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Is your business running like a well oiled machine?

Get your operations in order.

In the current economic climate, managers with operational responsibilities are under enormous pressure to boost performance and deliver the maximum output to secure the future of the businesses. 

At Pareto, we are passionate about delivering the training for the Operational Manager Apprenticeship Level 5. This is a demanding training programme, and the skills learners will perfect during the course of the apprenticeship include, operational management models and approaches, setting of KPIs, use of business development tools, resource management, contingency planning, financial forecasting, conflict management and negotiation skills - to name just a few.


This comprehensive course will ensure that managing staff are able to operate at the peak of their abilities, driving productivity and growth. As a learner looking to enrol in this apprenticeship, you can expect to open the door to your career path and drive your personal growth forwards as well as actioning your learning in your role to make impressive ROI, fast. 

 Paying the Levy? Click here to find out how much you can invest in training with our new Levy Calculator.

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Introducing Pareto's new Operational Manager Apprenticeship Level 5

Over the last 25 years Pareto has successfully trained over 100,000 executives worldwide in leadership skills, across a variety of industries and management levels. Leadership training is fundamental to personal development and sustained business growth.  
Our new Operational Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship now empowers more businesses and their employees to benefit from our acclaimed training. 

Who is eligible for the Operational Manager Apprenticeship Level 5?

Apprenticeships span from Level 2 to Level 7.  As a rough guide, level 2 equates to five good GCSEs, with 6 & 7 comparable to an honours degree. The level 5 Operational Manager is an 'Advanced Apprenticeship', equivalent to a foundation degree. 

This apprenticeship is suitable for people in roles such as Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager or Department Manager in any industry. 
The course can be tailored to suit employer business requirements, ensuring learners achieve their maximum potential and deliver the knowledge and skills their business needs.  With 80% of learning on the job, this is a qualification designed for all businesses who rely on a leadership and management structure for their growth. 

How does the funding work?

There are two funding structures for apprenticeships: 95% co-investment for companies with a wage bill under £3m and the apprenticeship levy for those over the £3m bracket. Check out our guide to the apprenticeship levy if you fall into the second category to find out how you could be spending your levy fund on training to invest in and motivate your staff. If you DON'T pay into the levy, this means you only have to pay 5% of the value of any apprenticeship training you enroll your employees or new staff on.

The result of this move is that apprenticeships now offer a more cost effective option than many private training solutions. Here at Pareto, we are passionate about providing world class training for our apprentices, ensuring that they come to your business fired up, eager and ready to make a real difference. 

If you haven't yet decided your apprenticeship strategy or training partners, then talk to our expert team at Pareto today.  

Getting the most out of the Apprenticeship Levy?

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The Apprenticeship Levy came into force in 2017, charging companies with a wage bill over £3m an additional 0.5% to invest back into the workforce.

See how much you could be investing with our Apprenticeship Levy calculator below. 

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Overview of the Operational Manager Apprenticeship Level 5

Pareto’s Operational Manager Apprenticeship is uniquely designed to deliver the core competency requirements in Leading and Managing People, Building Relationships, Communication, Operational Management, Project Management, Financial Forecasting, Data Analysis, Negotiation Skills, Business Development, Contingency Planning, Performance Monitoring and Mitigating Risk. Since 80% of the learning is undertaken on the job, relevance and productivity for employers is optimised.  

The Pareto Operational Manager Apprenticeship Level 5 is a sound investment for any business reliant on strong leadership skills for optimal staff retention, change management and growth. 




Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything – for better or for worse. Simon Sinek, author, motivational speaker and organisational consultant.

Safeguarding Information for Apprenticeships


Here at Pareto Law, we are committed to putting the safety and well-being of all our learners at the forefront of our process. Prevention is a huge part of what we do and education around safeguarding issues is an essential aspect of preventing harm.


We’ve put together our safeguarding document to help you find the contact details or information you may need to support you in safeguarding the apprentices in your business which you can access through the button below.

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For County-specific safeguarding information, please click here. 


Policy and Procedure Documents

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Employer Complaints Process

Learner Complaints Process

Complaints Process Policy


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