Taught course

Leading Change

UWE Bristol · Bristol Business School

Entry requirements

Whether you are an aspiring, new or experienced leader, this programme will help you develop your understanding and skills in leading and management change. It is suitable for anyone who is tasked with designing and/or implementing change or who works within a rapidly changing context.

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

At the Bristol Business School, our portfolio of Open Programmes offers you and your business a flexible learning solution.

Our professional development programme, Leading Change, is a practical programme that provides you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of theoretical models, skills, and frameworks to underpin change leadership practice. To achieve this the course covers:

  • Change theory and practice
  • Organisation Development
  • Creative cultures and learning organisations
  • Change agents - roles and relationships
  • Planning and implementation issues
  • Evaluating change - successful and unsuccessful change programmes
  • Change management tools and techniques e.g. force-field analysis, action planning

This programme can be taken as part of a full programme qualification. For example, successful completion of the optional assessment in 'Leading Change', enables you to achieve 15 credits towards the attainment of a PG Certificate in Leadership and Management. To obtain the full PG Certificate in Leadership and Management, you will also need to attend and complete the assessment for Professional Practice in Self Leadership (15 credits) and the Strategic Leaders Programme (ILM Level 7) (30 credits). The latter also provides you with an ILM Level 7 qualification.

All our programmes are designed and delivered by experienced academics and practitioners and combine cutting-edge research and thought leadership with a practical, real-world focus, meeting professional and industry needs.

Benefits: The programme will help you:

  • Gain a deep understanding of different theories of change and factors which contribute to leading successful change programmes within organisation contexts
  • Identify the prime internal and external drivers of organisational change
  • Critical awareness of the key roles, behaviours, and processes in the effective leadership of change
  • Opportunity to develop own skills as reflective practitioners of change leadership
  • Develop the organisational capacity to lead complex change programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
Delivery and assessment: £935

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    part time
    3 days months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Professional Development Team, College of Business and Law
0117 32 81043 (option 1, then 2)