Management  (E-Learning) PGCert

Management (E-Learning) PGCert

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise


Post- graduate




Online Only

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University of Central Lancashire
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  • Duration:

    One Year

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  • Delivery:

    eLearning, Part-time

  • Campus:

    Online Only

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Why study this programme?

If you’re already working in a managerial, technical or professional role, then this long-established part-time postgraduate course, delivered entirely online, could be for you. This management qualification is recognised by employers in all industries and sectors, and allows you to study in a way that is tailored to your needs without the need to attend lectures on campus.

The course will be directed towards the attainment, assessment and evaluation of knowledge and skills required for your personal and ongoing career development. You’ll be provided with a stimulating postgraduate business and management education, one that will involve you in developing alongside other experienced managers, professionals and technical specialists.  

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Entry Requirements

Admission is based on a holistic review of each candidate’s work experience and educational qualifications in order to assess their ability to benefit from the programme. Candidates must have at least 2 years of relevant and appropriate work experience. In terms of the minimum educational qualifications, an HND/C or Foundation Degree or equivalent professional body qualification is typically sought. Candidates without the above educational qualifications but with appropriate managerial, administrative, technical or professional experience will also be considered for the programme.

Programme at a Glance

The six course modules are over three semester and will provide you with a through grounding in the following key business and management subjects:

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management Environment
  • Contemporary Marketing in Organisations
  • Postgraduate Study and Learning Skills

The course is taught exclusively online, pre-recorded lectures, live webinars, tutorial support, together with online VLE. Students study 60 credits in total.

Further Information

This intensive online 12-month course offers you a range of key benefits, each of which will contribute to your development into an effective professional or manager working in a business management context:

  • Apply the latest thinking on business management to the analysis of the key problems being experienced by the world's major businesses
  • Possess a thorough understanding of management, marketing, accounting and finance, human resource management and the Management environment
  • Develop the skills necessary to research and tackle management problems, issues and learning

The intention is to create an intellectually challenging course of study that will prepare you as a graduate to progress your career in the field of business and management, or for further academic study.

How to Apply

Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.

If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400


Fees 2020/21

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: £1,125 per 20 credits (DL) (All Domiciles)

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Learning Environment and Assessment

As this programme is delivered entirely online, it gives you maximum flexibility. Each week you will watch the pre-recorded videos and contribute toward the online VLE ‘Blackboard’ discussion boards. The Library provides access to electronic information services, via the University network.

The course comprises some 60 credits worth of postgraduate studies completed part-time over three ‘semesters’. This means you can complete the Online Post Graduate Certificate in Management in one year. The course starts in January each year. As this programme is delivered online, it gives you maximum flexibility. Each week you will watch the pre-recorded videos and contribute toward the online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) ‘Blackboard’ and discussion boards.

Within each module the online assessment methods are designed to contribute to you continuing development – providing feedback on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement and providing online evaluations of your progress. 

Progression Routes

The course paves the way for you to then move onto the Diploma in Management Studies (DMS), and then a master’s qualification, including (with three years’ relevant work experience) the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Fee Information

The University offers a number of tuition fee reductions for eligible new Home (UK) and EU postgraduate taught students:

  • UCLan award holders studying a postgraduate taught course full or part-time or a postgraduate research degree (full or part time) may be eligible for a 20% tuition fee discount if paying a standard or higher tuition fee.

​For further details relating to International reductions please follow this link.

For further information on paying by instalments please follow this link.