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Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership

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Develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to take you to the next level.

With an emphasis on celebrating Women in Leadership and diversity as a whole, this programme aims to inspire, motivate, and empower current female leaders and stimulate future talented women to meet their potential.

The programme explores the key strategies for leadership and development objectives to meet career goals and inspire a shift in mindset.

In addition to the qualification standard requirements, the programme also addresses imposter syndrome, the power of female rage, dealing with unconscious bias, believing your inner voice, and championing yourself. As well as enrichment activities which address ‘taboo’ topics such as stereotyping, menopause, hepeating and progressing your career after maternity.

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Who is it for?

The programme is suitable for people who are working in roles such as Operations Manager, Regional Manager or Department Manager.

Their key responsibilities may include:

  • Managing projects
  • Leading and managing teams
  • Talent management
  • Creating and delivering operational plans
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Financial and resource management

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Programme Journey

Leading Self

Leading Self

1. Management of Self

The first part of ‘Women in Leadership’ journey starts through the process of self management.

2. Self-Awareness

Building on your personal effectiveness, here you will further reflect on your own performance and impact. Through the application of self-awareness tools you will develop your emotional intelligence and awareness of unconscious bias.

3. Problem Solving & Decision Making

In the final part of the Leading Self section, you will be provided with the tools and techniques to efficiently solve problems and make difficult decisions.

Leading Others

Leading Others

4. Building Relationships

In the first part of the Leading Others section, you will develop a deeper understanding of effective relationships with partners and stakeholders.

5. Managing People

Playing an integral role in your teams performance, you will develop your competence in managing people. Here you will explore how to optimise your teams performance including how to recruit talent and how through effective performance & talent management processes you will enhance the development of high performance teams.

6. Leading People

In order to be a great leader, you must understand your leadership style and your impact on your organisational culture. With you will develop your ability to motivate others and improve performance through coaching & mentoring. You will also develop a deeper understanding of leading & managing change.

Leading the Business

Leading the Business

7. Project Management & finance

In the first part of the Leading the Business section you will explore effective project management, including managing budgets and consideration of the financial implications of your decisions. You will engage with different tools and techniques to impact positive change within the business; enabling the achievement of business results.

8. Operational Management

Effective operational business planning is an essential skill for a great leader. Here you will develop your understanding of operational management approaches. You will gain a deeper understanding of management systems, data security and contingency planning while being able to identify barriers to overcome in order to initiate change.

Communication

Communication

Effective communication is an essential part of leadership and underpins the entire apprenticeship journey. Throughout all the workshops, you will be building on your communication knowledge and skills, from gaining a more thorough understanding of interpersonal skills and the different forms of communication to being able to apply them appropriately in situations such as when giving constructive feedback.

Behaviours

Behaviours

During the programme, in addition to developing your leadership knowledge and skills, you will also be developing your character to excel at leadership and management. Throughout your journey you will demonstrate the behaviours required of a successful leader; responsibility, inclusivity, agility, and professionalism.

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Engaging Materials

We have invested heavily in creating our own content for our programmes, providing our learners with hours of resources.  From Brilliant Minds – which pulls on the expertise of subject matter experts – to The Knowledge –  a workbook, textbook and review of latest leadership thinking, all in one place, our innovative content ensures our learners are always engaged!

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Programme
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Programme Level

Programme Level

The programme maps to a Level 5 advanced apprenticeship standard.

Programme Duration

Programme Duration

The average programme length is 18 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment.

Commitment

Commitment

Average of 29 working hours per month. We have designed our programme in a way that ensures learners achieve these hours through the completion of the tasks set. These are often naturally occurring activities that will be undertaken in work.

Eligibility

Eligibility

The learner must work at least 50% of their time in England and must not have a qualification at the same level or above in this subject area.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements unless specified by the employer.

Assessment

Assessment

Achievement is gained through completion of End Point Assessments which are carried out by an Independent End Point Assessment Organisation.

Levy Funding available

As we are a Government Registered Apprenticeships Training Provider, you can use your Levy to fund this programme. Not enough funds in your Levy account? Don’t worry, the government will co-fund 95% of the programme costs.

Funded up to £7,000 per learner

Tristia Harrison, CEO

We’re delighted to launch our Women in Leadership Apprenticeship, in partnership with Raise the Bar. The new programme will support our emerging female leaders through the early stages of their development and their career. Diverse organisations outperform non-diverse organisations. And I can’t wait to hear the feedback from our colleagues on session one.

Ian Turner, Talent Director

To be able to see the learners develop, lead their own teams, gain promotions and be able to celebrate their success is what our Apprenticeship team thrive upon

Janette Healey
Head of Apprenticeships

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