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Professional course

Becoming an Effective Leader

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
two days
Course director:
Inge Aben

Page last updated 7 March 2017


The Faculty of Business and Law, UWE Bristol, has been a registered training provider with the Institute of Leadership and Management since 2013, offering qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring and Leadership and Management, to both individuals and employers. 

Our courses are delivered by experienced academics and consultants, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.

Course introduction

It is recognised that to become an effective leader it is important to be aware of 'difference' such as, different employees responding to different leadership styles and different situations demanding different responses. This two day course will support you to increase your knowledge and understanding of different leadership styles in relation to your own leadership practice and your own preferences. New insights into self, practice and theory.

Who is it for?

This course is for practising and potential middle managers who are interested in increasing their self-awareness and understanding of leadership in order to become an effective leader.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Learners are however expected to independent read some academic literature to explore leadership theories. In addition students will need to research, review and evaluate their own leadership styles using and applying these theories and ideas in their own practice.

Careers / Further study

This open course (with assessment) contributes towards our ILM Level 5 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Accreditations and partnerships:



This two day course will be offered through a combination of activities including small group discussions, tasks and exercises, reading, writing and reflection and a small amount of lecturer's input to establish a conceptual framework for the theoretical input for the course.

  • Topics and exercises will be covering
  • The roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers
  • Some leadership theories , their use and their usefulness
  • Emotional intelligence and the importance of knowing yourself and your preferred leadership style
  • The importance of flexibility
  • Theory and practice of motivation, delegation and empowerment

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the course and after successful achievement of the unit assessment you will be able to:

  • Evaluate your own ability to use a range of leadership styles, in different situations and with different types of people, to fulfil the leadership role
  • Use theories of emotional intelligence to review the effect of emotions on your own and others' performance
  • Review your own ability to set direction and communicate this to others
  • Review your own ability to motivate, delegate and empower others
  • Produce a personal development plan to improve your own ability to lead

Learning and Teaching

Our open courses are practical training days designed to give you an opportunity to look, analyse and discuss with our tutors and your peers the subject area and explore possible approaches and tools available to you in your workplace. Alongside each face-to-face training day you will have will have access to online tools and materials, designed to support you further through your learning.


ILM assessment

This two day course carries ILM assessment linked to the Level 5 qualifications in Leadership and Management. If you have registered onto this course as part of the Level 5 Award or Certificate, you will be required to complete your ILM assessment after the training days to cover the topic area.

You will be given a set hand-in date to submit your ILM assignment (3 weeks after the training session).

If you are unsuccessful in passing your assessment on your first submission, you will have the opportunity to resubmit your assessment, however resubmission fees will apply.


Professional accreditation

This course is recognised by the ILM as a development award. After full attendance of the course, participants will receive an ILM certificate confirming their learning.

This course also carries ILM unit credit towards our ILM Level 5 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management through the course assessment for those registered onto the qualification.

Study facilities

Our short courses are run at our dedicated Executive Development Centre, providing a professional environment for your training needs. Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.

To be able to fully participate in our course, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online workbooks and discussions.

As a leaner at the University of the West of England, you will also have full access to our library on campus and all online materials and resources. Alongside this once registered onto the ILM qualification you will be able to register for your ILM study membership and its range of benefits.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Full fee: £450

20% early bird discount fee: £360 (for bookings paid in full 8 weeks or more in advance)

15% UWE Alumni Discount fee: £382.50 (available until the course start date)

Please note that discounts can not be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

(Fees include car parking, lunch and refreshments)

For participants wishing to attend this course as part of your ILM level 5 Award or Certificate in Leadership and Management, please contact your course administrator directly.

How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below


For further information

  • Email: Please contact us through the online enquiry form
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86304

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