Leadership & Management Training Courses are available in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Glasgow and cities across the UK.
Project Leaders, Business Analysts, IT Managers and other specialists need to develop management and interpersonal skills which complement their knowledge of best practice methods and techniques. Focus offers leadership & management training courses accredited by leading professional bodies such as the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
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ILM Training Courses
The Institute of Learning and Management (ILM) offers a wide range of qualifications covering all aspects of leadership and management. ILM training courses and qualifications combine innovative design with a strong focus on developing workplace performance. There are over 60 Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs), across six levels of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) as well as four National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs). The ILM Level 3 and 5 programmes are particularly popular with those moving into management roles.
CMI Training Courses
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. CMI training courses range from 30-hour introductory awards to full doctorate level qualifications. With more than 86,000 members, CMI can play a strong role in networking and promoting the management profession.
You can obtain a CMI Award by completing a written assessment after many of the one or two day short courses available from Focus. These will be at Level 3, 4 or 5 depending upon course.
Financial Awareness Training Courses
Many managers need to understand the fundamentals of business finance and the implications of decisions on the finances of the business. These training courses will explain the principles of business finance to non-financial managers and many also give an overview of finance and financial information.
People management skills are vital for project managers and others tasked with responsibility for (or working within) teams. Interpersonal and people management skills are a prerequisite to success as a project manager or team leader. These people management courses will help you develop the skills you need, with immediate benefits for both you and your organisation.
For training in areas such as "Communication" which increases your individual performance explore our Personal Effectiveness Courses.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are specialist providers of Project Management, Business Analysis and IT training. We work alongside expert trainers to ensure our scheduled public courses and in house training provision is of a consistently high standard.
We provide skills to many professionals who are stepping up from analytical and functional roles into management positions. We bring together a range of courses designed to build skills in areas such as communication, team-building and performance management.
Focus customers include Cardiff County Council, Education Leeds, Liverpool John Moores University and SABMiller.
Yes. Our public courses address the more standard skills required by managers and business leaders. For in-house courses we can adapt to suit your specific needs.
For instance, we have recently supported the roll-out of a new performance management programme across a group of 30 managers and team leaders within a large IT company. Content was specifically tuned to fit the objectives and terminology of the new assessment process.
ILM is the Institute of Leadership and Management. ILM qualifications are flexible and practical. Over 750,000 managers have taken an ILM qualification in the past 10 years. Employers say 93% of managers perform better at work after an ILM qualification.
Focus offers ILM Award programmes at Level 3 (first line and junior managers) and Level 5 (middle managers). These involve a series of training sessions and assignments completed over a period of about 7 months. We also have a number of ILM certificate courses.
We have an extensive range of courses suitable for business, IT and project professionals. This includes training in the areas of Prince2, MSP, APM, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Project and Software Testing.
Our most popular courses include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and ISTQB Software Testing Foundation. Contact a member of our sales team today to discuss your requirements.