Welcome to the cmbd - Level 5 Apprenticeships

Available from May 2017

For more information and to discuss your requirements please email apprentices@cmbd.org.uk

CMI Apprenticeship Brochure Level 5
Detailed assessment information and Knowledge and Behaviour requirements Level 5 (SFA)
Overview of the Knowledge and Behaviour requirements Level 5 (SFA)
Information on funding support for Levy/Non-Levy organisations (SFA)
CMBD Briefing on apprenticeships and the Levy

Level 5 Apprenticeship Overview Apprenticeships

An operations/departmental manager is generally someone who is able to manage teams and/or projects,
and has responsibility for planning, delivering and achieving departmental goals and objectives. They are
accountable to a more senior manager, head of department or small business owner, and are responsible
for the operational and/or policy delivery of the organisation’s strategy. It is applicable to professional managers from all sectors - the private, public or third sector - and all sizes of organisation. It will typically take up to 2 ½ years to complete, although the exact duration will be dependent on the previous experience of the individual.
This CMI apprenticeship has been designed to provide access to development opportunities for as wide a range of individuals as possible. This includes individuals who are at the start of their career and who wish to take their first steps into professional management, as well as those who may already have developed practical experience but who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills.
On completion, apprentices can register as full members with the Chartered Management Institute and those with 3 years’ of management experience can apply for Chartered Manager status through the CMI.
CMBD Level 5 Apprentices will complete the following programme:
- Completion and achievement of a relevant Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management (37 credits).
Work based project  
- Development of a portfolio of evidence  
- Regular Performance Reviews Regular performance reviews between apprentice and line manager
- Feedback from line manager, direct reports, peers and customers/stakeholders (inc 180/360 degree)
The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard, and be undertaken as follows:

- Assessment of knowledge through a test using scenarios, questions and responses
- Assessment of competency through a structured competency based interview
- Assessment of portfolio of evidence
- Presentation on work based project with Question and Answer session
- Continuing Professional Development Log reviewed and professional discussion
The End Point Assessment requires apprentices to demonstrate they have achieved the standard.
Apprenticeship Standard for Operations/Departmental Manager Occupation
An operations/departmental manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, and achieving
operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisations strategy.
They are accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. Working in the private, public or third
sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge,
skills and behaviours needed will be the same. Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering
operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and
resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.
Roles may include: Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Department Manager and specialist managers.
Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five
GCSEs at Grade C or higher.

For more information and to discuss your requirements please email apprentices@cmbd.org.uk

Centre for Management and Business Development – cmbd.org.uk