With the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017, Create the Space was tasked with developing comprehensive and highly interactive management and leadership Programmes that mapped to the Management Apprenticeship standards at Level 3 and 5; and specifically contextualised for the Rail industry.
Through consultation with NTAR and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), we developed two new Leadership and Management programmes which result in the learners achieving a new CMI qualification at Level 3 and Level 5 as well as completing their apprenticeship.
- Level 3 is a 12-18 month mixed media programme with 5 x 2-day collaborative workshops at its heart
- Level 5 is a 2-year mixed media programme with 6 x 2-day collaborative workshops at its heart and a business improvement project completed in the workplace.
The programmes are underpinned with pre- and post-workshop activities, access to online resources, and provide Managers with opportunities to transfer tasks into the workplace together with ongoing assessment and feedback.
A social media learning community is provided for participants in the Programme to share their successes and challenges and to expand on topics from the Programme.