Management and Leadership Training

Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) management and leadership training is a great way to turn any informal learning into a recognised qualification through a course of study and assessment.

ABDO offers Level 5 courses in Management & Leadership, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) who also assess and award the qualifications.

The qualification awarded by CMI is highly regarded.

Whilst studying, you also get membership of CMI and access to the support and materials that they offer including the fantastic ManagementDirect.

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 you to extend your knowledge.

The qualification can be completed at either a diploma or certificate level.

More about the courses

Course Duration

The course will take 1 year if you are studying for a Diploma and 3 months to study for one of the Certificates.

Application deadlines and study start dates

Applications open on 4 January 2021 and close on the 9 April 2021.

Your study will commence on 1 May 2021.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required. However, due to the nature of study we do recommend that all applicants have English at GCSE level 4 (grade C).

There is an expectation that the learner will already be a manager/leader (or working towards such a role) with the ability to apply the skills and experience learned during their qualification.

Course Structure

The course and assessments will be delivered via a Learning Management System (LMS) and as such will be 100% online. Learners will need access to a computer plus internet to complete the course.

There will also be optional workshops held at the ABDO National Resource Centre in Birmingham. These are not a requirement of the courses and will be advertised separately. There will be an additional cost for workshop attendance.

Cost

Discounted costs for ABDO members:

  • Diploma: £2,112.00 (INC VAT) for ABDO members (£2,376 INC VAT for non-members)
  • Certificate: £1,008.00 (INC VAT) for ABDO members (£1,112 INC VAT for non-members)

Cost includes all learning materials, tutor support, assessments, and affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute for the duration of the course.

For those requiring an easy payment option we will offer the following:

Diploma – £360 (inc VAT) up front and then 8 monthly payments of £219 inc VAT (ABDO members) or £252 inc VAT (non-members). Monthly payments will commence in your first month of study.

Certificate – £360 (inc VAT) up front and then 2 monthly payments of £324 (inc VAT) (ABDO members) or £381 inc VAT (non-member). Monthly payments will commence in your first month of study.

Find out more about the courses on offer to you:

The Management & Leadership Diploma covers 8 key management and leadership areas:

  • Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
  • Managing Performance
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Principles of Developing a Skilled and Talented Workforce
  • Managing Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Principles of Delivering Coaching and Mentoring
  • Managing Conflict
  • Managing Finance

 The Management Essentials Certificate covers the following 3 key areas:

  • Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
  • Managing Performance
  • Managing the Customer Experience

 The Continuing Improvement Certificate covers the following 3 key areas:

  • Principles of Developing a Skilled and Talented Workforce
  • Managing Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Principles of Delivering Coaching and Mentoring

 The Growing Leader Certificate covers the following 3 key areas:

  • Managing Conflict
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Finance

 The Management & Leadership Diploma requires 400 hours total learning carried out over 12 months.

Each of the Certificates requires 140-160 hours total learning carried out over 3 months.

E-learning or online learning refers to the idea of using online tools for learning.  Resources, assignments, quizzes and tutor support are all enabled via a Learning Management System (LMS). This means you will not have to travel at all for your studies.

You may feel that the workshops will benefit you for your units of study and as such you can attend for an additional fee.

These workshops will also be open to people not studying the ABDO courses who will also pay the fee to attend.

 The courses will be run by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO).

The course is suitable for people who are new to a management/leadership role as well as those who have been in such a role for a period of time.

The course ensures that learners have the knowledge and resources to perform their roles to the best of their abilities by formalising any previous informal learning as well as offering new facets of management and leadership.

There are no formal qualifications required. However, due to the nature of study we do recommend that all applicants have English at GCSE level 4 (grade C).

There is an expectation that the learner will already be a manager/leader (or working towards such a role) with the ability to apply the skills and experience learned during their qualification.

ABDO members will benefit from discounted course fees. Joining ABDO comes with many more benefits and is well worth doing while studying this course if you are not a member already.

 

Upon completion of the qualifications, learners will receive either the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership or the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership.

Successful learners who remain a member of CMI will also have fCMgr – Foundation Chartered Manager post-nominals after their name.

No, learning materials will be available via the LMS and also CMI’s excellent ManagementDirect platform.

CMI will only recognise their own qualifications in terms of APL and RPL. So if you have a certificate with CMI at the correct level, you can get APL towards the diploma.

Yes, you will be allocated a tutor at the start of your course. You will be able to contact your tutor via the LMS.

Please refer to the ABDO MLT Course withdrawal and refund of fees document.

 

 

Please refer to the ABDO MLT Course withdrawal and refund of fees document.

Discounted costs for ABDO members:

  • Diploma: £2,112.00 (INC VAT) for ABDO members (£2,376 INC VAT for non-members)
  • Certificate: £1,008.00 (INC VAT) for ABDO members (£1,112 INC VAT for non-members)

Cost includes all learning materials, tutor support, assessments, and affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute for the duration of the course.

For those requiring spread payment options we will offer the following:

Diploma – £360 (INC VAT) up front and then 8 monthly payments of £219 INC VAT (ABDO members) or £252 INC VAT (non-members). Monthly payments will commence in your first month of study.

Certificate – £360 (INC VAT )up front and then 2 monthly payments of £324 (INC VAT) (ABDO members) or £381 INC VAT (non-member). Monthly payments will commence in your fist month of study.

Apply here

If you have any questions please email mlt@abdo.org.uk

The course is open to anyone working in eyecare and eyewear.

If you are an ABDO member, log in now to get your discounted course price.

If you are not an ABDO member and are interested in taking up membership, please contact the membership department membership@abdo.org.uk before applying. 

For further terms and conditions see here.