Operational/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship – CMI Level 5 (Online and On Campus)

The Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management.

Staff learn on the job, applying new skills to their existing role. It is ideal for those who are, or who wish to become, Operational/Departmental Managers, or existing managers who have practical management skills, but wish to develop their theoretical understanding further.

This Apprenticeship will typically take 2½ years to complete but can take less depending on the prior experience of the individual and the specification of the employer.

The apprenticeship covers a wide range of business management skills and knowledge, including organisational performance, interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness.

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this apprenticeship through our Online and On Campus model.

Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop - meaning apprentices can fit their study around work commitments, minimising disruption in the workplace.

On campus, apprentices benefit from face-to-face classes at College with an experienced tutor. A combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussion encourage apprentices to apply theory to real-life workplace situations.

This modern, flexible approach to apprenticeship training empowers learners, minimises disruption to employers, and delivers tangible results in the workplace.

Apprentices will attend college or workplace study sessions once every month and will study online materials during allotted time at work.

  • Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development
  • Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
  • Managing Projects to Achieve Results
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Finance

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices though most will be expected to hold 5 GCSEs at grade C or higher. Prior experience may also be considered. Apprentices should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum of level 2 or equivalent. Where this is not the case, apprentices must complete these by the end of the Apprenticeship. It is also recommended that the apprentice is supported to become digitally literate where this is important to their role.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is an opportunity to study CMI courses at higher levels up to level 8.

Please contact the Business Development team to find out more and apply: employer.services@bdc.ac.uk

Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus apprenticeships, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, learners are able to continue their studies seamlessly during any college closure. ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors.

Hear from our employers

VolkerFitzpatrick Apprentices

Employers we work with

  • VolkerFitzpatrick
  • Vinci
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Bouygues
  • Transport for London