Why is staff development and training so important in management?
Effective management of staff is crucial in maintaining motivation, and high standards of performance. BC Consultants is able to assist organisations to achieve this goal through provision of a wide range of training solutions, through which organisations can encourage their staff to develop, maintain and continually improve the competencies needed.
What do we offer?
BC Consultants offers an extensive programme of management training and solutions to meet a wide variety of differing needs. We offer formal certified qualifications and/or attendance certificates that can be used to evidence continuous professional development.
Our flexibility and varied training and assessment options are our key strengths. Whether it’s a half-day short course or a programme leading to a professional development award or vocational qualification, we are able to help. Our courses range from introductory to advanced level. In order to meet customer needs our trainers can deliver on your premises or alternatively we will find a suitable venue.
Our Team of experienced Assessors is able to advise and deliver the appropriate option, whether a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) or a Short Course. To view the various Short Courses available on our website, click on the link here: Short Courses
What certificated courses do we offer?
• Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 Management (SCQF level 7)
• Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 4 Management (SCQF level 9)
• Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 5 Management (SCQF level 11)
• Individual SVQ units from Level 4 Learning and Development
(Assess workplace competence using direct and indirect methods SCQF 8, SCQF credit 10 OR Internally monitor and maintain the quality of workplace assessment SCQF level 8, SCQF credit 12)
• Professional Development Awards
• Modern Apprenticeship in Management
What are Professional Development Awards?
Professional Development Awards are aimed at those in a career or vocation who wish to extend or broaden their skills and are made up of two SQA units. They enable the learner to develop specific management competences and demonstrate achievement of national recognised standards. They are assessed in the workplace. PDAs currently offered include...
• PDA in Leadership SCQF Level 8
(Provide leadership in your area of responsibility Level 8; credits 9
Develop and implement operational plans for your area of responsibility Level 8; credits 11)
• PDA in Leading Change SCQF Level 10
(Lead change Level 10; credits 15
Encourage innovation in your area of responsibility Level 9; credits 12)
• PDA in Managing Projects and Business Processes SCQF Level 9
(Manage a project Level 8; credits 11
Manage business processes Level 9; credits 15)
• PDA in Managing Self and the Work of Others SCQF 8
(Managing your own resources and professional development Level 8; credits 8
Allocate and monitor progress and quality in your area of responsibility Level 7; credits 14)
• PDA in Planning and Implementing Change SCQF Level 10
(Implement change Level 10; credits 11
Plan change Level 10; credits 15)
What do SVQs include?
Mandatory units plus the opportunity to choose from a range of optional units to suit the individual's and company's particular needs.
To view or download the full list of SQA units for Management click on the link below.
What is involved?
Flexible workplace learning and assessment: our Assessors will meet with candidates in the workplace and agree an individual learning plan with targets.
Who are these qualifications for?
Anyone who is employed in a management role
Where do they take place?
In the candidate’s workplace, but, if required, additional training and support can be provided at one of our Borders College sites.
All year round! The duration of the programme is negotiable and dependent upon individual candidate progress. However, guidance is offered to businesses and individuals to ensure that the qualification is achieved within an agreed timetable in line with the needs of the business.
How much do they cost?
SVQ 3 £2,250 SVQ 4 £2,250 SVQ 5 £2,500 (PDA £550)
Funding may be available from Skills development Scotland for Modern Apprenticeships. PDAs are ILA approved.
To find out more
Call – BC Consultants on 08700 50 51 52 or
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Our short courses and training programmes can be tailored to suit your organisation and your employees. If you have fewer than 150 employees, you may be able to access funding for some of these qualifications from Skills Development Scotland and receive up to 50% of the costs towards your employees’ training needs. Click on the link below for more details.
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