Leadership and Management Courses

Leaders are the driving force of your business; accelerate their success with leadership and management training that transforms their skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Through research, experience and evaluation of leadership style across different industries, we have developed leadership qualifications that balance individual development with organisational impact. These qualifications focus on Lifetime’s five key leadership principles.

Focusing on your leaders creates a culture of learning, showcases your commitment to development and unlocks the potential of your talent pipeline.

Leadership and Management Training from Lifetime

Lifetime Training are a leading provider of management apprenticeships, ensuring that training delivers measurable business impact and creates a culture of positive behaviours and self-development. Not only do learners receive a nationally recognised apprenticeship but within our Management Level 3 and Operations Management Level 5 they will also receive a CMI qualification as part of the training.

Leadership and management qualifications can be delivered within any industry across all departments. This means you can provide professional training across your whole business, driving efficiencies and delivering tangible improvements for people and processes.

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Lifetime are proud to be an approved provider by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to deliver CMI Leadership and Management Certificates as part of our L3 and L5 Leadership and Management qualifications.

Leadership and management apprenticeship standards

Level 3 Leadership and Management Qualification

CMI Certified

This qualification is for new or developing managers, it is 15+ months long and suited to individuals who are honing their leadership skills, knowledge and behaviours. It provides essential development so individuals become confident in their abilities, positively impact wider teams, improve productivity and support innovation across the business. On completion they will receive Team Leader Supervisor Level 3 apprenticeship standard and the CMI Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership Level 3. View more programme details

Level 4 Project Management Qualification

This qualification is for individuals who have responsibility for running small, medium, or large projects. It is 15+ months long and will focus on key skills such as planning, organisation, leadership, management, and communication skills. Essential to business and project success, this qualification ensures individuals utilise resources with suitable skills, experience, and knowledge to work in a motivated and integrated team. On completion they will receive Level 4 Associate Project Management apprenticeship standard and Association of Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification. View more programme details

Level 5 Leadership and Management Qualification

CMI Certified

This qualification, for your established operational leaders, is 18+ months and suited to individuals who are managing managers and directly impacting operational success. It provides in-depth strategic training based on real life operational situations to provide actionable and relevant development. Individuals will focus on improving core managerial and operational techniques to drive business results. On completion they will receive Operations Departmental Manager Level 5 apprenticeship standard and the CMI Leadership and Management Level 5 certificate. View more programme details

Level 5 Professional Coaching Qualification

This qualification is 15+ months and is suited to individuals who are leaders in your organisation but may not directly manage large operational teams or departments. This qualification is for individuals in roles that can directly impact other colleagues’ professional and personal performance and development, even if they are not responsible for the operational impact that development may have. This individual may work with other senior leaders across the company, or within a team of leaders to develop a culture of coaching and feed into the wider HR and L&D strategy. On completion they will receive Coaching Professional Level 5 apprenticeship standard and can gain recognition from a Professional Coaching Association. View more programme details

Why Leadership and management training is important

Our leadership and management qualifications have been developed to ensure your leaders deliver measurable business impact. Leading their teams and projects effectively and creating a culture of positive behaviours and self-development.

Leadership and management benefits

There are many reason why leadership and management training is important:

Expertise breeds excellence across the organisation

New perspectives produce fresh ideas

Tangible improvements produce positive results

Develop a culture of behaviour change

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Our Enhanced Delivery

To align our leadership training with today’s world, we have enhanced our delivery style to suit the way individuals learn, using the latest online resources, learning technologies and interactive sessions to create a varied and blended approach to training. Delegates on our programmes will have a clear learning plan made up of bite-sized content in a variety of formats that suite their learning style.

Supported by dedicated coaches and opportunities to work alongside peers, learning becomes part of their day to day and aligns directly to their in-work projects, activities, and responsibilities. Embedding a self-improvement philosophy.

Our Core Leadership Training Principles

Personal Effectiveness and Resilience

Understand and evaluate your own leadership style, how to adapt your style to positively impact your team and create a personal development plan.

Influencing through Effective Communication

Successfully challenge, instruct, and negotiate with all layers of the business and deliver communications through a range of media and technologies.

Building Trusted Relationships

Identify, manage, and share best practice, work with integrity and confidence and develop effective performance management techniques.

Leading and Managing Change

Lead behaviour change, manage resistance to change and identify risks and solutions through expert project management.

Driving Operational and Financial Success

Upskill in strategic planning to create and deliver operational plans and commercial objectives.

Leadership and Management Case Studies
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We have seen real business benefits from the leadership skills that our delegates have gained from Lifetime’s Level 5 programme. Our delegates on the programmes are more motivated and that feeds down to their teams, so the performance improves across the business

Paul Capper Vocational Learning Manager, Mitchells & Butlers
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We see the benefits in the programme already as our delegates are applying their learning's straight away in their everyday role. This learning is at a higher level than we can provide internally and there is the huge benefit in the networking aspect, sharing best practice and understanding other candidates’ industries. Overall, this has been a great success so far.

Ed Smith L & D Manager (Europe), Claire’s Accessories
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I've already benefited massively from what I have learnt and I'm sure I will continue to do so now I can take a step back from learning and focus on implementing. My biggest take away throughout has been to step back and look at things from the 'balcony'

Stuart Urquhart Contract Manager, Places Leisure
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The whole process was very professional, well organised, excellent venues and very knowledgeable tutors and I am thoroughly enjoying it and getting a lot from it

Charlotte Grieveson General Manager, Mitchells & Butlers

Higher Apprenticeship Training

Lifetime also supports higher level development across a range of sector-specific Higher Apprenticeships.

From a specialist higher apprenticeships recruitment team to dedicated Management development coaches, Lifetime Training has the expertise to realise the full potential of your programme.

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