Public Service Leadership CMI Diploma in

What is special about this course?

If you are looking to develop key leadership and project management skills within a public sector environment then this course is for you.  It is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and designed in partnership with public sector organisations.

You will discover how to improve performance and service delivery, as well as learning new ways to manage teams and budgets effectively. You will also consider ways to work collaboratively with other partners across the public and private sectors to provide better local services.

Special features

  • This is a recognised industry qualification in leadership and management
  • Study will include a collaborative project where you will work in pairs with someone from another organisation and research an issue common to both organisations

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you should have experience working in a middle or senior management role within the public sector.

Year 1 - CMI Diploma

  • Public service leadership
  • Planning and delivery of public sector projects
  • Managing change in the delivery of public services
  • Leading and achieving service performance
  • Planning to meet customer service requirements
  • Managing performance in the delivery of public services
  • Contributing to the financial efficiency in public service
  • Collaborative project where you will work with someone from another organisation and research an issue common to both organisations

How will I study my course?

Part time (structured)

You will study this course online via the UHI virtual learning environment (VLE) with support from tutors.

How long will my course last?

Part time: 12-18 months @ 6 to 8 hours per week

Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.

Where can I study my course?

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The CMI Diploma in Public Service Leadership will give you all the tools and skills you need to progress within the public sector and deliver an excellent standard of local service to the community.

Can I progress into further study?

Once you have completed the CMI Diploma in Public Service Leadership you can progress on to study the MSc in Leadership and Management at UHI

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Public Service Leadership CMI Diploma in

To apply for this course please download the
application form
complete and send to:

Inverness College UHI
1 Inverness Campus

Or call 01463 273000 for one to be sent to you.

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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