Level 5 Management Programme
During 2013, the BPIF was awarded over £1m of government funding to help upskill the Printing Industry. The BPIF gathered input from across the industry supply chain to understand the industries needs and the first BPIF Level 5 Management Programme was borne. Since then, the BPIF's Level 5 Management Programme has undergone constant evolution and with the launch of the Operations / Departmental Manager Standards during 2017, the BPIF has developed its programme further, to meet the needs of a transitioning industry. Industry experts are now part of the programme and deliver workshops in specialist areas that are required and used by the industry.
Although BPIF's programme has been designed with the needs of printing industry in mind, it is also designed to prepare its learners to enter management in other industries. The programme is also open to members of the British Office Supplies and Services (BOSS) industry and the BPIF is finding that learners from this industry mixed with learners from the printing industry enriches the learning experience for all.
To support the BPIF's learners' future opportunity for progression within the printing industry or any other industry the programme has been designed to include an ILM Level 5 Management qualification, whilst developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours to also achieve the Level 5 standard. Success in the qualification and the standard provides learners with the flexibility for progression in other industries.
The course is designed to meet the needs and aspirations of high-level achievers all the way through to learners who may have struggled in traditional education and may possess special educational needs and/or disabilities. The expectation is that the programme will add value not only to the learner but will allow businesses to improve their productivity and efficiencies.
Benefits for employers include:
• Improved knowledge, skills and behaviours (current and future leaders)
• Improved business performance (e.g. efficiency, quality and customer service)
• Increased motivation (delegates and their teams)
• Helps with succession planning
• Visible commitment and investment (delegates and their teams)
• Helps with career progression planning
Benefits for learners include:
• Improved knowledge, skills and behaviours to improve performance
• Help with career progression
• Increased job satisfaction
• Increased confidence
• Raised profile within your organisation and industry
• Platform for further learning
The course has been designed to cover 138 different key areas of knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an effective manager. Additional content has been included by the BPIF to further benefit learners and their employers.
Key themes include:
· Operational Management
· Project Management
· Leading People
· Managing People
· Building Relationships
· Awareness of Self
· Management of Self
· Decision Making
Key workshops include:
· Critical Thinking
· Making a Financial Case
· Continuing Professional Development
· Performance Management
· Negotiation & Persuasion
· Continuous Improvement Techniques
· Managing Improvement
· Understanding the Management Role
· Leading Innovation & Change
Learners are allocated a personal tutor and will be fully supported through the course.
The next Level 5 Management Programmes will begin in the North on Tuesday 10 September, Midlands on Friday 13 September and the South on Tuesday 24 September during September 2019.
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