Entry requirements

Applicants with an Honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university working in, or aspiring to a managerial role. You should have some experience in management or supervision and be qualified to degree/NVQ level 4 standard. Applicants with lower level qualifications but with relevant managerial experience will also be considered.

(Also accredited as CMI Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership)

Months of entry

September, March

Course content

Key features

  • A nationally accredited course that builds on your experience and advances your career.
  • Networking and learning opportunities through other students and the CMI.

About the course

If you're an ambitious manager working in the private, public or voluntary sectors, and want to develop your skills and engage in stimulating debate with your peers, then this course is for you. In addition to enhancing your understanding of contemporary leadership theory, you will develop your ability to reflect on your managerial experiences, and transfer learning into practice. And when you join us, you will be automatically enrolled as a member of the Chartered Management Institute, the benefits of which include keynote speakers and access to a state-of-the-art management resources centre.

Career opportunities

The PgCert Management is a generalist qualification, giving you an insight into your capabilities supporting your progression as a professional manager, optimising competitiveness and the use of resources. Completion of an additional work-based project leads to the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership – a nationally recognised qualification entitling you to apply for associate CMI membership. Successful

completion of this course provides partial exemption from units on the MBA course.

Areas of study may include:

  • Managing people and relationships
  • Organisation and environment
  • Managing finance
  • Managing projects

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
- months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Project Work34

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1582 743 500