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Contact us on:  sfg@instepuk.com or call: 07849 828838 | 07935 711904

The manufacturing sector is crucial for the UK and Greater Manchester economies. It helps to improve productivity, create jobs and diversify the city's economy. The manufacturing industry has a bright future and will continue to be an essential part of both the UK and Greater Manchester economy and serves as a long tradition in the North-West Region.

The European Social Fund (ESF), through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority's three-year Skills for Growth programme, has provided funding to boost productivity in the Manufacturing sector. Specific areas of skills development have been identified as a way for employers in the industry to improve productivity and grow.

We offer a range of workforce development programmes designed to support the identified skills needs within the Greater Manchester manufacturing sector.

Our Approach

We have surveyed local employers to understand better the skills gaps of manufacturing businesses in the Greater Manchester region. Our programme's curriculum was created using what we learned combined with thirty years of Leadership and Mangement Development experience. So whether you're a small or large company looking for growth, our experts can help your team develop the skills they need to be competitive.

Benefits

Even the most seasoned professionals can benefit from training to improve their skills. Our courses empower individuals so that when it matters most, they're ready! Our trainers work closely with employers to tailor and agree on effective training solution that is right for their business, driving positive changes that influence broader organizational change. The courses we deliver empower individuals in every role they take on!

Programme Delivery

We understand the time and cost constraints training your existing staff will have in your business. That is why we offer exclusive training courses for employers who want their staff trained to a high standard, and in such scenarios, our trainers can deliver onsite. Additionally, we offer the flexibility of training courses being delivered remotely in our virtual classrooms. 

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Take advantage of this great opportunity to

access funding for up-skilling your workforce!

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Interesting and informative!

"The training helped me to identify various factors which could positively impact on my team which I never considered previously".

 

Programme Learner

Level 3 Manufacturing Management (unaccredited)

 

Available Programmes

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Lean Manufacturing Foundations

 

Our foundation programme is designed to support employers to reinforce a culture of continuous improvement. Through participation in this course individuals will be empowered to focus on the reduction of waste, implementing cost saving practices and improving productivity.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at upskilling core frontline staff who work within the manufacturing and production industries.

Journey | Modules

Lean Manufacturing Foundations Journey

Upon successful completion of all 4 modules, individuals receive a certificate from Instep UK.

Delivery method

The course consists of 4 tutor-led modules which can be delivered over 2 full days or over 4 ½ day sessions.

Funding

Full funding is available for those who are 16+, work or reside in the Greater Manchester region and who work for Manufacturing business.

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Implementing Lean Processes

 

Our Implementing Lean Processes programme is focussed on developing and refining the knowledge and skills that employees have around implementing processes to drive forward lean application.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at staff who work within the manufacturing and production industries who are not directly involved in production, such as supervisors and shift managers.

Journey | Modules

Implementing Lean Processes journey

Upon successful completion of all 4 modules, individuals receive a certificate from Instep UK.

Delivery method

The course consists of 4 tutor-led modules which can be delivered over 2 full days or over 4 ½ day sessions. In addition, to the tutor-led sessions there are a series of e-learning modules which are used to strengthen participant knowledge further.

Funding

Full funding is available for those who are 16+, work or reside in the Greater Manchester region and who work for Manufacturing business.
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Level 3 Manufacturing Management (unaccredited)

 

The unaccredited management programme is designed for those individuals who wish to develop their core leadership skills to support their professional development. 

Who is it for?

This is aimed at individuals who are new or aspiring mangers and leaders in the manufacturing sector. 

Journey | Modules

The course consists of 8 core modules.

  1. Effective Communication
  2. Motivation and Productivity
  3. Leadership Skills
  4. High Performing Teams
  5. Embracing Change
  6. Problem Solving Techniques
  7. Continuous Improvement
  8. Accountability

 

Upon successful completion of all 8 modules individual receive a certificate from Instep UK.

Delivery method

The course is delivered via a blended learning model.

Individuals are required to attend 8 tutor-led half day sessions, traditionally delivered via our virtual classroom. In addition, individuals are also required to complete an online learning module as pre-work to each of the taught session and then following the session complete some reflective activities to enable them to apply their learning to their own work setting.

