Diploma on

Leadership & Team Management

A Program which provides the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for successful leadership, teamwork and team building.

This Program will equip men and women who are, or intend to become, supervisors, managers, professionals or executives, with the knowledge to provide effective leadership and to effectively build and manage teams.  The ability to work as part of a team, and demonstrate leadership skills is vital for business and career success; this Program covers these important aspects of organisational life, as well as motivation, team behaviour, team roles, development and culture, and the use and influence of power in organisations. The Program will help current and future managers and leaders to understand the changes in their leadership role as they rise in seniority, and to understand both practical and theoretical leadership.


(1) Anybody enrolling for this Programme before 31st December 2024 will also be enrolled FREE for a Course on Strategy, Quality & Contemporary Business Concerns; the only requirement is that you provide your personal email address to the College on enrolment.

(2) During the “Covid-19” (Corona) virus pandemic and in lock-down periods, affected Members may be allowed to take Assignments (home-based course work) instead of or in addition to sitting Examinations to complete the Programme; details can be provided on request after enrolment onto the Programme.

  • Summary of major topics
  • What is included
  • Related courses
  • Study & Career development

Module 1 - The Human Resource

  • Human, financial and material resources, the term ‘human resource’, organizations
  • Management as an activity, what management involves, levels of management
  • Types of work, employers and employees, rates of pay, employment benefits, working conditions
  • Industrial, trading, distribution, service-providing and multi-activity organizations, products

Module 2 - Planning and Organising Work

  • Why employers need employees, encouraging employees to work well and willingly
  • Training of employees, organising work to be performed, the work environment, health and safety
  • The work team or workgroup, team goals, the supervisor, the manager, leadership
  • Planning, routes to objectives, activity planning, adaptable planning, forecasting, coordination

Module 3 - Supervision and Control of Workgroups

  • Motivation, its importance, goals, expectations, job satisfaction, a good work climate
  • Motivating individuals and the group, motivation by the supervisor, actions and approaches
  • Building good work relationships, approachability, handling subordinates’ mistakes, developing commitment
  • Control, standards, records of performance, spans of control

Module 4 - Responsibilities of Management

  • Responsibility and rewards, seniority and greater responsibility, the meaning of authority and accountability
  • Responsibilities towards the employing organization, customer-satisfaction, security, protection of assets
  • Responsibilities towards subordinates, fair treatment, responsibilities towards the community
  • Companies, shareholders, board of directors, managing director, executive and non-executive directors

Module 5 - Delegation of Responsibility

  • The meaning of delegation, authority and answerability, the need for delegation, benefits of delegation
  • Stages in delegation, what can be delegated, the right people, promotion, recruitment, control
  • Delegating correctly, training, allocating work and responsibility, mistakes to avoid, monitoring performance
  • Decision-making by managers, by supervisors and by subordinates, implementing decisions, using initiative

Module 6 - Workgroup and Team Building

  • How businesses expand, development of workgroups, sections, departments, division or labour, specialisation
  • Workgroups, differences between workgroups and teams, meaning of teamwork, team leadership
  • Stages in group or team formation, ensuring group or team cohesiveness
  • Group and team norms, team values, integrity, respect, empathy, codes of conduct, attitudes

Module 7 - Leadership Styles

  • Task-oriented (TO) and relationship-oriented (RO) leadership, the right balance, technical and people skills
  • Conflict, causes and conflict resolution techniques,
  • Leadership styles, situational leadership, leadership style and focus on team development
  • Dr Tuckman’s model of the team life-cycle, implications and consequences, practical application

Module 8 - Different Types of Teams

  • Project teams, functional teams, matrix teams, contract teams, operational teams, self-managed teams
  • Roles in teams, technical and functional, allocating roles to team members, positive and negative behaviours
  • Decision-making within teams, group decision-making models, trust in teams, strategies for building trust
  • Virtual teams, time and spatial boundaries, virtual team sociology, virtual team management and leadership

Module 9 - Team-Role Theory

  • Specialisation of roles and functions, team, operational and strategic leadership, empowered workforces
  • The Belbin Team Roles theory, action oriented, people oriented and thought oriented roles, the best mix
  • Action-centered leadership, achieving the goal, building the team, developing the individuals
  • Adair’s 8 leadership functions, practical applications, responsibility and accountability

