This qualification is designed for new and aspiring middle managers seeking a thorough grounding in their role and responsibilities, plus the opportunity to consolidate and further develop the key skills and knowledge they need at this level.There are five mandatory units which cover the skills and knowledge learners need to be effective at this level, including crucial soft skills, critical thinking abilities, understanding financial concepts, and finding and implementing innovative solutions. The optional units cover a broad range of core and specialist topics. Learners can work with employers or training providers to find the units that best fit individual and organisational requirements. Benefits to the learner:- Enhance core management capabilities, develop knowledge in specialist areas, such as finance and marketing, take responsibility for your own development as a leader. Prove you can make a measurable impact on your organisation through work-place based projects and assessment, benchmark your managerial skills with a nationally recognised qualification. Potential benefits to employers:- Build sustainable management practice that works for the long term, encourage staff to pro-actively manage their career progression. Close skills gaps – the broad range of optional units means you can customise this qualification to fit organisational development needs. Progression:- This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as: ILM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Leadership and Management.