Management and Leadership Studies - Level 5 Diploma
Faculty of Business and IT
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Level 5 Victoria House This is a one-year, part-time programme. Click here for info

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

These programmes are designed to provide professional understanding and skills related to management and leadership within business. The qualifications provide career, and personal development opportunities for those already in work. You can benefit from the friendly and relaxed learning environment where you will have the opportunity to work with peers and network with other students who wish to directly relate their studies to their work or future career plans. The programme has an excellent 100% success rate with students gaining confidence in a range of management skills including presentation skills, personal development and team building. You will also benefit from a range of guest speaker events that supplement the mix of formal lectures, practical session and role plays.

Teaching will be through a mixture of formal lectures, practical sessions and role plays. You will be assessed through coursework and assignment based modules which will require you to study outside of the class time.

What topics will I study?

Sample Diploma modules include:

  • Principles of management and leadership
  • Strategic Business Management and Planning
  • Successful Business Team Development 

What experiences will I get?

There is no formal work placement but the assignments tend to be focused around the students' workplace, enabling them to transfer academic skills and knowledge to the immediate benefit of themselves and their employer.

What are the entry requirements?

BTEC Extended Diploma or Level 3 course in a related subject, AS or A Level totalling 80 UCAS points for 2017 entry, Access to Higher Education Diploma, LM Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management, other related Level 3 qualifications, or appropriate work experience. Students without formal qualifications but with experience of working in industry are particularly welcome. You will be required to attend an interview prior to enrolment to see your suitability for the course.

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What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning centre.

What can the course lead on to?

Some of our diploma students have continued onto the HND programme with others being offered promotions within their own organisations as a result of completing either the certificate or diploma programmes.

Are there any additional costs?

The purchase of recommended textbooks and £120 Exam Admin Fee

What do our students think?

I chose the Diploma in Management and Leadership skills at Exeter College because it provided the subject matter I was looking for and was conveniently only half a day out of the office each week. The most enjoyable parts of the course have been learning things I’ve been able to apply in my working life and meeting new and interesting people from different businesses around Exeter. It’s been hard work but not as difficult as I thought it might be, not having written an essay in twenty years. It has rekindled my interest in learning and I intend to continue developing my knowledge and leadership skills after I’ve completed the course.”

I have achieved a promotion into a management role as a result of undertaking this course. I would recommend Exeter College - it has been very helpful in fitting in subjects which are beneficial and closely related and relevant to my day to day work."


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