Level Five

Operations/Departmental Manager Trailblazer Apprenticeship including ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

This programme is ideally suited to more senior managers, for example current and potential department heads or operational managers. This programme builds on the foundations of Level 3 and could be taken as an extension to that programme, or as a stand-alone qualification that builds upon their current knowledge whilst enhancing that with new skills and increased confidence.  The programme is also able to be fully funded through the Apprentice Levy.

The Dove Nest level 5 programme provides a blend of coaching, self-guided learning, a work-based project together with experiential activities, culminating in an internationally recognised qualification, practical knowledge and tools to help any middle manager and a skill set that benefits the organisation over the long term.

Programme Overview

Launch Event

  • Preceded by an Introductory Workbook
  • Two day workshop, run on or near client site
  • Informs participants about the programme and starts their personal learning journey

Coaching

  • Face to face intervention at the start of the programme that includes the line manager and is designed to help the individual with their personal development plan

Module 1 – Personal Effectiveness

  • A knowledge workbook, together with on-line resources that together provide the underpinning theory and understanding
  • Telephone coaching to aid the application of learning
  • Face to face tutorial to support the learning
  • Three day, residential skills module that enables participants to apply their knowledge, practice the skills and exhibit the behaviours within a safe environment
  • Cover all the knowledge and skills elements for this area of the Trailblazer Standard

Module 2 – Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • A knowledge workbook, together with on-line resources that together provide the underpinning theory and understanding
  • Telephone coaching to aid the application of learning
  • Face to face tutorial to support the learning
  • Three day, residential skills module that enables participants to apply their knowledge, practice the skills and exibit the behaviours within a safe environment
  • Cover all the knowledge and skills elements for this area of the Trailblazer Standard

Module 3 – Organisational Effectiveness

  • A knowledge workbook, together with on-line resources that together provide the underpinning theory and understanding
  • Telephone coaching to aid the application of learning
  • Face to face tutorial to support the learning
  • Three day, residential skills module that enables participants to apply their knowledge, practice the skills and exhibit the behaviours within a safe environment
  • Cover all the knowledge and skills elements for this area of the Trailblazer Standard

Module 4 – Assessment preparation

  • Specifically designed to help all participants be fully prepared for the End Point Assessment and the final collation and marking of the evidence needed for the ILM Diploma

Gateway assessment

  • Joint decisions between the organisation and Dove Nest Group about the preparedness of individuals to go forward to the final assessment

End Point Assessment

  • The final assessment against the Trailblazer Standards
  • Comprises of Portfolio, tests, presentations and an interview

Duration

24 – 30 months

Blended Learning Approach

  • One-to-one coaching
  • Manager mentoring
  • Experiential
  • Self-guided
  • Group Work
  • Practical Work Examples
  • Work related Project

Outcomes

Candidates completing the programme will be able to demonstrate:

  • Successful completion of a full Operations/Departmental Manager apprenticeship
  • Attainment of the Level Five Diploma for Managers and Leaders
  • Increased ability to lead, motivate and inspire to drive better results.
  • Ability and confidence to use core management techniques
  • Heightened ability and confidence to provide practical leadership and operational
  • management
  • Benchmarked managerial capability against other professionals

A raised professional profile within your organisation.

Customisation

This Dove Nest Apprenticeship programme is customisable in the following elements:

Personal Development Portfolio

An Online platform where candidates can record their work, create a learning log, share information, collaborate with other candidates and contact tutors

Personal Project

Taking real examples direct from their day to day work, candidates develop a project which addresses current issues / opportunities for the business, whilst also creating opportunities for individual learning, to develop new skills and expertise.

Competency Frameworks

Existing organisational competency frameworks can be weaved into the fabric of the programme, thus tailoring the material specifically for both the candidate and the organisation. Delivering, at the same time, a learning experience in line with the organisation competencies, and a robust accredited qualification.

Regular Reviews

Scheduled updates between candidates and their workplace manager / mentor. This ensures continued progress, connecting the candidate learning directly with the workplace context and ensuring the organisation can document the programme sufficient to support the levy funding.

Experiential Learning

Skills and expertise are not enough to ensure that the highest learning achievements translate into the working environment. Behaviours, values and competencies are essential to successful practice within the organisation. Dove Nest Modules specifically include experiential learning exercises ensure that learning and skills acquisition is both practical and theoretical, creating lasting transformational change.