Taught course

Management and Leadership

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Management
Pre-MastersCertificate in Leadership awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course as this is aimed at those with no formal university education. Candidates should have extensive work experience and at least 2-3 years in a managerial, supervisory, team leader or a deputising role.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

This Pre-Master’s, dual-award Certificate in Professional Studies is a pathway onto the University’s extensive Masters and Executive MBA programmes, and also a formal recognition for personal and professional development in the workplace. It provides both an academic and professional award for those who have significant work experience, but no formal university education. Underpinned with the latest techniques in management, leadership and project management practice, the Certificate is designed to build on your previous work experience and lead to improved business performance and personal development.

By completing this programme, you will receive a Certificate in Professional Studies from Manchester Met, and a Diploma in Management, awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). You can complete this course in six months and then have the opportunity to progress to a postgraduate Master’s programme.


The programme consists of two core units that are assessed through work-based projects:

  • Personal Development as a Leader and Project Manager
  • The Business/Organisational Improvement Project

This programme is taught at the Business School through a range of workshops and project-based assignments by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience.

Successful students will be eligible to progress onto one of the Business School’s Masters courses, which include MSc Management, MSc Leadership and MSc Project Management. On completion of the course you will receive a University Certificate and a Diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), the professional body for practicing leaders and managers in the UK. This professional qualification will help with your career progression in a management function.

Qualification and course duration


part time
6 months

Certificate in Leadership awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

part time
6 months

Course contact details

Janusz Ivan-Duke
+44 (0) 161 247 6969