Management SCQF 7
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About this qualification
Now more than ever leaders and managers need to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies vital for success in our fast-moving competitive environments. Our three levels of Modern Apprenticeship in Management support employees from roles starting as first line managers to senior managers and on to strategic management and directorship.
The full qualification structure can be found here.
What you will learn
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The following units are mandatory and are the core competencies for this qualification:
- Develop Your Knowledge, Skills and Competence
- Lead Your Team
- Manage People’s Performance at Work
- Provide Healthy, Safe, Secure and Productive Work Environments
There is a very large array of optional units. You can select units which are relevant to the role that you undertake.
- Develop Operational Plans
Promote Equality of Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion
Develop and Sustain Productive Working Relationships with Colleagues
Recruit, Select and Retain People
Support Individuals’ Learning and Development
Help Individuals Address Problems Affecting Their Performance
- Build Teams
Manage Conflict in Teams
Lead Meetings to Achieve Objectives
Initiate and Follow Disciplinary Procedures
Initiate and Follow Grievance Procedures
Manage the Use of Financial Resources
Manage Physical Resources
Manage the Environmental and Social Impacts of Your Work
Use Information to Take Effective Decisions
Communicate Information and Knowledge
Prepare for and Participate in Quality Audits
Manage Customer Service
Manage Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Induct Individuals into Their Roles
Manage the Redeployment of People
Manage Flexible Working
Promote Staff Wellbeing
Manage Quality Audits
Sell Products and Services
Develop and Sustain Collaborative Relationships with Other Departments
Monitor and Solve Customer Service Problems
Work with Others to Improve Customer Service
- Obtain Physical Resources
Implement Operational Plans
- Develop Operational Plans
If you are undertaking this qualification as a Modern Apprenticeship you will also gain National 4, 5 or 6 in the core skills shown below. These are the skills employers require from all employees. Some candidates may already have some of these, we will check your SQA record and you will not have to re-do if you have them already.
- Communication skills
- Problem Solving
- Working with others
If you are undertaking this qualification as a Modern Apprenticeship, you will be given the opportunity to gain an enhancement unit.
This means that you are allowed to choose an additional unit from outwith this qualification from our wide portfolio.
This could be from Business Admin, Customer Service, Digital Applications, Digital Marketing, Data Analytics, Hospitality, IT & Telecomms, Management or Project Management.
The aim of this is to enhance your CV and provide you with another area of skill.
How will you learn
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Undertaking a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) is a great way to get qualified whilst you work. It allows you to ‘earn whilst you learn’.
SVQs were created to provide people in the workplace with a qualification to evidence the role they are undertaking. To undertake an SVQ you must be in a role that enables you to evidence that you are undertaking the role as the qualification outlines.
The beauty is that there are many different ways to achieve the qualification. This enables us to fit the qualification around you and your employer.
Whilst our name may be ‘Virtual’ we actually deliver this qualification in a number of ways.
Online with Tutor Support
~ this method involves access to our online learning portal. Your tutor will meet with you online once a month (Teams or Zoom) to discuss tasks required and provide you with feedback. The tutor will also identify appropriate learning content and set access to this for you. There will be a requirement for workplace observation during the course of the qualification.
In the Workplace with Tutor Support
~ this method involves your tutor visiting you once a month. They will discuss tasks to be undertaken, provide feedback and observe performance in the workplace. You will be provided with access to our online learning portal to upload your evidence and access learning content.
~ Our in-house methodology has been very successful. Where there are more than four candidates within the same workplace our tutor will meet all in the group once a month. This is particularly useful for employees to share experiences and learn together. Currently during covid this is being delivered via Microsoft Teams.
The key learning on an SVQ comes from within the workplace. It’s about what you do on a day to day basis.
However, at the VLA we are proud of our wide range of learning content which is available to support our students and ‘plug’ knowledge gaps. Your tutor will identify what learning is required and set a learning plan with access to our resources to support you.
We provide learning content for all units.
One of the key benefits of undertaking an SVQ is the flexibility in the methods of assessment.
Unlike formal education assessment is made from the evidence you have produced for each unit. Assessment methods can be changed to fit learning styles, learning disabilities and personal or work commitments. Again this helps us to overcome any barriers to achievement.
We don’t do failure! We keep working with you until a unit is passed. There are no formal exams (exams only for Accounting and Project Management).
Assessment will involve one or all of the following:
~ Observation in the workplace. Where possible your tutor will observe you whilst you work. This is a great way to evidence that you know it and you can do it.
~ Questioning – oral or written. We will evidence your knowledge through questioning which can be a discussion with your tutor or written reports.
~ Work Products. This is a great way to evidence what you do within the workplace. Work products such as emails, reports, minutes of meetings, screenshots etc can all be used to evidence tasks undertaken.
Our mission at the VLA is to work with individuals ‘to break down the barriers to learning to ensure achievement for all’.
Many of our students and candidates come to us with barriers. These could be geographical, work or personal commitments, learning style or learning difficulty.
We work with you to identify any issues and develop a plan to support you. Our tutors are very experienced in this area and will happily amend and change your programme to support you.
How do I get started
How to get started
All you need to do to get the ball rolling is contact us. You can contact us in any of the following ways.
If you are keen to get started telephone is the quickest method. Other contact methods are responded to within 24 hours:
(t) 01349 853037
We will need to know how you will fund your qualification. We have a number of ways to help you fund your qualification.
If you are employed in a role that requires you to undertake activities relevant to the qualification it may be funded as an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are for ANY age.
We provide professional and vocational qualifications. This means that they are relevant to a work role. We generally would expect you to be in a role that allows you to undertake the activities being studied.
Our tutors will undertake an initial assessment with you to ensure the qualification is right for you and that you are able to undertake the activities required to gain the qualification. Experience, motivation and ability to be supported in the work place are all key factors.
When you contact us a member of our team will complete a booking form. When we have the information we will check funding methods. If needed we will help to complete the paperwork.
After this you will talk to a tutor via Teams or Zoom, who will do an initial assessment to ensure the qualification is right for you. They will then provide you with a 30 minute induction to get you started.
Hey presto! You can be up and running in the same day.