Course overview

If you work in a veterinary practice, you can enrol to start in July and take advantage of our special VPMA Offer, saving over £800!

Awarded by the Institute of Leadership & Management, this professional qualification will develop your skills in a variety of areas to give you the confidence to lead your team through the spectrum of management challenges that can arise.

This blended learning course offers a combination of online learning and study days allowing for home study with regular tutorial support and college-based lectures on key topics.

You will gain a range of key management skills and build on your leadership capabilities by learning how to motivate and engage teams and confidently manage relationships.

Key facts

  • Attendance: Two study weekends and online learning
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start date: 01/02 July or 11/12 November 2017
  • Location: Godmanchester (near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire)

Study days

01 July 2017  – Understanding conflict and stress in the workplace
02 July 2017  – Recruitment and selection of staff / health & safety in the workplace

11 November 2017 – Understanding leadership / discipline in the workplace
12 November 2017 – Planning work and setting team objectives

Membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

As a student undertaking this qualification you will receive free studying membership with the ILM, which gives you access to a range of invaluable tools and resources that will compliment your management training. Studying memberships lasts for the length of your programme or a minimum of six months.

Free resources include:

  • Learning Zone: an online toolkit with access to hundreds of management e-learning materials
  • Resource centre: browse and download thousands of management books and magazines
  • Business book summaries: overviews of more than 700 top business books
  • Edge online: the latest management news and exclusive articles direct to your inbox
  • Networking and events: specialist management events held across the UK and Ireland

Course content

If you work in a veterinary practice, you can enrol to start in July and take advantage of our special VPMA Offer, saving over £800!

You will need to achieve 13 credits. These include completion of units such as:

  • Understanding leadership
  • Planning and allocating work
  • Setting team objectives in the workplace
  • Understanding stress management in the workplace
  • Understanding conflict management in the workplace
  • Understanding discipline in the workplace
  • Understanding recruitment and selection of new staff in the workplace
  • Understanding health and safety in the workplace

Assessment

Course units are assessed by a written assignment, written questions and reflective reviews.

Entry requirements

If you work in a veterinary practice, you can enrol to start in July and take advantage of our special VPMA Offer, saving over £800!

There are no formal academic entry requirements to undertake this programme.

We welcome applications from both those who are working in a supervisory/leadership role and those who are looking to gain this qualification to progress into such a role. If you are in the latter situation please note that you must have the opportunity to meet the assessment demands – please contact us if you have any questions about this.

Course fees

If you work in a veterinary practice, you can enrol to start in July and take advantage of our special VPMA Offer, saving over £800!

Prior to commencing the course an invoice will be issued for the total course fee. There are, however, several payment options to choose from:

  • Full Fee:  Payment in full before the beginning of the course
  • Quarterly:  One payment prior to the start of the course followed by payments every three months thereafter
  • Monthly:  One payment prior to the start of the course followed by monthly payments thereafter

If you have not achieved your qualification by the planned end date detailed in your individual learning plan, you will be able to continue to receive support and access to your course by paying monthly direct debit payments until certification of your award.

Course Fees

Full Fee Quarterly Monthly
£1,864 £466 every three months £155 per month
Special VPMA Offer
If you are employed in a veterinary practice you can now sign up to this course for a special price of just £998 (or £249 per quarter / £83 per month) plus awarding body fees and also receive a year’s free Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA) membership!
All 2016/17 TP Congress and Head Nurse Congress delegates can also enrol onto this course for the special price of just £998 plus awarding body fees.

Awarding Body Fees*

ILM Fees: £110

* Awarding Body Fees are payable by all students or employers and recharged at cost and may be subject to change.

Sources of financial help can be found on our student finance page. Before making any financial decision it is recommended that you seek advice from an independent source, for example the Money Advice Service.

These are current figures and may be subject to change. The differences in course fees reflect the level of funding that is available as a result of government policies and priorities. These may be as a result of age, employment status, previous education achievements, or location for example, and are outside the control of The College of Animal Welfare.

What next?

This is a well-respected qualification that will be a professional addition to your CV and stand you in good stead when applying for managerial or supervisory positions. Upon completion of the Level 3 Leadership and Management qualification, depending on your management experience you could become an Associate Member (AMInstLM) or Member (MInstLM) of the ILM.

If you are not currently working in a leadership or managerial role and this is something you aspire to do, this qualification will increase your chances of securing such a position.

Testimonials

 

Hannah Forrest"I found the course to be both challenging and enjoyable. The scenarios considered were very realistic often relating to workplace experiences with which I had been personally involved. For this reason the whole course has been of very real practical use to me in my work." 

Hannah Forrest RVN