Level 7 Certified in Leadership Development and Performance Management

Level 7 is equivalent to Master's level

This unit aims to develop learners’ strategic leadership and management knowledge and skills. The learners will also learn the role of  leadership and management in enhancing teamwork, effective communication and organisational performance. The unit reflects the nature of  the roles and competences relevant at a strategic level.

Level 7 is equivalent to Master’s level and could transfer 20 credits and full tuition fees to Master programs of Paris-U.

Programs in details

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the concepts  of leadership and management.

1.1 Examine key concepts of leadership and  management.

1.2 Analyse different leadership and management theories and their respective  applications.

1.3 Critically evaluate a range of approaches  to developing effective leaders and managers.

2. Understand learning and  development in leadership  and management. 

2.1 Analyse coaching and mentoring as tools  for developing leadership and management.

2.2 Critically evaluate trends in workplace  learning.

2.3 Examine strategies for integrating learning  and development within the wider organisational strategy.  

3. Understand leadership and  management development  programmes. 

3.1 Analyse indicators of success for effective  leadership and management development  programmes.

3.2 Critically analyse approaches to evaluating  leadership and management development  programmes.  

4. Understand the role of  motivation, teamwork and  effective communication in  effective leadership.

4.1 Analyse methods developing effective  teams for performance improvement.

4.2 Evaluate the role of effective motivation  using theories & models of motivation in  performance management.

4.3 Evaluate the relationship of effective  leadership with effective communication  using relevant theories and examples.

  • Concepts of leadership and management: difference &  similarity between leadership and management.
  • Dimensions of leadership trait theory, process theory,  leadership styles, transactional and transformational  theory, contingency, task vs relationship, integrated  leader-manager, situational leadership theory; trait  theory, classic management theory, human relations  theory, neo human relations theory and system theory.
  • Concept and indicators of an effective leader and an  effective manager, the significance of competency  models; instructional learning, emotional intelligence,  cultural intelligence self-awareness in developing  effective leaders and managers.
  • Definition of training, coaching, mentoring,  preceptorship; power equations, duration, boundaries.
  • Trends in learning, e.g. collaborative learning. mobile  delivery, personalisation, showing value, synchronised online delivery, the cloud, technology, micro learning, neuroscience, coaching in talent management,  alignment with business objectives, measuring impact,  individualist reflection and skills acquisition.
  • Economic influences: funding of training.
  • National economic climate and priorities.
  • Leadership gap indicator, metrics
  • Leadership competencies
  • Accountability
  • Outcomes
  • Internal
  • External
  • Impacts and influence on organisational performance
  • Value for money and change measurement.
  • Relationship between leadership, motivation, teamwork  and communication and performance.
  • Concept of employee performance and organisational  performance.
  • Group dynamics and Team and related factors,  o Tuckman’s model of group development, Belbin’s  team roles,
  • Theories & models of motivation: Maslow’s Need  Hierarchy
  • Herzberg’s Motivation Hygiene Theory, Vroom’s  Expectancy Theory
  • Berlo’s SMCR Model of Communication
  • Shannon–Weaver Model of effective communication, communication barriers & effective  communication.
  • Buchanan D Huczynski A (2013) Organizational Behaviour. Pearson; 8 edition, ISBN-10:0273774816  
  • Gill, R. (2006). Theory and Practice of Leadership. London: Sage.  
  • Gold. J., Thorpe, R. and Mumford, A. (2010). Leadership and Management Development, 5th Edition. London: CIPD.
  • Kouzes, J. M. and Posner, B. Z. (2008). The Leadership Challenge. 4th Edition. New York: Jossey-Bass. London: CIPD. 
  • Mabey, C. and Finch-Lees, T. (2008). Management and Leadership Development. London: Sage.

Entry requirements

To enroll The Level 7 Certified, the learner must possess:

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or achieved a Level 6 Diploma according to the European Qualifications
  • For a degree from non-global accredited universities; The learner should have followed the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy of Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U). 
  • Learners must be over 21 years old.

Université Libérale de Paris reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure that they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating. For the fake university or diploma mills, Paris-U shall not be accepted.

English requirements

If a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent

After graduating from Level 7 Certified, students receive all certified documents from Université Libérale de Paris.

