This programme is designed for new to middle managers seeking to enhance their people management skills.

Managers are expected to lead their teams effectively and foster high levels of performance. In order to achieve this, it is important to have a good understanding of employee dynamics that affect relationships on and between all levels in the organisation. With adequate knowledge on these dynamics, a manager is equipped to deal with common issues such as lack of employee motivation and ineffective teamwork.



  • Individuals currently in a new to middle management positions
  • Individuals managing junior managers
  • Entrepreneurs looking to motivate their workforce and inspire higher levels of performance



Lectures are held once a week in the evenings or on a Saturday morning over 10 weeks.



The Short Learning Programme (SLP) fee includes all programme material, which becomes the property of the student. This material is a valuable source of ongoing reference.


Programme Evaluation

The completion of a portfolio of evidence or an assignment.



The IIE has been internationally recognised and accredited by The British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC has been responsible for setting Standards within the independent further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges in the UK and overseas. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards. For more information please visit




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Students should meet the following requirements: 


  • be proficient in English
  • should be in a new to middle management position
  • must be able to prepare for lectures and engage in self-directed study outside the classroom and be prepared for dynamic discussion in the classroom



  • The impact of individual diversity and applying the principles of diversity management for effective teamwork.
  • Principles of organisational psychology used to foster high employee performance.
  • These principles include the principles of human development, personality perception, attribution, self-image, motivation and performance management.
  • Group behavioural dynamics in the workplace.
  • Traditional leadership theories.
  • Emotional intelligence and reflection.
  • Contrast between traditional approaches to leadership versus 21st century leadership paradigms.


The Leadership & People Management Programme is an SLP certified by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). Students enrolled in this SLP can apply, on successful completion, for exemption, based on recognition of prior learning, from the equivalent module offered on a full-time qualification/SLP module, when registering for the IIE Management Development Programme (exempt from Leadership & People Management). All short learning programmes short learning programmes available through The Business School at Varsity College have been specifically designed for working adults. These SLPs differ from The IIE full qualifications that are also available through Varsity College and which are registered on the National Qualifications Framework. Before you register you must ensure that the programme you select best suits your individual learning and workplace objectives 



What students past and current are saying.

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"The IIE Project Management and Business Management programmes from The Business School at Varsity College has taught me teamwork skills. I have also learned other soft skills which include learning to delegate and developing the foresight to prevent problems before they arise through preventative planning measures."

Thokozani TK Ndawonde, Founder of Durban Marquee Invasion (DMI) ,The Business School Durban North Campus

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"The innovative, high quality lecturing at The Business School motivated me to work hard and I made it the top 10 achievers for the 2015 ICB examination, nationally."

Natasha Visser

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"I have always had a passion and aptitude for Accounting, and dream of becoming an Accountant. The ICB offering really appealed to me. Through hard work and determination I have taken a crucial step towards reaching my goal, while fostering good friendships with my fellow students and lecturers."

Gerard Paulsen, Invoicing Clerk.

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