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Management Apprenticeships

“Management & Leadership skills have a major impact on the development, productivity and performance of organisations of all sizes and across all sectors of the economy. Many British leaders and managers are innovative, creative, visionary and inspirational and are heavily relied upon to sustain the UK as one of the world’s leading economies. In today’s fast-moving competitive environment there is a need to continue to drive up the performance of the best and to address weaknesses in Management & Leadership that are holding back productivity and performance. The average amount of spend per manager per year for development in the UK is far lower than other European countries, particularly within small to medium sized businesses, where fewer staff have management qualifications than in equivalent sized European countries.”

“The existing workforce needs to be up skilled and new people attracted into these jobs to meet the increasing demand for new management practices and a range of skills, including:

  • leadership skills, including self management, relationship building, negotiation and
  • influencing skills
  • communication and decision making skills
  • information technology skills
  • knowledge and project management skills
  • coaching and mentoring skills
  • skills to win and maintain customer loyalty
  • change management skills such as the ability to manage the challenges of globalisation
  • partnership working and the ability to implement innovative solutions to a range of problems.”

“The Management Apprenticeship programmes have seen a steady increase in learners since their initial development and the Apprenticeship is in the top twenty frameworks. The Apprenticeship programme has been designed to provide flexible and portable qualifications, units and skills sets which meet the current and future needs of employers of all sizes and across all sectors.”

“The Team Leading Intermediate Apprenticeship has been developed to support those working as team leaders, section leaders, floor managers, help desk managers, trainee supervisors, team co-ordinators and those working in a range of other team leader positions.”

“The Management Advanced Apprenticeship has been developed to support those working as first line managers, section managers, assistant managers, trainee managers, senior supervisors, junior non-commissioned officers (armed forces) and those working in a range of other management positions.”

“The Leadership & Management Higher Apprenticeship has been developed to support those working as managers, senior managers, heads of department, directors and those working in a range of other senior management positions.”

The Apprenticeship Framework is available for download via the CfA’s website: http://www.cfa.uk.com/apprenticeships/sasew-frameworks.html

My initial reaction to the launch of “Management Apprenticeships” (especially for Level 5) is whether this will be fully funded and, if so, it’s an ideal opportunity for managers and leaders to obtain an accredited qualification.

Unit 5001 Personal Development as a Manager or Leader

I have recently completed my Assignment for Unit 5001 “Personal Development as a Manager or Leader” as part of my Level 5 Diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring (via CMI) and have thoroughly enjoyed the process, especially as this was the final Assignment.    I’ve now completed the whole Diploma.

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Unit 5001 covers the following:-

Be able to assess and plan for personal professional development

  • Explain the importance of continual self-development in achieving organisational objectives
  • Assess current skills and competencies against defined role requirements and organisational objectives
  • Identify development opportunities to meet current and future defined needs
  • Construct a personal development plan with achievable but challenging goals

Be able to plan for the resources required for personal professional development

  • Identify the resources required to support the personal development plan

Be able to implement and evaluate the personal development plan

  • Discuss the processes required to implement the personal development plan
  • Evaluate the impact of the personal development plan on the achievement of defined role requirements and organisational objectives
  • Review and update the personal development plan

Be able to support and promote staff welfare

  • Discuss the relationship between staff welfare and organisational objectives
  • Explain the process for assessing staff welfare
  • Identify the actions to be taken by the manager dealing with a staff welfare issue
  • Describe how to communicate responsibilities for staff welfare to the team
  • Discuss records that may be maintained to demonstrate that staff welfare is supported

Amongst the many and varied resources I used, I found the following books to be particularly relevant and useful:-