ILM Number 8420-01
The PMA GP Practice Manager ILM Level 5 Diploma course is designed for those already working in an established management role.
It is set at a standard suitable for those who are managing teams or projects and are responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals as part of their organisation’s strategy.
They may be accountable to a more senior manager or the business owners. Other responsibilities may include managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.
This will include an initial assessment and is sector specific:
Introduction to format of the programme.
Outline of specific qualification and support available.
ILM studying membership.
Learning and study skills.
Understanding of medical ethics and its impact on a role within a GP practice.
Understanding the safeguarding implications of working within a GP practice.
A skills-scan to consider any prior learning which can be credited.
This qualification will include a wide range of teaching and learning techniques and styles including one-to-one teaching (a minimum of 7 hours of one-to-one tutorials), group discussions and teaching, observations, practical assessments, coaching, mentoring, independent research and e-learning. There are a range of materials available to support this qualification on the ILM online portal.
Depending on the employer, the candidate and the pace of work, this course will typically take 18-24 months to complete.
A PMA Tutor/Assessor will be assigned to work with the candidate throughout the duration of the course and will support them through their journey. There are typically 221 guided learning hours for the programme and these will be delivered through face-to-face learning with their Tutor, online via the ILM Illuminate portal and Tutor observations. The Total Qualification Time is a minimum of 512 hours.
The time commitment to achieve the ILM Level 5 Diploma is in the region of 6 hours a week which includes the off the job element, this is flexible, and should the candidate have more time available the PMA Tutor/Assessor will be able to adjust their pace of learning accordingly.
Skills and knowledge are assessed internally by the Centre and are subject to external verification.
The assessment process will comprise of:
- Scenario based assessments
- Submission of a portfolio of evidence
- Professional discussions
All units must be passed.