Strategic ICT Leadership

Diploma course in business strategy and use of technology

WAVE is offering a fully funded, work-based Diploma, for women working in management roles in forward -looking SMEs, in the Convergence Areas.

“For every one person we produce as a technical person we should be producing ten IT people with business exploitation skills.” Ronan Miles, BT

The Strategic ICT Leadership programme will provide you with the skills you need to lead and develop the innovative use of information and communications technology, supporting the growth of your organisation and advancing your career.

If you aspire to develop as a manager of technology strategy this high value programme will enable you to realise your potential.

The programme is targeted at SMEs in the convergence areas of Wales and employers nominating a woman to the Diploma course will:

  • Improve the strategic use of ICT in their business
  • Gain an edge through developing women leaders
  • Enhance equality and diversity practice for better organisational performance

This new work- based Diploma aims to deliver maximum impact for business, with the majority of the learning based on real workplace projects. Each individual will be guided on a personalised learning programme that will reflect the priorities of their organisation.

The WAVE Project will support engaged employers nominating a woman for this qualification to gain the business benefits of improved equality and diversity practice. (Link to Our work with Employers page)

Wales needs more women to lead in ICT strategy for business growth to fulfil the Welsh Government’s Economic Renewal Strategy.

Download the Strategic ICT Leadership leaflet

The course is delivered in Wales by Edinburgh Napier University benefiting from the university’s close contact with industry and the IT sector.

For further information please contact 

For further information please contact us on:
Phone 02920 493351
Mobile 07972 473411
Twitter - @wicwales

 This course is now full BUT if you are interested in further training opportunities, contact us today and join our Network for Women in ICT.

About Us

The aim of the WAVE programme is to understand and ‘interrupt’ the ways in which gender pay inequalities are consistently reproduced through occupational segregation in employment and self employment, through the ways in which ‘women’s work is contracted’ and through the operation of pay systems.


The WAVE programme has now concluded after 3 successful years.  There are still loads of fantastic organisations that you can get involved with, take a look!


Contact Us

Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE)

Central Management Team
The University of South Wales
Faculty of Business, Law, Accounting, Humanities and Social Sciences

Treforest Campus
Pontypridd, Wales - UK
CF37 1DL