How leadership and management development courses can fast track your career
What are leadership and management development courses?
Going back to study after being in the workplace is not for everyone, but if you are ambitious, talented and a natural leader who would like to develop your management skills, a qualification in leadership and management could be just the advantage you need.
If you entered the world of work without a degree and made progress in your career through experience and dedication, going to university can seem as though it is an unnecessary waste of your time, effort and money.
Yet a degree that relates directly to your existing job and helps you to progress within it is valuable. Such degrees are designed to provide you with many advantages both within the workplace and throughout your career. These include:
- Practical skills that you can incorporate into your job as you study
- Evidence of your academic ability and commitment to prolonged study
- Evidence of your commitment to ongoing professional development within your current role and industry
These factors make such courses the ideal choice for experienced professionals who are keen to learn more about the strategy behind their current leadership and management roles. They offer candidates the chance to develop academically while learning tools that they can implement effectively both within their current workplace and in any future role.
Together, leadership and management development courses can offer you a combination of advantages which will stand you in good stead for the rest of your working life.
Courses for experienced professionals
BA (Hons) Leadership and Professional Development
If you have three years or more of experience in a leadership or management role, but lack academic qualifications, the BA (Hons) in Leadership and Professional Development can help you to cement your existing knowledge, develop new skills and emerge with a bachelor’s degree – which is also a worthy addition to your CV.
Many professionals feel that they are barred from higher education because they lack the necessary GCSE or A-Level qualifications. At UCSA this is no obstacle – we see no reason to disqualify talented and experienced people based simply on grades.
Instead of traditional A-Level entrance requirements, we offer candidates a supported application process known as accredited prior learning (APL) during which their professional work experience is assessed to see if they are up to the standard necessary to study for a BA.
Fast Track Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
If you have two years of experience as a manager or supervisor, you can pursue a Fast Track Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. This comprises 30 hours of work a week spread across two years of study, leading to a BA (Hons) in Business and Management.
Our degree apprenticeships in management also incorporate Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) If candidates do not have GCSE qualifications in English and mathematics at the start of the course, they will be expected to complete them by the end. It’s an excellent opportunity to achieve a range of both academic and practical skills for the workplace.
To find out more about University College St Albans and the range of leadership and management development courses we offer, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help you develop your career.