This course is aimed at practising or aspiring first line managers, team leaders and supervisors. The qualification develops management skills and equips participants with the knowledge and abilities they need to succeed in a team leading or supervisory role.
Ideally you should be a practising or aspiring supervisor/manager. Applicants who are new to the course must take a numeracy and literacy Level 2 initial assessment test and an interview to ensure that the programme is suitable for them.
You will build your knowledge and understanding of solving work-based problems and making decisions based on gathering and interpreting information and evaluating options to determine the most appropriate solution.
You will also develop an awareness of the factors that influence how people behave at work and you will investigate a range of leadership styles to motivate individuals and monitor performance.
There is the opportunity to look at the importance of planning and delegation and, in the later stages of the course, you will explore how effective communication at work can increase staff motivation and productivity.
Modules could include:
Assessment is by coursework and observations.
There are no additional costs as ILM membership is included within the course fees.
Successful completion of this qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as the ILM Level 6 Award in Management.
Derby College student Sukhveer Singh Dhadwal is planning to study for a business degree abroad after successfully completing his Level 3 Advanced Extended Diploma in Business. Sukhveer, who is 19 and from Littleover, would very much like to take his degree at a university in the USA or Canada – and believes that going to Derby College, has given him the impetus to pursue his career goals.Sukhveer's main ambition is to be his own boss, which is why, after gaining A levels in psychology, chemistry, biology and geology at sixth form college, he went on to study business. Sukhveer, who got the idea of studying overseas after visiting Miami University last year, is considering applying to universities in California and possibly the University of Alberta in Canada. He is unsure exactly which subject he would like to take, but is keen to gain a degree relevant to business such as accountancy or economics. Ultimately he would like to start his own business in the States or Canada in a tech-related field such as gadgets.
He said: "Going to Derby College has helped inspire me. Unlike sixth form college you're encouraged to take more responsibility for yourself.
"Studying in the USA or Canada will be a great adventure and going to Derby College has taught me to be so much more independent." I've talked through my university plans with my tutors and they've helped me find links to overseas courses etc."