Our business is constantly adapting to meet the needs of our clients and Aspiring Manager helps our managers cope with these demands as they gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage their teams successfully in these challenging times


What is the Aspiring Manager programme?

Online Management
Development Programme
E-learning Approach
Face-to-face Training

Aspiring Manager is an online management development programme for team members looking to develop into management positions.

Aspiring Manager can be offered as a stand alone e-learning approach done at a time and pace dictated by the learner, or as part of a blended learning approach with dedicated face to face training workshops that can be tailored to fit your organisation.

What areas of management are covered?

How is it different?

Learning by Doing
Online Materials
Working Together

The emphasis is on application of fundamental management approaches, ‘learning by doing’ rather than just ‘learning by reading’. Learners are able to download comprehensive learning materials and are encouraged to work with others across their organisation to develop their management capabilities.

Why invest in Aspiring Manager?

Better Employee engagement
More Commitment
Greater Productivity
Higher Staff Retention
Reduced Absenteeism
Improved Performance

We know that the management role is crucial for teams and organisations to succeed so it is vital to invest in giving people the best chance to succeed in this role rather than leaving it to luck.

Formal accreditation for your learning

Aspiring Manager is accredited by the ILM, Europe’s largest accrediting body of management development programmes. As well as developing your leadership and management skills you will also gain the internationally recognised ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership & Team Skills qualification.

For more information check out the ILM’s website at

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Case Study

Our business is constantly adapting to meet the needs of our clients and Aspiring Manager helps our managers cope with these demands as they gain the SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND CONFIDENCE TO MANAGE THEIR TEAMS SUCCESSFULLY IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES


Newly appointed and aspiring managers often face two common challenges on day one in their new role – a lack of relevant experience or training, and an employer with little in-house capacity to provide the knowledge or capabilities they need.

This was the key problem facing one multi-national blue-chip business. They wanted management development training for their talent pool of aspiring managers but did not have the time or resources to drive such a programme. That’s when the team at Bespoke Training were called in to help.


We were asked to provide a way of up-skilling aspiring managers so they got a broad understanding of, and we able to leverage, the fundamentals of management.

After objective consultation with the client team we recommended a blended learning approach as the most efficient and effective way of delivering the knowledge and capabilities the client’s aspiring managers needed. Our training solution included both online modules and two face-to-face workshops. This meant that participants could learn at their own pace whilst being able to bring the learning to life with a group of colleagues.


The blended learning approach we delivered resulted in a win-win situation, for both participant and client.

Not only have over a 100 plus aspiring managers benefited from the skills and knowledge our well-received management development training programme gave them – some have already been promoted into their first leadership roles. They also gained a widely-respected ILM management qualification that gives them an edge.

The business now benefits from a pipeline of first-line managers who have the skills they need to ultimately take the business forward. In addition, we were able to help the client in-house training team to achieve these results without losing their focus on other important projects.

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