Our SCQF Level 8 Award in Management and Leadership is designed for middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their key skills. You will study one unit enabling you to progress to the Certificate (two units in total) or the full Diploma in Management and Leadership (five units in total) which is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.


You will undertake ONE unit from the following five:

  • Introduction to management and leadership
  • Information based decision making
  • Managing team and individual performance
  • Being a leader
  • Conducting a management project

This qualification is for the development of the role and skills of managers. The qualification aims to develop personal management capabilities, make effective use of information in decision-making, operations and the development of the skills in managing people.

  • Experience of supervising people or organising delivery of services or products
  • Evidence of continuing personal or professional development is desirable
  • This qualification is designed for managers, to support the development of their leadership and management skills in personal development, leadership, management resources, information, performance, customer and market awareness
  • £375
  • This course is designed to meet the continuing personal and professional development needs of first line managers
  • It will provide you with new skills and improve your career prospects for the future
  • From the Award in Management and Leadership you can progress to the Certificate by completing an additional one unit, or
  • From the Award in Management and Leadership you can progress to the full Diploma by completing the additional four units
  • You should apply online on the Fife College website
  • Applications are open all year round and you will be contacted by one of the lecturers to discuss your application
  • One year part time - evening class, blended learning encompassing virtual / interactive delivery
  • The Award, consisting of one unit, is the shortest and most concise qualification and will take between 1 and 3 months to complete