PG Cert
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (1 year)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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Why choose this course?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership focuses on the development of knowledge, skills and competencies for effective leadership. Drawing on contemporary debates and topical issues of relevance, it aims to provide an understanding of leadership in the organisational context.
The course encompasses a range of issues of significance to leaders in organisations and on completion of this course you will be able to apply necessary knowledge and skills to be able to respond to a range of contemporary leadership challenges in organisations. 

What happens on the course?

You will study perspectives on the concept of leadership, and also learn about key functional topics including organisation strategy (mission, vision, goals), change and culture. You will also learn how to lead transformation and change, which is of importance in the dynamic organisations of today and tomorrow.

You will also examine a theoretical framework to develop an understanding of the need to manage self before embarking on the leadership of teams, and how, to identify and select tools to better manage self. This will involve you working in an action learning set to examine your own professional practice. Your knowledge will be integrated and contextualized through two core modules.

Effective Leaders are required to deliver organisational imperatives; therefore, it is through this comprehensive study of leadership, coupled with the use of a range of learning strategies, visiting speakers, your career as a strategic leader of today and tomorrow will be enhanced.

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Potential Career Paths

The programme is suitable for those occupying early leadership and management positions in organisations. It provides the foundations for advancement into more senior leadership roles, or for moves to new organisations. It can also lead to the study of an MSc in Leadership and Management.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The course builds students’ knowledge and skills profile in leadership. It also provides a good foundation for further study on a range of business and management courses, such as MSc Leadership and Management, MSc Healthcare Leadership and MBA.

 On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Synthesise perspectives on leadership informed by an understanding of relevant theory and research 
  2. Evaluate appropriate strategies for leading organisational strategy, change and transformation, and provide ethical leadership for successful organisational performance
  3. Critically evaluate and recommend appropriate leadership strategies in relation to the management of resources, relationships and reputations


Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £2665 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £2798 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £2798 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £2937 per year 2024-25

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • A Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be  equivalent to the above;
  • a reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicants undergraduate studies (or equivalent);
  • if English is not the applicant’s first language they will need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to these scores;
  • Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning;
  • Applications are also welcome from inidividuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.
  • Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

    You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

    The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

    There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

    The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


    If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

    Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

    Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

    We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

    Financial Hardship:

    Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

    Charitable Funding:

    You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

    You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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