Ignite Training expands apprenticeship portfolio

Posted on: 27th Sep 2022

Ignite Training is pleased to confirm it has expanded its apprenticeship delivery portfolio to accommodate individuals aspiring to develop their leadership and management skills.

The Oxfordshire-based RoATP Registered Training Provider will deliver two new apprenticeship programmes from the beginning of the new academic year in September. They are:

  • Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor
  • Level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager

Both apprenticeships will be delivered nationally and support Ignite Training’s long-term objective to develop a skilled workforce for the future while establishing itself as a high-quality provider for learners, employers and partner agencies.

Natalie Davis, Project Manager at Ignite Training, said both qualifications will support team leaders and managers in developing new and existing skills relevant to their line of work.

“Ignite Training has developed a national reputation for delivering quality, cost-effective, apprenticeships to schools, coaching companies and professional sports clubs,” said Natalie.

“After broadening our portfolio delivery to marketing and content production 12 months ago, we’re excited to offer organisations across the UK our latest apprenticeship provisions which focus on leadership and management.

“Both programmes can be adapted to suit multiple sectors with tailored training ensuring every apprentice gets the most out of their studies.

“We’ve received a positive response to the launch of both courses and look forward to welcoming our first cohort of learners at the beginning of the new academic year.”

Oxfordshire Youth is one of the first organisations to enrol its staff onto Ignite Training’s new programmes.

The charity works with children and young people aged 0-25 by delivering its skills, wellbeing and supportive services and will enrol three members of staff onto Ignite’s latest apprenticeships.

Harriet Leach, Senior HR Manager at Oxfordshire Youth, said: “We are passionate about learning and development for our staff, and believe Ignite’s new apprenticeship provisions are the best way to achieve excellence in the service we provide young people and the youth sector.

“By completing an apprenticeship, managers can put the skills they are learning to use straight away and demonstrate their personal and professional development. It allows them to take ownership of their learning and become the leaders and managers they want to be.”

Further information about both of our new apprenticeships can be read below.

If you represent an organisation considering hiring an apprentice, speak to our friendly team who can provide more information by emailing hello@ignitetraininguk.com or contacting Natalie direct via n.davis@ignitesportuk.com.

Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor

Who is the course for?

This apprenticeship will suit an employee who can take responsibility for managing a team or project.

A Junior Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson or Shift Manager would be suitable for studying this apprenticeship.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn how to support, manage and develop team members, how to manage projects, how to plan and monitor workloads and resources.

Lessons also teach you how to take responsibility for delivering operational plans, resolving problems and building relationships.

At the conclusion of this apprenticeship, you’ll be equipped with the skills to communicate organisation strategy and team purpose, build a high-performing team and to negotiate effectively.

How long does it last?

Typically, this apprenticeship will last between 12-18 months. Training includes:

  • Weekly access to a skills coach / tutor
  • Eleven face-to-face masterclass sessions
  • Embedded skills learnt in the workplace

Your apprenticeship will end with an End Point Assessment (EPA).

Level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager

Who is the course for?

This course is the equivalent to a foundation degree, and is therefore suitable for an individual who already has team management and project management experience.

Key responsibilities prior to enrolling should be:

  • Creating and delivering operational plans
  • Managing projects
  • Leading and managing teams
  • Managing change
  • Financial and resource management

What will I learn?

Content on the course coupled with on-the-job experiences will help apprentices understand key business development tools, how to lead multiple and remote teams and how to approach partner and stakeholder relationships.

You’ll also be able to support, manage and communicate change, plan, organise and manage resources, communicate organisational vision, manage talent and performance and give constructive feedback.

How long does it last?

Apprentices will typically complete this apprenticeship in 18-24 months. Training includes:

  • Weekly access to a skills coach
  • Eleven face-to-face masterclass sessions
  • Embedded skills learnt in the workplace

Your apprenticeship will end with an End Point Assessment (EPA).

About Ignite Training

Established in 1999, Ignite’s primary aim is to actively inspire people, and to help create a sense of achievement for everyone. Based in Oxford and operating nationally, we provide a portfolio of training and services to individuals, schools and the sports industry, ranging from weekly clubs for tots to adult courses and apprenticeships.

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