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Senior Leader Apprenticeship - Level 7

Kickstart your career

A route to a master’s qualification

Course content

A focus on team-based activities, problem-based learning, task-centred investigations and case studies

University support

Our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Duration:
Typical duration for this apprenticeship is 2 years but can be delivered in a shorter time frame by negotiation.
Start date(s):

Typical start dates are September/October and March/April.

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This course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Senior Leader Apprenticeship standard. It has been recognised that apprentices with a Healthcare background would benefit from more focus on their sector, and therefore there is an option for a specialism in Healthcare Leadership.

The apprentice may work in varied environments including in an office, onsite, or remotely and demonstrate a high level of flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the organisation. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with internal stakeholders such as members of their team, other senior leaders/managers, support services (for example: finance, marketing, HR) and project groups and, in larger organisations, they may be part of a wider specialist team.

Who is it for?

Professional strategic leaders in the private, public or third sector and all sizes of organisation, who lead, manage and direct organisations. Specific job roles may include: Senior Leader, Section Leader, Executive, Director, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer or a senior military officer.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: Apprentices will achieve a PgDIP Strategic Leadership OR PgDIP Healthcare Leadership

Course content

You will study a range of modules throughout the duration of this apprenticeship.

Modules

Topics include:

Year 1 Modules:

• Managing People and Culture

• Strategic Healthcare Leadership

Year 2 Modules:

• Innovation and Change

• Organisational Performance

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer but may typically be an undergraduate degree. Being based around the post-experience MBA, formal degree level education is not always required. What is essential is experience and ambition.

Fees

If you are a levy paying organisation the cost will be paid for from your digital account. The Government has set the funding band for this apprenticeship at £14,000.

Delivery and assessment

Delivery

Apprentice's will be invited to attend a maximum of three face-to-face sessions each semester. These will be distributed at appropriate points during the semester. For the remaining weeks, live webinars, case study discussions and class debates will be conducted in our online learning environment.

Assessment

There are a number of elements that make up assessment for the Apprenticeship Standard including:

  • Formative ‘on-programme’ assessment, (assessments that do not contribute to the award, but provide an opportunity to develop and apply new skills and knowledge)
  • Summative on-programme assessment in the form of reports, reflections, portfolios, presentations etc. which contribute to achievement of the academic award
  • A strategic work-based project proposal (part of the award and an important element of the apprenticeship’s end point assessment
  • A summative professional interview

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties. You will also have full access to our support services such as Student Guidance.

Feedback

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

  • The employer must not ask the apprentice to contribute financially to the direct cost of learning
  • Ensure apprentice spends at least 20% of their time in off-the-job training
  • Enter into a contract with Staffordshire University
  • Participate in reviews with the apprentice and university, providing evidence and feedback on progress at work and success in meeting apprenticeship milestones
  • Provide a safe, healthy and supportive environment, which meets the needs of the apprentice
  • Provide apprentices with a contract of employment for the duration of the apprenticeship on the first day of their apprenticeship and be paid at least a wage consistent with the law for both the time they are in work and in off-the-job learning
  • Provide the apprentice with paid time to attend off-the-job training, including additional support for English and Maths, or support accessed for learning difficulties and/or disabilities
  • Recognise that the apprentice must complete the apprenticeship within their working hours
  • Support the apprentice to gain new skills

Careers

Specific job roles may include: Senior Leader, Section Leader, Executive, Director, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer, senior military officer, HE Registrar and Head of Department/Faculty.

To join a higher degree apprenticeship programme, enquire with us today.