First Line Management - Level 3 CMI

Start Date Cost
Monday 5th June 2017 £350

Course summary

These qualifications are designed for team leaders, to support the development of their skills in leading a team, making sure that the team’s work achieves organisational objectives, and contributes to planning, problem solving and decision making.

Progression

  • Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in First Line Management
  • NVQ in Management at Level 3
  • Management positions within your own or future organisation

Entry requirements

  • You must have a good level of literacy and be working at or towards employment at team leader/management level.
  • We never set anyone up to fail so we'll arrange for you to complete a short pre-course questionnaire, just to ensure the course and level is perfect for you and you're ready to take on a distance learning programme. At this point you'll get the opportunity to discuss your choice with your tutor if you wish, and we can also advise you on the best combination going forward. Although you can select the units at the start, your situation may change part way through the programme. In this instance, we're flexible and can adapt to your own individual requirements.

Course content

For the Award and Certificate, you are able to choose the units most suitable for your own personal circumstances.  If you choose the Diploma, you must complete all mandatory units and select one or two optional units up to seven credits.  

To gain the Award in First Line Management you must compete 6 credits (one unit)

To gain the certificate in First Line Management you must complete 13 credits, (two units)

  • Unit 3001 Personal development as a first line manager - 6 credits
  • Unit 3002 Resource Planning - 6 credits
  • Unit 3003 Meeting stakeholder needs - 6 credits
  • Unit 3004 Managing and communicating information - 6 credits
  • Unit 3005 Identifying development opportunities - 6 credits
  • Unit 3006 Recruitment and selection process - 6 credits
  • Unit 3007 Maintaining quality standards - 6 credits
  • Unit 3008 Improving team performance - 7 credits
  • Unit 3009 Management communication - 6 credits
  • Unit 3010 Being a leader - 6 credits
  • Unit 3017 Introduction to first line management - 6 credits
  • Unit 3018 Corporate social responsibility - 6 credits

To gain the Diploma in First Line Management you must complete all units from Group A and 7 credits from Group B

Group A

  • Unit 3001 Personal development as a first line manager - 6 credits
  • Unit 3002 Resource Planning - 6 credits
  • Unit 3003 Meeting stakeholder needs - 6 credits
  • Unit 3004 Managing and communicating information - 6 credits
  • Unit 3005 Identifying development opportunities - 6 credits

Group B

  • Unit 3006 Recruitment and selection process - 6 credits
  • Unit 3007 Maintaining quality standards - 6 credits
  • Unit 3008 Improving team performance - 7 credits
  • Unit 3009 Management communication - 6 credits
  • Unit 3010 Being a leader - 6 credits
  • Unit 3017 Introduction to first line management - 6 credits
  • Unit 3018 Corporate social responsibility - 6 credits
  • Unit 4002 Managing stakeholders' expectations - 7 credits
  • Unit 4004 Understanding team dynamics - 7 credits
  • Unit 4005 Management report writing - 7 credits
  • Unit 4006 Management and leadership influencing skills - 7 credits
  • Unit 4008 Promoting equality and diversity - 7 credits

Timings and Assessments

  • Start anytime
  • Approximately one month per module
  • You will be provided with assignment briefs together with a workbook from CMI.  You will be required to produce one written assignment per unit which once complete, will be uploaded to an on-line learning platform.  The assignments will then be forwarded to CMI for marking and quality assurance and your results will be available within six weeks.  
  • You will be provided with a tutor contact who will be able to help and support you whilst you're studying with us.  We want you to be successful, therefore your tutor will check your assignments before submission and provide guidance when required in order to ensure you have met the requirements. 

Costs and Resources

  • The Award starts at £350, Certificate £750 and Diploma £1,400
  • The diploma course is eligible for the 19+ Advanced Learning Loan. If you are 19 years old or over and meet the eligibility criteria, you will be able to apply for a loan to cover the full course fee. You will find more information on the following website: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.
  • Pathways Workbooks are provided with each module.
  • To help you with your studies, and as a CMI student you will be provided with complementary access to Management Direct which holds a vast array of e learning materials, e books, journals, checklists etc. 
  • For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Contact

  • For further information about this course please contact a member of the Fast Forward Team on 01793 732892 or email: FastForward@newcollege.ac.uk
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