Chamber Business School congratulates latest management graduates

27 Apr 2018

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Following the introduction of St Helens Chamber’s Level 5 Management Diploma in 2015, four more Managers have graduated from the programme, with another four set to complete their qualification over the coming weeks.

Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, the degree level course is aimed at senior business managers who would like to learn new management skills and techniques, whilst gaining an accredited qualification.

Recent Graduate Debbie Ashurst, Logistics Manager at Kalzip, said: “I did the course in order to bring my skills up to date. Although I had a lot of practical experience, I didn’t have the qualifications to back it up.

“I’ve really enjoyed meeting new people and seeing what fellow students on the course were doing within their companies.

“The course itself was interesting, although at times quite taxing. Although some of the assignments were difficult you got a sense of achievement in doing them.

“Not only have we advanced and grown through doing the qualification, but Kalzip has benefitted too.”

Fellow Graduate Gill Webster, Sales Office Manager at Kalzip, added: “Our tutor Bobbie gave us lots of support and was great at keeping us on track. She’d meet with us regularly and set us targets so we knew exactly what to do and when it was needed by.”

Spread over two years, the course is delivered through monthly taught sessions at either St Helens or Liverpool Chamber, covering specific leadership and management topics, such as managing improvements, managing strategic change and critical thinking.

Lucy Swift , Office Manager at VLC Stairlift s said: “I decided to enrol onto the course because I wanted some validation in my job role by having an extra qualification. I was also looking to improve my leadership and management skills in order to move forward in my career.

“The programme was varied and covered aspects of leadership and management that I hadn’t come across before. I have enjoyed being able to learn new skills and apply them to work situations.

“I would definitely recommend the course, there is lots of support available from the Chamber to help complete the course and the knowledge you learn is really valuable in a management role.”

Alongside Debbie and Gill, colleague Adrian Whitefoot, Technical, Training & Site Services Manager at Kalzip, has been working towards gaining his Level 5 Diploma and is set to achieve his certificate in the coming weeks.

Adrian said; “The Level 5 Management Diploma is a lot of hard work, but it’ll definitely be worth it in the end.

“I’m already applying what I have learnt and putting it into practice. Through doing the course you gain a wider understanding of the bigger issues rather than focusing in on individual areas.

“We’ve all really enjoyed the course and would encourage others to go down the same route. Bobbie has been absolutely fantastic and really supportive throughout.”

Cohorts for the Level 5 Management Diploma start three times a year in January, April and September at St Helens Chamber and Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce.

If you are looking for a more bespoke management course for your employees, our courses can be tailored to suit your businesses requirements and taught at your business premises if suitable.

St Helens Chamber is an Ofsted Good training provider and a recent finalist in the TES Training Provider of the Year Awards.

For more information about our range of Management Diplomas call 01744 742333 or email