This qualification has been designed for team leaders who have some personal autonomy and responsibility as well as for those who collaborate with others to deliver work. The NVQ gives learners the opportunity to develop the core competencies needed by team leaders in today's dynamic business world.
There are no formal entry requirements. However, you will undertake an initial assessment to determine the appropriate NVQ level and optional units for you. We normally expect you to be involved in a team leading role so that you can collate the evidence of work you need for assessment.
You will be assessed using evidence from the workplace. This could include observation, professional discussion, questioning/interviews/witness testimony or physical products of work such as plans, reports and correspondence.
You can progress to further Team Leading or Management qualifications within the College. An apprenticeship may be the ideal next step too.
You can also continue to advance your career in a team leading or management role.
Former Derby College business studies student Libbi Myers is enjoying great success with her new venture, The Fuddle Box Co, which she created during lockdown.
But the entrepreneurial 21-year-old, says she wouldn’t have been able to go into business without the help she received while studying at the Roundhouse.
Libbi, who has Asperger’s, said the support she received from staff on her level 3 course – as well as learning in an open, airy building with plenty of natural light – helped her reach her potential. Initially it was recommended that Libbi start on level 2 as she’d had issues with attendance in the past.
She said: “Asperger’s doesn’t affect me intellectually – I got good GCSE grades at school – but I do struggle with the social side of learning. My lecturer, Lorna wanted to give me the chance to prove myself and suggested that I did level 2 for a couple of weeks and, if that went ok, I could move on to level 3. Lorna gave me the motivation I needed and without her I wouldn’t be where I am today, running my own business.”
Libbi, who co-owns the Bean Café in Friar Gate Studios with her dad, came up with the idea of creating a picnic in a box, while at home during lockdown.
She bought a selection of sweet and savoury picnic favourites, then put photos of the “fuddle” boxes on Instagram to promote them. In her first weekend of trading, at the end of May, she received 30 orders, with numbers reaching a capacity of 80 on the weekend of Father’s Day in June.
Libbi added: “So many of the business skills I use every day were acquired on my course at Derby College. I learned so much about marketing and finance, and taking the course also gave me the confidence to start a business.”
So many of the business skills I use every day were acquired on my course at Derby College. I learned so much about marketing and finance, and taking the course also gave me the confidence to start a business.