First training provider to become Institute Approved | Raise the Bar

First training provider to become Institute Approved

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Raise the Bar, a government registered Apprenticeship provider, is the first organisation of its kind to achieve Institute Approved status to support the delivery of Level 3 and Level 5 ‘Excelling in Team Leadership’ and ‘Excelling in Operational Management’ Apprenticeship programmes.


Shaun Lanceley, Raise the Bar Director said:

“As there is no mandatory requirement in England to incorporate a qualification in leadership and management Level 3 and Level 5 Apprenticeship programmes, 90% of our prospective clients have shown a preference to underpinning their programmes with accreditation from The Institute of Leadership & Management. They appreciate the externally validated, Institute Approved choice we can offer that best suits their business needs.”


He continued: “Institute Approved accreditation allows us to focus on providing an exceptional learner experience to engage and motivate our clients’ employees while developing their leadership skills. This is more important to our clients when deciding how to best spend their levy, than offering traditional qualifications.”


Gaynor Lewis, The Institute of Leadership & Management Head of Commercial Development said:

“We’re delighted to provide the external validation that organisations are looking for without the need to complete lengthy assessments embedded in more traditional qualifications. We look forward to celebrating the success of the first ‘Institute Approved’ apprenticeship cohorts with Raise the Bar and to working with more training providers to support the successful delivery of their Apprenticeships.”


During their learning journey, apprentices also benefit from having access to the Institute’s award- winning e-learning resources and digital Edge magazine to supplement their learning and inspire their leadership practice, as well as recognition on successful completion with automatic upgrade to professional membership, including post-nominal letters and digital credentials.