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Jude Gowdy


Jude has completed the CMI VRQ level 6 Diploma in Management and leadership with PNE Development. She chose PNE Development after researching the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) website.
When doing the qualification she was working at Durham University as part of the Employer Services Team within the Careers Centre.  The main function of her team was to provide graduate recruiters with access to students with a view to them succeeding in a very competitive graduate labour market. 

Jude decided to do the qualification because the subject is something she is interested in and because it is equivalent to a degree level qualification.
She particularly enjoyed that the qualification gave her a different view of what is important when managing people. In terms of the learning experience Jude said that it was very structured and informative.  She liked the way that it mixed mandatory with optional assignments and found the qualification delivery flexible and easy to fit in with her lifestyle. She found both online systems, oscar and globe, easy to use.  Jude has managed people for many years and thought that the qualification was very relevant to people management.
She found some of the modules of the qualification challenging and said that they made her think about managing in a different way.
Jude said,
“I received fantastic support which kept me going at times when I felt like giving up.”
By doing the qualification she has developed a more strategic way of thinking. For her organisation it meant that they had a better manager on board.
Overall, she is very satisfied with the qualification experience and reported that she ‘loved it and will happily recommend it to others’.


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