The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is launching a new series of training courses and qualifications in association with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) who also assess and award the qualification. The new Level 5 Management & Leadership qualification for ABDO members will be launched at 100% Optical.
Nick Walsh from ABDO says, “These new courses from ABDO are the ideal next step for any manager, whether you are just starting out or looking to formalise knowledge and experience gained in practice.” He continues, “If you are a manager or aspire to a management role, ask yourself this question: In the last 12 months, how many hours have you spent on structured management training or learning for yourself? As a manager you need to make time for your own development: this will improve the success of the business, the effectiveness of the team and the morale of the team as well as bringing benefits to your career.”
ABDO Management & Leadership training is a great way to turn any informal learning into a recognised qualification through a course of study and assessment. The qualification awarded by CMI is well recognised. Students get membership of CMI and access to the support and materials that they offer including the fantastic ManagementDirect online resource. It is an ideal way for employers to develop existing managers and train up those aspiring to a role in management.
ABDO training is via e-learning, removing the need for time away from the business to complete study. There will be optional workshops to allow students to extend their knowledge. The qualification can be completed at either a diploma or certificate level.
To find out more, visit stand Stand B244 or go to www.abdo.org.uk/MLT .
Notes to Editors
Tutor support is provided. E-learning is utilised to remove time away from work. There are three optional workshops to assist learning and understanding
Management & Leadership Diploma:
Completion of 8 units: 400 hours total learning carried out over 12 months.
Three options available. 140-160 hours total learning carried out over 3-6 months. Each certificate requires the completion of 3 units:
Visit the ABDO website to find out more and apply