We have open access start dates at least twice a year in Spring and Autumn. If there is sufficient demand, we will run extra programmes.

Click here for the current start dates. (if you’ve just missed one – don’t worry, we can give a personal catch up plan and extra tuition)

Diploma programmes at all levels typically take around 15 months to complete with one day a month workshops.

Apprenticeships at the same level take the same time and are delivered in parallel.
Award and certificate programmes take 4 – 6 months.

We also offer one-, two- and 5-day bespoke programmes for organisations.

We deliver via live, highly interactive full day virtual workshops.

We also deliver face to face at employers’ chosen venues.

For individual learners unable to secure day release we have online distance learning and Night School self-study delivery with monthly 90 minute zoom tutorials

Corporate day rates For whole cohorts range from £995.00 to £1,100 per day dependent on the sector plus accreditation fees from £229.00 to £509.00 per learner dependent on the qualification and the level

Open access programmes are priced as follows.

  • ILM Level 5 Diplomas in Management £2,108.00 including accreditation fees (Awards and Certificates available at a lesser cost)
  • AMSPAR Level 5 Diploma in Primary care Management £3,628.00 including accreditation fees (certificate available at a lesser cost)
  • ILM Level 7 (postgraduate) Diploma in Leadership £3,008.00 including accreditation (certificate available at a lesser cost)

Grants and other funding

  • The Government apprenticeship levy scheme offers at least 95% funding for all accredited Diploma programmes only and is open to employees of any age and any length of service – ask us for details.
  • We are a recognised provider of ELCAS funded programmes for armed service leavers – ask us for details of grants available.
  • For corporate commissioners of training we offer standard commercial terms
  • For individuals attending open access programmes we offer 6 months no interest payment plan and we also take leading debit and credit cards
  • Large employers can access 100% funding for Diploma length programmes for upskilling their staff.
  • Smaller employers can access 95% funding and have to pay the balance directly.
  • Accreditation fees for Diploma programmes delivered in parallel with an apprenticeship are not fundable, and are charged directly to the employer or the individual
  • This varies, but we break assessment down into bite sized chunks, so you complete the qualification as you go.
  • These pieces of Progressive Assessment range between 250 and 1500 words typically.
  • Improvement reports and project proposals, one of which is built into most certificate and Diploma programmes will range from 3,000 to 5,000 words.
  • We offer ILM leadership and management qualifications at levels 3, 5 & 7, plus some specialist qualifications.
  • ILM qualifications at levels 3 and 5 have award, certificate, and diploma levels.
  • Apprenticeship qualifications are run in tandem with Diploma programmes and cover the same ground so apprentices will receive 2 qualifications for the same period of study.
  • We also offer specialist qualifications in partnership with specialist bodies such as a Systems Thinking Practitioner apprenticeship with SCIO, and a Water Treatment qualification with Hydroviron. Ask for further details.