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20Twenty Leadership & Management Course - PgC - CMI Level 7

The 20Twenty professional Leadership & Management qualification at Cardiff Met, supported by funding from ESF, is designed specifically for large organisations and SMEs. The overall aim of the management training programme is to promote sustainable business growth by developing the critical leadership, business and management skills that employees need to meet the formidable expansion challenges facing businesses in Wales. More than 900 Welsh business have benefited from the programme so far, with more than 90 percent reporting an increase in sales turnover, employment, productivity and profits.

Course Content

The leadership qualification based in Cardiff is 10 months and this is divided into 6, two day workshops. The first half of the programme is designed to acknowledge and develop your own leadership style through a series of practical workshops and individual executive coaching. In the second half of the programme, a series of Master classes are provided on innovation and new thinking on a variety of business themes - including, Lean processes, creating a brand, maximising sales and making the business 'investor ready'.

The practical elements introduced throughout the programme are supported by opportunities to achieve a range of qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) including a CMI level 7 Certificate in Leadership together with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Sustainable Leadership. Following successful completion of the PgC, 60 Master-level credits will be obtained and these credits can be used towards the new Executive MBA . Students also have the option of continuing their studies to achieve the designation Chartered Manager or 'CMgr'.

However, the main objective of 20Twenty Leadership programme is to get participants to develop a three-year growth strategy for their business or department. Hence all the workshops and assignments are based around the needs of the business in driving sustainable growth. This is what makes this programme different from other leadership development programmes - it will provide sustainable results with tangible benefits.

Each group of participants partake in a series of Workshops, Action Learning Sets, Master-Classes, Business Mentoring and Executive Coaching, focusing on key areas such as:

  • Strategic Growth Project: The SGP transfers learning from the classroom to the workplace with a 3 year business growth plan for your department or company. It can be about elements such as increasing profit or turnover, changing leadership style, reducing costs, staff turnover, increasing staff engagement, increasing productivity or reducing waste.
  • Leadership and Management Practice & Styles.
  • Leadership Tools and Techniques
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Growth opportunities & Strategy
  • Strategic tools and frameworks
  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Motivation, teams, and people management
  • Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
  • The Entrepreneurial Mindset.
  • Executive Coaching


The programme is part funded by the Welsh Government. To be eligible, you will need to live or work in Wales and be employed in the private sector.

Additional Information

3 assignments and a Strategic Growth Project.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please contact the course team below.

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:

There is current ESF funding available of up to 100% of the fees for SME's in South East Wales.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries or to apply, please contact, Christopher Byrne
Telephone: +44 (0) 29 2041 6300

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Key Course Information

Accredited by:
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Place of Study:
Llandaff Campus

Cardiff School of Management

Course Length:
10 months (6 workshops each lasting 2 days)

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