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Helping team leaders achieve their full potential

​Team leaders are on the frontline of every business, so it’s vital they’re equipped with the skills and knowledge to help drive the team forward and achieve performance goals.

​If you’re looking to improve your management and leadership skills, our Team Leader Development Programme will give you the know-how required to make an impact on the shop floor, enhancing the output of your staff and adding value to your business. The course combines lean manufacturing techniques with the interpersonal skills necessary to be an effective leader, giving you the understanding and confidence to lead your team to success.



Location: Manchester

31st January 2018

Fee: £2250.00 +VAT(Each)


Location: Manchester

17th October 2018

Fee: £2250 +VAT(Each)

Who is the course for?

The Team Leader Development programme is aimed at first line managers who are responsible for keeping shop floor processes running smoothly and efficiently.

No formal qualifications are necessary, so it’s perfect for those with strong practical skills but little post-16 education. As well as team leaders, typical students on the course include production or logistics supervisors, senior technicians and production operatives.

The Team Leader Development Programme involves 12 modules spread over eight intensive days of training. It’s a hands-on training programme, combining a best practice factory visit with workshops and seminars.

Why study this course?

  • Learn effective skills for leading, managing and motivating a team

  • Gain an understanding of the basics of lean manufacturing

  • Improve your communication and influencing techniques

  • The course is delivered by high achieving manufacturers with substantial experience

  • Get to grips with employment law and health and safety regulations

  • Discover how to manage your time to meet the challenges of modern manufacturing

What will you study?

  • Changing the behaviour and performance of the shop floor team

  • Improving your communication and influencing skills

  • Assessing and managing performance

  • Delegation and nurturing an effective leadership style

  • Understanding the characteristics of an effective team

  • Understanding how lean manufacturing can improve a business

  • Running a process improvement programme

We had worked with The Manufacturing Institute’s Peter Sussex before and we totally trusted him and liked his style. He’s very easy to get on with and his Shingo knowledge is very good. He knows what he is talking about.

Ray Howcroft - Lean Enterprise manager at Shingo Prize winning Ball Beverage Packaging, Europe

I would recommend the ARTL programme to other manufacturers without question. I liked the venue, I liked the people and I liked the work. It was a very well structured course and ticked all the boxes for me to improve my role at Rettenmaier.

Sean Collinson, Production Manager - Rettenmaier UK Manufacturing Limited

This is the best lean manager’s course that I’ve ever been on. It was excellent and a lot of that was down to the people who were delivering it. They know a lot about our industry and it felt like they were talking directly to us.

Brian McKay, Operations Director - Smurfit Kappa

There were over a 100 kids taking part and every single one was a superstar! It’s a great thing for employers to take part in. I would encourage anyone employed in manufacturing to come and take part in a Make It Challenge. You’ll feel like the stupidest person in the room - but you’ll love it!

John Grimshaw - Manufacturing applications engineer

I would definitely recommend Six Sigma Green Belt if you are heading towards a CI role or a production role.

Andrew Moule, Production Manager - Muller

I would recommend the MSc without doubt and have now got an appetite to continue learning. It’s completely changed my view on leadership and how I present myself to others.

Gavin Thatcher, MD - Stead McAlpin

Newsprinters was the most impressive facility I have seen, and the highlight of the study tour. I was blown away. If I could bottle this up and sell it I would make a fortune. I came away highly motivated. We will steal your ideas with pride.

OpEx study tour delegate

One of the best things about the Diploma is the exceptionally high quality of the deliverers. They are proven industry experts. I also really enjoyed studying with a great bunch of people. I learned as much from the class discussions as the material.

Phil Buxton, Site Crane Equipment Programme Lead - Sellafield

We were doing some work with the Growth Accelerator and they recommended The Manufacturing Institute’s Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing programme. I’ve never been on as course as good – and I’ve been on a lot.

Nick Walker, Operations Manager - Screentek

I would recommend the MSc as it is tailored really well for manufacturers. We actually have three people from the plant doing the MSc and that reflects the emphasis we place on developing our people.

Amanda Perry, Plant Manager - Ecolab


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The Manufacturing Institute are actively involved in the Shingo prize for excellence - an award widely considered to be the Nobel Prize of manufacturing. With our help, organisations can grow and develop to the point where they meet, and even surpass, Shingo prize criteria standards.



    • The Manufacturing Institute
    • Warren Bruce Court
    • Warren Bruce Road
    • Trafford Park
    • Manchester
    • M17 1LB
    • United Kingdom



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