Unit details

  • Specialist unit
  • Level 5
  • 6 credits

What will you learn

You will develop understanding of the factors that drive the need for leadership and management within the organisation and examine the interdependent nature of leadership and management. You will identify the roles leaders and managers perform in different contexts and assess the skills and competencies required. Additionally, you will explore the role of the people professional in supporting leadership and management development and the importance of ensuring that diversity and inclusion is an integral part of this. Finally, you will evaluate indicators of successful leadership programmes, find out about the range of stakeholders involved and assess the impact that leadership and management development has on the organisation.

This unit is suitable for persons who:

  • are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people management

  • are working in a people practice role and wish to contribute their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational value

  • are working towards or working in a people manager role

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  • Understand the relevance of leadership and management and the knowledge, skills and behaviours required.

  • Understand a range of different learning and development initiatives in developing leaders and managers.

  • Understand the effectiveness of leadership and management development initiatives.

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