Provider partnership's new leadership courses can use 'apprentice levy' pot

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 27 Feb 2018

TWO leadership and management qualifications have this month been launched through the exciting new Catch Skills and North Lindsey College partnership.

To be delivered on site at Stallingborough, and accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, both the Level Three Team Leader/Supervisor Diploma and the Level Five Operations/Departmental Manager programmes will be offered as apprenticeships for employers to access.  

The pathways are suitable for all levels of experience, from existing managers with significant management responsibilities, to supervisors and junior managers. They are aimed to improve the productivity, efficiency and management of key resources within companies by offering an accredited qualification to upskill the workforce. 

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The programmes are available for as little as £500 per person and employers who are paying the apprenticeship levy can use levy funds to pay for the training. 

The courses are delivered through blended learning with a requirement to come on site to Catch roughly three days per quarter. 

Head of Catch Skills, James McIntosh, said: “The launch of these programmes comes at a good time for those in local industry who have been affected by the apprenticeship levy and already recruit young apprentices in several areas across the businesses. This has left employers with a large pot of levy funds in their account with no routes to market to train people. These pathways provide a solution to upskill existing members of staff in the vital areas of leadership and management. 

“The levy should be seen as an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce and gain them valuable qualifications that can aid their personal development. Even for non-levy paying employers, the Level

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Three and Level Five Management qualifications would normally be a much higher cost so the apprenticeship route allows the smaller companies to access the same qualifications at a much more reasonable price.  

“I am looking forward to working with North Lindsey College to further develop these and other pathways led by our employers’ demand to meet their training needs.”

For more information on registering for these courses, email 

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