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Leadership & Management

CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership

Course details

Start Date

5 November 2024

CPD Points





8 sessions over 5 months - next programme commences 05 November 2024


GTA University Centre

Course Overview

The CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership will provide a broad knowledge of skills to help you be more effective in specific management areas, with increased focus on the areas that are most appropriate to your role and organisation.

Course Content

Induction – 05 November 2024 (09:00-16:30)

The course consists of three modules as follows:

Principles of Management and Leadership – 12 November 2024 (09:00-16:30) & 19 November 2024 (09:00-16:30)

Being equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manage and lead effectively is essential if an individual and their organisation are to succeed. This unit has been designed for learners who want to develop or sharpen their professional edge and enhance personal effectiveness. The unit focuses on the ways organisations operate. The application of management and leadership approaches and how these can positively impact on own role, lead to improved performance, and support teams, colleagues and customers.

Managing Own Personal and Professional Development – 17 December 2024 (09:00-16:30) & 07 January 2025 (09:00-16:30)

In order to meet the demands of an ever changing workplace, individuals need to ensure they continue to update and develop their knowledge and skills. Planning for personal and professional development ensures greater opportunities for success. The purpose of the unit is to support the manager to identify the benefits of engaging in personal and professional development. By using the knowledge gained, a meaningful development plan will be created to support you to become an effective manager in the workplace.

Supporting Teams and Individuals Through Change – 04 February 2025 (09:00-16:30), 18 February 2025 (09:00-13:00) & 04 March 2025 (09:00-16:30)

Change is inevitable if an organisation is to maintain competitiveness and currency of practice. Managers are constantly asked to implement change to respond to commercial pressures, legal organisational requirements, efficiencies or improvements. Success often depends on the support given by managers to staff. The aim of this unit is to enable managers to lead people positively through change. This is achieved by implementing plans which identify ways to make change successful, and gaining the support and trust of individuals and teams.

In addition to the workshops you will be expected to spend approximately 20-25 hours self-studying per unit.

Course Benefits

The GTA University Centre, in partnership with the College of Further Education, is offering this Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership, a professional management qualification which will be delivered on-island by Chartered Management Institute approved tutors.

These qualifications are aimed at practising or aspiring managers who supervise or manage a team to achieve clearly defined outcomes.


2-3 days to write each assignment. There is one assignment for each subject via practical work-based assignments. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 224570.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutor

  • Alison McDonald

    Alison McDonald has over 18 years’ management experience in the dynamic world of food retail, which included the role of training coordinator for 6 new stores in Scotland. She has over 3 years local experience as a Learning Consultant successfully delivering bespoke courses to a wide range of organisations including finance, legal, retail, manufacturing and the public sector. Her management experience coupled with her love of training brings a ‘hands-on’, relevant approach to training. She fully appreciates the realities of managing teams and believes effective people development is the key to success.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.