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Effective Change Management

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Course Fee:

    Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).

  • Start Date(s): 12 September 2023
  • Duration: Six sessions
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
    More information


This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Please note: This course is delivered through the Smart and Inclusive Leadership project, which is part funded by the European Social Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support employees of small and medium businesses that are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

The extent, pace and scale of change businesses need to manage has grown significantly, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), this can pose challenges around the resources, capacity or skills needed to manage change.

Our Effective Change Management course is designed to help senior professionals, managers and leaders within SMEs to develop knowledge and skills in managing change. The course will help you to understand how to design, implement and lead change effectively.

What you’ll study

The course will cover the following topics:

SessionSession Content
Session 1Introduction to the course
Unit 1: Organisational readiness for change
Session 2Unit 2: Designing change
Unit 3: Implementing change
Session 3Assignment session
Session 4Unit 4: Leadership and personal effectiveness
Unit 5: Bringing people with you through change
Session 5Assignment session
Session 6Assignment hand-in

As a result of completing the course, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • the insight gained into researched, evidence-based and well-established approaches to change management whilst also providing opportunities to apply new knowledge to changes within your organisation.
  • an exploration into organisational barriers to change.
  • an understanding of how to effectively implement change.
  • an understanding of the impact of leadership and personal effectiveness during change.
  • effective ways to engage people with change.

What you'll gain:

This course is accredited as a 20-credit module at postgraduate level, but you do not need to have any prior qualifications to attend.


Below you can find the times and dates for each session in the next cohort:

Session 1: 12 September 2023, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm (1 hour break)
Session 2: 26 September 2023, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm (1 hour break)
Session 3: 3 October 2023, 9.30 am - 10.30 am (assessment support)
Session 4: 10 October 2023, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm (1 hour break)
Session 5: 17 October 2023, 9.30 am - 10.30 am (assessment support)

Assessment hand in: 31 October 2023

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our students themselves

Student Profiles

Effective Change Management: Dan Hayes

Effective Change Management: Naomi Brown

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for a place on this course you must be employed by a small or medium business (under 250 employees) based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

If you have any queries about this course, please email:

If this course is of interest but you or your company do not meet the eligibility criteria for a funded place, please contact us to find out about dates for other occurrences.

Fees and funding

This course is available at no cost to eligible participants.