Boosting Professional Development

From increasing morale and retention amongst staff to validating your own experience with a recognised industry qualification, upskilling your workforce and investing in your employees’ careers can bring real benefits to your business.

We offer business programmes that are designed to enhance your Management career. Our ILM accredited Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification, equivalent to Foundation Degree level, boosts professional development in your business by building on essential skills and knowledge for those already at management level. The qualification is applicable for all industry sectors, and begins on 23rd July 2019.

Caroline Paternotte-Chilton, Director at Little Nippers Nursery, who took the course said: “The subject matters are always a way for me to better understand and improve how I run my business. I have now formally written our company’s aims and vision and I write financial forecasts before deciding on any large purchases (be it resources or building maintenance)”.

Denise Russel, Practice Manager at SPL Education Ltd, says: “I found the course very beneficial. It has helped me to learn new techniques and the networking opportunities are great as there is a range of people from different industries. Getting more hands-on with financial workings has been particularly beneficial for me, including making financial cases and looking at budgeting. We’ve also worked on project management – I’ve done this in the past, but with the new skills and techniques I’ve acquired, I can now manage this more efficiently”.

To find out more about our Management qualification and reserve your place, contact Rachel Butler on: 01752 332442,

In addition, we also offer the following business programmes which are available throughout the year:
Customer Service Practitioner Level 2
Business Administrator Level 3
Business and Professional Administration Level 4
Team Leader/ Supervisor Level 3

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School