Short course

Help to Grow

Management Course

Boost your leadership skills and business performance. This leadership course starts on 16 September 2024. It is 90% funded by the government with mentoring, networking and peer-to-peer support provided by our Centre for SME and Enterprise Development.

Why study with us

  • Develop a growth action plan to benefit your business. At the end of this 12 week course, you will have a bespoke plan to take your business to the next level.
  • Ten hours of optional one-to-one support with business mentors and experts. Benefit from learning alongside peers and networking with other business leaders.
  • The blended face-to-face and online learning approach is designed to fit alongside your work commitments.
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Course information

Level: Short Course / CPD
Delivery: Blended learning environment. Online learning and face-to-face
Duration: 50 hours over 12 weeks
Campus: Burnley
Start date: 16 September 2024 onboarding. 17 September for Module one.

What is the Help to Grow: Management Course?

The Help to Grow: Management Course runs over 12 weeks and includes online and face-to-face sessions. There will also be 1-to-1 mentoring and peer networking. You will finish the course ready to lead on the delivery of increased profitability, innovation and growth.

Who is the course for?

The Help to Grow: Management Course is for small or medium sized business enterprises based in the UK. Whether you need to identify more efficient ways of working, target new markets, or create a plan to take your business and team to the next level, this course will provide the knowledge and support you need.

To join the Help to Grow: Management Course you should:

  • Work for a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise based in the United Kingdom.
  • Employ between 5 and 249 employees.
  • Be a member of the senior leadership team and have direct reports.

What will you learn?

The Help to Grow: Management Course covers a ranges of topics helpful to your business, including:

  • Strategy and innovation
  • Growing national and international markets
  • Leading for high performance
  • Building vision and brand
  • Engaging and inspiring teams
  • Creating customer value
  • Adopting digital technology
  • Adopting responsible business practices
  • Financial management
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Hear from our small business participants

It’s been really useful for me to learn more about the finance part of business. The Help to Grow course has been helpful for my role in managing my team and supporting the business as a whole.
Lyndsay Rushton, Help to Grow student
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Frequently asked questions

This course is based in the School of Business

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