Operations Manager
Level 5 Apprenticeship

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Operations Managers are the glue that holds a business together, and therefore should be prepared for all challenges.
Equip yourself with next-generation leadership skills with our level 5 standard, which will include your own mentoring programme and expert resources.

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Learn anywhere, anytime

We provide the only distance learning course to go alongside your apprenticeship, with digital learning through Babington Online. Cover your topics and complete your course on the go.


Interactive resources

Interactive resources

Enriched learning experience with quizzes, video lectures, and case study scenarios to develop your skills.


Tutoring and support

Tutoring and support

Supportive and responsive leadership mentors, who are available for one-to-one chat sessions. You can also share your experiences with like-minded professionals on our forum.

Leadership and management

What will this course cover?

Management skills have a major impact on the development, productivity and performance of all size organisations across all sectors of the economy. The CMI Level 5 apprenticeship in Management is aimed at middle managers to develop skills in strategic planning and business process design, alongside core leadership abilities including delivering results and inspiring your colleagues.

The programme is designed to inspire creative strategies and visions for a business to survive in today’s fast-moving competitive environment. This is a thorough and detailed qualification, and a unique insight into the most important aspects of leadership and management that will be incorporated into your day to day responsibilities, which will include:

  • Designing business processes
  • Managing strategic change within a business
  • Establishing risk management processes
  • Managing overall business Improvement


Who is this apprenticeship for?

Whether you’re looking for your first role, or have some experience but want to top up your skills and competencies, then this course is for you. If you’re searching for a role, take a look at our vacancies.

For more information, get in touch with us below, or speak to our advisors on 0333 323 4050

What qualifications will I achieve?

On the successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will achieve the Operations/Departmental Manager apprenticeship at Level 5 and Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What are the entry requirements?

To do this apprenticeship, learners need to be working at a minimum of level 1 Maths and English and must be directly managing a minimum of 2 people. Learners must also have significant experience (2-3 years) of working in an operational role. 

What can I do afterwards?

On completion of the apprenticeship, learners may choose to register as a full member with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Learners may also choose to pursue one of Babington’s commercial courses in Leadership and Management from Level 6 to The Chartered Manager Award. 

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