industry. It offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via Backstage Academy Crew. World-class facilities and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. Much of the seminars and workshops are delivered by acknowledged industry experts who pass on their experience and best practices to learners. What you will learn The Stage Management foundation degree programme incorporates subject-specific modules based upon emerging job roles and industry practices, and reflects modern academic developments in delivering learning in a creative and engaging environment. You will be supported at every stage of your learning and development. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Academic and Professional Skills for the Live Events Industries; Backstage Technical Skills (Lighting, Sound, Staging and Video); Production Pre-Planning and Rehearsal; Production Realisation; Events and Festival Stage Management; Film and TV Location Work. Level 2 Core modules: Research and Professional Skills for Events Studies; Advanced Stage Management Techniques; Production Planning and Realisation; Event Production Management; Industry Practice and Professional Development. At level 2 creative, managerial and problem-solving skills are developed so you can learn to apply the underpinning knowledge gained at level 1 in a stage management industry workplace context. The focus of level 2 is to prepare you for your role in managing a range of pre-production and production roles and functions. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

FdA in Sporting Events Management [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

The University of Bolton’s FdA Sporting Events Management at Backstage Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus on the sports events industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the convergence of the logistics of managing a professional sports business and facilitating a professional sporting... [+]

Course Studies in Management in Africa 2017. Sporting Events Management - FdA full-time [Backstage Academy] The University of Bolton’s FdA Sporting Events Management at Backstage Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus on the sports events industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the convergence of the logistics of managing a professional sports business and facilitating a professional sporting event. During the programme of study you will develop the knowledge and skills to successfully gain employment in a variety of exciting and demanding roles across the sporting events industries. About the course The programme will be delivered at the site of a professional rugby league club, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats RLFC, which is involved in playing elite level rugby league in the European Super League. Their events regularly feature on Sky TV and BBC One. The Sporting Events Management degree course will aid you to gain the personal and professional skills needed to work successfully in the sports event industry worldwide. Studying the programme will also equip you to be able to respond to the needs of clients and customers and manage live sporting events. The course combines the best of practical experience, learning and personal development. You will receive a high level of academic and pastoral support. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars will be provided by industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects for clients form part of several practical modules and significant periods of work placement during the programme. These experiences are valued by employers. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. This degree will provide an understanding of the progression routes into employment in the sports industry, whilst ensuring a broad range of practical and work based training. Access to industrial professionals is common place. It is a developing industry and opportunities are available to graduates with real life vocational experience underpinned by theoretical academic study. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the help of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of the sports event industry. It offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via Backstage Academy Crew. World-class facilities and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. Many of the seminars and workshops are delivered by acknowledged industry experts who pass on their experience and best practices to learners. What you will learn The Sporting Events Management degree incorporates subject-specific modules based upon evolving technologies, emerging job roles and industry practices, and reflects modern academic developments in delivering learning in a creative and engaging environment. You will be supported at every stage of your learning and development. The distinctiveness of the course is maintained through an emphasis on a critical analysis of sports event management techniques and processes. Central themes developed throughout the course are based around customer engagement and satisfaction, a complete understanding of how a professional sports club runs and how all parts of the business are focussed on the live events or fixtures that showcase the sports. This will ensure your ability to engage in a range of processes from managing client expectations, creating original and engaging events, programmes and visual spectacles and transferring your work to the live stadium via collaborative and team working in an international context. What you will study Level 1 Academic and Employment Skills for the Sport Events Industries; An Introduction to The Sports Event Industry; Introduction to the Impact and Legacies of Sports Events; Sports Event Project Design; Fundamentals of Sports Performance for Events; Revenue and Finance for Sports Events. Level 2 Research and Professional Skills for the Workplace; Planning for Impacts and Legacy in Sports Events; Commercial and Financial Management for Sports Events; Planning for Sports Events; Work Placement and Career Development. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

FdA in Live Events Production (full-time) [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 16 months August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Backstage Academy, based in South Kirkby, Wakefield. The LS-Live Studio is home to Backstage Academy and is Europe’s largest purpose-built rehearsal facility, the preferred choice for some of the world’s biggest names in music, such as Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, The Stone Roses and Rihanna, together with brands such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Monster Energy... [+]

Live Events Production - FdA full-time [Backstage Academy] This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Backstage Academy, based in South Kirkby, Wakefield. The LS-Live Studio is home to Backstage Academy and is Europe’s largest purpose-built rehearsal facility, the preferred choice for some of the world’s biggest names in music, such as Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, The Stone Roses and Rihanna, together with brands such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Monster Energy. This course focuses on the artistic and creative use of technology. It includes modules on lighting, sound, staging, live visuals and entertainment control networks, together with work skills, concept and production design and specialist skills such as lasers and emerging 3D technologies. About the course The FdA Live Events Production is an intensive, 16 month course based around a range of industry accredited qualifications (such as the Event Safety Passport, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Introduction to Rigging and WYSIWYG to name a few). These qualifications are written into 12 modules that cover the fundamentals of live events production and take a unique look at specialist skills, such as working with lasers, temporary power and 3D technologies for live performance. The foundation degree is at an academic level similar to that of a HND with the modules being rated at levels HE0, HE4 and HE5. The distinctive feature of any foundation degree is the work-based learning, preparing students for employment or progression to further study. Students registered on the FdA Live Events Production will be eligible to progress onto the BA (Hons) Live Events Production (Top-up) one-year course after successful completion of the foundation degree. Special features Accelerated delivery – complete the course in 16 months rather than two years. Industry linkages and partnerships – a unique range of training content supplied by leading manufacturers and practitioners. Developing your portfolio – as part of the course you will develop an online portfolio, which will enable employers to instantly see evidence of your skills and provides an innovative new method of assessment. Work experience and contact – over the 16 months you will work in a variety of venues and develop a range of contacts that will give you valuable industry networking opportunities. What you will learn The foundation degree is based around three key areas – practical work skills, personal skills and industry-recognised certification. Practical work skills are developed around a broad understanding of all the techniques that make up live events production – from sound, lighting, staging, motors, trussing and live visuals to show control software and events management. Teaching is based around practical workshops, master classes and work on events and productions, all with the common aim of enabling you to make critical and professional judgements over the creative use of new and emerging technologies in this exciting industry. You will develop personal skills including how to set up as a freelancer, career planning and development, presentation and inter-personal skills, and the ability to evaluate and take responsibility for the quality and management of your own work. Industry-recognised certification is built into each module and will ensure that you can demonstrate your ability to apply learning to actual work-based scenarios and products. You will graduate from the course equipped with an invaluable range of certification and accreditation from industry-based manufacturers and suppliers. What you will study Level 1 (HE0) At Level 1 of the FdA Live Events Production you will study the following module: Introduction to Working in Live Events Production. Level 2 (HE4) At Level 2 you will study modules in: Concept Design and Presentation; Staging; Live Sound; Lighting; Live Visuals. Level 3 (HE5) At Level 3 you will study modules in: Industry Practice; Entertainment Networks and Show Control; 3D Technology for Live Events; Contemporary Issues in Live Events Production; Event Production Planning; Advanced Industry Practice. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2 levels (or equivalent) including one of the following: a mathematical or physical science subject, a technology based subject or a music, literature or creative art subject. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English language and mathematics. You will be interviewed as part of the application process. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Professionalism in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This module is for professionals in the health, social care and public sectors and examines the concept of ‘professionalism’ in the context of your role within your employing organisation and wider environment. The course is based on the understanding that ‘professionalism’ is a problematic term that relates to both the competencies and standards to which you work and the purpose and values that underpin professionalism for you... [+]

Course Studies in Management in Africa 2017. Professionalism in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This module is for professionals in the health, social care and public sectors and examines the concept of ‘professionalism’ in the context of your role within your employing organisation and wider environment. The course is based on the understanding that ‘professionalism’ is a problematic term that relates to both the competencies and standards to which you work and the purpose and values that underpin professionalism for you. Through study on the course, you will be encouraged to develop your critical perspectives on professionalism and relate this to your development within your occupational role and in the context of your organisation, service or community. You will consider notions of professionalism and explore the sources used by professionals to guide their behaviour and development. Within this, the importance of leadership is critically reviewed. In the light of ideas about what constitutes an effective professional, you will be asked to critically review your own skills and plan development that is appropriate to you and your organisation. To do this you need to understand and evaluate the impact of the immediate and wider context on your role and be able to critically evaluate and develop the role itself. This module will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, guided learning, independent study, group discussion and reflective practice. Your learning will be based around three areas of study: Professionalism: Critiques of theories of professionalism and professionalisation; stakeholders in professionalism; the role of knowledge and values; codes and competencies; professionalism in the context of workforce development; service modernisation and the knowledge economy. The Professional: Professionalism, managerialism, leadership and effectiveness; learning as a professional: professional development, critical reflective practice, learning from theory and practice. The Wider World: Reviewing the external environment, stakeholders, relationships with other services and organisations, policy and strategic directions in the environment, inter-agency working, developing mutual understanding and joint approaches to values, principles and directions, collaboration, competition and best value. This will include a brief introduction to the history of policy and structures of your sector with the emphasis on implications for the present and potential change and will consider the different evidence bases used in health and social care, bio-medical and other paradigms. This module will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, guided learning, independent study, group discussion and reflective practice. Professional recognition Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) is currently underway. Entry requirements Students will normally have completed a first degree, however alternative experience and / or academic qualifications will be considered. [-]

Managing and Commissioning for Performance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Managing and Commissioning for Performance module is for managers and care professionals who are engaged in the commissioning process, either as a provider or as a commissioner. The module addresses how the management of systems, standards and risk can support the implementation of strategic change. It is closely linked to the Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning module. On this module you will be introduced to the principles of... [+]

Managing and Commissioning for Performance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time The Managing and Commissioning for Performance module is for managers and care professionals who are engaged in the commissioning process, either as a provider or as a commissioner. The module addresses how the management of systems, standards and risk can support the implementation of strategic change. It is closely linked to the Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning module. On this module you will be introduced to the principles of ‘performance management’. You will learn to carry out critical evaluations of frameworks for the specification, control and regulation of a specific service and develop constructive ways of using these frameworks to improve the governance and delivery of services. You will learn how to ensure that your plans, defined on the Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning module, are carried out in a way that meets their strategic purposes. Throughout the module you will use your service area as a case study for performance improvement. The course is flexible and designed to fit in with your home and working life. The University of Bolton offers excellent student support, and small class sizes, taught by friendly, approachable and experienced tutors. You will have access to all university facilities including libraries and IT suites. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care). Professional recognition Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and the Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is currently underway. Entry requirements Applicants should hold one or more of the following: a degree or equivalent; a relevant professional qualification deemed to be of an appropriate standard; or NVQ Level 4 in Management. All entrants should have at least three years relevant work experience. Applicants are also required to have successfully completed at least two management or leadership modules at Level HE7 prior to attempting this module. [-]

Leading Service Evaluation and Improvement - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Current care services are driven by notions of ‘best value’ and ‘evidence-based practice’. This means service commissioners and operational managers are constantly under scrutiny to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational service systems. Managers are also increasingly directly accountable to users, carers and their representatives. Balancing client demands with political/organisational demands, and the supply of resources, is... [+]

Course Studies in Management in Africa 2017. Leading Service Evaluation and Improvement - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time Current care services are driven by notions of ‘best value’ and ‘evidence-based practice’. This means service commissioners and operational managers are constantly under scrutiny to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational service systems. Managers are also increasingly directly accountable to users, carers and their representatives. Balancing client demands with political/organisational demands, and the supply of resources, is a significant challenge for managers in the care sector. Redesign of service systems to be ‘modern and dependable’ is seen by the government to be critical to the future of public services, hence the module is heavily (but not solely) based on systems theory. The module looks at how to assess needs and engage stakeholders in service development. It will lead you through models of service quality and criteria for reviewing and evaluating service. You will study business and professional risk, regulation and governance and tackle mapping, improving and costing service processes. Service planning, business cases and project management are also covered. The assessment for this course will be a written evaluation of a process that engages your own organisation and a plan for feasible local service development. During the course you will learn to map relevant organisational structures, policies, and key stakeholders of a service, especially the ‘user base’. This will allow you to analyse the context of your service and identify the key factors that influence its design. You will also develop the ability to critically evaluate evidence indicating the need for change and present the outcomes of your research as part of an argument for service development. For instance you will learn to use user feedback and consultation information, Trust and public health information, and evidence of unmet social or health needs. As part of the assessment for the module you will produce a critical review of the operational aspects of a real service process and develop a plan for change. This will develop your ability to analyse the effectiveness and efficiency of current (‘as is’) service processes and systems and design improved services for future implementation. Furthermore, you will learn to apply theories of implementing planned service improvement and change. By using your understanding of local organisational requirements for planning and resourcing service change, governance and risk management you will ensure that your plans meet local organisational requirements and consider any risks that may be involved. Finally, you will learn to cost the proposed improvements in your plans to ensure that appropriate budgets are set and achieved. The module will be delivered through a mix of lectures and workshop based activity, supported by distance learning and university resources. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care). Professional recognition Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and the Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is currently underway. Entry requirements Applicants should hold one or more of the following: a degree or equivalent; a relevant professional qualification deemed to be of an appropriate standard; or NVQ Level 4 in Management. All entrants should have at least three years relevant work experience. [-]

Leading and Managing People - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Working with others, in a multiplicity of ways, is required of most managers. It entails working with others who have very strong and differing value bases, complex and differing organisational backgrounds as well as contrasting stakeholder and client expectations. The aim of this course is to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the management of people in order to improve organisational performance... [+]

Leading and Managing People - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time Working with others, in a multiplicity of ways, is required of most managers. It entails working with others who have very strong and differing value bases, complex and differing organisational backgrounds as well as contrasting stakeholder and client expectations. The aim of this course is to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the management of people in order to improve organisational performance. During the course you will explore the impact of differences in values, style and behaviours on performance in the workplace, and develop the ability to diagnose the need for change in your employment context, as well as analyse and develop feasible and sensitive change strategies. You will also develop the ability to analyse group working using notions of power, leadership and style, and apply these to your own working context and behaviours. Your capacity to manage the performance of individuals and groups will improve and you will learn about the operational performance management systems of recruitment and selection, appraisal, and capacity and governance management. These skills are essential for successful and sensitive management and will assist you in gaining access to higher levels of responsibility at work and improving organisational performance. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care). Professional recognition Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and the Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is currently underway. Entry requirements Applicants should hold one or more of the following: a degree or equivalent; a relevant professional qualification deemed to be of an appropriate standard; or NVQ Level 4 in Management. All entrants should have at least three years relevant work experience. [-]

Leading and Managing in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course introduces the study of organisation and management, and the importance of ‘context’ in being effective. It explores the significance of management and leadership in making developments work, and takes a thorough look at these components of your own role. It provides an advanced introduction to the main ideas of business and service planning, and asks you to plan your own and your service's development in your context... [+]

Course Studies in Management in Africa 2017. Leading and Managing in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time This course introduces the study of organisation and management, and the importance of ‘context’ in being effective. It explores the significance of management and leadership in making developments work, and takes a thorough look at these components of your own role. It provides an advanced introduction to the main ideas of business and service planning, and asks you to plan your own and your service's development in your context. This is an excellent professional development course for anyone seeking career progression. It meets the specific needs of employers and will help participants gain access to higher levels of responsibility at work. The course covers the main schools of thought that relate to management and organisations, and what constitutes evidence in that context. You will learn about the various notions of management and leadership, and the relevance of these to your own practice and assumptions. You will investigate frameworks that may help to articulate your role eg functional approaches, competences, planning and decision making. We will also introduce ideas that will help you understand and evaluate your wider and immediate context and the impact this may have on your role. In light of all the above, you will be asked to critically review your own role and skills, and plan development that is appropriate to you and your organisation. Assessment in all cases is by the submission of coursework. There are no exams. The course is flexible and designed to fit in with your busy home and working life. The University of Bolton offers excellent student support, and small class sizes, taught by friendly, approachable and experienced tutors. All students have access to all university facilities including libraries and IT suites. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the University and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care) or towards a general MBA offered by the Bolton Business School. Professional recognition Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and the Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is currently underway. Entry requirements Applicants should hold one or more of the following: a degree or equivalent; a relevant professional qualification deemed to be of an appropriate standard; or NVQ Level 4 in Management. All entrants should have at least three years relevant work experience. [-]