Access to education & training
is our number 1 priority

Education and training play such an important role in our working lives. You may be looking to kickstart your career, enhance your existing skills or gain promotion and advance your career aspirations. Whatever your needs, we have top-of-the-class diplomas to help you thrive.

We believe in making self-development achievable and affordable for all. Whilst ESFA funding is an option for the apprenticeship standards, there are many cases where you are ineligible to qualify, perhaps holding prior qualifications or not being in an appropriate job role.

It may be that the apprenticeship journey is too long for you and you just want to get on with studying in your own time and to your own short timescales.

Not having to complete Maths and English or provide evidence of the weekly 20% off-the-job training or having to fulfil the many other mandatory protocols could be a much better option for you.

You’ll be glad to hear, there is a reasonable alternative to support your development plan.

PMA Diplomas are a more relaxed and personal route to gaining new skills and knowledge to achieve your qualification of choice. They enable us to concentrate on providing learning and coaching that fits around you and your work. Typically, most learners will complete in six months.


PMA – ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership & Management

This is ideal for those aspiring to move into a management role or you are already in a junior supervisory/management position and want to develop your skills further.

The Diploma will develop the skills necessary to lead and manage teams. You’ll need to have some supervisory/management responsibilities, like supporting, managing and developing team members, involved in projects, planning ahead and monitoring workloads and resources.

You may also be involved in delivering operational plans, resolving problems, or building work relationships with colleagues at the same level or above.


PMA – ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management

This is designed for those already working in an established management role. It is set at a standard suitable for those who are managing teams or projects and are responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals as part of the organisations strategy.

You may be accountable to a senior manager or the business owners. Other responsibilities may include managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.


PMA – ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management

This is designed to enable existing and aspiring senior managers, working in the operational or strategic field, to develop and enhance their current leadership and management skills. It is most appropriate for those well established in a management role, already comfortable with providing direction and leadership, in addition to managing resources, performance, finances and change.

This 60 credit Diploma sits within post-graduate levels of education. It is equivalent to a PG Certificate and one-third of a Master’s degree in most UK Business Schools.

You’ll be working at scale, leading large, multi-disciplinary teams based on multiple sites via GP Federations, Super Practices, PC Networks, Training Hubs and ICS’s.

Please contact the PMA Team for more information at

ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership & Management

  • cost includes ILM registration fee

ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management

  • cost includes ILM registration fee

ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management

  • cost includes ILM registration fee
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PMA appreciate that there will be times when learners, their family, friends or employers may be looking for extra help or support in their personal or professional lives. We signpost to a range of professional services that you may find beneficial to contact.

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