Cardiff Metropolitan University: Sustainable Leadership / 20Twenty Leadership Programme (Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert)

InstitutionCardiff Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Business Studies
Study type Taught


The 20Twenty Leading Business Growth Programme, supported by funding from ESF, is designed specifically for large organisations and SMEs. The overall aim of the programme is to promote sustainable business growth by developing the critical leadership and business skills that employees need to meet the formidable expansion challenges facing businesses in Wales. More than 350 companies have benefited from the programme so far, with more than 90 percent reporting an increase in sales turnover, employment, productivity and profits.

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Qualification Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Please contact the course team to discuss entry requirements.


The programme duration is 10 months and this is divided into six, 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:

Leadership and Team Building
Lean Thinking
Financial Planning
Coaching and Mentoring
Management Performance
Marketing & Sales
Towards the end of the Programme, students are required to develop a Strategic Growth Plan (SGP) for their business or area of responsibility.

Location Llandaff Campus
Western Avenue


EU 1950 GBP for Whole course
England 1950 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 1950 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 1950 GBP for Whole course
Wales 1950 GBP for Whole course

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We have been ranked as the top post-1992 UK university for research according to the latest (2014) Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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