Latest partnership sees Fire Service and University to join up - The Worcester Observer

Latest partnership sees Fire Service and University to join up

Worcester Editorial 11th Dec, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

THE UNIVERSITY of Worcester’s Business School has partnered up with West Midlands Fire Service to develop the abilities of managers and leaders.

Through a tendering process, Worcester Business School was invited to work with the service to develop customised work-based learning versions of the University’s well-established ‘Leading to Excellence’ programmes.

Over the next three years, the school will deliver a programme leading to a Foundation Degree in leadership and management through work-based learning and a shorter programme leading to the award of a University Diploma in Leadership and Management.

Around 150 members of WMFS staff are expected to undertake one of the programmes.

Mark Richardson, Head of Worcester Business School, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with WMFS on our flagship programme. This is a further example of Worcester Business School’s growing reputation in corporate and executive education.”

Sarah Warnes, from West Midlands Fire Service, said: “Having a university accredited programme, which is delivered in the workplace and tailored to meet our current workplace challenges, is really important to us to.

“To prepare for the future we need leaders who are change ready and are able to think critically and provide an evidence based approach to their decision making.”

Anyone interested in learning more about Worcester Business School’s executive education programmes should e-mail Lisa Dawson at [email protected] or call her on 01905 855279.


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