In November 2022 we were delighted to welcome a new intake of Leadership and Management learners. These individuals are developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be successful in their current and subsequent roles as their organisation’s future leaders.
Why have we added Leadership & Management to our course offering?
First Intuition’s extensive experience in training the accountancy and skills development sectors has given us great insight into what employers are looking for.
Alongside technical knowledge, we are seeing that employers are increasingly looking to develop the management capabilities of their most valued employees and to grow their internal talent into the leaders of the future. These managers will develop managing themselves, leading others and leading projects, whilst building financial and commercial competencies. The need for these skills was confirmed in a CMI management report, which found that 71% of organisations admit that they fail to effectively train their first-time managers and, in fact, only 1 in 5 managers receive any kind of formal training at all, leading to a huge increase in the number of ‘accidental managers’.
Leadership and Management Programmes: Addressing the issue of the ‘Accidental Manager’
You may have heard the phrase “The accidental manager”. This refers to someone who is in a managerial position as a result of their competency; a highly skilled worker, who has consistently excelled in their role. Consequently, they’re rewarded with increased responsibilities until they find themselves in a managerial position. In this position, their job is completely different, having shifted from delivery to directing. Typically, however, they are not given any further guidance or training.
The primary role of a practising or aspiring manager and leader is to lead and manage individuals and teams to deliver the aims and objectives in line with the organisational strategy.
Our Leadership and Management programmes seek to address the issue of the ‘accidental manager’ by providing coaching and training to create good managers. They are accredited by the CMI and are aimed at aspiring and existing managers in a broad spectrum of industries. CMI is the only Chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications, with a pathway to a Chartered Manager status – the hallmark of any professional manager.
Who is Leadership & Management for?
We have two levels of qualification on offer:
- Level 3 Team Leader/supervisor: This will most suit someone in a line management role with operational/project responsibilities, or responsibility for managing a team including providing direction, instructions and guidance.
- Level 5 Departmental Manager: Aimed at practising middle managers who are involved in the input to strategic planning, creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams and managing change.
How do CMI qualified managers impact a business?
CMI qualified managers and leaders make a positive impact on businesses helping them to grow and thrive. Research shows that management and leadership development leads to improved performance, increased productivity and creates lasting change.
If Leadership & Management programmes sound like something you or your organisation could benefit from, our next cohorts are starting soon and it’s not too late to sign up. The 12-18 month programmes are available commercially or as an apprenticeship with training delivered via a blend of in-centre and virtual classroom, supported by our highly experienced and enthusiastic tutors in various locations.
If you want to know more, please contact:
Ravi Trivedi, Leadership & Business Academy Director, FI Ltd (London, Birmingham, Manchester and Online) | email@example.com
Iain Hunter, Impact Skills Programme Lead, FI Ltd (London, Birmingham, Manchester and Online) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Howes, Client Director, FI East Anglia | email@example.com
Ben Bullman, Programme Delivery Director, FI East Anglia | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Bean, Head of Courses, FI Maidstone | email@example.com
Shane Reeves, Head of Apprenticeships, FI Maidstone | firstname.lastname@example.org