What is special about this course?
The main aim of the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Award in First Line Management (Level 6) is to provide a general course for those who are moving into a job with a managerial component for the first time. Jobs such as administrators, supervisors, co-ordinators, team leaders and section heads are not titled 'manager' but all have managerial elements.
No formal qualifications are required.
It is probably useful to currently be in, or to have had experience of, a supervisory/managerial position to get the full benefit of the class.
The Role of a Manager
Personal Development Planning
Identifying Stakeholders and Planning to Meet Their Needs
Developing Effective Working Relationships
Managing Team Performance
How will I study my course?
Evening class sessions or online study
You will study by way of class-room based lectures and tutorials in College with online support materials. You can also study flexibly by online study only.
One assessment at the end of the course
How long will my course last?
Introduction to First Line Management
The course lasts 9 weeks
Where can I study my course?
September and January depending on numbers.
Further education tuition fees
If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.
Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.
Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.
If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
The course is registered for ITA funding and students are encouraged to enquire whether they are eligible for this. Some students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
What can I do on completion of my course?
This course would be beneficial for jobs such as administrators, project co-ordinators, team leaders, section heads and supervisors which all require managerial skills. The qualification may also help those who want to improve their career prospects within or outwith their current organisation.
Is there more information available online?
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