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Higher Education Courses

Management & Leadership Extended Diploma

Chartered Management Institute and Herefordshire & Ludlow College.

Key Facts

Level: 5

Attendance: Part-time (monthly attendance – one day per month with additional support via tutorials)

Duration: One year

Fee: £1910.00 (This course is not eligible for a student loan. You will need to self-fund or apply for a private loan.)

Course Intro

This course is delivered through monthly attendance, tutorials and e-learning and is the industry standard for the early professional development of aspiring and practising operational managers and graduates. It provides high-quality learning and development based on candidate needs and is designed to develop and refine day-to-day, operational, foundation level managerial knowledge and skills. The balance between the needs of the manager and organisation is achieved by the negotiation of an individually tailored approach. This course is carefully linked to the requirements of NQF Level 5 Diplomas and ultimately a master’s degree such as an MBA. It also links to the requirements of chartered manager status.

Course Content

Your capability will be enhanced through the application and knowledge of management techniques, principles, theories and models. You will study the individual and integrative aspects of the following units:

  • Managing your own Personal Development
  • Information-based Decision Making
  • Resource Management
  • Performance Management
  • Meeting Stakeholder and Quality Needs
  • Leadership Practice
  • Managing Recruitment and Selection
  • Human Resource Development
  • Management Research Project

The course operates on a flexible basis to suit both student and employer needs. Students attend monthly workshops at the College, access e-learning at a time that suits them and receive online and tutorial support.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course – each module requires an assessment and this may consist of a variety of methods including presentations, written essays and/or professional discussion.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed for aspiring and practising operational managers and graduates. Potential candidates should apply via the HLC application form and will attend a suitability interview. A written offer of a place may then follow. Some candidates may be asked to attend a panel assessment interview.


Successful completion of the Level 5 programme provides direct entry to the Level 7 programme. Candidates may also use the qualification towards exemptions on first or higher degrees in a relevant area, such as the MBA.

Please note: All fees are subject to change, please check with the relevant provider and see the Finance for HE page of this website.