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Certificate in Business Succession Planning QLS Level 3
Course at QLS 3
Study Method Online
Course Duration 200 Hrs
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsement Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
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Course Overview

Succession Planning Training and Development

Change is a hallmark of today’s business world. In particular, our workforce is constantly changing –people come and go, and move into new roles within the company. Succession planning training and development can help you make the most of that change by ensuring that when someone leaves, there is someone new to take their place. This succession planning training will teach you the basics about creating and maintaining a succession plan.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of succession planning for successful businesses.
  • Demonstrate expertise with the key elements of a succession plan.
  • Create and discuss aspects of a succession plan.
  • Discuss the elements of a succession plan in terms of roles, responsibility, function, scope, and evaluation.
Course Syllabus

Unit 1

Understanding the value of Succession Planning

The unit 1 covers the following topics:

  • Defining a Succession Plan
  • Strong Leaders and a Strong Organization
  • Components of the Plan
  • Success Model
  • Setting the Scope
  • Identifying Resources and Analyzing Risks
  • Developing External Successors
  • Risk Assessment

Unit 2

Elements of a Succession Plan

The unit 2 covers the following topics:

  • Defining Roles, Responsibilities, and Functions
  • Individualized Engagement Plans
  • Gathering Information
  • Forecasting Needs
  • Key Ingredients of a Successful Plan
  • Develop reliable data gathering.
  • Have senior level support.
  • Continually assess your results.
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Unit 3

Development of a Succession Plan

The unit 3 covers the following topics:

  • Putting the Plan Together
  • Putting the Plan into Action
  • Phased Implementation
  • Succession Plan Organizational Chart
  • Evaluating and Reviewing the Plan
  • Evaluation Challenges
  • Evaluation Process
  • Sample Evaluation
  • Succession Program Evaluation Checklist
  • Your Action Plan


Career Path

Succession planning plays a key role in many supervisory, management and HR positions. Successful completion of this course will enable you to enhance and improve your competencies in both performance management and change management. From senior management to HR supervisors to everyday members of the workforce, specialist succession-planning skills can improve both business performance and career prospects significantly.

Course Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Who should take this course
  • Business owners, managers and HR coordinators
  • Anyone involved in wider workforce training and development
  • Members of the workforce looking to climb the career ladder
  • Candidates with an interest in proactive and effective change management
  • Entrepreneurs with no formal training or experience in succession planning
  • Jobseekers or those looking to switch career directions with a recognised qualification
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