Diploma Of Professional Development (DPD) in Leadership
Leadership skills are sought after by many employers; they not only show that you have good interpersonal skills, they also show that you have the ability to co-ordinate, motivate and shape individuals and team members. Entitled "Professional Development In Leadership," the Diploma is an "Apprenticeship-type" award for those of you who are able to attend workshops and evidence interpersonal experiences against laid down standards undertaken in work/volunteering situations. A list of the types of roles this can apply to are below. This is not exhaustive by any means and many candidates will be undertaking suitable roles outside of University and the Students' Union from which to draw on their experiences - if in doubt check with the Skills Development Service. We reserve the right to remove candidates from the scheme where large gaps appear in time taken to keep their evidence up to date or if it is unequivocal that commitment may be waning.
Diplomas are jointly signed by the University Vice-Chancellor and Students' Union President.
- Attend and actively participate in 5 taught units and in Leadership Styles, Leadership In Difficult Situations, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Team Briefings.
- New criteria for experiential work-based learning will be announced soon. Evidence can be counted from September 2019 onwards.
- Attend and actively participate in a session on articulating and reflecting of knowledge, skills and experiences acquired and complete a reflection exercise.
How to apply for the DPD
Please register with the Skills Development Service here before commencement.
Please note that there are only so many places available on the Diploma scheme so early registration would be strongly recommended.
Workshops will be loaded up late summer-early autumn and can be viewed and booked at https://www.cardiffstudents.com/whatson/skills/
Bookings open 2 weeks prior to each date