Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)
This course aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to successfully lead a team. Learners will develop skills in communication, leadership and personal performance management. The objectives of the qualification are to help to develop team leading skills that can be relied upon by employers in a range of industries.
Who is the course suitable for?
This qualification is ideal for practising or potential team leaders and will develop and enhance the skills needed to communicate with a range of stakeholders at different levels. Some of the assessments will rely upon evidence gathered from actual work situations. It would be helpful therefore if learners have access to relevant situations and opportunities.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials. You will need to fulfil the requirements of the assessment criteria by complying with the relevant literacy, numeracy and health and safety aspects of this qualification.
How is the course delivered?
Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria. As well as assignments set by your Tutor, evidence for the portfolio could include: worksheets, assessor observation, product evidence, candidate/manager/peer reports, record of professional discussions and recognition of prior learning. Learners will upload their work onto an online platform and communicate with their Tutor by this method. Learners will have guidance on suggested reading but it is their responsibility to conduct suitable research to enable completion of assignments.
The course is divided into 3 Groups: Mandatory Group A, Optional Group B and Optional Group C. Each group is made up of a number of Units and each unit has an associated number of credits. To be awarded the Diploma, learners must achieve a minimum of 40 credits. 22 credits will come from the Mandatory Group A and 12 from Group B. The 6 remaining credits can be taken from either Group B or C.
The programme will enable learners to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve career prospects and progress on to further specialist qualifications related to the context in which they work. This could be at Level 2 and Level 3.