The Leeds Health and Care Academy, in partnership with Leeds City College, are providing an exciting opportunity for health and care staff in Leeds to develop their understanding of project management. This fully-funded qualification equips learners with the tools and mind-set needed to navigate and deliver complex projects for their teams, and provides a unique opportunity for colleagues working in different organisations to collaborate and learn together.
During the course, you will learn how to plan for and deliver impactful projects, as well as how to manage risk, budgets and procurement. You will apply your new skills within your role, enabling you to learn whilst working on your daily tasks.
The course combines expanding your project management skillset alongside values-based leadership development, offering an impactful and well-rounded learning opportunity.
The cost of the course is fully-funded by the UK Apprenticeship Levy, so there’s no charge to the participant, or the employer.
Who is this course for?
Anybody who manages projects as part of their role! If you want to be more effective in the way that you manage projects, or future-proof or enhance your skills, as well as gain a recognised qualification, this course could be for you.
Some example participant job roles that this apprenticeship could be relevant for are below, but please note that this list is only an example, the apprenticeship is relevant for anybody working within the Leeds health and care sector who works on the delivery of projects.
- Project Manager
- Senior Project Manager
- Project Co-ordinator
- Commissioning Officer
- Programme Manager
- Business Manager
- Project Support
- Personal Assistant
Please note: this programme is not suitable for individuals who are already qualified Project Managers, or for those who hold a degree in Project Management.
What skills and experience does the course provide?
- How to work effectively as a Project Manager
- How best to prepare for projects
- The best planning methods to utilise
- Governance and control
- Managing risk
- Quality assurance
- Managing budgets
- Contracts and procurement
- Project handover and closure
This is an apprenticeship, and all participants will gain the internationally recognised Level 4 Project Management Qualification from the Association for Project Management (APM). You will be taught by industry experts who, as well as tuition, provide 1:1 monthly coaching to ensure that you are comfortable using your new project management skills at work. Apprenticeships are a brilliant way to develop your career and gain a qualification whilst still fulfilling your day-to-day role.
This course also offers a unique opportunity to network and build relationships with health and care colleagues across Leeds. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to speak to like-minded individuals who work in similar settings, who you can share best practice with – helping us to develop as one Team Leeds.
What is the time commitment?
The average weekly time commitment per applicant is 6 hours off the job, where you will be taking part in activities such as:
- Attending a course workshop
- Completing online learning
- Applying new skills in-role
- Researching and reading around best practice