Management Level 6 Diploma - Course Outline
Our Level 6 Management Diploma to date takes place over a series of 15 insightful modules, as outlined in brief below:
Module 1 - Understanding Management and Leadership
The course begins with a detailed analysis of the functions, objectives and limitations of management and leadership. Learners consider several major leadership styles, alongside strategies for continuous performance improvement and how management and leadership are closely connected yet entirely different concepts.
Module 2 - Improving Management and Leadership Performance
Candidates then examine the pursuit of continuous improvement as a key performance driver in a management or leadership role. The concept of personal mastery is brought into discussion, along with guidelines for establishing a personal vision and an introduction to ‘systems thinking’.
Module 3 - Managing Resources
Module Three discusses the efficient allocation and utilisation of resources in a business setting, along with associated responsibilities of management and leadership personnel. Candidates are introduced to several different business types, along with typical business ownership structures and more.
Module 4 – Human Resource Management
An introduction to HRM follows in Module Four, which outlines the roles and responsibilities of primary HR management personnel. The functions and objectives of HRM are discussed, along with an overview of the selection and hiring process, the importance of appropriate training and the benefits of ongoing developmental opportunities.
Module 5 - Performance Management
Module Five outlines a series of techniques and strategies for effective performance management, discussing how motivation plays a major role in driving workforce performance. Several major challenges to effective workforce performance optimisation are also discussed.
Module 6 - Principles of Project Management
The fundamentals of professional project management are discussed in the sixth module, in which candidates consider the primary principles of effective and efficient project management. Key topics covered include project selection criteria, strategic planning, typical challenges in project management and how to establish viable objectives.
Module 7 - Succession Planning
Candidates then consider the main objectives of succession planning, along with how an effective succession plan can benefit both the business and its workforce. Course content covers information gathering, coaching, mentoring, scope setting and an overview of the primary components of a workable succession plan.
Module 8 - Overcoming the Generation Gap at Work
The potential benefits of a diverse workforce are analysed in Module Eight, which outlines the importance of valuing and encouraging generation gaps at work. The history and evolution of the workplace generation gap are discussed, along with the consequences of viewing the generation gap in a negative light.
Module 9 - Change Management
An introduction to several essential change management concepts and principles follows in Module Nine. Along with the advantages of taking a positive and proactive approach to change management, candidates are presented with a series of helpful tips and techniques for improved change management processes.
Module 10 - Time Management
The benefits of honed time management skills are then discussed, alongside several strategies for better time management at work and elsewhere. The importance of stamping out procrastination is discussed, alongside tips for improved workload management and the benefits of strategic task prioritisation.
Module 11 - Managing Meetings and Giving Feedback
An introduction to meeting management follows in Module 11, which highlights the importance of regular meetings with employees and the provision of constructive feedback. Candidates consider the importance of professional conduct in meetings, along with how to both read and take better control of body language/nonverbal cues.
Module 12 - Communication Techniques for the Workplace
Communication as a major performance driver in all business environments is discussed in Module 12. The criticality of refined communication skills in a management or leadership position is also discussed, alongside primary communication styles, assertiveness, persuasion, self-attitude, persistence and the importance of preparation.
Module 13 - Developing a Policy and Program for Workplace Violence
The surprising prevalence of violence and aggressive behaviour in the workplace is discussed in Module 13, along with the steps that must be taken to protect employees from harm. Candidates learn how to develop and implement a policy and programme for combating workplace violence, for the benefit of both the workforce and the business.
Module 14 - Risk Management
An overview of essential risk management concepts and principles follows, outlining the functions and objectives of risk management and related activities. Key topics covered include identifying and classifying risks, creating risk categories, planning for risk management, risk mitigation and the objectives of SWOT analysis.
Module 15 - Managing Your First Impression
Concluding the course, Module 15 highlights the importance of making a positive and lasting first impression. Candidates learn how confidence and self-belief are essential for building trust and credibility, along with how to master the professional handshake and the art of dressing for success.