PMA Education

PMA Education and Accreditation Programme 

The PMA is an ILM Recognised Provider, offering education to develop the skills needed to better understand the business aspects of General Practice.

We offer a range of development opportunities for Practice Managers. A new programme to further enhance skills, knowledge and understanding has been created by Cathryn Lyon, PMA Director of Education. There’s an option for everyone regardless of current levels of experience.

1: Excellence in Practice Management Certificate

Delegates who attend the six PMA Workshops will receive an Excellence in Practice Management Certificate awarded by the ILM. The workshops provide the essentials for good practice management. For more information about the certificate and workshops, please click here.

♦ Please let us know if this appeals to you by clicking the ‘Register your interest‘ button below.

2: Level 3 and Level 5 Diplomas in Leadership and Management

Level 3 and Level 5 Diplomas in Leadership and Management provide practice managers, and others working in a management role, the opportunity to achieve an internationally recognised formal qualification. The PMA workshops act as an excellent pre-cursor to taking a diploma before going on to complete additional modules to maximise learning and self-development. Credits are awarded for each module completed. The diploma is awarded when the required number of credits have been accrued – usually over a 12-30 month period. 

See more information on Level 3 Diploma and Level 5 Diploma

Do let us know if the diploma course is something you may consider doing by clicking the ‘Register your interest‘ button below.


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Cathryn Lyon, PMA Director of Education


Cathryn has worked in education for over 20 years. This has primarily been in performance improvement, leadership and management. She uses a hands-on technique with teams to engender a proactive approach to changing demands of both commercial business and education.

Well respected as a leader, Cathryn has a keen interest in health and well-being. She uses a holistic approach to drive solutions and promote a harmonious working environment.

As an educator, she is recognised as an engaging, passionate speaker. She has motivated students to fulfil their potentials and seek opportunities they may otherwise not have thought possible.

Cathryn’s interests include complementary therapies, the impact of ageing on general health and advanced rejuvenation techniques.

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