Leadership and Management Frequently Asked Questions

Our leadership and management training programmes are very popular, for both individuals and employers who wish to develop their teams. But with this popularity and lack of knowledge of the different leadership and management courses available, we have put together this comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.

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Leadership and Management Frequently Asked Questions

Our leadership and management training programmes are very popular, for both individuals and employers who wish to develop their teams. But with this popularity and lack of knowledge of the different leadership and management courses available, we have put together this comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.

Who is CMI?

CMI (also known as Chartered Management Institute) is a chartered professional body that helps managers to develop. It is a recognised professional qualification, and a useful addition to your CV. Members of CMI benefit from access to a library of invaluable resources, networking opportunities and events, which remain available to you even after you qualify. This means you continue to receive support with any daily management challenges that may be presented to you. Visit the CMI website today to discover more.

 

What is required to do a Leadership and Management apprenticeship?

  • A suitable job role that allows you to practise your new skills in the workplace
  • A dedicated mentor in the workplace
  • 20% OTJ (off the job) learning
  • CPD (continued professional development) log and to complete an EPA (end point assessment)

Your coach will conduct quarterly reviews with you and support you during the EPA process.

 

How long is a management training programme?

The level 3 programme is between 12-15 months and the level 5 programme is 18 months.

 

What is the difference between level 3 and level 5?

Our Level 3 programme (Team Leader) is for a manager who is starting to lead a team and who currently has limited management experience.

Our Level 5 programme (Operational/Departmental Manager) is suitable for a manager who is already heading up a larger team or who is expecting to head up a larger team.

 

How will I learn on the leadership and management programme?

We have a variety of ways to deliver training so there is something to suit everyone. Our delivery includes a workshop once a month,  optional drop-in sessions with tutor support, impact skills days to practice your developing skills in a friendly environment, completion of written tasks set by CMI and 1:1 calls with your FI Coach.

 

How will I be assessed on the CMI management programme?

You will have one written assignment per module (8 in total). At the end of the Leadership and Management programme, you will need to complete an End Point Assessment.

 

What is Off the Job?

“Off the Job Learning” (also called OTJ) refers to time spent learning new skills. As an apprentice, you are required to spend 20% of your time learning new skills and activities as part of the programme.

OTJ can include: time at college, time in work, hours spent working on assignments or studying, working with senior members of staff to improve your knowledge and skills, completion of development tasks set by your tutor.

 

What is CPD?

CPD is also known as Continuing Professional Development, is any training/learning you have done to develop your skills. This is logged in a CPD log which forms part of your final Leadership and Management assessment.

 

What is End Point Assessment (EPA)?

The End Point Assessment is the final assessment for an apprentice, to demonstrate that they can do the job they have been training for. The EPA is the final hurdle to completing the qualification and is separate of any qualification or assessment that you might have undertaken during the on-programme stage of the apprenticeship. Therefore, when you have completed your apprenticeship you are likely to have 2 qualifications – your apprenticeship as well as a separate professional qualification.

The EPA for Leadership and Management is broken down into sections:

  • A knowledge test
  • An interview
  • Portfolio of work-based evidence
  • Professional discussion on your CPD and a presentation
  • A work-based project and report

We will support you in working towards the final assessment and in developing your portfolio and the evidence required for EPA.

 

I am interested in the Leadership and Management programme, but I do not know what level to do. How do you I find out?

Please get in touch with us, we can explain more about the programme and discuss your previous experience to ascertain the appropriate level for you. We also have an eligibility questionnaire that we can send to you to complete. This will give you a better indication of what level you should start your studies with us.

 

Where do I find out more about the Leadership and Management course?

To find out more about our programme visit the Level 3 and Level 5 programme page. Alternatively, contact Aimee Knight directly or get in touch with First Intuition today.

Level 3 Leadership Programme

Level 5 Departmental Manager Programme

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