Our Unique Leadership Programme Will Be 100% Funded For SMEs For 12 Months.


The renowned 20Twenty Business Growth Programme will be delivering its flagship level 7 and level 4 courses on a fully-funded basis over the next 12 months.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect upon the economy, the Welsh Government have highlighted the importance of developing leadership skills to help businesses recover. They have therefore agreed to subsidise the full cost of the programme across both qualification pathways for a fixed period of time.

Both levels are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and those that opt for the level 7 will also achieve a postgraduate certificate (PgC) in leadership – unique to 20Twenty.

Supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) through Welsh Government and delivered by Cardiff Metropolitan University in partnership with Bangor University, the programmes are likely to take place as blended learning (some virtually and some face to face) from this autumn.

The CMI level 7 qualification would usually cost £7000, and the CMI level 4 up to £4000.

“It’s a saving of up to £7000 for businesses and has already been well-received,” said Professor Brian Morgan, 20Twenty Programme Director.

“We have been successfully delivering the programmes online in recent months. It has been a very positive process since lockdown and student feedback has been extremely positive and complementary. We intend to return to on campus face to face delivery as soon as the situation allows,”

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible we only ask that you:

  • Are a Director, Manager, Team Leader or aspiring manager in an SME in the area as defined below. (Including social enterprises and charities)
  • Are living or working in South or North East Wales (defined as the ‘Regional Competitiveness’ area of Wales by the Welsh Government)
  • Meet the minimum qualification level required.

Register Interest – Limited Places Available

We are taking expressions of interest for our new cohorts starting in autumn 2020. Please register your interest below:


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