Level 4 Leadership

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Understand yourself as a leader; plan and lead a complex team activity

Who is qualification for?

Prepare to take the next step in your career – managing other managers, or leading bigger teams. This qualification is designed to develop your leadership skills to help you get better results.
Results for you

• Understand yourself as a leader
• Use feedback and self-review to enhance your leadership skills
• Learn solid techniques for planning and implementing complex pieces of work
• Put these skills into practice in your workplace
• Raise your profile, get results and get a nationally recognised qualification
Impact for your employer

• Short, concise qualification focused on workplace-based activity
• Give managers the tools to manage their own professional development
• Managers with the self-awareness to lead and the practical skills to deliver results in your organisation
Focus on the skills you need

This qualification is made up of two mandatory units. The first, ‘Understanding leadership’ focuses on:

• Different leadership styles and their impact on people and organisations
• The role of trust and respect in effective leadership
• Evaluating and improving your own leadership capability

The second unit, ‘Planning and leading a complex work activity’, covers:

• Techniques for planning: risk assessment, operational constraints and resource use
• Communicating clearly – including briefing techniques,
• Making smart decisions about allocating work and delegating responsibility
• Reviewing your abilities and planning to improve

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Credit Value

The range of credits a learner must undertake to gain this qualification

6 - 6

Details of the qualification, learning time involved and criteria a learner must satisfy

The qualification is structured into 1 unit group. At least 1 hour of induction and at least 4 hours of tutorial support are required. Learners must attain a total of 6 credits from 2 mandatory units.

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