Entry requirements Designed for public service managers who already have a degree and / or professional qualifications at degree level or above. Ideally, the course is aimed at participants who are in their first managerial role or preparing for more senior roles; experienced managers who have no specific management qualifications; and practitioners who do have previous management training or management qualifications at degree level or lower, who wish to study core public service management topics in depth.
-Module 1 - The Public Services Manager
-Module 2 - Managing People and Performance
-Module 3 - Managing Performance and Quality of Public Service Delivery
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
Applicants should be a practicing manager (new or more experienced).
Applicants should provide evidence of previous professional qualifications, at higher education level three and / or degree(s). Applicants with no previous professional qualifications or degree but with more than five years’ managerial experience will be interviewed and asked to provide examples of their written work from reports and other documents they produce in the workplace, so that the relevance of the course to their development may be judged effectively.
Support from line manager
Applicants should have the support of their line manager to ensure that the course meets their development needs, and that study leave required to meet the course commitments will be agreed.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of English language proficiency: for example, copies of IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
About the course
The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Services Management aims to develop essential management practice and knowledge required by managers in the public services. The course is designed for public service managers who already have a degree and / or other professional qualifications at degree level or above. This course emphasises and supports joint development opportunities to facilitate interagency working. It also provides an arena for networking with like-minded professionals in the public service field who can inform practice through shared experiences.
Three assignments spaced throughout the year, plus an optional practice assignment.
The course content has been developed to provide an up-to-date and relevant insight into specific areas of public service management directly applicable to the work place.
Employability and careers: life after university
Graduates usually find that the confidence they gain whilst undertaking the course enables them to progress positively within their chosen sector.
How do you study?
Full support is provided by tutorial staff and electronic media is available for use. The courses employ a variety of teaching and learning approaches including workshops, small-group learning and set work for personal management development to enable you to enhance your performance.
Nottingham Business School is one of the UK’s leading full-service business schools, providing a wide range of Business and Management education services for individuals and organisations. The School’s reputation within the international and global business world continues to go from strength to strength as a result of its consistent performance in terms of accreditation, student performance and research, and its impressive client base.
Resources and facilities
Nottingham Business School’s professional approach to management education is supported by a suite of state-of-the-art teaching rooms and the latest in communication and information technology. The School provides a high quality management learning environment, designed to encourage creative thinking about real world issues confronting managers and their organisations.