Skills Bootcamp – Leadership and Management

This 10-week course is designed to empower adult professional learners of all levels, equipping you with the tools necessary to excel in leadership and management.

Course Information

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Leadership, Management and Human Resources
  • Qualification CMI Award
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length 10 weeks
  • Start Date TBC
  • End Date TBC
  • Day Tuesdays (one day per week)
  • Times 09.00-17.00
  • Fee Funded (eligibility criteria applies)

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The course is one day per week over 10 weeks with a coaching and mentoring session to support your professional development. This course is delivered at our Future Skills Centre.

The comprehensive programme will ensure that you emerge from this course armed with the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage teams with confidence.

The fundamentals of leadership and management will be covered through taught lessons, practical tasks, case study analysis and expert guest speaker input. It offers organisations the opportunity to upskill their staff with future-critical knowledge.

The course includes the achievement of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 3 Award in Principles of Leadership and Management. Recognised globally for its quality and relevance, the certification brings immense value to your professional profile. By completing this course, you will earn a qualification that will set you apart in the competitive job market and allow you to confidently tackle any leadership and management challenge that comes your way.

In addition to comprehensive course materials, available on demand via virtual learning environment, throughout the duration of the course, learners will also have access to CMI’s learning resources and student membership. Explore benefits of CMI membership:

During the coaching and mentoring sessions there will be progress reviews, an opportunity to further discuss the content of the programme, as well as focusing on Individual Professional Development, reflecting on skills development and individual target setting, and supporting those applying for a change of job role.

In the final weeks of the programme there will be interview preparation, visiting speaker talks and graduation!

Module examples:

Week 1 ·         Induction

·         Introduction to CMI resources and membership benefits

·         Leadership vs management

·         Understanding your strengths, learning and areas for development

Weeks 2-6 ·         Characteristics of an effective leader

·         Key leadership theories and how to apply them

·         Key management theories and how to apply them

·         Communication

·         Business culture

Week 7 – 8 ·         Team development principles and benefits

·         Team development models and how to apply them

Week 9 ·         Budgeting principles
Week 10 – 11 ·         Change management principles

·         Project management principles

Week 12 ·         Knowledge check and assignment preparation

·         Plan and prepare a skills plan to enable learner to be successful in the specific field of leadership and management

·         Interview skills and techniques

·         Mock interviews


Assessment: CMI Level 3 Award, written assignment completion – certificated by CMI. The course is considered as complete once attendance and bootcamp milestone evidence requirements are fulfilled.

Next steps: On the achievement of the course, learners will be able to confidently perform in a leadership and management role, apply for relevant jobs, progress to higher qualifications and professional membership should they wish so.

For more information please contact one of our Adult Advisers:
Call: 01392 400170

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for full funding, applicants for this course need to be unemployed – looking for a role in the Leadership and Management field, self-employed or looking for new employment. If you are employed and are upskilling, your employer may be asked to pay a contribution dependant on your circumstances. This course is open to residents of Devon and Cornwall only. All applicants will be assessed at interview.


Future Skills Centre is our state-of-the-art learning hub set in the stunning East Devon countryside just 6 miles from Exeter City Centre and with excellent transport links. Free parking is available on site. More about Future Skills Centre: Future Skills Centre (

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