Course description

Are you looking to take your first steps into a line management role? Or do you already have some supervisory or management responsibility but no formal training?

This fast-track qualification is ideal for the development of team leaders, supervisors and first line managers, and is designed to improve your skills and techniques.

In line with rise in the cost of living, many are looking to progress up the pay scale within their current employment or are seeking higher paid employment elsewhere. Employees may feel overlooked for promotion, but the nature of this course can bring you to the attention of management as someone with initiative and drive and can flag you up for promotion because it requires students to complete management related tasks in the workplace.

The course will focus on leading and managing people, building relationships and communication as well as exploring operational and project management.

You will leave this course with the necessary skills that are vital for a successful career in management.

This course will be delivered both at Northern College and online. You will come to campus one Saturday a month and study online one evening a month. There are also online tutorials to support you with your studies. Delivery of the programme is flexible and can move online if weather conditions or other restrictions prevent attendance on site. Classrooms are well ventilated, comfortable and suitably equipped.

Module Units on the course include:

  • Leading People
  • Communication
  • Managing People
  • Building Relationships
  • Operational Management
  • Project Management
  • Managing Finance
  • Self-awareness and Continuous Development
  • Decision Making
  • Self-awareness and Continuous Development
  • Decision Making


If you are an employer, this course makes an excellent addition to any Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities with your company and can be provided free to eligible learners. Your aspiring employees can be assured of top-class training for their management, supervisory or team leader role which can enhance your internal programme of employee progression and benefits. This can lead to the possibility of greater job satisfaction and less staff turnover.  

We can tailor make training packages to suit your organisations needs incorporating other aspects of business and management including customer service, social media marketing, selfcare for managers and business communications to name but a few. This can be delivered onsite or at the college according to preference. 

On completion of this course, you will achieve:

  • NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Management Skills and Knowledge

What can this course lead to?

Employment progression.

Higher Education courses in Business and Management related subjects.

Possible careers include Manager, Team Leader or Supervisor.

Course session dates

The course runs once a month onsite on a Saturday, the dates are:

  • 08th October
  • 12th November
  • 10th December
  • 14th January
  • 11th February
  • 11th March
  • 22nd April
  • 20th May
  • 17th June

And there will be online evening sessions on a Tuesday the dates are:

  • 18th October
  • 29th November
  • 3rd January
  • 24th January
  • 21st March
  • 9th May
  • 6th June
  • 27th June