Management Apprenticeship programmes

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The Management Apprenticeship programmes are for existing Professional Services Staff who are aspiring, new or established team leaders/supervisors or managers. This could be the perfect development opportunity, so why not explore this further! 

The programmes have been designed to allow staff to gain practical management skills whilst working in their current role thus bringing together on the job experience, and formal training that will equip individuals with the knowledge and skills for the next steps in their career. 

Please note:

  • Cohort 3 commences in April and May 2022.
  • A virtual drop-in session is being held on the 30th March 3-4pm. See the 'Virtual drop-in sessions & expression of interest' section below to find out more.

Why an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a work-based programme which means that individuals can have study time in work towards their apprenticeship, thus building their skills base and contributing positively to their team through the completion of process improvement projects.

The Management Apprenticeship programmes will develop the essential skills required to be an exceptional manager. Both programmes are open to all existing Professional Services Staff and there are no age restrictions.

  

Time commitment and support

The next cohorts are due to commence in April and May 2022  and will require individuals to attend 10 workshops spread over the course of the apprenticeship. 

The programmes require individuals to spend 20% of their working hours towards off the job training in order to develop new skills, knowledge and behaviours which could be used to help improve the efficiency of the division, and also positively impact motivation and engagement levels. The time can be dedicated to a range of activities including real process improvement projects that align with the Schools strategy, job shadowing, online learning and the completion of assignments and workbooks.

Time spent on off the job training, should be approached in a similar manner to regular staff development training in terms of workload management. Therefore, if there are any associated costs, this should be covered from the existing budget.

Throughout the duration of the programme, support will be provided by the:

  • individuals line manager
  • Organisational Learning team
  • programme tutor 
  • Digital Skills Lab (to improve/develop the digital skills required to support learning)

Individuals should take advantage of the IT Freebies offered by the Data & Technology Services division, to further support learning. This includes free copies of Microsoft Office software.

The Management Apprenticeship programmes

Level 3 Supervisor Apprenticeship

The Level 3 Supervisor Apprenticeship is designed for team leaders and supervisors. Individuals may be established, new or aspiring but must have some supervisory responsibility whilst completing the apprenticeship as this will provide the exposure and experience needed to successfully complete the assessments. 

At the end of the programme, individuals can achieve the Level 3 Supervisor apprenticeship and the nationally recognised  ILM Certificate in the Principles of Leadership and Management.

The programme will include the following:

  • Self-Awareness 

  • Management of Self 

  • Problem Solving/Decision Making 

  • Project Management

  • Finance

  • Operational Management

  • Leading People 

  • Managing People 

  • Building Relationships

  • Communication

See full programme timetable here.

Important points to note:

Individuals:

  • will need to evidence English and Maths GCSE's (or the UK equivalent) at grades A-C. If you do not have either of these qualifications, the Level 2 Functional skills in English/Maths will need to be completed alongside the apprenticeship qualification. Support will be provided with this.

  • should not already hold a management qualification at Level 3 or above.

  • should have an LSE employment contract in place which lasts for at least the full duration of the apprenticeship programme.

  • should have their line managers support prior to applying.

All other eligibility criteria should be met as set out in the Apprenticeship funding rules.

 

 Level 5 Operational Manager Apprenticeship

The Level 5 Operational Manager Apprenticeship is designed for managers leading operations or departments. Individuals may be established, new or aspiring but must have this level of people management responsibility or work regularly with others in project teams.

At the end of the programme, individuals can achieve the Level 5 Operational Manager Apprenticeship and the nationally recognised ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management.

The programme will include the following:

  • Self-Awareness 

  • Management of Self 

  • Problem Solving/Decision Making 

  • Project Management

  • Finance

  • Operational Management

  • Leading People 

  • Managing People 

  • Building Relationships 

  • Communication

See full programme timetable here. 

Important points to note

Individuals:

  • will need to evidence English and Maths GCSE's (or the UK equivalent) at grades A-C. If you do not have either of these qualifications, the Level 2 Functional skills in English/Maths will need to be completed alongside the apprenticeship qualification. Support will be provided with this.

  • should not already hold a management qualification at Level 5 or above

  • should have an LSE employment contract in place which lasts for at least the full duration of the apprenticeship programme.

  • should have their line managers support before applying.

All other eligibility criteria should be met as set out in the Apprenticeship funding rules.

Jargon and Myth buster

Despite the growth in apprenticeships, there are still some common misconceptions and phrases that need to be clarified, and so we have put together a Myth buster and Jargon buster document to help.

Virtual drop-in session & expression of interest

If you missed the briefing sessions which took place on the 22nd and 23rd March, but have questions about the programmes or would like support with your application, please stop by the virtual drop-in session at any time between 3-4pm on 30th March 2022.

Sign up to the drop-in session here. Alternatively, express your interest here to receive an application pack.

For further details on the above Management programmes or apprenticeships in general, please contact the Organisational Learning Programme Coordinator at HR.Learning@lse.ac.uk.