Leading and Managing People


  • Managing people for effective performance through the life cycle of employment
  • Managing day to day performance
  • Dealing with performance issues
  • Understanding individual’s motivation, personality, and behaviours
  • Developing appropriate, effective people management responses
  • Leading and developing your staff

On completion of the course you will have developed an understanding of best practice in terms of managing staff performance and will have developed a range of skills to enhance your ability to routinely lead and manage staff. You will have increased your understanding of the behaviours and motivation of others, explored a range of tactics to engage staff and improved your own ability to manage staff performance.

Duration, attendance and delivery

The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks. 

The delivery of this module is through our online+ model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.


At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

Entry requirements

You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

Start dates

  • June
  • November

N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.