Module 10 - Theories About Motivation

  • Need-based theories of motivation, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs, McCelland’s Acquired-Needs Theory
  • Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory, typical job motivators, factors of dissatisfaction
  • Process-based theories of motivation, Equity Theory, Expectancy Theory, effort and rewards, perception
  • Reinforcement Theory, positive and negative behaviour, positive and negative reinforcement

Module 11 - Communication in the Workplace and Communication Skills

  • The need for communication in the workplace, spoken, written and visual, signals and body language
  • Encouraging two-way communication, the purpose of communication, communication and motivation, benefits Lines of communication, effective communication by team leaders
  • Vertical and horizontal communication, improving communication skills, overcoming barriers to communication

Module 12 - Coaching, Training and Development of Team Members

  • Planning a good induction program, introductions to existing members, probationary periods, job induction
  • Coaching, training, employee development, forms of coaching, methods of training, health and safety training
  • Disciplinary action, steps when necessary, reducing incidences, counselling, joint problem solving
  • Preventing bullying and harassment, workplace stress, job design, redesign, rotation, enlargement


Your CIC Fee includes:-

  • Your enrolment/registration with Cambridge International College, and your own high-quality, professionally produced and illustrated comprehensive International CIC Core Study Publication.
  • A detailed, professional ‘Study & Training Guide’ with full instructions on how to study to achieve success and gain top results.  The Guide includes detailed advice on how to answer Tests and Examinations.
  • Training Tests (which can be used as ‘Past Papers/Questions’) and Recommended Answers for them.
  • The Final Examination** sat under Invigilation/Supervision in your own area - full details, guidance and explanation of how your Examination will be arranged and how Invigilation is conducted will be provided when you register.  Note, CIC arranges Examinations in over a hundred countries worldwide for thousands of Members every year; it is a flexible, straightforward process and will be arranged when YOU are ready to write your Examination.  **An Assignment Option is available instead of an Exam for the ‘Covid-19’ (Corona) virus period.
  • Your personal page on CIC’s Member Services website with access to results, despatch details, advice and guidance, and more: www.cambridgeinternationalcollege.co.uk
  • Regular information and news including: Newsletters with details of special offers and new Programs and much more; and Competition Forms; by email and post.
  • Everything needed for your Study & Training success is included in the CIC Fee.


  • Further Study and Training Advice, and Assistance is available before, during and after CIC Study & Training; Members may ask CIC’s team of experienced Consultants for advice on further study and Programmes to improve career prospects and advancement. 
  • CIC’s experienced and helpful staff can assist with numerous special requests, such as reference/recommendation letters and transcripts, and more, by post and email.

Leadership, teamwork and team building is needed to a greater or lesser degree in every aspect of life and work, and this Program and equips those working in, or aiming for a career in supervision and management with the knowledge to understand and develop these important aspects of organisational life - and to succeed, and develop in their careers, be noticed and admired by colleagues and employers, to gain promotion and respect.

CIC provides further course in management and leadership, from Diploma through to the highest levels of study, and in general leadership, management and related studies are required for entrance to almost all higher-level courses offered by educational institutions.

There is a wide range of options for further study - see the "Related Courses" section for suggestions - which include Honours DiplomasABA & Baccalaureate Programmes, and the 'Double Award' EBA & BBA Bachelor degree Programme.  You are welcome to ask the College for advice, and of course you can see details of these Programmes on this website.

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Payment Options:

British Pounds:
Single payment of £220
US Dollars:
Single payment of $440
Single payment of €330
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Duration & Assessments

The Study Period is one year (12 months) but this is flexible; the Diploma can be completed in a shorter period, or you can take longer if necessary.


To gain your Diploma you need to sit and pass an Examination** (based entirely upon the contents of the Study Materials provided to you in your Program Fee). Full and clear details about preparing for and sitting the Exam are provided to you, including in your Study & Training Guide, when you enrol. The clear information explains when, where and how your Examination will be arranged - it is a simple and straightforward process, which hundreds of thousands of other Members have successfully gone through. If you study well and follow the advice in the CIC Study & Training Guide you should be able to achieve high marks and good grades - and obtain your prestigious International Diploma!

**An Assignment Option is available instead of an Exam for the ‘Covid-19’ (Corona) virus period.

(See the College Prospectus, or the “Frequently Asked Questions” section on the “Contact Us” page of this website, if you would like more information.)


An international accredited qualification for professional development and career success showing you have substantial skills, competence and knowledge.