Responsible Leadership and Management for Contemporary Business CPD Award

Course code 99N2

What is special about this course?

This CPD course is aimed at business managers or leaders interested in learning leadership and management through a responsible and ethical lens. It is designed to help businesses prepare for a sustainable future in an era focused on social and environmental responsibility.

Designed in partnership with a globally focused business to develop key management skills such as project management, finance, staff motivation and organisational performance, as well as leadership and management theories, it also looks at stakeholder management, innovation, and future-readiness – all of which is underpinned by responsible and ethical practice.

The course uses your own workplace as the learning environment. This is complemented with online tutorials and video-conference sessions accessed through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE).

Special features

  • Designed in partnership with a globally-focused business
  • Delivered by tutors who are experts in their field
  • Develops core management skills but with a contemporary perspective
  • Uses the most up-to-date knowledge for organisations preparing for the future business landscape
  • You can apply your learning to your professional role and workplace
  • The flexibility of the course allows you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should be working within a leadership or managerial role and ideally possess Level 6/7 qualifications, such as 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will also be considered


The course consists of three modules, each studied over 2 months:

  • Responsible leadership and management for organisational performance
  • Ethical solutions for global business
  • Sustainable project management

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • Online tutorials and video-conference sessions will be delivered through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE) 
  • You will use your own workplace as the learning environment and case study, exploiting real-life challenges and opportunities and exploring ways to address those challenges

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (unstructured): 6-12 months - usually 2 months per module, can take two semesters depending on start date

Where can I study my course?

  • Moray
  • This is a fully online course. You will apply to, and be supported by, UHI Moray

Start date

  • September
  • January
  • Variable (please contact UHI Moray for further information)


For information on costs of this course please contact the campus where you wish to study.


UHI has a number of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and discretionary fund opportunities available to new and current students. Please use the A-Z of funds or use the filter to see which ones may be relevant to you. All students are welcome to apply.

Further information on funding your studies is also available, please see the attached link or contact the relevant UHI partner.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This CPD award is designed to improve your professional practice in business and may lead to further progression within your organisation, or elsewhere.  

Can I progress into further study?

On successful completion of the course you will achieve 60 degree credits at Level 8 (HND level) which may allow you advanced entry to a degree programme.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in Aug/Sep 2024 or Jan/Feb 2025

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