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Entry to Management Graduate Development Programme

This is a 24 week programme which allows you to develop your leadership and management skills with a local employer in your journey to becoming a leader of tomorrow.

24 to 28 Weeks
Level 5
Part-Time Study

Campus: Lisburn

Course Code: 78479

Duration: 24 to 28 Weeks

Level: 5

Type: Part-Time

Course Structure

Entry to Management is Northern Irelands longest established graduate management development programme, running for over twenty years and supported by the Department for the Economy.  The Entry programme is designed to provide unique opportunities for graduates and employers alike, the key focus is to grow results and build talent, shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

Entry to Management Graduate development programme grows results through matching successful graduates with employers and facilitating the opportunity for the graduate to grow and develop in a management role while delivering on a specific business improvement project injecting new ideas and results into the organisation.  The programme is targeted at driving success through innovation and building leadership and management capacity in the Northern Irish economy.   Talent development is a critical part of successful economic growth.  Successful graduates will complete a period of industrial employment which will support them in their first step into a management and a leadership role.  Throughout their period of employment (24 weeks) they will be required to deliver on a business improvement project which will be agreed prior to the employment commencing.  Graduates will complete a Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management during the programme which will focusing on the development of their professional and personal skills.  Throughout their journey the Graduate will be mentored by a business professional. 

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Hold a Level 5 qualification (HND, Foundation Degree or Degree

Have the right to work in the EU

Hold an appropriate visa (if applicable)

Entry Requirements

Add in after graduate employment.  97% of previous candidates have secured graduate positions as a direct result of participating on the programme and 100% of past participants would recommend the programme to other graduates.



How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Throughout the 24 week employment period you will attend SERC one evening per week to study towards a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management. The CMI Certificate will enable you to strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle management by focusing on personal development and undertaking a management project with tangible outcomes for the employer. This programme will help build talent and increase your employability and earning potential
Where will it take me?
Candidates will be required to compete assessments for the CMI Level 5 Certificate including reports, presentations and poster presentations.
How will it make me more employable?
No additional costs are applicable
Additional Costs
The programme is accredited through the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) at Level 5 Certificate
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
  • I am available for full time employment from  08 Oct 18 – 31 Mar 19
  • I understand I am required to attend two full induction days @ SERC  (8 & 9 Oct 18)
  • I understand I am required to attend the ENTRY peer conference over two days in Jan 19
  • I understand I am required to complete a CMI Level 5 Certificate throughout the programme and attend necessary training sessions.
  • I understand I will be required to complete a Business Improvement Project as part of the programme I understand I may be required to attend employer interviews from w/c 20 August 2018
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