Level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager Course
The Level 5 Operations Manager apprenticeship delivered by Solvo Vir is a structured development programme, which empowers departmental and operations managers to lead more effectively and increase their team’s performance. This apprenticeship training programme is suited to managers of teams or projects achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of their organisation’s strategy.
The training will develop learners’ skills in strategic planning, business change and business process design. The apprenticeship standard is suitable for someone who manages teams or projects and is responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of their organisation’s overall strategy.
What is the role of an Operations / Departmental Manager?
An Operations/Departmental Manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, and achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisations strategy. They are accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same.
Key responsibilities include:
- Creating and delivering operational plans
- Managing projects
- Leading and managing teams
- Managing change
- Financial and resource management
- Talent management
- Coaching and mentoring
Roles/occupations may include:
- Operations Manager, Regional Manager
- Divisional Manager
- Department Manager
- Specialist Managers
How long does the course take?
Typically this apprenticeship will take 2 ½ years to complete. Following this, learners will hold a Level 5 qualification in Operations/Departmental Management.
What are the entry requirements?
The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C or higher. Maths and English Apprentices will need to achieve Level 2 in English and Maths prior to taking their End Point Assessment. Additional funding is available for the delivery of these subjects, which are available as part of ILM’s Management Apprenticeship Standard packages.
Who will benefit from this training?
The Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager apprenticeship qualification is aimed at first line management roles, someone who manages teams or projects and is responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of their organisations strategy. The qualification will allow clear understanding of direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Building on specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the future role maybe.
What is the progression?
Upon completion, apprentices may choose to register as Associate members with the Chartered Management Institute and/or the Institute of Leadership & Management, to support their professional career development and progression. The completion will also ensure a fully qualified Level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager.
Benefits of the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship at Solvo Vir
Whilst undertaking training with Solvo Vir, learners enjoy an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) professional membership and gain access to the monthly ILM managers’ magazine, ‘Leading Edge’. This publication brings together the latest thought leadership and management theory. Additional benefits include an invitation to join a cohort-led private LinkedIn group and tailored ILM resources. This Level 5 Operations Manager apprenticeship is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). ILM is the UK’s leading specialist provider of leadership and management apprenticeships. The accredite body qualified over 14,000 management apprentices in 2018, seven times more than any other management body.
The Level 5 Management training course includes eight workshop sessions, led by an experienced management coach. The workshops cover the theory, tools and techniques of ILM Level 5 modules, whilst the set assignments act as a point of reference. This means that when the programme comes to an end, the newly-acquired knowledge, skills and behaviours remain in place.
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This series of workshops is spread across the duration of the course. They run alongside face-to-face and remote sessions with your trainer, regular progress reviews and workplace-based teaching, learning and assessment.
We are now enrolling for 2019 programmes in locations including: Manchester, Leeds, London and Birmingham.
Contact Cat Doyle on 0330 0539140 today to reserve places for yourself or your staff.