Course Code: TN00004 Operations Departmental Manager - Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship (CMI) Duration Day/s of weekBy arrangement Time - Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees Anytime Employer's Premises / £0 Enquire now Anytime Employer's Premises / £0 Enquire now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryAdvance your career in management with the Level 5 Operations Departmental Manager Higher Apprenticeship. Designed to make you a more effective manager, the programme is ideal for new managers as well as those who already have managerial experience and want to develop their theoretical understanding. You will develop a variety of management and leadership skills, with opportunities to apply theory to workplace practice and make a direct, positive impact on business performance. This qualification was developed alongside employers and provides highly sought after Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation. You will also have the opportunity to become a Chartered Manager. Entry Requirements Your employer would normally assess your suitability to embark on this programme. However, we would expect you to have a related level 3 qualification along with relevant team-leading or supervisory experience. You must also be in employment for the duration of your apprenticeship. If you don’t have level 2 English and maths you will need to achieve this prior to taking your end-point assessment. Industry Placement and Field TripsWork-based learning is central to this higher apprenticeship, with the focus on applying theory to everyday managerial tasks. You must be in relevant employment for the duration of the apprenticeship in order to be able to develop and apply the knowledge, skills and behaviours contained within the apprenticeship standard. Your role must present sufficient opportunities to undertake activities and tasks related to the standard, and to apply the techniques you acquire throughout your studies. You must also have access to real work experiences that allow you to develop, practice, and evidence the knowledge and skills needed to meet the standard. Off-the-job training and assessment will take place during your working hours. There are no field trips included in this programme. Learning and Teaching Methods Programme delivery is structured around a flexible blended learning model that combines directed online independent learning with face-to-face interaction. A full day’s face-to-face delivery normally occurs every four weeks at the start of each module, either in College or at your place of work. This will be followed by a workplace visit every eight weeks to support you with your progress and developing your portfolio. Each week, in addition to the face-to-face delivery, there will be three hours of online delivery to include video-clip lectures, online forums, text and website resources, research papers and online content relevant to each module. The programme provides access to a wide range of online materials, activities and assessment opportunities, supported by wifi-enabled technology devices, internet access and our Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). There will be a negotiated approach to each module’s assessment, intended to draw upon your experiences and meet your organisational requirements. For example, all assessments will relate directly to your role and involve work-related projects that have the potential to impact positively on business growth and development. As you progress through the programme you will build an extensive portfolio of evidence which, combined with your work-based project, will demonstrate those skills and behaviours needed to support your career progression. You will be supported throughout via ongoing performance management and regular progress reviews with both your tutors and your employer. One-to-one support will also be provided for your end-point assessment, revolving around an interview, a portfolio of evidence, a professional discussion about your work-based project and a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) log. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods This apprenticeship programme comprises the following six modules: Personal Development as a Manager and Leader (6 credits) Information-Based Decision Making (7 credits) Managing Team and Individual Performance (9 credits) Organisational Financial Management (9 credits) Project Development and Control (6 credits Managing Recruitment, Selection and Induction (7 credits) These modules have been mapped by the Chartered Management Institute to the Apprenticeship Standard and fully cover the knowledge and skills-based learning outcomes. Assessment is by coursework only. Other Costs and Equipment NeededOther Costs and Equipment Needed All the equipment and resources you need are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression Whether you are just starting out in management, or looking to formalise your management experience with a nationally recognised qualification, this programme is designed to move your career to the next level. With the focus on increasing your effectiveness and sharpening your professional edge, you will be equipped to progress within your current organisation or move into another managerial position. The demand for well qualified managers is strong and exciting opportunities are to be found as project managers, brand managers, retail managers as well as in HR. Past apprentices are now enjoying rewarding careers with established organisations such as BAE, Tesco and the NHS as well as with local employers such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Transport and the Federation of Small Business.