During the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours while working in a mid to senior level manager role.
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 organisation’s strategy.
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.
Working towards a Level 5 Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager qualification, you will develop knowledge and skills of leading and managing people, building relationships, communication, operational management, project management and finance.
You will apply the knowledge you learn to your workplace as well as developing self-management and self-awareness, decision making skills and professionalism, all while working in a leadership and management role.
You will maintain a continuous professional development log and build a portfolio of evidence based on your work activity and implement a work-based project and reflect on the learning that has taken place throughout the course of the apprenticeship.
The entry requirements for the Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship is a Level 2 English and Maths qualification at grade 4 (Old GCSE Grade C) or equivalent.
You must also be employed in a role where you are responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives and will have responsibilities such as creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects and leading and managing teams.
All applications will be considered on an individual basis and will be subject to the entry requirements alongside a successful interview with the course tutor.
The Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship will take you 18 - 30 months depending on the delivery method you choose.
24 -30 sessions at six hours each, delivered over 24-30 months. There will be 1- 2 sessions per month.
24 sessions at four hours weekly over six months and an additional 12 sessions at 4 hours over the remaining 18-24 months.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.90 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.35 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £6.15 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.70 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £8.21 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248
You will be assessed by an external independent assessor using a variety of methods:
On completion of this apprenticeship your career options will be enhanced and could lead to an enhanced leadership and management role within a range of industry sectors.
Degree top-ups or Degree Apprenticeships in Leadership and Management may be an option for those wishing to expand their knowledge and skills further.
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