Training Matters provides quality learning and development opportunities for individuals, managers and trainers. We concentrate on the development of the individual and by enabling them to achieve their own potential, we help companies, in turn, meet their objectives.

SQA has developed 2 suites of Professional Development Awards in Management and Leadership. These are short focused awards made up of two Units. The PDAs range from SCQF level 6 (Higher) to SCQF level 11 (Masters) and are jointly certificated with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

One suite is based on Higher National Units. These are designed to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the principles of management. They are not just relevant to employees already in management positions, but also those aspiring to a managerial role.

The other suite of PDAs is made up of SVQ Units. These develop knowledge and understanding, but also allow candidates to demonstrate occupational competence in a range of management activities through proof of actual performance in the workplace.

Candidates may attempt a PDA as an end in itself to meet a specific management development need; undertake more than one PDA as part of a programme of management development; or use one or more PDA as a stepping stone to further awards, eg HNC/Diploma in Management and Leadership or SVQs Management.

The Management and Leadership PDAs range from SCQF level 6 (Higher) to SCQF level 11(Masters) and are jointly certificated with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Some of the PDAs we offer are:

  • PDA in Managing Resources and Quality
  • PDA in Leadership
  • PDA in Planning and Implementing Change
  • PDA in Decision Making and Innovation
  • PDA in Strategic Leadership

Please get in touch for more information on costs and to discuss the full suite of PDAs available. 

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