Who is the programme for?

Graduate level ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma programmes in Leadership and Management are designed for operational and middle managers in all sectors.

The programme will improve skills, knowledge and behaviours while delivering quantifiable improvements through work-based improvement projects.

Take advantage of at least 95% Government funding

How does the funding work?

Management apprenticeships are fully funded through a levy scheme operated by HMRC which deducts .5% of annual payroll above 3 million pounds. Employers can access this fund when they employ an approved Apprenticeship provider such as us to deliver the programme.

Cherith Simmons can directly access the funding to pay for the apprentices’ training. Other schemes provide full funding for smaller organisations, which Cherith Simmons can access on your behalf.

Funding is currently worth £7,000.00 per apprentice making the training effectively free for levy paying employers.

Non levy paying employers can access 95% of the funding. However, levy payers can wire surplus levy funding to non-levy paying employers if they wish in order to make full use of their apprenticeship fund.

There are no age or length of service restrictions so apprenticeships can be used to upskill existing managers.

How is the apprenticeship programme delivered?

The programme can be delivered face to face or via live, tutor led Virtual Workshops using a mixture of pre-programme study, highly interactive sessions, and post-programme assessments to embed knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours.

We can also deliver face to face for single organisations at a location of their choosing. We also offer a self-study distance learning version of all qualifications via our Night School programme.

What is the programme content & what certification will the apprentice get?

The content for the award certificate and diploma is shown below – the diploma can also be funded through the Apprenticeship levy scheme.

During the programme, learners will complete short work-based assignments designed to benchmark their skills against the qualification by applying the learning practically. Certificate participants will also complete a work based improvement report.

For MOD personnel this programme can be ELCAS funded – call for details

  • Level 5 Operational Management Apprenticeship issued by IFATE (Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education)
  • Optionally the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for which an accreditation fee will be payable.

For apprentices working in the health sector additional accreditation may be available from AMSPAR

ILM Level 5 Award & Certificate in Leadership and Management:

Day 1

Programme Induction, Learning to Learn, Writing Skills for Assignments and Reports.

Day 2

Change Management

Day 3

Leadership & Teambuilding

Day 4

Time Management & Delegation. Motivation

ILM Level 5 Award Learners Finish here.

Day 5

Interpersonal Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Management

Day 6

Communication and Meeting Skills

ILM Level 5 Certificate Learners Finish here.

Day 7

Finance & Budget Management, Cost Benefit Analysis

Day 8

Employment Law, Equal Opportunities & Diversity, Recruitment, and Selection

Day 9

Training, Induction, Coaching & Mentoring.

Day 10

Appraisal, Objective Setting & Performance Management, Discipline Grievance and Counselling

Day 11

Marketing, Customer Service & Quality Management

Day 12

Partnership & Collaborative Working

Day 13

Operational & Project Management Data Management Project Scoping

Day 14

Review of Project Scoping Document, Writing the Project, Review of CPD Plan.

For apprentices only – End point assessment

ILM Level 5 Diploma Learners Finish here.

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