2020 has been a confusing year for everyone. Having to adjust to several changes in our lifestyles has had an impact on how we go about many of the things we would otherwise take for granted. Our continued professional development plans may have taken a hit, career progression may have slowed to a halt and motivation has become a rare commodity. Now, learning from home may not be a new idea, but now there are more courses and more providers than ever. The education landscape has taken on some drastic changes and it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the library of free online learning courses which are available.

This month at The B2W Group we’re shining a spotlight on our CMI Distance Learning courses.

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only organisation that can offer the Chartered Managers status. Not only do CMI qualifications put you leagues ahead of competitors in the job market, but the correct application of the skills acquired through our Distance Learning courses could ripple outwards into other areas of life – which could prove indispensable to maintaining positivity during the difficult time we’re experiencing.

Our CMI deliveries offer a natural progression from Level 2 (aspiring or new manager) all the way to Level 4 (established senior manager). There’s something for everyone!

As part of funding provided by West Midlands Combined Authority and the Education & Skills Funding Agency, we’re able to offer these elite CMI courses free-of-charge to employed people living in the West Midlands. Learn more about our courses and sign up below.

Level 2 Team Leading

This qualification is designed for any current or aspiring team leaders; to support the development of your skills in leading a team, making sure that team’s work achieves organisational objectives, and contributing to planning, problem solving and decision making.

Level 3 Management & Leadership

This qualification is aimed at either practising or aspiring managers who supervise or manage a team. You will set and monitor goals and objectives by providing instruction, direction and guidance. The units in the course are designed to help increase your team’s productivity, and your own coherence within you work team.

Level 3 Coaching & Mentoring

The Level 3 Qualification in Coaching and Mentoring is designed for aspiring and practicing supervisors and first-line managers, to support the development of coaching and mentoring skills and techniques of individuals and teams, alongside working to achieve organisational objectives.

Level 4 Management & Leadership

This qualification, designed for practising or aspiring middle managers, helps to grow professional management skills including decision-making, managing team dynamics and delegation capability.

Upon completing the Certificate and Diploma qualifications learners will be awarded Foundation Chartered Manager Status. Putting aspiring and early-career managers on a guided development pathway to becoming a fully-fledged Chartered Manager.

“Formal-Education will make you a living; Self-Education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn.

Bridging the proverbial gap between formal and self-education, the available CMI courses can nurture both your professional and personal development. Laying out a pathway that offers instinctive progression for any aspiring or practicing professionals, enrolling on any level could be your way into a perpetual cycle of self-improvement. Beyond this, you may discover a new skill to help improve your work life, which will in turn effect your personal life and vice versa. So why not take the first step to a more positive life? Besides, it’s totally free.

Our funding from the WMCA and the Education & Skills Funding Agency allows us to offer free CMI courses & recognised qualifications to people and businesses in the West Midlands. Following the initial induction, learners will be invited to attend our masterclass sessions. These short online sessions are delivered by one of our expert tutors and designed to provide learners with an intensive boost of knowledge and skills – Delivered by our expert tutors, our CMI courses are completed via our online learning platform which contains all relevant materials. You will also receive Chartered Manager status.

Sign up below and start learning from the comfort of your own home.