We're Better Together
Collaborative Transformation APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

Incorporating Level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager Apprenticeship

From decision-making leaders, directors and managers, to project teams and those delivering services on the frontline, we believe that everyone can play a positive part in realising the shared ambitions of their organisations and the communities they serve.

Our new programme comprises the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship with a bespoke suite of resources and action learning to drive collaborative transformation.

This programme can be fully funded using your Apprenticeship Levy.

We’re better together

We’re living in unprecedented times. Times when the challenges facing the public sector are immense, as we begin our road to recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, with huge debt levels and financial constraints, increasing demands from the communities we serve and real challenges in making change stick in an ever-changing and complex world.

But, one thing that we have all learned during this time is that our ability to make a lasting difference and create real change is best achieved if we work together. By removing silos and organisational boundaries, we’ve made real progress.

As we move forward, the public sector will be looked to as a beacon of change. Change that will shape the way in which organisations conduct themselves and work together, and in doing so, they’ll set the tone for the way forward. Together, their efforts will support citizens, residents and patients in the most challenging of times.

On a broader level, the many issues we face, as a nation are complex, and often beyond the scope of any single public service organisation. If we are to make real progress on real issues such as community safety, obesity, supporting the ageing population, loneliness, mental health, homelessness, and domestic violence, we need to think differently, we need to acquire new skills and we need to adopt new ways of working.

That’s why we’ve developed a bespoke programme, specifically designed to equip public service professionals with the skills, know-how and confidence to deliver service transformation through collaboration, multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team working.

The time is now

Why wait to see the result of collaborative transformation? We offer a flexible delivery format so that you get the support you need, when you need it most – at a time and place to suit you.

Just like all our programmes, our Collaborative Transformation and Shared Services programme combines real work with bespoke training  to help develop know-how. Why not consider a bespoke cohort from across different departments, organisations or partners to develop a truly collaborative team from day one?

  • Break down departmental silos and create collaborative advantage
  • Drive partnerships by upskilling multi-agency, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Develop multi-partner shared services relationships
  • Integrate services across communities and places
  • Strengthen supplier relationships with key partners in the third sector or small business partners who do not have access to levy funding.

    About the programme

    Incorporating the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship, this bespoke programme has been developed to help Public Sector organisations transform their services through collaboration and shared service solutions.

    Combining a series of workshops, eLearning, face-to-face coaching and over 200 practical collaborative working tools, templates and techniques specifically designed to help you work better, smarter and faster, together.

    Modules include:

    • Leading People
    • Managing People
    • Building Relationships
    • Communication
    • Operational Management
    • Project Management
    • Finance
    • Building trust and a shared vision
    • Building successful collaborative working teams
    • The ‘highway code’ of collaborative working and innovation
    • Self-awareness
    • Management of Self
    • Decision making

    At the heart of the programme is the opportunity to work on an employer chosen, collaboration or shared service project – so you can apply your learning right away.

      Real benefits for everyone

      We’ve been working with companies of all shapes and sizes, and learners of all ages and stages of life for over 20 years, so we know first-hand the many benefits that an Apprenticeship can bring to an organisation, and to the individual. 

      Our new programme is designed to equip learners with all the skills, knowledge and behaviour they need to become a truly successful, collaborative leader – as well as boosting confidence and professional agility. 

      And, because all our programmes are delivered mainly in the workplace, learners can begin applying what they’ve learned right away. Whether it’s working on a collaborative project, motivating and influencing others, using theory to underpin and support partnership project teams, or simply developing new ideas, innovations and ways of working. 

      As an employer, there’s never been a better time to equip your people with everything they need to transform the way in which the public sector operates.

      By introducing this programme into your organisation, you’re building in-house capability, meaning you can move better, smarter and faster. 

      You’ll also see the benefit of building strong relationships – internally, across teams, and with external suppliers and partners. 

      You’ll see effective value for money, with rapid, practical outcomes… and an engaged team, too.

      Supporting you through change…

        Whatever part of the public sector you work in, our programme gives you the opportunity to drive real transformation and achieve more than ever before. Here’s just a few of the ways:

        • Improved cross-departmental working within organisations
        • Shared service arrangements
        • Multi-agency community engagement
        • Develop new models of partnerships
        • Commercialisation through public sector partnerships
        • Emergency services collaboration
        • NHS collaborative transformation
        • Health & Social Care integration
        • CCG partnerships
        • Combined authority and devolution programmes
        • FE and HE partnerships
        • Community safety partnerships

        Who is this programme for?

        The programme is designed for public sector professionals such as Project Managers, Team Leaders and multi-agency team members looking to develop and deliver collaborative transformation projects within their own organsation, or with external partners, shared services, or supply chain.

        Good to know…

        Training providers
        HTP Apprenticeship College and Shared Service Architecture
        Entry Requirements
        No formal entry requirements
        What qualifications and recognition will I receive?
        • Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship (equivalent to a foundation Degree)
        • Level 5 ILM Diploma for Leaders and Managers
        • Professional recognition as CTArc™ (Collaborative Transformation Architect)
        Start Date
        Flexible start date
        Most of your learning will be in the workplace, as well as regular webinars and workshops at a time and place to suit you.
        Course Length
        28 months


        Please get in touch and our Head of Business Development Simon Attrill will contact you.

        Call 01983 533926 | [email protected]

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