Solent Leadership Academy

The Solent Leadership Academy, a collaboration between Fareham College, Fareport Training Organisation and the Solent LEP, is a dedicated training offer that delivers flexible, high quality Level 5 Management and Leadership qualifications through a higher apprenticeship model. 

This training is developed specifically for employees who are already working in managerial roles and looking to develop their skills and gain a recognised qualification in order to aid career progression and take on greater responsibility in the workplace. 

Most training will be directly linked to the position the employee already holds. Practical experience in the workplace will be used as evidence to complete a series of assignments, and learners will develop additional formalised knowledge by attending regular masterclasses held at The Fareham Innovation Centre in Lee-on-the-Solent. Courses start throughout the year so employees can begin at a time that suits the individual and employer. 

About the scheme

This initiative,supported by the Solent LEP, aims to raise the skill levels of managers in the Solent area through the provision of work-based training supplemented by regular master classes covering a range of management topics. Planned to run over two years, the initiative is designed to increase the proportion of local managers with a Level 4 and 5 Leadership and Management qualification, with training aimed at supervisors and middle managers who are looking to develop their skills in order to prepare for senior management roles. 

Leadership and management skills strongly correlate to business growth and success and play a significant role in influencing employee performance and enhancing business competitiveness. Evidence shows that investment in leadership and management has a positive impact on bottom line business performance. 

The Solent Leadership Academy, partly funded by the Solent LEP, delivers training through a higher apprenticeship model, providing a highly cost effective solution for local employers to support their workforce in achieving this objective.