A fast-changing world needs agile and resilient teams, that’s why Thornfields, healthcare training experts, have come together with Cherith Simmons, leadership and performance management specialists, with a brand-new offering.

Together we are delivering apprenticeships, and other leadership and management courses, to advance your professional development. Government funding is available to pay for most of your qualification, and Cherith Simmons are experts at accessing this revenue for you.

Benefits of Leadership Apprenticeships

  • A minimum of 95% government funded.
  • Classes are delivered virtually. (Please contact us to discuss face-to-face apprenticeships).
  • Delivery is supported by our world class Learning Management System.
  • ILM/City & Guilds approved.
  • Ofsted approved.
  • ESFA approved.
  • Bite-sized progressive assessment, complete as you go with real on the job tasks counting towards your qualification.

Level 3 Leadership and Management Qualifications for Individual Learners

Who is the programme for?

If you want to benchmark or improve your essential leadership and management skills these programmes are for you. Accredited by ILM (the UK’s largest awarding body for management qualifications and part of City & Guilds) at level 3, these open-access programmes enable existing or aspiring managers and supervisors to gain a qualification via our online virtual workshop programmes.

All sessions are supported by comprehensive ILM/Ofsted approved learning materials. Anyone can register, there are no entrance exams, and you will work with highly experienced tutors and small groups of people like you to improve your career progression. You can qualify at Award, Certificate or Diploma Level and programmes are run through monthly day-long workshops for 4 months, 6 months or 15 months for the Diploma. The programme is assessed through short written assignments throughout the programme and is focused on real workplace challenges and opportunities.

Level 5 Qualifications in Operational Leadership

Who is the programme for?

Graduate level ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma programmes in Leadership and Management are designed for operational and middle managers in all sectors. The programme will improve skills, knowledge and behaviours as well as deliver quantifiable improvements through work-based improvement projects.

How is the apprenticeship programme delivered?

The programme can be delivered face to face or via live, tutor led Virtual Workshops using a mixture of pre-programme study, highly interactive sessions, and post-programme assessments to embed knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours. We can also deliver face to face for single organisations at a location of their choosing. We also offer a self-study distance learning version of all qualifications via our Night School programme.

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Level 7 Strategic Leadership Qualifications and Apprenticeships

Who is the programme for?

The ILM Level 7 Certificate, Diploma in leadership and management programme is designed for senior managers and other leaders who shape strategy in their organisation. The programme will embody Cherith Simmons CLEVER Leadership™ and innovative approaches to face the challenge of a post pandemic world.

It is suitable for aspiring and existing senior managers across all sectors.
Programmes can be run for leaders within an organisation or for groups of organisations who need to work in partnership.

Collaborative working is a feature of the programme and participants will need to demonstrate joint working via Action Learning Sets which can be actual or virtual, depending on the mode of study.