Progress as a Manager

Course title

Progress as a Manager – A blended programme of professional and organisational development

Course code


Why study this course?

Over the pandemic many businesses have restructured, and this has allowed some employees to progress into management roles. In a bid to support new managers, in a challenging commercial climate, Halesowen College has partnered with Fircroft College, specialists in residential adult education, to devise an initial management training programme supported and funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Course content

Our offer address 3 key areas for new and aspiring managers:

  • Digital Business
  • Finance
  • Leadership.

These are skills that new managers often lack when they first step up. They also underpin and enable organisational innovation and change.

At the heart of the programme is a work-based project, specific to the individual learner and their job role. The Programme will involve a mixture of face-to-face teaching, online delivery, a residential weekend and online support with a specialist, dependent on the nature of the individual delegates workplace project.

This will give new managers the key skills they need to make a positive difference. 

For more information on this course please contact our Skills Shop on 0121 602 6000 /

Entry requirements

Must be an employed manager (any industry)

Must be able to commit to the full length of the residential stay.


Access to a computer for online lessons and use within a classroom setting.


Induction Session – 25/01/23

First Session – 31/01/23

Second Session – 14/02/23

Fircroft Residential – 24/02/23 – 26/02/23


Induction Session – 17:00 – 20:00

First Session – 09:00 – 15:00

Second Session – 09:00 – 15:00


3 Months



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