Professional consulting provides clients with objective, independent expertise, advice and guidance. It can act as a facilitator for individual and organisational success. To succeed in the role, professional consultants must be knowledgeable, creative, agile and resilient. They must be proactive and able to adapt their practice to respond to client requirements in the contemporary workplace.
The aim of this unit is to equip professional consultants with an
in-depth understanding of leadership within a consulting context and
the strategies which may be used to optimise the way people are
developed and led.
The aim of this unit is to equip professional consultants with the
knowledge and understanding of the core processes for client-centric
consulting. They will appraise methodologies for identifying
consulting opportunities and for developing winning proposals.
Professional consultants will also consider strategies for delivering
consultancy tailored to client needs. They will make
recommendations for building lasting client relationships and
consider how future consulting opportunities can be developed and
The aim of this unit is for professional consultants to understand
creative, contemporary and traditional approaches to innovation and
change in a consulting role and how these may be applied. They will
know how to develop a strategy to lead and manage change through
professional consulting. On successful completion of this unit,
professional consultants will have the knowledge and skills to create
an environment which engenders creativity, agility and innovation.
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to reflect on their own
capabilities and behaviours to consult professionally. By reflecting on
their own performance, consultants will develop a meaningful personal
and professional development plan. The focus of the plan will be to
identify opportunities to enhance their knowledge and capability to
consult with impact.
The aim of this unit is for professional consultants to evidence their
knowledge, capabilities and expertise in the consulting role. They will
research and appraise emerging trends, structural changes, opportunities,
risks and challenges that impact on the customers they support. They will
articulate how their knowledge and understanding can be applied
creatively to respond to complex issues, whilst adding tangible value to an
organisation. On completion of this unit, professional consultants will
develop a client-centric consulting proposition based on their specialist
area of expertise.
The aim of this unit is to enable professional consultants to evidence
their ability to deliver client-centric consulting. They will construct a
consulting proposal and report on how the consulting engagement
was delivered. Finally, professional consultants will have the
opportunity to evaluate outcomes and formulate recommendations to
improve the delivery and impact of their professional consulting.