Management Diploma paves new path for Gary

26 Feb 2019

Business Business School

Whilst working for Helena Partnerships as an Assistant Operations Manager, Gary decided the natural progression for him was to advance onto the Level 5 Diploma in Management.

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.

During the qualification Gary had two changes in job role, firstly to work for Knowsley Council to work in a higher level role, and later moving back to Helena to his current role as Service Manager, where he gained a second promotion.

Gary Roe, commented: “I’ve always looked to try and progress and improve myself, it just seemed like a natural process for me to enrol on to the course. The courses I’ve been on before have been very specific to my role. I believe the more you can learn and the more information you can gather makes you better in your job.

“Some of the assignments and topics we covered consolidated what I knew or improved my knowledge. Overall there were some elements I had limited experience in, but helped fill the gaps and give me a greater understanding of my role and how to improve on things.

“The way the course was presented was brilliant, the course content itself was good, the documents and work we got was engaging and the support I got from Bobbie was fantastic.

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

Gary continued: “My initial goal was to improve my knowledge and understanding as, I like to know things. It was all about redeveloping, consolidating what I already know and learning new things.

“I haven’t got a particular goal I was looking to achieve, but I’d just like to keep going as far as I can and keep pushing and this course has certainly helped.

“I couldn’t speak highly enough of the Chamber itself and the staff I’ve had involvement with. It’s been very, very positive. When I hit difficulties due to a few changes Bobbie was there and the tutors were there to help me out in any way they could, I couldn’t speak highly enough of the whole experience.”

Cohorts for the Level 5 Management Diploma start three times a year in January, April and September in St Helens and Liverpool.

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.

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