Our Level 4 Certificate in Management and Leadership gives you a broader knowledge of the skills needed to be an effective manager, while focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to you and your workplace.
It can be completed in two years depending on your experience, skill and knowledge.
You should be aged 18+ and have a good level of English and maths.
You should also be employed for more than 30 hours a week in a supervisory or management position.
You will have an appointed assessor who will work with you and provide support for the duration of the course.
Classes begin on the 16th September 2019 for induction. Then every two weeks there is an online class which you can access. This will be recorded and saved to your e-portfolio. Eight assessments should be completed in a timely fashion, supported by your assessor within the time agreed.
Unless you are exempt from the Functional Skills element of the programme, you can attend block week or evening classes for Functional Skills.
If you are aged 19+, there will be a 5% contribution from your employer.
You could progress to a Level 5 Leadership and Management programme and advance your career as a manager.
Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."
I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.
For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.
These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.