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This diploma equips individuals with the full range of skills necessary to become effective middle managers through to director level. It provides the practical knowledge and management techniques, leading to an understanding and appreciation of what is required to become successful and efficient in a more senior management role. The qualification is designed to improve performance within the organisation through a strong focus on real life experience and specific job roles. The diploma has been developed to improve confidence and give individuals the skills and knowledge that are required to develop an effective management style. Motivating teams, understanding change, planning finances and making organisational decisions form the operational and strategic approach of this diploma. It is advisable to first complete the Level 3 First Line Management certificate. However, this is not mandatory and completion of the diploma is based on operational learning and strategic modules. Certification All individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a professionally recognised qualification. The diploma can be a stepping-stone to future personal development and is designed to provide specific knowledge and skills for those individuals working towards the Level 4 NVQ in Management. Programme Structure The programme is available through distance learning, using workbooks and one-to-one or group visits from a BTAL adviser and skills development workshops. BTAL understands the demands that a management role can place on individuals and offers a flexible approach to learning, tailoring the programme to meet individual or organisational requirements. The programme typically takes 1 to 2 years to complete and contains a minimum of 220 hours development time plus time for assessments. It is important to note that the diploma is modular, allowing individuals to choose some modules outside the core learning programme. This flexible approach to learning ensures an exact fit with individuals? needs and workplace requirements. In addition to the workbooks the programme incorporates a variety of learning activities including: Work based projects Skill development workshops Work based assignments Objectives The objectives of the programme are to provide a range of modules that challenge and extend existing management skills and knowledge. The programme ensures that individuals can choose the modules best suited to their workplace and their objectives. The programme includes: Managing information and communication Focus on customer requirements, marketing and planning Maintaining and improving Health and Safety practices Implementing and understanding quality Developing individual management styles Recruitment and selection Managing performance Developing teams and individuals Benefits - Individual Provides individuals with a professionally recognised qualification Provides a flexible approach so individuals can choose the most appropriate modules to suit their management and workplace requirements Enhances both strategic thinking and operational knowledge while still working in a management role Ensures that individuals can learn from experience and incorporate this into their assignments - management in practice Improves their understanding of management practices and how this impacts on their role, employees and the organisation as a whole Benefits - Organisational Organisation gains a more effective and structured approach to management Improves management capability at a middle and senior level, positively affecting growth, structure and the profitability of the organisation Increases the skills and knowledge retained within the management team at a middle and senior level Improves recruitment practices and ensures the effective growth of the workforce Improves management practices such as objective setting, delegation and appraisals which benefits the organisation at all levels

This diploma equips individuals with the full range of skills necessary to become effective middle managers through to director level. It provides the practical knowledge and management techniques, leading to an understanding and appreciation of what is required to become successful and efficient in a more senior management role. The qualification is designed to improve performance within the...

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