Professional Development Programmes

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AgilePM®

AgilePM is a radically different approach to project management that doesn’t demand that everything is written in stone at the beginning of a project.

It focuses on developing solution incrementally to enable project teams to react effectively to changing requirements whilst empowering project personnel and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership.

AgilePM provides a holistic approach; embracing change and offering flexibility and can be used in conjunction with methods such as PRINCE2.

 

AgilePM® is a registered trademark of Dynamic Systems Development Method Ltd. All rights reserved.

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APM Project Management

The Association for Project Management (APM) is the largest independent professional body in Europe that is dedicated to project and programme management.

Their qualifications incorporate a mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills and offer a progressive structure that demonstrates your project management achievements.

Run by project managers for project managers, APM members share a passion for the profession, and remain at the forefront of professional standards and practice, championing project management and bringing new ideas to the project management world.

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Change Management

Managing change and the impact of change is a high priority and can be difficult to get right.

The APMG International Change Management Practitioner™ has been developed to enhance your ability to embrace and successfully manage the impact of change.

It focuses on the practical aspects of effective change management by giving you the opportunity to develop your capabilities to deal with change before, during and after it occurs.

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CIPS Professional Diploma

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualifications are widely regarded as an international benchmark of excellence, enhancing standards of professionalism and performance throughout procurement and supply.

The Diploma, the Advanced Diploma and the Professional Diploma provide a suite of levels allowing you to progress up to degree level and gain an advanced understanding of procurement and supply management whilst covering essential issues which affect business today.

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Conferences & Events

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ECG

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Health & Wellbeing

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ILM Executive Programme

“Manage well, Lead more…’’

Many people have the word ‘Manager’ in their job title, only to find that ‘leadership’ is talked about as something more desirable.

Our ILM Level 7 Award in Leadership & Management is a short, strategic programme for those wanting to unravel some of the mystery surrounding strategy, leadership and change. You will develop your own leadership skills and style, make informed decisions and enhance your personal brand.

Delivered in partnership with the Professional Development Centre, the programme encourages you to meet the challenges encountered in leadership and management head on. You need an open mind to challenge your way of doing things and that of those around you, be open to new styles of learning and be ready to discuss, be honest and want to learn.

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Masterclasses

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MSP®: Managing Successful Programmes

MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) is a flexible and adaptable approach to project management where a business “vision” is the required outcome.

Suitable for any type and size of programme, MSP helps coordinate the management of a set of projects to deliver strategic objectives that require change management, strategic objectives and business benefits delivery.

MSP deals with the management of the interdependencies and potential conflicts within various projects providing a framework for implementing business strategies or organisational change.

 

MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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NEBOSH

The NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) National General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK.

It has been designed to provide an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists in occupational safety and health to enable them to discharge more effectively their organisational duties or functions with respect to workplace health and safety.

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NVQ Qualifications

NVQ’s are work-oriented vocational qualifications. Unlike traditional qualifications, they can be tailored to suit the learner’s need.

There are no final exams. Instead, NVQ’s focus on the learners skills, knowledge and behaviour within the workplace.

There are no academic entry requirements, but candidates must be working in a position in which they can gain the evidence necessary to prove competent performance.

 


The University of South Wales offers two NVQ’s qualifications:

  • NVQ’s in Supply Chain Management Level 3 and 5 are nationally recognised qualifications derived from the Supply Chain Management and Logistics National Occupational Standards (NOS) in consultation with UK organisations and their managers in the public, private and voluntary sectors.  The NVQ promotes best practice in the main commercial aspects of procurement, contract management and inventory and skills management.

 

  • NVQ’s in Management and Leadership at Levels 5 and 7 (Strategic Management & Leadership). These qualifications are nationally recognised  and will allow you to gain recognition for the skills, knowledge and understanding gained within your vocational area. Based on the National Occupational Standards, they have been developed by the Management Standards Centre (MSC) through consultation with UK organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
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PRINCE2®

Recognised worldwide as the standard method for project management, PRINCE2 enables projects to be managed with a common language, procedures and systems. Achieving PRINCE2 certification will provide you with the skills and confidence to manage projects successfully whilst adding the most commonly requested project management tool to your CV.
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Spirometry

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The Challenge Programme

Are you looking to take that next step in challenging your practice as a leader and manager?

Do you hope to get the best from yourself and from those you work with?

Our ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management is for managers who are hoping to get the best from themselves and those they work with. We have named the qualification the ‘Challenge Programme’ because it will teach you to challenge your thinking and meet the challenges you face head on.

 

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The LEAP Programme

Are you are taking your first step into a middle management role? 

This is a crucial time when you need to build your confidence and learn some tools and techniques to meet the challenge you face head on.

This ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership & Management has been designed to help you take your first step into a middle management role, and help you adjust to your new situation. We have named it the ‘LEAP programme’, as it will provide you with reassurance and additional skills to take the leap into management with greater conviction.

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I’m really glad I chose USW Commercial Services so wanted to let you know and also thank you for providing me with the tools for a completely new career

Project Manager, NHS Strategic Health Authority, South of England

I can definitely recommend the course and USW Commercial Services Ltd

Claire James, Training Officer, Memory Lane Cakes

Good level of discussion throughout. Nice and informal, relaxed debate generated by the tutor

Delegate, FA Wales