An operations/departmental manager is responsible for providing input to strategic planning, creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, and also supporting people through coaching & mentoring.
It is applicable to professional managers from all sectors - the private, public or third sector - and all sizes of organisation.
Studying for the Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Standard at the University of Derby means apprentices gain Gold-rated teaching (based on Teaching Excellence Framework). Apprentices will also have access to exceptional facilities, and we have designed the apprenticeship around work based learning, meaning the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained, can be applied back into the work place, creating an ‘impact’ in the workplace.
This apprenticeship can also be tailored to specific industry sectors by demand.
Who is this course for?
Middle Manager, Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Store Manager, Head of Department and a variety of specialist managers.
The apprenticeship runs over a maximum of two and a half years. A unique selling point is that the University will award a Foundation Degree in Business Management and Leadership. Please see a breakdown of the typical modules that form the Apprenticeship:
- Induction Module - Reflection Practice
- Coaching and Mentoring for Performance
- Innovative Operations Management
- Business Finance
- Applied Project Managament
- Foundation Degree in Business Managament and Leadership, L5 Operations/Departmental Manager
On completing the programme, each apprentice will go through an end point assessment to achieve the apprenticeship.
The 20% off the Job training
We offer a blended approach to the 20% Off the Job training, tailoring the learning between face to face and online. An e-portfolio enables employers to track an apprentice’s progress, this captures all of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they gain, in order to complete the apprenticeship.
The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer.
We welcome and encourage applications from apprentices of all ages, as long as they can be considered adequately prepared to succeed on the programme. If the apprentice has few or no formal qualifications, they may be able to gain entry to the apprenticeship if they have the required communication and learning skills as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed. All apprentices will be asked to provide evidence of previous qualifications, to confirm their ability to undertake the apprenticeship.
Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
To apply for this apprenticeship you must currently be in paid employment of at least 30 hours per week. The employer would cover the costs of the apprenticeship, through their levy, or access to non-levy funding.
Cost of the apprenticeship will normally be in line with the funding band £27,000, but individual agreements will be considered depending on student numbers and involvement of employers.
Fees will be paid by your employer with government funded support or through the apprenticeship levy.
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