Professional Manager Development Scheme 2016/17

Published 5 February 16

AHDBGrouplogo _cmykexclusionThe Professional Manager Development Scheme (PMDS), run in conjunction with Cedar Associates, has been designed to challenge and develop the skill base of managers with staff management responsibilities to meet the industry’s needs and has three key objectives:

  • Develop the skills and abilities of managers
  • Improve understanding and communication within and across the industry
  • Raise the level of professionalism throughout the industry

Over the course of the 16 month programme, participants will broaden their staff management skills. Each of the 10 sessions will consist of an evening discussion with external speakers, followed by a day of management training.

Course Benefits:
Previous delegates on the PMDS scheme have seen wide ranging benefits from attending these include:

  • Improved production efficiency & subsequent reduced costs of production
  • Improved communication between staff
  • Formal qualification: Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Certificate in First Line Management.

Course Details:

  • Date: 10 sessions starting April 2016 through to June 2017

  • Cost: £850 plus VAT for levy payers* inclusive of registration, tutor and hotel fees

  • Closing date for applications: 15th February 2016

  • Interviews: 1st March 2016

  • Venue: First two sessions will be in Peterborough, remaining sessions will depend on location of participants.

Application forms can be downloaded here:

If you would like to discuss the scheme in more detail please contact Tess Howe:
07779 321078 or

* (AHDB Levy payers and their employees. Non levy payers are allowed to apply, but will be required to pay the full cost of the course £3750)