Take the next step on your career ladder

Gemma Davis, an apprentice

We are now enrolling onto the work-based Level 3 and 5 Management courses, designed to help employees take the next step in their career by training towards team leader or management positions.

The qualifications are ideal for employees who have management responsibilities but no formal training and are serious about developing their abilities. The courses are particularly suited to practicing team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures such as adapting to working from home or feeling disconnected from colleagues due to COVID-19.

Employees who enrol onto one of these courses will gain a range of key management skills and put them into practice in their own role, build leadership capabilities, motivate and engage teams, manage relationships confidently and develop leadership skills using their own knowledge, values and motivations.

Employers will also benefit from enrolling their team on the Management courses by developing effective and confident first-line managers and creating better relationships and improve communication. The courses can be tailored to each organisation’s learning and development needs to ensure new skills are effectively transferred to the business.

“Training and developing employees can help build job security and satisfaction, leading to improved return on investment and productivity.”

Abby Holmes, Programme Manager within the Business, Warehousing and Logistics department at Barnsley College, said: “We are dedicated to developing our students and ensuring their learning can be practically applied within their job role. Training and developing employees can help build job security and satisfaction, leading to improved return on investment and productivity, creating a win-win situation for businesses.”

Current Level 5 Operations / Department Management Apprentice at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, Gemma Davis added: “I completed the Level 3 CMI course last year and found the whole experience rewarding as my knowledge and practical skills of being a leader and manager excelled. Throughout the course I was able to utilise the skills I gained from taught sessions and further revision when completing my assignments to allow me to put that knowledge into practice.

“At the start of my level 3 I was working as a Band 3 Outpatient Supervisor and with the support of the course and opportunities given by the Trust and encouragement of my managers, I am now working as a Band 6 Outpatient Site Manager and my development continues as I’ve now enrolled on to the Level 5 Operations / Department Management Apprenticeship.”

For more information on any of the Management courses available or to apply, visit the Business and Management department page or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Last updated: 26th January 2021

Originally posted on: 18th January 2021