Apprenticeships & ILM

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships work to a nationally recognised standard so are beneficial for career development at the University and beyond. They allow the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed during classrooms sessions to be applied and reinforced within the workplace which is evidenced in portfolios.

  • Apprenticeship courses allow broad development as a leader as the content is designed to be integrated within working roles. Providing demonstrable benefits to individuals and teams where knowledge and skills learned are fed back into everyday working.
  • Due to the emphasis on demonstrating the required knowledge, skills and behaviours in current roles, any potential delegates need to be in an appropriate role to be eligible for courses.
  • Minimum entry requirements for all apprenticeship courses are English and Maths GCSE grade C or equivalent, certificates will be required to be produced. (If you do not have the qualifications / certificates, the qualifications can be obtained while undertaking apprenticeship).
  • All apprenticeships require delegates to have 20% protected learning over the entirety of the course, to have time to learn and develop. At the University, this time is made up predominately by the classroom sessions at Pod which are usually once a month.
  • Regular mandatory meetings will take place between delegates, line managers and Pod trainers to monitor progress and provide support known as tripartite meetings. As well as tutorials with trainers and delegates to support working throughout the course.
  • An e-Portfolio will be complied by delegates as part of the course which will evidence the knowledge, skills and behaviours in day to day working that line managers will be verifying.
  • End point Assessment will take place at the end of the courses which will be assessed by Institute Leadership Management (ILM) and underpinned by the portfolio.

Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship

Location:

Classroom Based

Duration:

If accepted, an Induction session will take place which requires delegates attendance with their line manager attending for part of the session. The course consists of 10 units where delegates will attend one-day workshops, once a month excepting unit 1 which will be 2 consecutive days. 2-3 tutorials will also take place as well as mandatory apprenticeship tripartite meetings with the delegate, their line manager and trainer to record progress and provide ongoing support. Total course duration is 15 months (dependent on end point assessment).

How to Enrol:

More information coming soon!

Course Lead:

Paul Compton

Target Audience:

This course is suitable for any member of staff who meets the minimum standard for any apprenticeship and manages or has operational/ departmental responsibility for others at the University and would like to develop these skills and gain a formal qualification. An Operations/ Departmental Manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects and is responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisations strategy. These duties will need to be used to evidence defined knowledge, skills and behaviours on the apprenticeship.

Please note – Briefing sessions for those interested in our Apprenticeships courses will be taking place regularly throught the year, to check for future dates and book your place, please complete our online booking form

Course Overview:

The ILM Level 5 Apprenticeships trains you to a nationally recognised standard which entitles you to free student membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management while you are studying. To successfully gain your apprenticeship, you are required to complete portfolio of required knowledge skills and behaviours and end point assessment consisting of a project proposal, presentation and professional discussion with ILM.

Learning Outcomes:

During the program we will cover the following topics (not exhaustive) where you will also build evidence in your portfolio of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours:

  • Evaluating leadership theory, analysing leadership styles and organisational culture
  • Understanding how to lead multiple teams, including remotely
  • Exploring approaches to partner, customer and stakeholder relationship management
  • Exploring interpersonal skills, how they relate to effective working relationships and applying them
  • Supporting and managing teams through development and change
  • Evaluating and analysing operational management approaches, models and tools
  • Understanding how to set up, manage and review a project
  • Importance of financial management including setting and maintaining budgets and financial forecasting

If you have any queries about this session, please get in touch with the POD team. 

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Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship

Location:

Classroom Based

Duration:

If accepted, an Induction session will take place which requires delegates attendance with their line manager attending for part of the session. The course consists of 10 units where delegates will attend one-day workshops, once a month excepting unit 1 which will be 2 consecutive days. 2-3 tutorials will also take place as well as mandatory apprenticeship tripartite meetings with the delegate, their line manager and trainer to record progress and provide ongoing support. Total course duration is 14 months (dependent on end point assessment).

How to Enrol:

More information coming soon!

Course Lead:

Kalpana Manotta

Target Audience:

This course is suitable for any member of staff who meets the minimum standard for any apprenticeship and supervises or has line management responsibility for others in the university and would like to develop these skills and gain a formal qualification.  A Team Leader/Supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team. These duties will need to be used to evidence defined knowledge, skills and behaviours on the apprenticeship.

Please note – Briefing sessions for those interested in our Apprenticeships courses will be taking place regularly throught the year, to check for future dates and book your place, please complete our online booking form

Course Overview:

The ILM Level 3 Apprenticeships trains you to a nationally recognised standard which entitles you to free student membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management while you are studying. To successfully gain your apprenticeship, you are required to complete portfolio of required knowledge skills and behaviours and end point assessment consisting of a presentation and professional discussion with ILM.

Learning Outcomes:

During the program we will cover the following topics (not exhaustive) where you will also build evidence in your portfolio of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours:

  • Evaluating and developing your own performance and that of your team
  • Critiquing your own leadership style in the context of recognised leadership models and organisational culture
  • Exploring Business relationships and cross team management
  • Comparing forms of communication and managing challenging conversations
  • Implementing organisational strategy, resources and change
  • Understanding performance management methods and team management models
  • Exploring problem solving and decision-making techniques and processes
  • Implementing management of projects, contending with risks and issues
  • Understanding finance related governance and compliance to deliver value for money

If you have any queries about this programme, please get in touch with the POD team.

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Next Available Apprenticeship Cohorts 

Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor

Coming Soon!

Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager

Coming Soon!

ILM

Alongside our Apprenticeship Programmes we also offer the ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring, for Academic and Academic-Related staff who are interested in becoming a qualified coach and joining the University’s Coaching Academy.

ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring

Location:

Classroom based

Duration:

There are three modules (each consisting of a two-day workshop) and three individual tutorials lasting approximately one hour each. You will be required to complete one written assignment, 18 hours of coaching practice and a portfolio of evidence. The program takes approximately ten months to complete.

How to Enrol:

To express your interest and to receive information on upcoming cohorts and how to apply, please contact POD's Programme Administrator Matt Stone. 

Programme Lead:

Paul Compton

Target Audience:

Academic and Academic-Related staff who are interested in becoming a qualified coach and joining the University’s Coaching Academy. You will have a passion for the coaching and development of staff and a commitment to deliver at least 18 hours coaching practice per year.

Programme Overview:

The ILM Level 5 Certificate is a nationally recognised qualification which entitles you to free student membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management while you are studying.

Level 5 certificates are equivalent to a higher national diploma (HND), diploma of higher education (DipHE) or foundation degree on the UK Government’s qualifications framework.

(Please see : the gov.uk qualifications list for more information on this)

On successful completion of the programme you will be invited to join the University’s Coaching Academy, providing coaching support across the organisation. You will be given support for your first 12 months as a newly qualified coach in the Coaching Academy and will be expected to engage in continuous professional development and supervision activities to support your coaching practice.

Learning Outcomes:

The program will cover the following topics:

  • The skills, principles and practice of effective coaching
  • How to apply effective management coaching techniques
  • How to develop people in the workplace to drive individual, team and organisational results
  • How to critically review your own ability as a coach
  • Coaching supervision and buddy support

If you have any queries about this programme, please get in touch with the POD team.  

Want to know more about coaching before becoming a coach? Try our Coaching skills for managers one-day course.

Next Available ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring Cohorts:

Cohort 6

Cohort 7

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