Adult student, Karl, has over 20 years’ experience working in various management roles across a variety of industries, with aspirations to rise through the ranks and progress to higher-level management.
After working in the Middle East as a Facilities Manager, Karl returned to the UK to reinforce his work experience, with a nationally recognised qualification.
Karl explains, “I’ve always naturally gravitated towards management roles and despite gaining extensive experience by learning on-the-job, I realised that I needed a recognised qualification to support my career progression too.”
Completing the CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership whilst working at Knowsley Council, Karl worked hard to maintain a work, life and study balance. He says, “I was able to link projects, theory and assignments on the course to my day-to-day role as a Building Cleaning Project Officer. As a result of this, I was able to implement positive changes in my workplace.
Karl praises his supportive tutor saying, “My tutor has been amazing throughout the course – so knowledgeable and patient. She was always happy to offer advice and her handouts and reading recommendations were a great help.”
Another key highlight of the course for Karl was working with other students from the class. He says, “The rest of the group were from lots of diverse backgrounds and industries, which provided a different perspective on the various topics we covered.”
Karl has already started to experience the benefits of attaining a career related qualification. “Since completing the course, I have received a promotion to Technical and Quality Services Officer at Knowsley Council and I am really enjoying the challenge of my new job role!”
Looking to the future, Karl aims to progress into higher management and is pleased that achieving his qualification is helping him to move in the right direction and further develop his career.