Inspiring people at work

Providers of quality management and leadership training, on site at your organisation, on-line or at STAMC premises in Cupar.

We believe that there is potential within everyone whether employed in an organisation, self-employed, volunteer (third sector) or unemployed.  Everyone can make a contribution towards their individual learning and the success of their business or organisation.

Innovative, creative, adaptable and inspiring – because one size doesn’t fit all

The training we deliver puts the individual learner at its heart.  Which is why our approach is based on STAMC 3 C’s model.

We provide Clarity, which develops Competence which, in turn, builds Confidence.

Our approach, based on the 3 C’s model, leads to improved personal performance whilst developing the individual to achieve more.

These are the markers of successful, beneficial training and are the guiding principles that every STAMC course and training session is based on.

Short courses & bespoke learning

Bite-sized courses and training solutions for when you are meeting specific challenges, introducing a new topic, or sharpening up rusty skills.

All short courses can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation and we are happy to devise and tailor courses to suit your individual and organisational needs.

Leadership & Management …

Change / Project Management …

Self-development / Team Building …

Customer Service


ILM -Introduction

As an approved ILM centre, the St Andrews Management Centre delivers ILM vocationally relevant qualifications (VRQ) in leadership & management.  We also help businesses to develop their own in-house training programmes through the ILM Endorsed & Developed programmes.

ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership & Management

ILM Level 3-5 Certificate in Leadership & Management

ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management

ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership & Management


St Andrews Management Centre is an approved centre of the Scottish Qualifications Authority.  We deliver the following SQA qualifications:

Professional Development Awards in Learning & Development


Assess workplace competence using direct and indirect methods

Internally monitor and maintain the quality of workplace assessment


Conduct the assessment process

Conduct the internal verification process

We also offer the following SVQs:

SVQs in Business Administration @ SCQF 5, 6 & 8

SVQs in Management @ SCQF Level 7, 9 & 11

International Trade Support

The departure of the UK from the European Community (EC) and the end of the transition period means that many businesses have become exporters and importers for the first-time.  Topics covered include:

Managing agents and distributors

New import and export rules

GCC VAT framework – compliance and management

Doing business in the Middle East

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019 The Institute of Leadership and Management

The Institute of Leadership & Management are much more than just a professional body. With an active community of over 40,000 leaders, managers and coaches, they create award-winning e-learning resources, and undertake practical research to support individuals and organisations in developing, and inspiring, great leadership everywhere.

Our “Leadership Bootcamp” is approved by the Institute of Leadership & Management, meaning that the program will:

Carry the Institute Seal of Approval and Quality …

Benchmark and quality-assure your training …

Add credibility and value to your development work …

Increase staff engagement with your programmes …

Validate your investment …


The CMI is the only Chartered body in the UK that awards Management and Leadership qualifications. In addition to these qualifications the CMI also awards Chartered Manager, the ultimate recognition of the professional manager.

These research-led qualifications provide learners with learning that is forward-looking and focuses on the practical application of their knowledge.

As a CMI centre, STAMC, now offers the following CMI qualifications and learning opportunities:

CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

CMI Level 5 Certificate in Project Management

Leadership Bootcamp- CMI Approved

Latest from our blog

Congratulations to STAMC Directors Rick Bond and Jeff Lockhart who have both achieved Chartered Manager status and have now become Fellows of the Chartered Management Institute, the CMI. Chartered Manager status recognises individuals who have demonstrated exceptional management and leadership skills. As the only Management & Leadership professional body backed by Royal Charter, the CMI is solely responsible for the …

About Us

St Andrews Management Centre delivers training in Leadership & Management, Learning & Development units, Management of Change, Project Management, International Trade & Customs Compliance, Finance & Budgeting and Customer Service Skills.

Founded in 2013 by Jeff Lockhart and Rick Bond, St Andrews Management Centre is a training provider that will adapt and flex to the needs of different workplaces, employees and industries. With backgrounds in finance and further education, both Jeff and Rick firmly believe that training needs to work for the individual learner as much as the business and this principle is carried right through the learning process.

Our belief in the flexibility of training means that at STAMC we offer certificated courses from the ILM (part of the City & Guilds of London), and the SQA; short courses and bespoke, tailored exercises. All training is delivered by experienced trainers who have worked in senior management roles across a variety of industries.

We are committed to developing and expanding our range of training to bring your business skills and expertise that are as up to date as possible. You can view our full range of services here.

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Pure DeaI gained a great knowledge of management theories and techniques, Information regarding leading, coaching and managing others. I learned a lot about myself, and how to identify development need in myself and others. I found the lectures and workshops very enjoyable and interesting. I felt comfortable to ask questions and join in on discussions. It was a very pleasant experience and I learned a great deal.d Brilliant, so they are.

Ruth Thomson, Housing Options Officer

Whilst I have been a Headteacher for 18 years and have many, many difficult conversations I still felt this course was of use to me. It acted as a bit of time for me to reflect and remind myself of how best to plan, respond and prepare for challenges. Thank you. I enjoyed working with the wider group as the wide variety of roles we all had was helpful.

Gillian Mann, Headteacher

Many thanks for taking the time to diver the three sessions of ‘Having Difficult Conversations’. I enjoyed the sessions very much. The mix of content was relevant, engaging, practical.

The regular reference to How We Work Matters was a timely reminder as I do not feel we make best use of this in Education. I have made a note to remind all staff of this at our next in-service training day.

A very worthwhile, engaging course that I am sure will impact in the workplace for me and many others.

Gillian Mann, Headteacher

I found the lectures very approachable, supportive and helpful. I enjoyed every workshop. The interaction with the class helped to see the bigger picture. Hearing the thoughts and opinions from the other students gave me a better understand of different management/learning styles etc and how they are used within the council.

Due to COVID-19 the whole course was delivered through Microsoft Teams. I found St Andrews Management Centre constantly made improvements throughout the course. I found the breakout rooms a very good addition

Barry Smith, Housing Professional

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Our Project Management "Essentials" and "Advanced" Programs have been very popular with learners across Scotland over the last three years.If you attended these sessions - or even if you didn't but are interested in developing your Project Management skills further , then our CMI Accredited Program may be what you need!!!Our CMI Level 5 Certificate in Project Management kicks off on Wednesday August 28th 2024 in our Cupar Offices.The course is being delivered in face-to-face sessions over five non-consecutive days between then and January 2025, minimising the disruption to busy work schedules.The program is available for just £1,250 plus VAT and places are filling fast!Reserve your place today by emailing us at if you would rather study online, let us know!!!


We're delighted to be involved in the International Trade Pathway Program again this year!! #Fifemeansbusiness