What will I study?
The programme is split into three main areas: Knowledge, skills and behaviours. The knowledge units cover the following areas: Introduction to Business and Management, Shaping Business Opportunities, Making Sense of Strategy. You will study topics such as how to motivate people at work, the different business functions, the economic and global environment, ethical challenges and strategy. Alongside these you will also study three professional practice units covering: Effectiveness and Integrity, Effective Working Relations and Delivering Results. This will allow you to develop your skills in the following: communication, working with others, project management, personal impact, change management and well-being. You will also explore your own personal values and authenticity and how they impact your role as a manager. You will carry out a work-based business improvement project in year 3 relevant to your own job role / organisation. This combination will ensure that you have a good grounding in management practice and theory and that you can apply management concepts to your own job role to develop yourself as a manager. After year 3 you will work towards End Point Assessment to gain the Apprenticeship.
How will I be taught?
The course is mainly taught through distance learning, with eight in-college study days in years 1 and 2. You will study six modules in total. the three knowledge units will be taught by a team of Academic Lecturers and the professional practice units will be led by an Assessor Trainer who will be available via email, skype, telephone or via the student forum to support you with your studies. A significant amount of learning will take place at work supported by a Line Manager or Mentor and your
How will I be assessed?
A wide range of assessment methods will be used throughout the programme. For the knowledge units this will include written assignments, reports, presentations, projects and group activities. The professional practice units will assess your application of the knowledge as well as the development of management skills and behaviours in the workplace. This will include observations, professional discussions, feedback from workplace manager / peers / teams. There is also an End Point Assessment by an independent end point assessment organisation which involves an assessment of your e-portfolio against the standards, a presentation of your work-based project and a panel interview.