Renfrewshire Council

Lead to Succeed: Influence

Who this programme is for, what you will learn, how long it takes, delivery and assessment, how much it costs, how to apply.

Who this programme is for

This programme is aimed at current and aspiring First line managers working at Renfrewshire Council and our partner organisations, who influence the way their team delivers a continuously improving service.

You will learn how to build capacity through leadership and successfully lead your team to deliver high quality services that contribute to organisational priorities.

What you will learn

On this programme you will learn:

  • Principles of management and leadership
  • Solving problems
  • Collaborating with partners
  • Practical coaching skills
  • Managing a team to achieve results
  • Influencing change
  • Managing equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Planning for future personal development.

Successful completion of the written assessments leads to CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership.

How long it takes

This programme takes approximately 10 months to complete. 

By taking part in it, you commit to:

  • the entire duration of the programme
  • attending all Workshops which are mandatory, and for their entire duration (minimum of 90% attendance is required)
  • undertaking all e-learning in the timescales given
  • self-study
  • group work activities.

Delivery and assessment

A blended approach to delivery, which will include a combination of trainer-led online mandatory Workshops delivered through Microsoft Teams interactive e-learning, self-study, and group work activities, so you can build your network as you learn.

You will need a computer or laptop with a working microphone and camera to fully take part in the learning and activities.

You will submit 2 written assessments (each approximately 2,000 to 2,500 words), which will assess your knowledge and skills about the principles of management and leadership and how to manage a team to achieve results.

All assessments should be completed in your own time and must be submitted on the given date. 

How much it costs

The cost of this programme is £400 which will be paid by your service, if you are approved to take part.

Make sure you've got your Line manager and Budget holder's permission before applying.

How to apply

Please ensure that you have read the FAQs regarding the programme commitments to ensure that you are clear on the expectations before applying. Discuss your interest in the programme with your Line manager in the first instance and obtain Budget holder approval before applying. 

Once you have their support, you can apply for the Influence programme.

For more information about the programme, email