NGDP learning and development

By taking part in NGDP, you will learn the key content and skills to fast-track your career in local government and the wider public sector. As part of the programme, you will complete a post graduate Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification.

CMI Level 7 Qualification

As part of the NGDP you’ll complete a comprehensive learning and development programme, including a fully-funded CMI qualification in Leadership and Management.

The learning and development programme is delivered by Solace (The Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers), working with the University of Birmingham. NGDP graduates undertake a range of virtual and in-person learning and development events, tutorials and group work, and course assignments.


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