27th May - 26th June (5 weeks)

Part-time residential (2 weekends); online and independent study

This Award is a great opportunity for you to step away from your everyday life for 2 weekends and really reflect on yourself as a manager, your team, your specific areas of responsibility, learn new skills and how you can implement them into your own individual workplace.   

By doing this course, you will reflect on the leadership skills you already have and learn skills you will need to succeed in an increasingly challenging and unpredictable world. This accredited qualification will include  established models and tools that can enhance your credibility as a knowledgeable manager with your team, peers and leadership groups. The course is taught by tutors who are familiar with working as senior managers and who will be using their experience to  lead the discussion and learning into areas where you would appreciate practical help in the context of you as a manager, and your own individual workplace. On successful completion of  two related assignments, your achievement will be recognised with an ILM Award and you will automatically be made a student member of the Institute of Leadership and Management with use of their professional resources for 6 months.

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Dates

Residential Dates:

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th May

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June

Online dates:

Thursday 9th June  - 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tuesday 5th July   - 7.00pm - 9.00pm

On this course you will:

Write 2 assignments with a choice of topics about workplace challenges for you to choose from, about your own organisation, applying what you have learned to your own organisation, or another organisation you are familiar with, and exploring your opinions, actions and strategies as a manager to address them. Having good strategies, as guidelines to direct the operations, is essential. Strategies do not have to always be the big, cross-organisation action plans.  You can develop your own strategies within your team or area of area of work that you manage, to suit your way of doing things so that you and your team achieve its goals.  These assignments can help you to think about writing your own strategy.

Learn about how established leadership and management tools can help to address current challenges including those posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Have the opportunity to learn from other managers, discuss other practices, discover similar and different existing themes arising in the workplace currently

Take time out! A manager’s role is constantly a busy one and is traditionally a balance between strategy and operations with often the day to day business operations monopolising the role.  Coming to Fircroft can help you to reflect and recharge and spend time exploring how you and your team can move forward, successfully combatting the challenges that are ever-present in the role of a manager.

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Fees

Awards at Level 3 or above cost from £0-£100 depending on your income

Level 

Level 3 

Awarding Body 

Institute of Leadership and Management  

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who is currently in a job, or who has management experience and is hoping to progress into a job.

This course is particularly suited to practising managers who would benefit from taking time out of the workplace to reflect on themselves as managers, learn new skills and apply them to their own work context.  You may already be aware of your management style and your organisation's culture but in today's challenging world, would adopting different management tools and techniques now be appropriate to get the job done? 

People who are new to a management role are also welcome to apply.  

Entry Requirements 

  • A certificate of Level 1 English is to be provided on application or if you are unable to produce a certificate, you can take an entry test to have your level of English assessed.
  • You must have a computer and internet access at home along with a microphone and camera installed to allow you to engage fully with the online sessions

Learning Outcomes 

This course includes learning in the following areas:

  • Your leadership style - learning about different management styles to suit you, your work, your team, your organisation especially in a post-pandemic world 
  • How organisations work - an outline of basic business structures and operational functions
  • Your responsibilities as a manager
  • Who exactly are your stakeholders and how should you work with them?
  • A detailed exploration of internal and external factors affecting your business and how to maximise opportunities and combat challenges

 Progression

You might want to consider some of our other short and longer Skills for Work