Funding

Full funding is available for those who are 16+, work or reside in the Greater Manchester region and who work for Manufacturing business.
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Level 3 Award in Principles of Leadership & Management

 

 

The Award programme is designed to give individuals the chance to develop their core leadership skills and support their professional development, combined with the opportunity to gain a recognised Level 3 qualification (accredited by CMI). 

Who is it for?

This is aimed at individuals who are new or aspiring mangers and leaders in the manufacturing sector.  Individuals who have been managers for a certain period of time may also be interested in this course, especially if they have not previously completed any formal leadership training.

Journey | Modules

The course consists of 8 mandatory and 1 optional module.

 Mandatory Modules:

  1. Effective Communication
  2. Motivation and Productivity
  3. Leadership Skills
  4. High Performing Teams
  5. Embracing Change
  6. Problem Solving Techniques
  7. Continuous Improvement
  8. Accountability

 Optional Modules:

  1. Managing a Team to achieve results
  2. Managing own personal and professional development

 

Upon successful achievement of the formal standards for the Level 3 qualification individuals will receive a certificate from CMI, our Awarding Organisation.

Delivery method

This course is delivered via a blended learning model.

Individuals will attend a blend of tutor-led sessions for each module (traditionally delivered via our virtual classroom), in addition to completing a series of short e-learning modules and reflective activities that underpin the knowledge and skills developed in the taught sessions.

 As this is an accredited course individuals are also required to complete an assessment, in the form of an assignment.



Funding

Full funding is available for those who are 16+, work or reside in the Greater Manchester region and who work for Manufacturing business.

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Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership & Management

The course is designed to give learners an insight into the key skills and knowledge required for effective leadership and management. It looks at how these skills can be developed through personal development, coaching and mentoring, as well as through a structured programme of learning. The course will also look at various models used for developing leaders; exploring the strengths-based approach and its relevance to managing change within organisations today. Finally, delegates will develop their own personal leadership style. Upon successful achievement of the formal standards for the Level 3 qualification individuals will receive a certificate from CMI, our Awarding Organisation.

Journey | Modules

The course consists of 11 modules.

  1. Effective Communication
  2. Motivation and Productivity
  3. Leadership Skills
  4. High Performing Teams
  5. Embracing Change
  6. Problem Solving Techniques
  7. Continuous Improvement
  8. Accountability
  9. Managing a Team to achieve results
  10. Managing own personal and professional development
  11. Principles of Leadership and Management

Upon successful achievement of the formal standards for the Level 3 qualification individuals will receive a certificate from CMI, our Awarding Organisation.

Delivery method

This course is delivered via a blended learning model.

Individuals will attend a blend of tutor-led sessions for each module (traditionally delivered via our virtual classroom), in addition to completing a series of short e-learning modules and reflective activities that underpin the knowledge and skills developed in the taught sessions.

 As this is an accredited course individuals are also required to complete three assessments, in the form of assignments.



Funding

Full funding is available for those who are 16+, work or reside in the Greater Manchester region and who work for Manufacturing business.

Feedback

Our course completion surveys have continued to be sent and finding from these demonstrate that 100% of participants have noted that they have learnt new skills and 99% of individuals have said they would recommend the programme to others (Net Promoter Score).

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Case Studies

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Lean Training receives a 5 star rating!


In our latest case study Robert Clark, People Manager at Salt Separation Services shares his experience in the Lean Manufacturing training programmes.

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Principles of Leadership and Management


John from Elcometer shares his learning experience during his learning journey.

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Level 3 Leadership and Management Award (CMI)

This is an 9 week virtual programme; with delivery taking place one half day each week over a 9 week period, with an induction session prior to programme starting. Upon successful completion of the programme individuals will receive a CMI recognised Award in Leadership and ManagementLevel 3 qualification.

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Level 3 Leadership and Management Certificate (CMI)

This is a 10 week virtual programme; with delivery taking place one half day each week over a 10 week period, with a 2hr induction session prior to programme starting. Upon successful completion of the programme individuals will receive a CMI recognised Certificate in Leadership and Management Level 3 qualification.

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Get in touch

Alternatively, contact us on:  sfg@instepuk.com
or call: 07849 828838 | 07935 711904

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