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Leadership Essentials for All

10 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.

When does the course start?

The next cohorts start on:

24 April 2023
22 May 2023

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 – Digital Skills

  • Using devices and handling information
  • Staying safe online
  • Communicating online
  • Creating and editing

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


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?

10 weeks, part-time.

Online attendance is only required 1 day per week.

Sessions can be over two half days or 2 evenings per week! 

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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