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Professional and Financial Services @ Berkeley


About our courses:

Professional and Financial Services is an established department delivering a range of part time qualifications suited to various business functions. Having established relationships with a number of major employers we have an excellent reputation in not only outstanding results, but also dedicated advice and support to cater for a range of business needs.

Level 3:

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ILM Award in Leadership and Management - £395

This qualification is ideal if you have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing your abilities. It's particularly suited to practicing team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management.

Level 4:

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APM Fundamentals Introductory Certificate - £695 plus membership and exam fees

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification syllabus assesses the key elements of the project management life cycle and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge, including planning and scheduling, communication, teamwork, resource management, project risk management and project reviews.

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Project Manager Apprenticeship - Price on application
On demand/all year round

The Apprenticeship in Project Management is designed specifically for those wishing to embark on a career as a project professional. It will help learners develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding at Level 4, equivalent to the first year of a degree.

Level 5:

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Apprenticeship or NVQ in Supply Chain Management - Price on application
On demand/all year round

This work-based qualification is aimed at learners who are working in a strategic role in the supply chain sector.

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ILM Award in Management - £795

This qualification is designed for project managers, department heads, and other practicing middle managers. Develop your skills and experience, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

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ILM Coaching and Mentoring contextualised to engineering - £795

This is ideal if you are a manager with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of your day-to-day role. It will also support you if you are planning to move into a development role in your organisation or start a career as a freelance coach and mentor.

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CIPD Award - employment law, resourcing and talent planning - £425

A fundamental part of the human resource (HR) management role is concerned with the mobilisation of a workforce, taking responsibility for ensuring that the organisation is able to access the skills it needs at the time and in the places that it needs them to drive sustained organisation performance. This qualification looks at the strategic approaches, planning, key operational tools, recruitment and selection and workforce planning together with staff retention, succession planning, retirement and dismissal processes. The purpose of this unit is to provide an overview of the way different organisations are managing these activities and which are the most effective in the context of diverse and distributed locations.

Level 7:

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ILM Certificate in Leading Quality Improvement - Please telephone for details

These Level 7 vocational qualifications are designed for senior managers and leaders seeking to develop themselves as leaders and managers, who recognise they must satisfy various stakeholders and who want to invest in their own personal brand.

Further information

For more information about our courses, campus and events taking place, please contact Sarah Stephens-Lewis - Head of Professional and Financial Services on 0117 915 2410 or email: