Magnificent seven celebrate leadership qualification

Group celebrate passing their assessment for CMI qualification

Seven learners from City Training Services (CTS) have celebrated after passing their End Point Assessment (EPA) for their Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification.


The qualification supports students in their current team leadership roles at St James Hospital in Leeds. They lead teams in various areas including administration, wards and pharmacy dispensary.

As part of their studies, the learners attended master class sessions at Leeds Trinity University every three months.

CTS assessor Julia Holdsworth visited them in the workplace every month to support them to complete assignments, discussions and review progress.
Through the master class sessions and assessor visits, learners were able to build a strong relationship with their lecturer and assessor. The qualification enables them to apply for other roles that become available within the trust.

Their assessor and lecturers joined the students in a celebratory meal at an Indian restaurant in Bradford.

One of the learners, Zainab Mahmood, said: “It was a rocky start but the assessors Julia and Umme Fatimah greatly helped with the process and were committed to getting us through it. Thanks to the assessors and Adil Mahmood the lecturer. It was a great learning process; we made new friends, gained new skills and lots of knowledge. The course has helped increase my confidence professionally and I am proud I managed to achieve a good result.”

Melonie Barker said: "As an older student, I felt fully supported with the leadership and management level 3 course, through the college and the mentors.”
Zula Mirzoeva added: “I have successfully completed my CMI Level 3 Leadership and Management course.

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to Julia, Adil and Umme for supporting me during the last two years, I could not do it without their help.”

Julia added: “The positive attitude by learners and the motivation by the lecturers resulted in excellent results and qualification, five merits and two distinctions.”
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