Principles of Management and Leadership

With Total People
One day (7 guided learning hours)


This short course aims to equip individuals with the knowledge, tools and techniques to understand the principles of management and leadership.

The course provides learners with the opportunity to identify the culture of their own organisation and to recognise the difference between leadership and management.

Organisations benefit from identifying and applying different leadership styles and on this course, learners will evaluate the different types of leadership styles to establish rapport, trust and respect, engage team members and build good working relationships.

The course will allow learners to apply the model of situational leadership and to review the most appropriate approach to use and within which situation.

Course details

This course covers the following themes:

  • Understand and explain how organisations operate
  • Understand and explain the role of management
  • Understand and apply different management and leadership approaches and the impact that has on others
  • Identify how and why leadership styles need to be adapted in different situations
  • Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be an effective manager

Course format

This is an online course studied via distance learning. To complete this course, learners will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge.

Studying via distance learning means learners can choose when and where they study. A dedicated Learner Support Advisor provides support to learners throughout the course.

Who is suitable?

This course is ideal for anyone aged 19+ who is looking to develop skills in management and leadership. It would be particularly suitable for employees with line management and team leading responsibilities or for those wishing to secure their first management role.

Full or partial funding for this course is dependent upon age, employment status and level of income. Learners must meet one or more eligibility criteria that includes:

  • Working in a small to medium sized business (less than 250 employees)
  • Living in either Greater Manchester or Lancashire
  • On a part-time or temporary contract
  • In receipt of in-work Universal Credit
  • At risk of redundancy or have recently been made redundant
  • Aged 19+

Register interest

This course is supported by funding from Skills Support for the Workforce, part of the Growth Company, and the European Social Fund.