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Management Apprenticeships - General Information & Benefits

  • Market leading management and leadership apprenticeships provide a nationally recognised way to develop leaders at all levels of an organisation.
  • Combine on and off the job learning to provide maximum impact
  • Qualifications with a focus on developing practical leadership skills and knowledge, helping leaders to do their jobs more effectively
  • Training is completed largely in the workplace and through dedicated training days.
  • Depending on level, the Apprenticeship will last from 1 to 3 years.

Level 3 Main Components

Ideal for professionals taking their first steps into line management or those with some experience of managing a team or a project. Would suit roles such as Junior Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager.

Programme Length – 18 months

Training will be provided by two hour online zoom sessions – there will be 2 x online sessions for each of the following topics:

  • Leading People
  • Managing People
  • Building Relationships
  • Communication
  • Finance
  • Project Management
  • Operational Management
  • Awareness of Self
  • Management of Self
  • Decision Making

End Point Assessment - carried out by ILM

  • Professional Discussion – covering elements of knowledge and skills
  • Presentation – on a given topic followed by a Q&A session

Apprenticeship Fee - £4,500- 100% funded by Levy or 5% contribution for non-levy organisations

Level 5 Main Components

Ideal for professionals who manage teams or projects and are responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of their organisation's strategy. Would suit roles such as Middle Manager, Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Store Manager, Department Manager and a variety of specialist managers.

Programme Length – 24 months 

Training will be provided by 18 Training Days (one training day per month) in the following topics, carried out face to face at our Worcester/Hereford training centres with social distancing in place

  • Becoming an effective leader
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Culture and ethics
  • Problem-solving
  • Managing equality and diversity
  • Advanced presentation skills
  • Operational management
  • Advanced motivation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Finance 
  • Change management
  • Project management
  • Time management
  • Developing high-performance teams
  • Appraisals and feedback 
  • Performance Management/Capability
  • Difficult conversations/Conflict/Difficult People
  • Negotiation and influence

End Point Assessment - carried out by ILM

  • Showcase portfolio of evidence
  • Online knowledge test
  • Structured competency-based interview 
  • Professional Discussion relating to CPD activity
  • Presentation of a work-based project with Q & A session

Apprenticeship Fee - £7,000- 100% funded by Levy or 5% contribution for non-levy organisations

Assessor visits/support – every 4 – 6 weeks to set targets and check progress, E-portfolio platform called Onefile to upload digital evidence and communicate with assessor digitally.

Functional skills level 2 in Maths/English is required (GCSE Grade A-C or equivalent), this is not an entry requirement and can be completed alongside the apprenticeship through a resources platform called BKSB.

20% off the job - As an apprenticeship is a work-based training programme, the 20% off-the-job time is required to assist the apprentice in becoming fully occupationally competent. Some of this will be met with our planned training, there will also be a requirement to evidence the remaining time in the workplace, this can include workshops, relevant mandatory training, shadowing, mentoring and any time you step outside of your normal role to meet the criteria for the apprenticeship.

On programme assessment - There are three areas that are assessed - knowledge, skills and behaviours. Skills are assessed throughout the programme through workplace evidence such as:

  • Work products - Spreadsheets/policies/procedures/communications
  • Observations 
  • Video/Voice recordings – meetings/presentations
  • Professional discussions 
  • Witness testimonies 
  • Written assignments