This qualification is suitable for anyone working in the role of a Manager, Senior Manager, Head of Department and Operations Manager.
It will develop and help managers in managing complexity and delivering impact at a strategic and/or operational level with management and leadership responsibility for setting and delivering organisational objectives through a wide range of functions.
It will also help managers who want to develop fully all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours. These include strategic decision making, setting direction and achieving results, building and leading teams, clear communication, developing skills and motivating others, fostering inclusive and ethical cultures, leading change, project management, financial management, innovation, risk management, & developing stakeholder relationships.
The formative On-Programme Assessment methods will be agreed between the HEI and employer, and are likely to include an appropriate mix of assignments, reports, practical exercises, projects, and feedback on behaviours via 360 degree feedback or equivalent mechanisms.
In addition the apprentice will create a portfolio of evidence, which will demonstrate how learning has been applied, their achievements and capabilities. It is a collection of evidence which demonstrates evidence of the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice has acquired against the standard, and supports application for professional recognition on achievement of the apprenticeship once the apprentice has passed their end-point assessment. There will be regular reviews (at least quarterly) between employer and HEI with a formal annual on-programme assessment of progress. Towards the end of the programme, the apprentice will undertake a synoptic work-based project, which will bring together elements of their learning from different parts of the programme and show their accumulated knowledge and understanding of management and its application in their organisation.
The End Point Assessment is by a robust panel interview, which will include a presentation on the synoptic work based project, review of portfolio evidence, and a question and answer session This combination will fully test that the apprentice meets all the requirements of the standard.
Successful apprentices will become chartered Members of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr MCMI).