Graduate Development Programme
Talent development is a critical part of successful economic growth. Whether you are a new or existing employee or perhaps seeking employment, the Graduate Development Programme (GDP) will enhance your existing skills by guiding you through a business improvement project to completion. Through virtual and face to face sessions you will develop your professional leadership and management techniques, supporting you into your first leadership position. Throughout your journey you will be mentored by a business professional, and on completion you will be awarded a CMI L5 in Management and Leadership certificate through the Chartered Management Institute.
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8 hours per month contact time to include practical classes, online classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials
Mandatory Additional Study
You will be expected to complete two assignments where additional time may be required
You will complete a Business Improvement project which is aligned to your qualification
- Hold a Level 5 qualification (HND, Foundation Degree or Degree)
- Have the right to work in the EU Hold an appropriate visa (if applicable)
- Be available to complete a business improvement project within 24 weeks
English Language Requirements for International students:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
- PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English
- Tier 4 Students SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
Equivalent qualifications include
- GCSE English Grade C
- Successful completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
- Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
- ESOL Level 2
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include coursework, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.
Professional mentoring will provide continual and ongoing support / feedback
The professional qualification is assessed through two assignments.
Where will it take me?
This programme will help build talent and increase your employability and earning potential. 97% of graduates who have participated in this programme have retained or secured full time permanent employment as a result of successful completion of the programme.
How will it make me more employable?
Professional work experience will build your industry knowledge, expertise and confidence. Having a professional qualification will also increase your opportunities and add to your CV. Peer networking and exposure to a number of companies will raise your profile.
After graduate employment, 97% of previous candidates have secured graduate positions as a direct result of participating on the programme and 100% of past participants would recommend the programme to other graduates.
The CMI Certificate will enable you to strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle management by focusing on personal development and undertaking a management project with tangible outcomes for the employer.
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