New qualification to develop generic management skills

July 2004
Management Services;Jul2004, Vol. 48 Issue 7, p6
Academic Journal
A new qualification developed by Edexcel to develop generic management skills in staff has been introduced in partnership with the British Army and private training provider PDM Training& Consultancy Ltd as of July 2004. The BTEC Diploma in Training and Operational Management (TOM), is for supervisors and middle managers developing skills in operations and training. Commonly, managers at this level lead and train teams as well as managing operations and implementing change. TOM acknowledges the breadth of work undertaken by supervisors and middle managers in industry. It is approved by the Qualifications Curriculum Authority and joins a suite of established and recognized Edexcel professional development qualifications, which are recognized by the Institute of Management Services. Market research with businesses and employers' groups prior to the development of TOM revealed that it fits the needs of a wider group than just those in the British Army and would meet the needs of other public service or private organizations as well as those in the transport, security and voluntary sectors. There is a choice of two optional units from a range of 12 including information technology, investigation, stock distribution and receipt, driving and customer relationship management.


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