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Leadership Essentials for All

9 weeks
Online Learning

Leadership Essentials for All, is a fully funded flexible online short course for individuals aged 16+, who are employed and live or work in the Greater Manchester area.

This course provides a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification in Management Leadership, which focuses on developing skills and knowledge for aspiring professional leaders and current leaders who want to enhance their existing attributes to become successful management professionals.

You do not have to be in a Managerial role to complete this course

This training is funded by Greater Manchester Combined Authority as part of its three-year Skills for Growth programme, which has been made possible through the European Social Fund.

Download the course flyer here.

When does the course start?

Upcoming start dates:

  • 23 May 2023
  • 13 June 2023
  • 4 July 2023
  • 25 July 2023

When enrolling please specify which date you wish to start.

Please allow a minimum of one week prior to start date for enrolment - places are limited and filling up fast!

What will the course cover?

To achieve this course you must complete the mandatory unit and three optional units from the below:

Mandatory unit – Management and leadership

  • Managing a team
  • Projects to achieve results
  • Problem-solving and decision making
  • Operational management and developing relationships

Option 1 - Risk and Issue Management 

  • People and business risk
  • Health and safety risk assessments
  • Planning future risk and reducing impact

Option 2 – Developing People

Facilitation skills

Coaching and mentoring

Information, advice and guidance (IAG)

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Option 3 – Well Workforce

  • Wellbeing at work
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • People-behaviours and values
  • Culture and behaviour

Option 4 – Customer Services

  • Building and developing relationships
  • Dealing with conflict and challenge
  • Influencing skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Option 5 – Conflict Management

  • Introduction to conflict management
  • Conflict risk assessment
  • Preventing conflict
  • Handling conflict

Option 6 – Mental Health

  • Introduction to mental health
  • Mental health awareness
  • Dealing with stress
  • Dealing with anxiety

Option 7 - People Management

  • Organisational culture
  • Employment relationship management
  • Talent management and reward management
What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership.

You will also achieve a broader understanding of some of the elements of People Management and Support.

What is the duration of the course?

9 weeks, part-time.

Online attendance is required for the mandatory unit only - half day session per week; we understand the importance of work life balance so we offer 6 sessions per week for the mandatory unit so you can select the one that best suits you!

Self-study required for optional units - these can be completed in your own time.


What are the entry requirements?

To apply for a place on this fully-funded course, you must be 16+, employed and live or work in the Greater Manchester area.

The programme is delivered via online workshops, so access to a PC/laptop is required.


Contact the team

For any questions about the course, please contact 0161 233 2656 or email

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