Award in Management and Leadership

Training Course: ML04 – Award in Management and Leadership.

Course Description: This Award is designed to provide learners with an understanding of key leadership and management concepts which will be applied to the context of their work. Many employees find themselves in management positions without any formal training in what management and leadership means for the overall performance of the organisation. The emphasis of the course will be in teaching management & leadership concepts which have a practical application to learners' real-life experiences in the workplace so that they can reach their potential as effective leaders and managers. Thus, the aim in delivering this qualification is to fulfil these training needs by introducing management concepts to aspiring managers and those already occupying junior management positions.  

EQF/ MQF Level: Level 4                                                       ECTS per course: 6

Mode of Delivery: Traditional/ Face to Face                        Total Hours:  150 hours

Mode of Attendance: Part Time                                           Language: English

Programme Duration: 1 Month     

Target Audience: 16-18, 25+,

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Target Group: This course is aimed at learners 18+ and is particularly aimed at individuals who are looking to acquire knowledge of key concepts in leadership and management in the contemporary organizational context. The Award in Leadership & Management is suitable for learners who wish to enrich their portfolio by certifying a range of skills applicable or required in a wide variety of positions and roles both within and across different organisations.

Accreditation Category: Further Education Programme. 

Accredited by: Malta Further & Higher Education Authority. (MFHEA).

Course Structure:

This course will help students to understand their management and leadership skills by:

1. Critical analysing their management performance by developing their leadership styles.

2. Developing their skills to manage in the contemporary organizational setting.

3. Facilitating the development of their team management skills.

Knowledge -

1. Apply management tools to improve management performance.

2. Use different leadership styles.

3. Manage and lead team activities.

Skills -

1. To use different management concepts to achieve organisational goals.

2. To lead a team to perform a range of tasks.

3. To identify their best leadership styles for situations.

Competences –

 The competences which the students gain during this course include:

1. Define their role as managers.

2. Plan their own development.

3. Achieve the necessary skills to plan effective team activities.

Entry Requirements: 

·         Be in possession of Minimum Level 3 certification from a recognised local or foreign awarding body, or;

·         O-level standard of education, or

·         be in possession of a School Leaving Certificate, or:

·         have at least 3 years relevant work experience

·         Have a good command of oral and written communication in English.

Outline of Course: The unit examines contemporary management Concepts and issues which impact on organisational contexts. Students will explore and debate approaches to management within their organisations and examine how managers can influence their role within the organisational context. The unit will cover the skills needed to manage effectively, including the role of the manager and people management. It introduces students to the principal frameworks and tools available to practicing managers supporting them in their application of course material to real life management situations in the workplace context.


a) Understand and differentiate between management and leadership.

b) Identify personal and professional developmental needs for future practice arising from engagement with material covered in unit.

c) Recognise organisational factors that influence decision-making in managerial role.

Knowledge –

a) Demonstrate an understanding of the language of management in the contemporary workplace setting.

b) identify external influences on organisation and key management issues currently challenging the 21t century organisation.

c) Identify and explain how organisations can react in changes and impact of management on change process.

Skills -

a) Apply management theories to organisation and its activities.

b) Apply principles of management utilizing a systematic problem-solving process and critical thinking skills to manage effectively.

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities

a) Describe, appraise, and critically evaluate the different theoretical approaches to each of the main functions of management, recognising that different approaches work in different situations.

b) Critically evaluate contemporary issues and emerging trends within organisation and its external environment.

c) Demonstrate ability to analyse management issues from a critical and objective standpoint.

Module-Specific Communication Skills

a) Research theories & models of management.

b) Discuss & present how concepts of management can be applied to a range of situations in work setting.  

Module-Specific Learner Skills

a) Develop personal skills in management thinking.

b) Examine approaches to management and relevance to organisational context.

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences

a) Design power point presentations.

b) Use search engines to research course material.

c) Use spreadsheet software and word document software for their assignments.

Learning Outcome 1: Outcome Type – Skill

a) Outline how communication and interpersonal skills affect managerial performance in the organizational context. 

b) Communicate and inspire from leadership position to work effectively towards organizational goals. 

c) Communicate information effectively and efficiently to all team members. 

d) Coach and mentor team members in striving to achieve to team goals. 

Learning Outcome 2: Outcome Type – Knowledge

a) interpret their management role and be able to plan their own future professional development. 

b) identify their own learning styles and those of others.

c) produce an action plan for developing his/her own leadership style and effectiveness. 

d) plan and lead team activity to raise self-awareness of own strengths and weaknesses.

Assessment: Assessment in each of the three units consists of:

1) Written assignment assessing student's ability to apply theoretical concepts to practical organisational issues. 

2) In Unit 3 students will be required to give an individual presentation of an issue of relevance to their work role incorporating management and leadership concepts taught in the course relevant to team and organizational setting.  

Hours of Total Learning –150:

Total Contact Hours: 100

Self-Study Hours: 38

Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0

Assessment Hours: 12 

Course Fee: €1,120 per person (min 6 persons).

Date of Next Intake: January 2024



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