Online Degree in Business & Management

Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management Practice

Stack your choice of microcredentials and build towards a postgraduate certificate in leadership and management practice from Nottingham Business School. This flexible certificate will give you the skills and knowledge you need to fast-track your career.

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  • Degree title

    Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management Practice
  • Type

    Postgraduate Certificate
  • Duration

    Learners have up to eight years to complete the PG Cert in Leadership and Management Practice via stackable microcredentials.

Study at your own pace with this stackable qualification

Are you a current, future, or aspiring leader hoping to boost your career progression or discover new fields? This stackable degree in Leadership and Management Practice gives you the flexibility to learn at your pace, as and when you like, and build credentials towards a postgraduate certificate.

You’ll even have the option of putting credits from another university towards your certificate, providing all programmes match the learning outcomes set by Nottingham Business School.

Discover cutting-edge developments in business, management, and leadership

From ethical problem-solving to climate-conscious business, you’ll have a choice of microcredentials covering cutting-edge topics in business, management, and leadership.

You’ll gain a broad spectrum of skills, knowledge, and expertise, equipping you for a wide variety of careers both in the UK and internationally.

What skills will you learn?

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Problem solving
  • Data science
  • Data analysis
  • Impact assessment
  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Strategy
  • Analysis

Postgraduate Certificate

Choose from a range of online microcredentials taught by experts in their fields. From resilience in leadership to ethical decision-making and climate-conscious business, you’ll discover cutting-edge developments in contemporary leadership and management.
Learners have up to eight years to complete the PG Cert in Leadership and Management Practice via stackable microcredentials.
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What do I need to apply?

To be eligible for this postgraduate certificate, you must have gained at least 30 credits at Level 7 from Nottingham Business School and 30 credits from other relevant university-accredited microcredentials at postgraduate level.

Once you have gained the necessary 60 Level 7 credits, please contact to discuss next steps for earning your postgraduate certificate. Please note, there is an administrative fee for recognition of prior learning. You will need to provide transcripts from any modules completed externally as well as evidence of the learning outcomes for these modules.

What are the learning outcomes?

This course aims to equip current and aspiring leaders with the knowledge, skills, and expertise they need to fast-track their career in leadership or management.

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management Practice, participants should be able to: 

Knowledge and understanding

  • Engage with advanced foundational theories and conceptual frameworks used in leadership and management practice in organisations both nationally and internationally
  • Apply knowledge, tools, and techniques to resolve issues in leadership and management practice
  • Analyse data in relation to leadership and management
  • Demonstrate creativity in the application of knowledge

Skills, qualities and attributes

  • Communicate key issues and arguments in an appropriate format to a technologically professional standard
  • Analyse a variety of relevant data used in diverse contexts to support effective decision-making in leadership and management practice


This PG Cert is composed of several stackable microcredentials, all available to join via FutureLearn. These include:

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To gain the PG Cert in Leadership and Management Practice, you will need to complete a total of 60 Level 7 credits: 30 of these credits must come from Nottingham Business School microcredentials and 30 may be drawn from other university-accredited microcredentials, providing these align with the learning outcomes detailed above.

Learners have up to eight years to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate. If you intend to draw on credits from other universities, a fee of £250 will be requested to cover the recognition of prior learning process.

What you’ll get as a degree student with FutureLearn

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online
  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group
  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators
  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

Delivered by expert academics

Nottingham Business School’s (NBS) purpose is to provide research and education that combines academic excellence with positive impact on people, business and society.

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