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Professional management courses to drive business forward

8 August 2017

In any organisation, strong and effective leadership and management is imperative for success. Across all industries and sectors management is a fundamental function, and managers equipped with strong leadership skills ensure their teams achieve the fullest potential. Gloucestershire College has a suite of courses accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), offering high quality, flexible professional development in leadership and management.

New course available in coaching and mentoring

The latest addition to GC is the ILM Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring Level 3. This qualification is ideal for those in their first management roles who would benefit from developing the tools and confidence to coach others. Coaching and mentoring is an essential aspect of management to ensure that all employees are nurtured and allowed to grow, develop and learn new skills; it impacts on professional satisfaction, employee morale and organisational goals.

Significant benefits for learners and employers

Learners establish what it takes to be an effective coach and learn about coaching models, tools and techniques to support them, whilst profiting from the opportunity to put newly acquired skills into practice by carrying out supervised coaching sessions.

Blended learning with both online and on campus delivery means that learners can fit the course around their current work and life commitments. This modern and flexible approach ensures that students benefit from quality, professional development that works; employers benefit through their employees developing key management skills whilst continuing with their role.   

Employers can be reassured that their managers develop as coachers and are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding required to be effective.

A range of courses to suit each business 

Gloucestershire College’s range of management courses offer a variety of pathways for developing professional skills. Whether an organisation is looking to upskill its current staff with higher education courses accredited by ILM, or pursue a CMI apprenticeship (can be undertaken by new and existing members of staff), plenty of flexible options are available at GC.

Higher education qualifications:

  • ILM Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (Level 3)
  • ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Level 5)
  • ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Level 7)

Apprenticeship qualifications:

  • CMI Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • CMI Diploma in Leadership and Management (Level 5)

All of the courses available support developing strong leaders within your organisation; the options are suited to managers at different levels of their career, with flexibility that fits around every day work and life commitments.

To find out more about any of the Management and Leadership training on offer at Gloucestershire College, visit

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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