Level 4 Award in Management for Devon Childcare Staff -

Level 4 Award in Management for Devon Childcare Staff

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 4 Award in Leadership & Management

Venue:  Exeter, Oakhampton & Barnstaple

Date:  See below

Duration:  3 days (9.30am – 3.00pm)

Availability:  Places available – Reserve your place now by clicking here or phone 01639 700388

Cost:  100% Funded

Comments From Those Who’ve Attended So Far

“The facilitator has very good techniques and is a brilliant tutor” “Very interesting with different and stimulating ways of learning” “The information is delivered very subtly to suit all our needs and making us do the work enables a deeper understanding. He is a good facilitator” “Very good, great ideas and good approach to learning”

Reasons Why They Chose to Attend

“It sounded interesting and worthwhile, I needed to gain more professionalism in my leadership of preschool, I wanted to improve my management skills.” “Felt that the degree I have just completed did not cover leadership and management in as much detail as I need to carry out my role effectively.” “Great for CPD and funded by council.”

You just want to get on with your job so why should you attend?

There are four main reasons:-

  • This Nationally recognised accredited  course is 100% funded
  • This is an opportunity to enhance management skills, job satisfaction and business efficiency
  • Call of the Wild Ltd have been approved by Devon CC to deliver this course based on our quality and experience
  • This Institute of Leadership and Management course is designed in the context of Early Years  & Childcare in Devon

The course is free subject to eligibility of practitioners. Funding priority will be given to employed childcare, education and play practitioners such as childminders, home-based childcarers, day nurseries, pre-school playgroups, nannies, holiday/out of school clubs and children’s centres.

Who are the ILM and Call of the Wild Ltd

The Institute of Leadership & Management is the UK’s largest management body, combining industry-leading qualifications and specialist member services. ILM is founded on the principle that skilled managers and leaders hold the key to creating productive workforces that deliver organisational and economic success. Last year 90,000 people enhanced their leadership and management skills with an ILM qualification. Call of the Wild Ltd are an accredited ILM centre (learn more about Call of the Wild here)

Course Content

There are two units:-

  • Understanding the management role; and
  • Developing management skills

The content is designed to address the business needs and pressures being experienced by the early years and the childcare sector in Devon. Learners cover research, analysis and group-working skills essential to practising or potential middle managers. Quick Guide Click Here – Quick Guide to ILM Level 4 Award in Leadership Specification Click Here – Level 4 Course Specification

Aim of the Management Course

  • Gain an understanding of what effective management  is
  • Understand why developing your management skills can work for you in your place of work
  • Gain an understanding of management and leadership models
  • Practice management and leadership techniques in a safe environment
  • Equip delegates with a management toolkit
  • Action Plan – what do I need to do back in the workplace?

A focus  on outcomes. No point attending if all you get is a piece of paper and no ability to transfer and use your knowledge effectively in the workplace.

Further dates are to be released in June and July 2013.

Days 1 & 2

Days 3 & 4



Places Left

04th & 05th Sept 11th & 12th Oct Exeter DCC412361 Full
20th & 21st Sept 25th & 26th Oct Oakhampton DCC412381 Full
24 & 25 Nov 12 19 & 20 Jan 13 Barnstaple DCC412421 Full
29 & 30 Nov 12 22 & 23 Jan 13 Exeter DCC412431 Full
20 & 21 Feb 13 10 & 11 Apr 13 Exeter DCC413081 Full
25 & 26 Feb 13 TBC Exeter DCC413091 Full
11  March 13 8 & 9 Apr 13 Barnstaple DCC413111 Full
23 March 13 8 & 9 June 13 Exeter DCC413 Full
28 March 13 24 & 25 Apr 13 Exeter DCC413 Full

N.B. If you have 6 or more staff interested in completing the course we can arrange dates and venues to suit your requirements.

Personal & Business Benefits

The ILM Award will give participants the confidence to use their  skills to obtain the following benefits:

  • Motivate others to be become high performing employees
  • Improve performance and productivity
  • Develop team members in line with individual and company objectives to improve your bottom line
  • More time to be a leader/manager
  • Improved relationships
  • Better use of people skills within the  early years and childcare sector in Devon

The Call of the Wild delivery style

Our aim is to make our courses as engaging, enjoyable and rewarding as possible. You don’t need an academic background to do the course as we offer a blended approach to delivery to suit everyone’s learning needs. This includes:-

  • A classroom element
  • Workshops
  • Coaching
  • Learning by doing not just listening
  • Learning from each other for best practice within the early years and child care sector in Devon

We believe that this approach is the most productive in terms of retention of learning. Our programmes are designed so as to have relevance to the workplace with  key learning taken back to the workplace to make a real difference to personal performance and business efficiency.

Who should attend

Those who want to make a difference. Suitable for those with current  management roles such as team leaders, supervisors, senior personnel or those who wish to move into management.

Comments of Those Who Have Attended

“The course catered extremely well to the group’s needs being flexible enough to accommodate these whilst covering all necessary course elements. The variety in presentation and the interactive format was great – not a power point in sight! The leader was an extremely good facilitator. Highly recommended! “Fabulous. It’s been a breath of fresh air in the way it’s being taught and had influenced my thoughts and actions already.  Looking forward to the second part of the course.” “I thoroughly enjoyed the alternative way the course was run. It was very thought provoking and memorable. The various activities we took part in was a great way to learn. The facilitator met our needs brilliantly, has very good techniques and is a brilliant tutor” “Really positive, came away from the 2 days feeling inspired about my role as a line manager” “EXCELLENT! I feel it has really inspired me. It has reconciled all of the skills that I have learnt to date and given me motivation and drive to succeed moving forward.” “Really enjoyed it and found it very very useful and could bring back things I had learned to my setting.”

Reasons They Chose to Attend

“To improve my leadership and management skills, test myself and improve my personal development. The fact that it is at no cost is also attractive. “I wanted to be taught leadership and management techniques to make me more effective as a whole for all those I come into contact with.” “Having been a manager for numerous years but with no actual qualification to recognise this fact I thought that this course would address that whilst also give more insight and information that could be used in my current position.” “I am already line managing 5 members of staff and have not had any training in order to take on this responsibility. I felt that it would be beneficial to myself and also the staff members I manage.”

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