Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship

Use the Apprenticeship Levy to futureproof your organisation with this new Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship Standard.

Building on 35 years’ experience of running one of the world's leading MBA programmes, this apprenticeship prepares experienced managers and functional specialists for and accelerates their progression into strategic leadership roles.

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Following an internal review of the revised standard and employer focus groups, we will deliver a 3 pathway approach for the revised level 7 Senior Leader standard:

Pathway 1: Apprenticeship Only

  • Complete the apprenticeship – 24 months –
  • Fully funded £14,000 to include the completion of the end point assessment with no academic credits
  • Attractive to apprentices not wanting an academic qualification.

Pathway 2: Postgraduate Diploma

  • Complete the apprenticeship and achieve Post Graduate Diploma in Executive Master in Leadership & Management
  • To run concurrently including all academic assessments required to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma
  • Fully Funded £14,000 to include the completion of the end point assessment.
  • Level up to continue to full masters final stage qualification
  • Additional fees will apply

Pathway 3: Executive MBA

  • Complete the apprenticeship and achieve Post Graduate Diploma in Executive Master in Leadership & Management
  • Choose the MBA learning pathway to complete the apprenticeship and end point assessment, whilst concurrently levelling up to and completing the MBA qualification
  • Additional Fees will apply

Dates & Fees

Next intakes: April 2021; September 2021
The program modules are sequence-neutral, which allows participants to join at various entry points.

Levy Funding:

  • The government funding band for the Senior Leader Standard is £14,000, which covers the Level 7 Senior Leader apprenticeship, end point assessment and Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Leadership and Management
  • As per government requirements, the program fee does not include additional costs for travel or accommodation which will apply for the residential elements of the program and must be covered by the employer.

Length: 2 years, alongside full-time employment

Contact our Degree Apprenticeships Team for more information and to discuss your requirements.


Adrian Davies

"I commenced employment straight from school and have built a very rewarding career. However, I lack any formal postgraduate qualification and feel this could be the differentiator if my career were to take a different avenue moving forward."

Adrian Davies

Community Leader, Barclays UK


Dr Jane Stevens

Dr Jane Stevens

MB ChB, MD (Res), MBA, MRCP, FRCPath,
Queen Mary University of London

Dr Mike Cooray

Dr Mike Cooray


James Moncreiff

James Moncrieff

MBA, Open University

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