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Operations Management QLS Level 6

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Operations Management Certificate Level 6

Study online with CPD Courses, for the chance to boost your CV with an endorsed Operations Management Certificate at Level 6.  Browse our full range of Certification Courses in Operations Management online, or call our admissions team anytime to learn more.

Operations management is a broad and diverse field, encompassing a wide variety of interconnected activities, initiatives and processes.  For those who work in operations management, the goal is to drive operational efficiency and maximise profits through effective resource allocation and utilisation.  Operations managers play a direct role in almost everything that takes place at all levels throughout the business.  From accountancy and finance to HR management to material handling and purchasing, the operations manager strives to improve the efficiency of all key business activities.  For today’s cost-conscious employer, a qualified and capable operations manager is an asset of limitless value.  Whether pursuing promotion or considering a radical career change, this exclusive Level 6 Operations Management Certificate could make all the difference!

This advanced Operations Management Course is ideal for newcomers and experienced OM personnel alike.  Study the roles and responsibilities of operations management personnel over a series of 14 modules, with no time restrictions or deadlines imposed.  Topics covered include strategic planning, workforce motivation, how to build an effective customer care team, performance management, talent management, succession planning, negotiation techniques and many more besides.  Each unit concludes with an online assessment for submission to your assigned tutor.

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Course Syllabus

Level 6 Operations Management Diploma - Course Outline

Our exclusive Level 6 Operations Management Course takes place over 14 in-depth modules, covering the topics and concepts outlined below:

Module 1 - What is Operations Management?

An introduction to the concept of operations management is provided in the first module, in which candidates study the job profile of OM personnel and related responsibilities.  Several major business documents and reports are also examined, along with the scope of OM in a business environment and a brief overview of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Module 2 - Getting Your Product Together

Candidates then consider the importance of strategic product development and placement on the market, along with the product journey from the beginning of the supply chain to reaching the final customer.  An introduction to inventory management and quality control is also provided, along with the fundamentals of effective marketing, sales and promotional tactics.

Module 3 - Marketing Your Product

A more detailed exploration of marketing and advertising follows in the third module, which outlines the importance of creating a workable and impactful marketing plan.  Additional topics covered include pricing structures, how to identify the needs of a target audience and ensuring marketing objectives are aligned with the wider goals of the business.

Module 4 - Strategic Planning

Strategic planning as a major contributor to successful business operations is explored in depth in Module Four.  A detailed breakdown of the strategic planning pyramid is provided, along with tips and techniques for accurate forecasting, the concept of aggregate planning and the benefits of establishing goals in accordance with the SPIRIT methodology.

Module 5 - Building a Strong Customer Care Team

Module Five shifts attention to the value and importance of customer satisfaction, guiding candidates through the process of building and maintaining a strong customer care team.  The hallmarks of a quality customer care strategy are detailed and discussed, along with the potential consequences of substandard customer care.

Module 6 - Motivating Employees

The importance of maintaining a motivated and driven workforce is discussed in the sixth module, which introduces the concept of motivational triggers and the different types of incentives.  Tips and guidelines for building a motivational workplace culture are provided, along with common causes of demotivation and how to introduce appropriate reward systems.

Module 7 - Performance Management

Learners are then introduced to the concept of performance management and how commitment to the continuous process of improving performance is the primary obligation of the operations manager.  The functions, objectives and limitations of various performance management activities are discussed, along with the consequences of inadequate performance management.

Module 8 - Succession Planning

Module Eight outlines the positive effects of proactive succession planning, along with a series of strategies to improve the effectiveness of a succession plan.  Candidates learn how to formulate and implement a succession plan to ensure no key role is left open, in the event that an individual is promoted, terminated or leaves the company of their own accord.

Module 9 - Talent Management

How a proactive talent management strategy can benefit both the workforce and the business as a whole is examined in Module Nine.  Effective communication as the basis for a talent management plan is discussed, along with how talent management contributes directly to workforce motivation and loyalty.

Module 10 - Change Management

A fascinating introduction to the concept of change management follows in Module 10, in which learners study the tools, techniques and processes used by individuals and organisations to embrace change and achieve desired outcomes.  Candidates learn how to leverage the potential positives in all types of change, both in their professional lives and elsewhere.

Module 11 - Time Management

The art of getting more done in less time is explored in Module 11, in which candidates learn how the key to successful time management lies in working smarter, not harder.  The importance of thorough planning and effective organisation is discussed, along with tips for more confident prioritisation of tasks and how to put an end to procrastination.

Module 12 - Creative Thinking and Innovation

Learners then consider how unconventional thinking can often hold the key to effective problem solving.  Tools and techniques for boosting creativity and innovation in a team are presented and discussed, along with how approaching issues and everyday tasks from different perspectives often leads to more successful outcomes.

Module 13 - Negotiation Techniques

Negotiation skills for management personnel follow in Module 13, which covers the various different types of negotiations and the individual phases of negotiation.  Candidates learn how to take the lead in important negotiations, how to effectively read the body language of others and ultimately when to walk away from a stalemate situation.

Module 14 - Communication Skills

Concluding the course, Module 14 examines communication as the cornerstone of effective business operations.  Learners consider the difference between passive hearing and active listening, how to use nonverbal cues to send the right message and the importance of focusing on first impressions when meeting people for the first time.

Career Path

An endorsed Level 6 Operations Management Certificate could help you climb the career ladder in almost any business setting.  However ambitious your objectives, we’re standing by with the support you need to make them happen.  Work towards a position in operations management, inventory management, sales and purchasing management, marketing management, supply chain management or business management - each with average salaries in the regions of £25,000 or more.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Newcomers looking to build successful business careers
  • Experienced personnel pursuing promotion
  • Business owners, senior managers and supervisors
  • Entrepreneurs and anyone considering business establishment
  • Anyone who works in project management or supply chain management
  • Jobseekers working on their CVs and employability

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.


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