Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Standard | Walsall College

Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Standard

A higher apprenticeship is a great way of gaining the knowledge and developing the specialist skills you need to progress in your chosen career. This apprenticeship is ideal for those currently working as or looking for work as a Manager, Head of Function or Area Manager. Managers at this level play an integral role in developing and supporting organisational objectives through a wide range of functions such as: managing team dynamics, delegation and capability building, planning and managing projects and managing budgets.

The programme is designed to develop the following skills:

  • Leadership skills, including self-management, relationship building, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Communication and decision making skills
  • Information technology skills
  • Knowledge and project management skills
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Skills to win and maintain customer loyalty
  • Change management skills such as the ability to manage the challenges of globalisation
  • Partnership working and the ability to implement innovative solutions to a range of problems.

Over the course of the programme Apprentices will work towards achievement of a Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management.

How do you become an Apprentice?

You might already be employed but if not, we can help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available here: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/jobs/show/apprenticeship-jobs

What do Employers get out of Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships provide small businesses with access to high quality training programmes that help their businesses remain profitable. Apprenticeships are also popular with employers as Apprenticeships offer them the opportunity to train new or existing members of staff to understand and support the unique requirements of their business.

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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined. You will also be required to carry out a skills test.
To be accepted onto the programme you will need to have completed the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management or equivalent and must have achieved GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English or Level 1 in Functional Skills Maths and English or equivalent. If you have attained these grades it may give you an exemption from the functional skills components of the framework however if you do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to bring you up to the required level dependant on your initial assessment results.
The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme. Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.

  • Foundation Degrees in areas such as management and leadership, business, business management, and business administration.
  • Management qualifications and other professional qualifications at level 5 and above.

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Basic Information

Course Code B80A54877P
Location Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.
Level Level 5
Type High Apprenticeship
Fee An employer contribution may be required
Start Date Various

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