Certified Documents:

  • e-Certificate from Université Libérale de Paris. 
  • Hard copy certificate from Université Libérale de Paris
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Qualification (APELQ) certified from Paris-U for credit and tuition fee transfer
  • Accreditation & Recognition certified from Paris-U

Because the program is accredited and recognized, students can easily use certified in the working environment and have many opportunities for career advancement. In addition, in case if you want to study for a university degree, students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the program Paris-U.

Université Libérale de Paris’s Level 7 Certified means:

Paris-U Level 7 certification is the certified at the master level and is equivalent to:

  • Level 7 certificate of Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) of UK
  • Level 10 certificate of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  • Level 7 certificate of Credit and Qualifications Framework (CQFW)
  • Level 7 certificate of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Level 9 certificates of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
  • Level 7 certificate of ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
  • Level 9 certificate of the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF)

Students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the Paris-U academic programs if they want to study for an academic degree.

Credits transfer:

Learners can accumulate 20 credits from the Level 7 Certified program when participating in the Master of Arts in Human Resources Management and Talent Development (MAHRM) of Paris-U. Please see the credit transfer policy HERE

Tuition fee transfer:

When participating in the MAHRM program, students who have graduated Level 7 Certified will receive a discount equivalent to short courses tuition fee. Please see the tuition fee transfer HERE

[APEL.Q] – Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for Award of Academic Qualifications (Q) is the award of academic qualifications to individual learners through the evaluation and assessment of prior experiential learning towards fully accredited programmes offered by Paris-U. A degree with [APEL.Q] pathway is granted on the basis of the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired through formal, informal, or non-formal learning.


As a crucial component of Liberal Education, Paris-U is the first university in the world to fully implement the APEL.Q approach to acknowledge past experience and knowledge. Assist students in becoming rapidly recognized and entering the labor market.


Short Courses Certified programs are completely approved and recognized, according to the same rigorous standards as academic degree programs. Learners might include this qualification in their portfolios when submitting for the APEL.Q examination.

Please note that, the APEL.Q process will leads to only MBA degree of Paris-U, not dual degree. For more information, read more HERE

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Certified program is not-for-profit, so the tuition fees are fully supported by Paris-U its partners. Université Libérale de Paris reserves the right not to accept more students if the number exceeds the quotas.

Apply Policy:

  • To participate in Paris-U’s Short courses program, students need to meet the entry criteria corresponding to each level. Please see the “Entry” tab for more details.
  • Paris-U will not accept applicants if their entry qualifications are from diploma mill universities or schools/universities that are not accredited.
  • For Level 7 short courses programs, if an entry bachelor is unavailable, students must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the relevant field. Please note that a bachelor’s degree is required for the Master’s program of Paris-U so that you could study Level 7 certified but could not move to the Master’s program of Paris-U.
  • English is not a mandatory entry requirement for short course programs, but candidates need to ensure that English is used in reading documents, listening to lectures, and doing assignments. Candidates should note that English is a mandatory requirement when switching to an academic program at Paris-U.

Apply Process:

  1.  Choose the program that suits your requirements. Note that applicants without a university degree will not be able to participate in the program at Level 7, and applicants without a Master’s degree will not be able to participate in the program at Level 8.
  2. Email your application to support@paris-u.fr with all the required documents. You could download the application form here.
  3. Our admission department will contact you and guide you through further processes if the registration documents need to be supplemented.
  4. Université Libérale de Paris will issue the Letter of Acceptant (LOA). You wil proceed to the next steps according to the instructions and pay tuition fee.
  5. Université Libérale de Paris will issue a student confirmation letter, login account to the e-learning system and related documents.
  6. You have become an official Paris-U student and enjoy your study journey.

The Short Courses Certified program is a fully online program. You can study anytime, anywhere. The final exam will be uploaded to the system and marked by the academic panel of Paris-U. Students must submit assignments on time. Otherwise, the student is considered not to continue the program.

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Tuition fees

Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and subject to change without notice. In some case, Paris-U offer variety of Scholarships for International Students. 

Level 7 short courses certificate & e-certificate
Hard copy certificate & APEL.Q documents
Transfer to Paris-U Degree

Université Libéral de Paris

Université Libéral de Paris (Paris-U) offers higher education programmes in English only and that are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which falls under the French Public Higher Education sector.

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