Posted on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 4pm
by Lifelong Learning Centre Staff.
One of the first projects I worked on after joining the Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) in August 2012, a new progression agreement between professional management qualification bodies Chartered Management Institution (CMI) and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) is now up and running for September 2013 entry. The progression agreement is managed by the HEART partnership, a network of Higher Education institutions, and aims to provide a ‘joined up’ approach to aid progression for learners wishing to embark onto higher education studies.
Our involvement with the project is to ensure that there are opportunities for individuals who have successfully completed their professional qualification and wish to continue their studies into a university environment. The HEART partnership does just that as it gives individuals the opportunity to study at a prominent higher education institution such as Leeds. This, I find, is a big selling point and one that prospective students are keen to capitalise upon. The agreement also allows the University to embrace these individuals and give them a clear, structured pathway into the institution. Therefore a win, win situation for both parties!
The progression agreement allows individuals who hold a CMI or ILM diploma to join directly onto our Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management. It also gives credit for prior study and allows holders of the qualifications exemption from some modules of the business programme. The amount of credit given can range from one to three modules of the Diploma.
This scheme allows us to deliver upon our strategy to encourage and support a diverse range of learners to achieve and flourish at the institution. I’m just happy that I can play a small part in doing so!