University of York Executive Development Courses

Longer term intensive practical courses for new, middle and senior managers, business owners and entrepreneurs.  

York Strategic Leadership Programme (ILM 7)

This programme is designed to provide promising executives and functional specialists with the skills, tools and competencies they require for effectively operating in today’s constantly changing and challenging business environment. Delegates attending the York Strategic Leadership Programme will have the option to complete the required assignments to gain the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Developing Leaders Programme (ILM 5)

This flexible programme allows experienced and middle managers to develop the critical business skills needed to achieve high performance in organisations. Delegates are able to build their own bespoke programme to suit their and their organisations specific objectives, and upon successful completion of the required assignments will gain the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

New Leaders Programme (ILM 3)

The New Leaders Programme is a practical and skill-based programme designed to help understand and meet the challenges facing those who are in supervisory, first-line management positions or new to management.  Delegates attending the New Leaders Programme and successfully completing the required assignments will gain the ILM Level 3 Award. 

Discounts and Funding

Funding for training may be available through organisations such as York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and The Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Skills Service. To find out more please visit our funding pages.

Discounts are also available to members of York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce please contact us to find out more.


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Contact details

CPD Unit
The University of York
RCH/132, Ron Cooke Hub
YO10 5GE

Tel: 01904 32 5145

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Bespoke Training and Group Bookings - All of these programmes can be delivered in-house and tailored for an organisations specific developmental needs. If you would like to find out more, or to book four or more places on the open course, please contact us.

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