Professional Development award in Leadership and Change

This course is about leadership and management of change. It covers both planning for change and devising strategies and approaches to implement change and to lead others through it.

It enables candidates to look at a number of techniques for planning and implementing change applying different approaches and techniques to management and leadership. Together this should equip you to think carefully about change and how best to ensure that you and your organisations are able to tackle the change efficiently, so that the benefits are realised and any disruption is minimised.

This course will be beneficial to managers, especially those in a team leading role with responsibility for leading or managing change. It is also beneficial to middle managers with line management responsibilities or a change facilitator, or those who expect to take up such responsibilities in the near future.

The practical leadership skills that you gain through this course are applicable across all sectors. However, the following sectors are especially significant: Healthcare, Nursing, Management, Manufacturing/Production, Charity/Voluntary, Retail, Financial and Research.

How will this course benefit me

This Leadership and Change course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to:

  • Plan for change and develop approaches and strategies to lead others through a period of change
  • Develop skills and techniques in leadership and team building
  • Tackle change in a positive manner and avoid the pitfalls which can derail change programmes — even well intentioned ones
  • Analyse different approaches to leadership and to think about how you could apply these to your own leadership approach. In particular you can relate it to techniques of team building and consider how you can use these to develop your effectiveness as a team leader

You will relate the ideas in this course to your own experience. For example, you will be expected to work through at least one complete change. If you are about to embark on a change you could use this leadership course as a basis for preparing for the leadership challenges you have to face.


On successful completion you will receive a nationally recognised certificate titled “Professional Development Award in Leadership and Change”. You will also get a Certificate of Recognition of your demonstrable skills and knowledge from APeducation Online.

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