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High Level Skills STEM and SAIL

High Level Skills STEM and SAIL

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Derby College Group (DCG) and partners across the region have been awarded funding from the European Social Fund across two projects to benefit employees of local small and medium sized businesses within the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) area.

The project is delivered by a consortium of higher education, further education and third sector organisations. Led by Nottingham Trent University (NTU), the consortium also includes Derby College Group, University of Derby, Nottingham College, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Inspire Culture and Learning, and the Workers’ Educational Association.

The programme involves two complementary projects that focus on the development of skills within leadership and management and STEM:

  • Smart and Inclusive Leadership (SAIL)
  • Branch out in STEM

Smart and Inclusive Leadership (SAIL)

The Smart and Inclusive Leadership (SAIL) project aims to provide local SMEs and their employees with the leadership and management skills gaps that they are missing within their business. SAIL provides SME staff the opportunities for training to develop into future leaders, boosting the development of their growth, productivity, and competitiveness.

Branch out in STEM

The Branch out in STEM project supports both employees and local SMES who work within the science, technology, engineering and maths industries to develop and enhance their leadership and management skills to become more efficient and productive within their competitive industry in priority areas.

Courses available:

Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading Principles

The objective of this qualification is to support learners in a team leading role in the workplace. It is aimed at learners who are new to team leading or looking to progress into this type of job role. The qualification will allow learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of a team leading role, resulting in the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification. This qualification can be applied to a range of occupational sectors.

Throughout the course, delegates will learn:

  • The principles of team leading
  • Team leading responsibilities
  • How to manage oneself and provide direction to a team
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Communicate information and knowledge work related information effectively
  • Understanding how to develop working relationships with colleagues
  • Understanding personal development

The course will be delivered through distance learning and can be started at any time. Learners will be allocated a tutor to be on hand throughout their time learning with this qualification.

Benefits for the individual

  • Understand key management skills
  • Put new skills into practice in your own role
  • Motivate and engage teams, manage relationships confidently
  • Develop your leadership skills using your own knowledge, values and motivations

Benefits for the organisation

  • Strong team leadership
  • Motivated employees
  • More effective teamwork and confident team members
  • Better relationships and communication in teams

Cost:

Eligible employees of SMEs will be fully funded for the qualification.

Duration:

Up to 4 months. Location: Virtual learning.

Dates:

Roll on, roll off.

ILM Level 2 Awarding Leadership and Team Skills

Our nationally recognised ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills units are designed to help team leaders, supervisors and managers who have not had any formal training or qualifications to successfully lead their teams to boost the organisation.

Throughout the course, delegates can complete 1 of these units or both to gain the full qualification:

  • Developing yourself as a Team Leader – Helping you to understand the role and responsibilities of a team leader and to improve personal performance
  • Understanding Change in the Workplace – Improving your capacity to deal effectively with change as required by a practising or potential team or cell leader

The course will be delivered through a mix of different elements such as online virtual sessions with our dedicated leadership and management tutors and coaches,workshops, and group work or as one-to-ones.

Benefits for the individual

  • Learn core leadership and management skills
  • Put these skills into practice in your workplace
  • Improve your team’s performance
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

Benefits for the organisation

  • Effective team leaders and motivated teams
  • Increased productivity
  • A qualification that can be customised to suit organisational and individual needs
  • Workplace-based assessment that ensures new skills are effectively transferred to the job

Cost:

For eligible individuals, you will be fully funded for the qualification.

Duration:

Up to 6 months.

Location:

Virtual learning or classroom.

Dates:

Roll on, roll off.

Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Management in Catering

Delegates completing this course will gain a better understanding of requirements to manage the risk of allergenic contamination in a catering environment. Validated by Highfield Qualifications, the programme is particularly suitable for restaurant managers, head chefs, sous chefs, catering managers and owners of takeaways, cafés and sandwich shops.

The qualification is supported by Allergy UK, who regard it as suitable staff training for catering outlets that wish to apply for their Allergy Aware Scheme.

Course content

  • Common food allergens and intolerances
  • Characteristics and effects of allergens
  • Management of allergens in a catering environment
  • Procedures for communicating allergen risk to consumers
  • Ways to manage the risk through the food production chain

Cost:

For eligible individuals, you will be fully funded for the qualification

Duration:

1 day. Location: Classroom. Dates: Roll on, roll off.

Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

Validated by Highfield Qualifications, this course will raise delegates’ awareness of their role in the implementation of food safety procedures at all stages of food preparation and service. It also highlights the importance of their role in the supervision of food handlers in food safety matters.

Delegates should ideally be working in a food business at supervisory or team leading level and hold the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering or an equivalent qualification. Assessment is a 90-minute externally marked multiple-choice exam paper. A minimum of 30 out of 45 correct answers is required for a pass mark.

Course content

  • Legislation
  • Supervisory management
  • Temperature control (chilling and cooking)
  • Cleaning
  • Contamination control
  • Applying and monitoring good hygiene practice
  • Implementing good food safety procedures
  • Contributing to the safety training of others

Progression route

  • Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering

Cost:

For eligible individuals, you will be fully funded for the qualification

Duration:

3 days. Location: Classroom. Dates: Roll on, roll off.

IOSH Managing Safely

Validated by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), this course brings managers and supervisors up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams. It gives them insights into best practice, enables them to investigate accidents with greater confidence and provides them with the knowledge and tools to tackle health and safety issues for which they themselves are responsible.

The aim is to ensure that fewer hours are lost to sickness and accidents, with greater staff awareness of safety measures across the workforce and active staff involvement to improve the workplace. Recognised certification for managers and supervisors also means that their organisation benefits from an improved reputation within their supply chain and beyond.

There are no special entry requirements and assessment is via an externally marked multiple-choice exam paper and risk assessment-based project.

Course content

  • Introducing managing safely
  • Assessing risk
  • Controlling risk
  • Understanding responsibilities
  • Understanding hazards
  • Investigating incidents
  • Measuring performance
  • Protecting our environment
  • Cost:

    For eligible individuals, you will be fully funded for the qualification

    Duration:

    3 days. Location: Classroom. Dates: Roll on, roll off.

    Who is eligible?

    Any individual that is employed by a small or medium organisation in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is eligible for support. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are defined as:

  • Less than 250 employees
  • Annual turnover under EUR 50 million or; Annual balance sheet less than EUR 43 million
  • Not more than 25% of the organisation is owned by an enterprise that is not an SME.
  • Companies must be based in the D2N2 area to qualify for support. D2N2 is the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
  • Contact us

    Support is available to employees and businesses until 31st December 2023.

    If you are interested in finding out more about the funding opportunities available to individuals and local businesses or would like to sign up to our funded courses please contact:

    Amy Bacon amy.bacon@derby-college.ac.uk 07971323661

    Amy Wicks amy.wicks@derby-college.ac.uk 07885477698


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