Spirit launches degree programme for general managers

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27 general managers will embark on the new level 6 Diploma in Hospitality Retail Leadership next month
27 general managers will embark on the new level 6 Diploma in Hospitality Retail Leadership next month
Spirit Pub Company has launched a degree programme for its general managers as part of its ongoing partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University.

The 12-month programme will focus on key aspects of leadership, commerciality and business development in the hospitality sector and culminate in an honours degree qualification.

The company said 27 general managers will embark on the new level 6 Diploma in Hospitality Retail Leadership next month, which is part of its Career Pathway course.

'Changing perceptions'

Mark Peters, Spirit’s head of learning and development, said: “This is another step towards changing the perception of hospitality as a career.

"Over the last five years we have strived to embed qualifications at every step of our Career Pathway and the new level 6 represents the final piece of the jigsaw – offering a fantastic opportunity for our General Managers to gain professional development and hone their business leadership skills through a university-led, work-based learning programme.”

Last month saw three senior leaders from Spirit graduate from the Leeds Metropolitan University with a full Level 7 Master’s Degree in Multi Unit Leadership.

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Posted by RFM,

I wonder if the GM's will be given the time for this. At the moment their junior staff receive onsite training either on their days off or coming off shift to see their trainer/assessor, this is hardly ideal.

The GM's I know are so strapped for staffing hours they cover the short fall themselves.

Good idea perhaps, practical, I doubt it.

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The way Forward

Posted by The way Forward,

This certainly is the way forward. Good on ya Spirit.

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