Management

Managers at all levels can greatly benefit from management training, to help them ensure that their team is happy and working effectively. Whether you are an aspiring manager, new to a management role, or are looking to develop your existing management skills, we have a range of courses and apprenticeships to suit your needs.

We partner with colleges who are CMI (Chartered Management Institute) approved centres to deliver our Level 3 and Level 5 Diplomas in Management and Leadership. CMI courses are internationally recognised, and are valued by employers as an effective way of developing current and future managers.


Our Management Courses and Apprenticeships

Our Courses
CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership (Online and On Campus)
Level 3

The Diploma in the Principles of Management and Leadership is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management. This qualification is suitable for those who are, or wish to become, team leaders and/or supervisors. This includes individuals who are at the start of their career that wish to become team leaders/ supervisors as well as those aspiring or existing managers who may already have developed practical experience but who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills further.

What will I learn?
The course covers a wide range of business management skills and knowledge, including organisational performance, interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness.

Example modules

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Managing a Team to Achieve Results
  • Building Stakeholder Relationships Using Effective Communication
  • Contributing to the Delivery of a Project
  • Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results
  • Managing Budgets and Resources
  • Managing Data and Information
  • Managing Own Personal and Professional Development

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is via practical work-based assignments provided by the college. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

Entry requirements
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices though most will be expected to hold 5 GCSEs at grade C or higher. Prior experience may also be considered. Learners should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum of level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent.

Progression
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is an opportunity to study CMI courses at level 5 and up to level 8.

Career opportunities
Learners who are aspiring to a management role may progress to roles such as Team Leader, Supervisor, Project Officer, Shift Manager or Foreperson

Additional information
This course will typically take 18 months to complete but can take less depending on the prior experience of the individual and the specification of the employer.

How to Apply
Applications can be made via our partner colleges. Search for your nearest provider here >

CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (Online and On Campus)
Level 5

The Diploma in Management and Leadership is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management. This qualification is ideal for those who are, or who wish to become, Operational or Departmental Managers, or existing managers who have practical management skills, but wish to develop their theoretical understanding further.

What will I learn?
The course covers a wide range of business management skills and knowledge, including organisational performance, interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness.

Example modules

  • Project development and control
  • Personal development and a manager and leader
  • Managing recruitment, selection and induction
  • Managing team and individual performance
  • Information-based decision making
  • Organisational financial management

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is via practical work-based assignments provided by the college. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

Entry requirements
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices though most will be expected to hold 5 GCSEs at grade C or higher. Prior experience may also be considered. Learners should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum of level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent.

Progression
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is an opportunity to study CMI courses at higher levels up to level 8.

Career opportunities
Learners who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and will also be eligible to register as full members of the CMI.

Roles may include: Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Department Manager and specialist managers.

Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.

Additional information
This course will typically take two years to complete but can take less depending on the prior experience of the individual and the specification of the employer.

How to Apply
Applications can be made via our partner colleges. Search for your nearest provider here >

Our Apprenticeships
Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship (Online and On Campus)
Level 3

The Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management. Staff learn on the job, applying new skills to their existing role. The apprenticeship is suitable for those who are, or wish to become, team leaders and/or supervisors. This includes individuals who are at the start of their career that wish to become team leaders/ supervisors as well as those aspiring or existing managers who may already have developed practical experience but who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills further.

What will I learn?
The apprenticeship covers a wide range of business management skills and knowledge, including organisational performance, interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness.

Example modules

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Managing a Team to Achieve Results
  • Building Stakeholder Relationships Using Effective Communication
  • Contributing to the Delivery of a Project
  • Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results
  • Managing Budgets and Resources
  • Managing Data and Information

How will I be assessed?
Apprentices must pass the end-point assessment in order to achieve the apprenticeship certificate.

The end-point assessment for the Team Leader/ Supervisor Apprenticeship involves a review of the apprentice’s portfolio of evidence which is collated during their work/ study time; an externally set knowledge test; and an interview/ competency-based discussion relating to the apprentice’s Continual Professional Development Log.

Entry requirements
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices though most will be expected to hold 5 GCSEs at grade 6 (C) or higher. Prior experience may also be considered. Apprentices should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum of level 2 or equivalent. Where this is not the case, apprentices must complete these by the end of the Apprenticeship.

Progression
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is an opportunity to study CMI courses at level 5 and up to level 8.

Career opportunities
Learners who are aspiring to a management role may progress to roles such as Team Leader, Supervisor, Project Officer, Shift Manager or Foreperson

Additional information
This Apprenticeship will typically take 1½ years to complete but can take less depending on the prior experience of the individual and the specification of the employer.

How to Apply
Applications can be made via our partner colleges. Search for your nearest provider here >

Operational/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship (Online and On Campus)
Level 5

The Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management. Staff learn on the job, applying new skills to their existing role. It is ideal for those who are, or who wish to become, Operational/Departmental Managers, or existing managers who have practical management skills, but wish to develop their theoretical understanding further.

What will I learn?
The apprenticeship covers a wide range of business management skills and knowledge, including organisational performance, interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness.

Example modules

  • Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development
  • Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
  • Managing Projects to Achieve Results
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Finance

How will I be assessed?
Apprentices must pass the end-point assessment in order to achieve the apprenticeship certificate.

The end-point assessment for the Operational/ Departmental Manager Apprenticeship involves a review of the apprentice’s portfolio of evidence which is collated during their work/ study time; an externally set knowledge test; presentation of a work-based project and question/ answer session and an interview/ competency based discussion relating to the apprentice’s Continual Professional Development Log.

Entry requirements
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices though most will be expected to hold 5 GCSEs at grade C or higher. Prior experience may also be considered. Apprentices should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum of level 2 or equivalent. Where this is not the case, apprentices must complete these by the end of the Apprenticeship. It is also recommended that the apprentice is supported to become digitally literate where this is important to their role.

Progression
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is an opportunity to study CMI courses at higher levels up to level 8.

Career opportunities
Apprentices who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and will also be eligible to register as full members of the CMI.

Roles may include: Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Department Manager and specialist managers.

Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.

Additional information
This Apprenticeship will typically take 2½ years to complete but can take less depending on the prior experience of the individual and the specification of the employer.

How to Apply
Applications can be made via our partner colleges. Search for your nearest provider here >


Online and On Campus

Choose how, when and where you want to study with our Online and On Campus courses and apprenticeships.

Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop – allowing you to fit your study around work and life commitments. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and can be re-visited as often as you need. Lessons are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life, and exercises and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, you will benefit from face-to-face classes (or virtual classroom sessions) at your local partner college with an experienced tutor. A combination of tutor-led lessons, group exercises and discussion help you apply theory to real-life workplace situations.

Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.


Engaging Learning for Busy Lives

Whether you’re upskilling, retraining or juggling family commitments, finding the time to study can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve built our courses and apprenticeships to fit around our students’ busy lives.

Watch this short video to find out how our Online and On Campus approach gives you the flexibility to decide how, when and where you want to study.