Help to Grow Management Course

Help to Grow Management session at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Man standing in room presenting to businesses.

Delivered by Cardiff Metropolitan University and accredited to the Small Business Charter, Help To Grow: Management includes 50 hours of training over 12 weeks, 1:1 business mentoring, and the opportunity to future-proof your business. 

The course costs only £750 (worth £7500) and is 90% subsidised by the government.

In a recent series of independent evaluation reports, the Help to Grow Management course was found to benefit business leaders across a range of key areas:

  • 91% of respondents say that they would recommend it to other business leaders.
  • 89% of SME leaders had shared what they learned or gained from the course with others in their business within six weeks of completing the course.

Designed to be manageable alongside full-time work, you can take part around your existing work commitments and access learning through a blend of short online and face-to-face sessions. 

Key Benefits

  • Developed exclusively for senior leaders
  • Improve your business’s resilience
  • 10 hours of 1-1 business mentoring
  • Improve your leadership and management skills
  • Adopt digital transformation to boost productivity and agility
  • Improve employee engagement and responsible business practices
  • Sessions are recorded and mostly online, so can easily fit around your work and life commitments
  • Peer group calls that allow you to learn from a small group of business leaders

Help to Grow at Cardiff Met Case Study - Super Rod


Modules and Key Learning Areas

  • Building a brand
  • Developing a marketing strategy
  • Vision, mission & values
  • Organisational design
  • Digital transformation
  • Employee engagement & leading change
  • High-performance workplace
  • Implementing growth plans
  • Finance & financial management
  • Efficient operations

Are You Eligible?

To join the Help to Grow Management Course, your business must:

  • Be a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) based in the United Kingdom
  • From any business sector, employing between 5 and 249 people
  • Have been operational for at least one year
  • Not be a charity

Next Course Starts in January 2024 – Funded Places Are Still Available