Professional Leadership and Personal Management
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.
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What kind of leader am I? What different types of leader and manager exist? How can I best understand the challenges of leadership in my particular field, given my own experiences? This course is designed to look at how people make leadership and management decisions in a variety of different work-based situations. Throughout the course, participants will be able to undertake a number of practical exercises which will enable them to understand the key strategic priorities for those with leadership/ management roles, to identify their own time management challenges, to understand different leadership and management styles and to examine the impact of these styles on others.
Who is this course for?
This course is for any student that has had some experience of leadership or management in the workplace and who has aspirations to engage with leadership and management in a practical manner in the future.
Learning and Teaching
The course will provide a variety of teaching and learning tools including case studies, leadership and management self perception inventories, lectures and seminars to provide a mixture of learning opportunities for each participant.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
The assessment for this course is:
The students will provide a written response to two leadership situations. This will take the form of a comparative description which will draw on leadership and management theories and will be no longer than 2000 words.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
Any core texts on general contemporary management and leadership. A thorough reading list will be provided at the start of the course.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.