Not going to Uni? There’s another path to success.

Once seen as the poor relative of further education, modern Apprenticeships are far more than a backup plan or a fall-back if you didn’t get the A level results you needed for your university of choice.

Apprenticeships offer an on-the-job learning experience that simply can’t be replicated in the classroom – and the chance to earn as you learn. This means that, rather than being a second choice, opting for an apprenticeship could see you climbing the career ladder sooner, with less student debts, and gaining invaluable in-role experience as you complete your studies.

When you’ve followed a path through education that traditionally wants to guide you towards university, it can feel like the bottom has dropped out of your world if you don’t get the A level grades you were hoping for – but we have guided a great many people through their Level 3 and Level 5 diplomas in Leadership and Development, who have gone on to achieve successful, top-level careers in a wide range of industries.

Apprenticeships in Leadership and Development can take you anywhere – no matter what professional environment you see in your future, the invaluable skills you’ll learn during the process will bring out your best and take you to the top of your game.

Even if you achieved top marks across the board in your A levels, university might not be the direction you see yourself going in – after all, it’s another three years of debts and shared accommodation that just might not be your bag; instead, consider embracing the opportunity to cement your leadership skills, earn as you progress, and let us oversee your apprenticeship.

Call us today for more details, and download our programme guide to see exactly what Management Apprentice can do for you.

Leadership skills you can learn with us 

There is so much more to leadership and management than simply ‘being in charge’ – and it’s something which comes with experience, and the right guidance. The right guidance is where we come in – and we’ll help you through the full programme of your learning as you gain the experience you need to succeed.

But what, exactly, do you need to learn to be a great leader or manager? Here’s just some of the areas we cover in our Level 3 and Level 5 Diplomas:

Communication

Not just telling people what to do – but effectively communicating what you need to, why you need tasks to be fulfilled, who you trust to do those things, and how you listen to your team in response. Communication is a two-way street, and it’s just as important to listen as it is to speak – and the best leaders know the right time for both.

Organisation

Managing the day-to-day tasks that come with managing a team, heading up a business, and ensuring that everything runs smoothly can be quite the challenge – and part of your learning is how to prioritise your workload, delegate to the appropriate people, and ensure that everything goes to plan, all tasks are completed, and any surprises are effectively managed.

How to manage people

As well as being ‘in charge’ and leading from the front, leaders and managers have to understand their team, as a whole and as individuals, and how to meet their needs as well as expecting a high standard from them in the workplace. Managing people can be challenging, particularly if you’re new to a senior position – so you’ll learn, in practice and in theory, how to handle complex situations, how to communicate in challenging times, and how to inspire and guide your team.

Project Management

Knowing what to do, when, and in what order can seem overwhelming – so we’ll teach you to break a project down into smaller tasks, understand how to prioritise and delegate, and plan for every eventuality, ensuring that no balls get dropped and nothing is left unfinished on your watch!

Finance

Business relies on profit – and keeping track of this profit, the costs of running a business, the income brought in, and the accounting of all those figures is something you’ll have to understand, even if the accounting itself is carried out by someone else; an understanding of the figures and how they are impacted by the performance of your team is a vital component in successful leadership.

Problem Solving

Sometimes things don’t go entirely to plan – and it’s up to you to find a way through the situation; problem solving can mean anything from rearranging a rota to dealing with angry customers, and anything in between – and you need to learn how to keep your cool and break the situation down so that you can handle it.

Self-Awareness

Key to great leadership is understanding your own strengths and weaknesses – and those of everyone in your team, so that you can work as a cohesive whole to be sure that everything is done well. It isn’t your job as leader to be bigger, better and louder than your team – it’s your job to understand how everyone functions together, and this means that self-awareness is a key skill.

As you can see, there’s a lot to learn but don’t worry; we are there for every step of the process, and we work with the organisation you work for to create a supportive network of people who will guide you through the learning process, support you in applying what you learn to the workplace, and answer any questions or concerns you might have as the learning progresses.

Call us today, or download our guide, to learn more about the courses we run, and why they are right for you.