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The need for organisations to better lead, organise, manage, develop and engage their people has never been greater – are you ready for the future?

Organisations are grappling with change and uncertainty like never before – the task of leadership has never been more complex and important. There are significant talent and skills shortages, and businesses are in danger of losing their talent if they do not work actively to retain them, at the same time as developing young talent for the future.

Technology is changing at an unprecedented speed and whilst individuals are quick to adopt innovations, organisations can lag behind if they don’t approach this strategically. More flexible structures can help create agile and resilient organisations, but these can be challenging to make work. Improving performance and productivity is really about working smarter in workplaces which are open, honest and compassionate.

Why are businesses turning to accredited courses?

An accredited course is one that has been approved by a professional body. Accredited courses count towards professional qualifications or registration with a professional body – which can benefit your employees in their careers.

Professional bodies set and maintain standards. Without an accreditation, you cannot be sure that what your staff are learning is accepted best-practice. Worse still - you cannot be sure that you aren’t wasting your budget on training that is not fit for purpose

“Bringing your in-house management & leadership training in line with CMI qualifications means it can lead to all participants achieving awards, certificates or diplomas that are recognised throughout Europe”. Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Accredited training provides formal recognition of an individual's achievements. Accreditation shows that the employee has reached a level of skill and competence assessed against internationally defined standards.

Accreditation will provide the assurance that the professionals who work for your business have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the needs of both internal and external customers.

Accreditation enables organisations to demonstrate to the public that they are serious about advancing the quality of their people, services and products. It is recognition by the industry bodies that these programmes are preparing employees well, and it encourages "best practices" in knowledge, processes and understanding through formal, continuous quality improvement processes.

Offering a recognised professional qualification option to your in-house training programme greatly enhances its profile and status, not just at the employee level, but also for your organisation as a whole.

Benefits to employees

  • Increased motivation and confidence in their role
  • Raised awareness of the importance of their role
  • Feel more valued through the organisation’s investment in them
  • Greater satisfaction in their work
  • Improved employment/promotion prospects
  • Possible first step into further education/ training

Benefits to the organisation

  • Recognition internally and externally of the standard of skills/knowledge that employees bring to their work
  • Employees are more effective as they develop their knowledge, skills and confidence which in turn helps to improve services
  • Increased recruitment
  • Increased retention
  • Emphasised importance of employee’s role in the organisation
  • Fewer incidences of ‘trouble shooting’
  • Enhanced reputation as an investor in people
  • Increased effectiveness of team

Your employees will emerge from our bespoke programmes more strategic, focused on results, collaborative, resilient, influential, and with greater emotional intelligence. They will be more empowering, engaging and inspiring so they can harness the power and potential of their people to deliver great results.

GBS is an approved centre for both the CMI and ILM

Using a training provider, like GBS, who has been accredited to deliver leadership and management courses, ensures that you are learning with an organisation that has been officially recognised for their competency and best practice and whose material has the kite mark of quality on it. You can feel confident that you are in expert hands.

Offering a recognised professional qualification option to your in-house training programme greatly enhances its profile and status, not just at the employee level, but also for your organisation as a whole. As a approved provider with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a leading Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) approved centre, many of our standard management and leadership training programmes enable delegates to achieve a recognised Leadership and Management qualification.

We can also create bespoke learning solutions for your organisation. We will tailor course content to cater for your specific business needs or to address skill shortages in your organisation. Through this approach, you can be sure your employees are gaining new knowledge and skills that will be relevant to your company. We will work with the CMI or ILM to ensure that the course is accredited to their standards and therefore enables the course attendees to gain accreditation on successful completion of the course.

The CMI (Chartered Management Institute) is an accredited professional institution for management. CMI offers practical, proven solutions for individual managers, employers and education providers alike. Their mandate is to create better led and managed organisations.

CMI helps employers with solutions to overcome challenges such as employee disengagement and managing change by boosting the skill sets of all managers. Their approach ranges from giving people tools to help them develop themselves and achieve nationally recognised qualifications, to endorsing existing training or delivering bespoke development, all designed to improve performance.

The ILM are the UK's leading specialist provider in leadership, coaching and management qualifications. They have over 50 years' experience in leadership development and have helped over a million people to develop essential workplace skills that build them up to be stronger leaders. They set the highest benchmarks for leadership and management performance.

The advantages of bespoke leadership and management training

Do members of your staff have a specific training requirement for their professional development? Have you considered a bespoke training course for their specific needs?

Every one of our customised accredited programmes is specifically designed to address the development needs of the leaders and managers attending it. We know your organisation is unique and so are your training needs. We have a team of dedicated, industry experienced trainers who work directly with you to design training solutions specific to your needs, industry and professional standards.

We start first by working alongside you, getting to know your organisation, the results and change you are looking for. We don’t sell you what you don’t want or don’t need. 

We are more interested in delivering a difference, rather than just delivering a programme. 

Our relationship managers and programme coordinators will build a trusting and lasting partnership with you so that we can get to know you and understand your business objectives, values, culture and challenges. We will create a customised programme for you, with you. We will use our experience of working with many organisations across the sectors, but we will focus on what you need to learn, not what we want to teach.

A customised corporate training course is effective and cost-efficient. It allows you to control what is taught, when, where and how. It is also a practical way to embed your policies and practices into the training program. This maximises relevance, effectiveness and provides ease of access for you and your staff.

There are a wide range of options available to you in terms of programme structures and outcomes. Here are just a few examples:

1. Management development programme around a specific qualification

You may have a group of staff that you would like to undertake training towards a specific level of qualification. We can design a course for that specific qualification, tailored for your business environment.

The result would be delegates gaining that specific qualification on successful completion of the programme.

2. Bespoke programme delivering one or more specific qualifications to delegates

We can create a training programme which is fully structured around your business need, addressing your skills development needs, and which incorporates content covering the full syllabus of one or more qualifications from CMI and ILM.

The result is a programme that focuses on your specific business environment, meeting your unique challenges, and on successful conclusion of the course, rewards delegates with one or more professional qualifications.

3. Bespoke programme, endorsed by accreditation organisation

In this scenario, we can create a training programme, again structured around your business needs. The course might incorporate elements of the syllabus from different qualifications. In this scenario, the programme might not cover the full content in order to deliver a full qualification at the end. Instead, we would work with the awarding organisation to gain their endorsement for the programme as a whole.

The result is that delegates develop the specific skills required by your organisation, and can record that they have attended a professional training course that has been endorsed by the awarding body.

4. Qualifications via distance learning

Brighton School of Business and Management (BSBM), a sister company within the GBS Corporate Training Group, is an international online distance learning provider, offering a wide range of UK accredited and internationally recognised Management and Business qualifications, at both graduate and postgraduate levels.

Through BSBM you can study for professional qualifications, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). For more details please visit the BSBM website.

We listen to our clients carefully and so are able to support them to achieve real behavioural change in a business world that is constantly changing and where what we need to learn, when we need to learn and how we like to learn is also constantly changing.