New apprenticeships Operations / Departmental Manager (L5)
About the role
The Operations / Departmental Manager apprenticeship will require apprentices to manage teams and/or projects, and have responsibility for planning, delivering and achieving departmental goals and objectives. They are accountable to a more senior manager, head of department or small business owner, and are responsible for the operational and/or policy delivery of the organisation’s strategy.
This apprenticeship standard will typically take a minimum of 24 months to complete, although the exact duration will be dependent on the previous experience of the individual. It is applicable to professional managers from all sectors - the private, public or third sector - and all sizes of organisation.
We provide a clear learning programme to take apprentices from entry through to the gateway for end-point assessment.
You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation or not.
Apprentices must achieve a minimum of Level 2 English and Level 2 maths
There are standard-specific optional qualifications available which are designed to support both off-the-job and on-the-job training and development of apprentices on the apprenticeship standard:
There is also an existing optional qualification that has been mapped to show coverage of the apprenticeship standard.
As both a vocational and academic awarding organisation, we can offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications in line with your standards’ requirements from Functional Skills through to GCSEs.
Digital resources - Learning Hub
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As an ESFA-approved Assessment Organisation, we provide a full range of assessment services and support from our experienced EPA team to equip you and your learners with the diverse requirements of the apprenticeship standards.
You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation, regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.
Operations and Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Standard EPA plan changes
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) have published a new version 3 of the assessment plan for the Operations and Departmental Manager Standard - ST0385/AP03.
As of 21 October 2020, all new apprentices starting on the Operations and Departmental Manager Standard will be registered against version 3 of the assessment plan and undertake EPA as per its requirements.
Any apprentices registered prior to 21 October 2020 should remain on version 2 of the assessment plan - ST0385/AP02.
The end-point assessment is made up of five components:
- Knowledge test
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Competency Based Interview
- Project Presentation/Question and Answer Session
- Professional Distinction
The end-point assessment is made up of two components:
- Professional discussion, underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
- Project proposal, presentation and questioning