Study With Us: Leadership & Management Skills

For socially-orientated organisations

Maryvale/KYRA Certificate in
Leadership and Management Skills
in Socially-Orientated Organisations

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Launching in March 2019, the Maryvale/KYRA Certificate in Leadership and Management Skills in Socially-Orientated Organisations (CLMS) is a one year, part-time, distance-learning course offered through a combination of coursebooks and online learning, and supported by four study days.

Who is the programme aimed at?

The CLMS course is aimed at those already involved in (or aiming to be involved in) administration and/or management of socially-orientated organisations, in an employed or voluntary role such as:

  • Within the Catholic Church
  • Other religious organisations
  • Charitable bodies
  • Educational institutions
  • Care homes
  • Health bodies

What are the entry requirements?

Open access.

How long is the programme?

This is a one-year, part-time, distance-learning course.

When is the next enrolment?

The course launches at Maryvale in March 2019.

Programme information (content & structure)

  • Define leadership and management and their importance in achieving interaction and effective attainment of objectives;
  • Understand the nature of management and the differences that exist according to level;
  • Describe and contrast typical models of management, leadership and organisation;
  • Appreciate the way in which key management processes are achieved such as planning, organising, staff resource allocation, decision-making, analysis of data and results and control and budgeting;
  • Demonstrate ability to describe key theories of management to achieve, for instance marketing, production (including quality and other technical services), finance and personnel and the way that these are occur in practice in students' own organisations, based on observation and experience;
  • Use reflection and experience through examination of practice.
Structure (6 modules):
  • Module 1 - The fundamentals of leadership, management and organisation
  • Module 2 - Appreciating the importance of finance and financial management
  • Module 3 - Why is law important?
  • Module 4 - Communication and systems of control
  • Module 5 - Regeneration and its potential impact
  • Module 6 - Culture, procedures and facilitating commitment


Each module is assessed through the submission of a 1,500 word, project-based assignment.

How do I apply?

Applications are welcome at any time of year. To apply, download the application form here.


If you have a disability or any long-term condition that impacts on your day-to-day life, please download the Accessibility Form, open and edit it in Acrobat Reader, and email or post the completed document to the Accessibility Coordinator (address included on the form), to ensure we can give you the best possible support during your course of study. Disclosing a disability will not be a factor in Institute’s decision as to whether or not to offer you a place on the course. However, it is important that the Institute knows if you have any specialist needs in order to provide you with appropriate support and facilities. This information will remain strictly confidential. For further information, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator by using the contact button below:

For further information

Please contact us either by making an online enquiry below or by calling 0121 3608118.

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