Training at the College
Technicians are entitled to attend any of the suite of programmes run by the Learning and Development Centre. These are divided into three core themes: Imperial Professional Development (IPD), Safety and Imperial Leadership and Management Development Programme (ILMDP).
- Imperial Professional Development (IPD)
The Imperial Professional Development provision offers support for staff to develop the key skills, knowledge and attitudes expected for effective performance across all roles within the College, and to integrate continuous learning and development as a vital component of working life at Imperial.
Technical staff can attend a variety of safety training courses, which are provided by the College and are mostly free of charge. Our internal provision covers First Aid, Laboratory Safety and Occupational Health and Safety, among many other areas – please follow this link to find the full list of safety courses.
- For new and aspiring technical managers: Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Supervision
Funded by the apprenticeship levy, this course will allow you to develop the core knowledge and practical skills to manage, motivate and inspire others. The 13-month programme will involve monthly workshops, group coaching, 1:1 skills coaching and work-based application of learning. You will join a cohort of new and aspiring managers working towards a Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Supervision accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, an internationally recognised qualification.
- Imperial Leadership and Management Development Programme (ILMDP)
The Imperial Leadership and Management Development Programme supports and develops Imperial leaders and managers from their initial steps into management through to senior roles. The intent is to create a cohort of managers that others want to work with and who are focused on both results and people.
- Training the Trainer
This workshop is designed to be an introduction to training and is suitable for anyone who has to deliver training on a one-to-one and small group basis. It aims to equip participants with the skills to design and deliver short training sessions. You will gain an understanding of how people learn and increase your confidence to become an effective trainer.