Business Growth & Leadership Courses

Based in Cardiff Metropolitan University and one of the largest CMI centres in the country, we have an established track record for delivering high-quality leadership and management skills. We focus on strategic development, driving innovation and achieving profitable and sustainable business growth. 

We are the only leadership and management centre in Wales to offer optional qualification progression routes from CMI Level 3 to CMI Level 7, including a Postgraduate Certificate, an Executive MBA and Chartered Manager Award. We also offer the government-backed Help to Grow Management course that opens the door to growth for thousands of business leaders in the UK.

Over 1000 participants have embarked on our programmes and 10% of the top 300 businesses in Wales have already attended.

Managers, Middle Management and Business Owners/Directors

1) Executive Programme – Postgrad Certificate (PgC) in Leadership and CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 7.

10 days over 10 months
1 assignment and 1 project (based on business or department)


Managers & Aspiring Team Leaders

2) Fast Track Programme – CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 4 in Leadership.

5 days over 4 months
1 assignment

Designed exclusively for senior leaders, the course covers strategies for growth and innovation, leading high-performance teams and digital adoption, as well as financial management and responsible business practices. You will hear from inspirational business leaders and learn alongside local peers, with access to a national alumni network.

Sessions are flexible, recorded and mostly online so can easily fit around your work and life commitments.


Approx. 50 hours over 12 weeks

The 12-week programme is 90% funded by the UK Government. 

What people say about us

Jake Maddocks

“A brilliant course to bring any business into the 21st century (and beyond). It featured a great mixture of industry experts, guest lecturers, peer-reviewed research, critical thinking, and networking.”

Jake Maddocks / Heatforce
Vanessa Molloy

“We didn’t really know what to expect from the Help to Grow Management course but it didn’t disappoint. The biggest takeaway for us was to clearly define our sense of purpose as a business, something that was always there but that simply needed to be spelt out.”

Vanessa Molloy / Super Rod
Sophie Williams

“Since starting the 20Twenty Programme, I have enjoyed every minute of it. I feel I have benefited from them all – both on a personal and a professional development capacity.

I have already introduced some of the techniques that we’ve practiced in the workshops into my department, and have found that the coaching sessions are a great tool for self-reflection on your current management/leadership style.”

Sophie Williams / Admiral
Ben Cottam

“The 20Twenty programme has been an exciting, challenging and personally very valuable. Having the space and opportunity to learn from experts and peers from a range of organisations and to challenge convention on questions around leadership has been vital to me in growing my own leadership skills.

These skills have been important in developing my own role and impact and the ability to develop my network through the programme has been invaluable.”

Ben Cottam / ACCA Global
Rebecca Iddon

“20Twenty enriched my experience in the workplace, the programme was a great source of learning and support for someone wanting to move their career to the next level. Offering bountiful information that was not just theoretical but offered examples of real-life application I have discovered a leadership style that I didn’t know I was missing. 20Twenty re-ignited my passion for learning and an introduction to a network of professionals that have made an impact on my career and outlook on leadership which I intend to maintain.

I completed the Postgraduate qualification. With executive coaches by your side and first-class lectures and guest speakers, this programme will show you the value of theory-based concepts and new ways of working.”

Rebecca Iddon / Promo Cymru