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Leadership and Management - Apprenticeships & Courses 

To support the growth of dynamic, resilient managers, Gloucestershire College offers a suite of professionally accredited qualifications for local employers and their staff. The apprenticeships provide high-quality, flexible, training opportunities that can be paid for by the Apprenticeship Levy.

Leading from the front with our quality apprenticeship programmes

Across all industries, management is a fundamental function. Managers with strong leadership skills will ensure their teams achieve their true potential and help an organisation deal with challenges expertly. Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI),  the College's professional apprenticeships offer flexible delivery options to suit your organisation's management development strategy.

Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship

The Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 qualification has been developed with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for first line managers, team leaders and supervisors with responsibility for supporting, managing and developing team members.

It will support those new to managing projects, who are responsible for planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans or resolving problems.

The qualification will focus on: leading and managing people, project management, finance, decision making and taking responsibility.

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Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 

Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is aimed at managers who are looking to develop strategic skills. It will support managers of teams or projects who are tasked with delivering strategic, operational and departmental goals and objectives.

The qualification will focus on: strategic planning, creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, supporting people through coaching and mentoring.

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Operations / Departmental Manager Level 5

Flexible part-time and short courses

Designed to fit around you and your commitments, our courses provide professionals with a chance to gain quality, recognised qualifications. Reach your goals, improve your business and grow in your career. 

FREE ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management Level 3 (usually costs £1,987)

If you or your staff members are 19 or over and don't have a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A Levels), study for FREE to gain in-demand skills. If you have management responsibilities but no formal training, this ILM accredited Level 3 online course will train you in motivation and communication, as well as leading teams through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures. 



Part-time courses

Our professional part-time courses are ideal for middle and senior managers looking to study towards qualifications in their spare time. Our leadership courses will help professionals progress in their career and improve productivity within the workplace. 

BTEC Diploma in Team Leading (12 months)

ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management Level 3 (12 months)

ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management Level 3 - online course via iTrain (8 months)

Business HNC (10 months)

For more information about our part-time leadership courses, get in touch with our Employer Training & Apprenticeships team via:


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