Report says management qualifications matter
‘Who you know’ and ‘what you know’ is no longer enough to get a job in the social care sector, according to a report published by the Chartered Management Institute.
The study, based on the views of 2,229 respondents, suggests that job prospects in the sector are increasingly being influenced by an individual’s commitment to their long-term professional development. The report also uncovers major barriers preventing significant numbers from improving their skills.
The findings show 79% of employers – and 86% of individuals in the social care sector – believe management qualifications will grow in importance over the next five years. Individuals and employers also agree that ‘proof of academic prowess’ is no longer a key driver for taking a qualification. Key findings include:
- Many employers (60%) argue that having qualified managers leads to productivity gains. Most highly valued in the sector are MBAs (75%) and Diplomas (81%).