What is the 20Twenty Business Growth & Leadership Course?

The 20Twenty Business Growth and Leadership course has an established track record for delivering high quality leadership and management skills with a focus on strategic development, driving innovation and achieving profitable and sustainable business growth.

Over 600 participants embarked on this programme and 10% of the top 300 businesses in Wales have already been on the programme.

We are the only leadership and management course in Wales to offer an optional ‘fast track’ progression route from CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 3 to Level 7, including a dual award: Postgraduate Certificate, CMI level 7 and Chartered Manager award – which can also be used towards an Executive MBA.

Up to 60% Subsidised
The programme benefits from an EU subsidy of up to 60% meaning that the costs are much lower than many other leadership & management qualifications. You can also use the qualification to progress to an Executive MBA at Cardiff Metropolitan University with a partial fee waiver.

Work on Real Work-Based Issues – Improve Your Business/Department
The 20Twenty course is unique in that it involves working directly on your business or department while studying. You will have the opportunity to complete a ‘Strategic Growth Project’ that transfers your learning from the classroom to the workplace, by selecting a real work-based issue and providing recommendations for business growth or departmental improvements. Those who have completed the programme have achieved an average of 10-30% business growth over a 10 month period. One company had an increase of 300%.

Dual Award (CMI Accredited, Post Graduate Certificate and Chartered Manager Status)
Qualified managers earn an average of £152,000 more during in their career. You have the option to complete a range of accredited qualifications from Cardiff Met University and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

People who opt for a Level 7 qualification from the CMI will also achieve a postgraduate certificate (PgC). CMI is the “blue chip” Royal Charter institute, with the most established reputation for reliable, high quality services. Many delegates also apply for Chartered Manager status after completing the programme.

Join Other Successful Leaders
Over 600 participants embarked on this programme and 10% of the top 300 businesses in Wales have already been on the programme. The programme will give you the opportunity to network and learn from other leaders. This sharing of experiences is invaluable to your development as a leader.

Become A Great Leader
During the programme, you’ll not only cover leadership and management styles, but we’ll also provide you with the knowledge to develop high performing teams, identify growth opportunities, improve efficiencies, nurture innovation and develop expansion goals. In addition, the programme will up-skill you in key operational areas for leaders including marketing strategies, managing finance and digital marketing. You won’t find this in a traditional leadership and management programme.

1-2-1 Coaching
You will have access to executive coaching on a 1-2-1 basis to support you in achieving your professional or personal goals, and training on emotional intelligence and resilience to protect your well-being as you take on new leadership or managerial challenges.

World Class Speakers & A Highly Experienced Team
We bring in world-class speakers and tutors from across the world to deliver our programme, sharing their expertise from a diverse range of backgrounds, including organisational psychology, leadership, innovation, marketing and neuroscience.

The 20Twenty Business Growth and Leadership Programme has 2 main pathways you can choose from:

1) Full Programme – Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Leadership and a Level 7 certificate from CMI (Chartered Management Institute)

For Whom:
Managers, Middle Management and Business Owners
15 days over 10 months
3 assignments and 1 project

Our unique programme is the only one in the UK that offers a dual award (i.e. a Level 7 qualification in Leadership from CMI together with a Postgraduate Certificate from Cardiff Met University). The postgraduate certificate is equivalent to one third of an executive MBA at Cardiff Met University. The majority of delegates then go on to achieve Chartered Manager status and use the designation ‘CMgr’ after their name. Chartered Manager provides formal recognition of competence and professionalism at both operational and strategic levels.

One of our key advantages and has become synonymous with the programme is the opportunity to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership as well as a Level 7 Certificate from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

2) ‘Fast Track’ Programme – Level 4 in Leadership from CMI (Chartered Management Institute)

For Whom:
Managers & Aspiring Team Leaders
7 days over 4 months
1 assignment

We have developed a new unique, exciting, and engaging programme for managers and team leaders which offers a level 4 Award from CMI.

The fast track course allows you to become the manager you want to be in just 4 months and gain a nationally recognised qualification with CMI (Chartered Institute of Management).

20Twenty Business Growth is different from other leadership programmes as it is built upon successful key areas which we believe are fundamental to business growth and leadership. These form part of the workshops. Here are some of the innovative and exciting elements of the programme:

    Leadership and Management Practice & Styles.
    Strategic Growth Project – Transfers your learning from the classroom to the workplace.
    Leadership Tools and Techniques
    Accounting and Finance
    Critical Thinking
    Growth opportunities & Strategy
    Strategic tools and frameworks
    Marketing & Social Media
    Creativity and Innovation
    Motivation, teams, and people management
    Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
    The Entrepreneurial Mindset.
    Executive Coaching

To be eligible we only ask that you:

  • Are living or working in East Wales (defined as the Competitiveness Area of Wales by the Welsh Government)
  • Meet the minimum qualification level required. Contact the team to find out more.
  • Evidence shows that sponsoring aspiring managers and leaders on our leadership programme is a valuable investment for your business or organisation. Studies from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) show that Chartered Managers deliver an average of £362,176 in added value to their organisations. Businesses that have sent employees onto our programme have seen their profit levels and sales increase.

    Unlike other traditional leadership and management training programmes, we train people in key business growth areas including strategy, finance, marketing, lean efficiency and innovation. Its unique and holistic approach to leadership training will increase the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of your organisation. All these unique toolkits will be made available to you through your journey so that you can immediately make an impact in the business.

    We’ve worked with hundreds of leading businesses and organisations across Wales, including Admiral, Taff Housing and Sport Wales, across many sectors.


    Hear from our participants


    I would definitely recommend the 20Twenty Business Growth programme to enhance your leadership style and find new tools to manage your specific area.


    There are events in life that make you sit up and take notice, and the 20Twenty leadership programme is one of those. The programme has given me new knowledge, skills and experiences that I have not only been able to use in all aspects of my work right now, but I believe will provide the foundations for future learning.

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    Hear from our Programme Director


    Brian Morgan is currently Professor of Entrepreneurship at Cardiff Metropolitan University and is Director of its Creative Leadership and Enterprise Centre (CLEC). Between 1997 and 2007 he was Director of Small Firms Research Centre at Cardiff University Business School.

    Before returning to academia in 1997 he was Chief Economist at the WDA. He has also worked as a Senior Economic Adviser in Whitehall (the DTI) and worked extensively in Europe (for the OECD and EU). He currently advises the Welsh Government and recently produced the Business Rates Wales Review (2013).

    He is Director of a number of businesses in Wales, including:

    • Board Member of the Cardiff Capital Region
    • Director, New Conventions Ltd.– developing a convention centre for Cardiff
    • Economic Adviser to Quantum Advisory – independent actuarial specialists.
    • Founder, and first Chairman, 1998-2008, Penderyn Whisky.

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    Whether you’re an aspiring leader or an organisation looking to increase growth by developing future leaders/managers, why not attend one of our free two-hour taster events to learn how you can benefit from our unrivalled expertise in leadership, management and business growth? Simply fill in the form below to enquire.