Leadership and Management

Develop your knowledge and skills in leadership and management

The IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice Distance Learning course in Leadership and Management is delivered in partnership with the Ulster University. It will support you in developing your management skills and basic knowledge of management. 

Please note

Applications will be accepted for the 2019 running of the  Certificate of Expert Practice (CEP) online (distance learning) qualifications in Leadership and Management, Quality Management, Molecular Pathology and Training qualifications from Monday 13 August 2018.

Further information

Leadership and Management course content and assessment

The course comprises of six modules (two weeks study each) as follows:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Working in Organisations
  • Managing People
  • Finance
  • Customer Relations
  • Change and Projects

More information on the learning outcomes for each module can be found here.

You can access course content through a designated area of the Ulster University's website, which includes candidate email and discussion forums.  

IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Leadership and Management is assessed through two reflective learning statements and a multiple-choice examination:

  • Your first reflective statement should critically capture how the discussion forums have assisted your learning during the course 
  • Your second extended reflective statement should show what you will change in your own practice as a result of doing this course and the steps you would take to do so
  • The online examination lasts 75 minutes with 42 questions in total composed of 36 multiple-choice and six short answer questions covering all course modules

Leadership and Management course dates

The course dates for 2019 are:

Applications for 2019 open W/C 13 August 2018
Closing date for applications 7 December 2018
Log-in details available First week of January 2019
Introductory Module 7 January
Module 1 18 January
Module 2 1 February
Module 3 15 February
One week break 1 March
Deadline for mid-point reflective statement   7 March
Module 4 8 March
Module 5 22 March
Module 6 5 April
Finish 19 April
Examination 9 May
Exam Result Notification 30 May
Examination (Re-sits) 6 June
Deadline for End of Course Reflective Practice Submissions   13 June
Results Released 2 July
Certificates Sent Out W/C 8 July

You will be award an IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Leadership and Management on successful completion of the course.

Leadership and Management - how to apply

You will need to submit to the IBMS Examinations Team:

You can also submit a copy of your application and payment by post to Examinations, IBMS, 12 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL.

On the application form you are requested to briefly describe why you are applying to undertake the qualification. Your application will not be accepted or rejected based on what is stated instead this information is being requested simply to enable us to understand your level of experience and the motivation for applying.

Please note that places are limited to 60 candidates and that candidates will only be allowed to undertake one of the four distance learning courses at a time.


Leadership and Management resources

You can find articles and online resources to support you in completing an IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Leadership and Management in our resources section

Leadership and Management deferrals, withdrawals and mitigating circumstances

If you wish to defer, withdraw or highlight any mitigating circumstances please contact as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Leadership and Management please contact