About the 20Twenty Business Growth & Leadership Courses

Based in Cardiff Metropolitan University and one of the largest CMI centres in the country, the 20Twenty Business Growth and Leadership course has an established track record for delivering high quality leadership and management skills. It focuses on strategic development, driving innovation and achieving profitable and sustainable business growth.

Over 1000 participants have embarked on this programme and 10% of the top 300 businesses in Wales have already been on the programme.

Courses

Managers, Middle Management and Business Owners/Directors

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

Duration:
15 days over 10 months
Assessment:
3 assignments and 1 project

 

Managers & Aspiring Team Leaders

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

Duration:
7 days over 4 months
Assessment:
1 assignment
Why 20Twenty?

Dual Award Qualification (CMI Accredited, Post Graduate Certificate and Chartered Manager Status)

People who opt for a Level 7 qualification from the CMI will also achieve a postgraduate certificate (PgC). Many delegates also apply for Chartered Manager status after completing the programme.

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

Up to 80% Subsidised

The programme benefits from an EU subsidy of up to 80% for SME’s. You can also use the qualification to progress to an Executive MBA at Cardiff Metropolitan University with a partial fee waiver of around 30%.

Work on Real Work-Based Issues, Improve Your Business/Department

On the CMI Level 7 course you will have the opportunity to complete a ‘Strategic Business Growth Project (SGP)’ that transfers your learning from the classroom to the workplace with a 3 year business growth plan for your department or company.

Qualified managers add an average of £362,176 in value

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.

Join Other Successful Leaders

Over 900 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 as a leader.

Become An Amazing 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 and improve efficiencies. You will also learn how to utilise key leadership skills such as mental resilience, marketing strategies, managing finance and managing change and conflict.

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.

Course Content
20Twenty Business Growth course 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:

 

  • Strategic Growth Project: The SGP on the Level 7 Programme transfers learning from the classroom to the workplace with a 3 year business growth plan for your department or company. It can be about elements such as increasing profit or turnover, changing leadership style, reducing costs, staff turnover, increasing staff engagement, increasing productivity or reducing waste.
  • Leadership and Management Practice & Styles
  • Leadership Tools and Techniques
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Critical Thinking
  • Managing Change
  • 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
Eligibility

To be eligible we only ask that you:

  • Are living or working in South or North 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.

Inclusivity
We are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. Our Strategic Plan underpins our commitment to recruit and retain the best talent and we welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Sponsor Your Leaders

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

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Participants of the 20Twenty Business Growth Programme

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
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