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Senior Leader Apprenticeship

Designed for your team members to adopt strategic roles.

Newcastle University Business School offers a Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship with two pathways.

Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship

The Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship is a qualification aimed at individuals who are in, or moving into, strategic roles. It will support organisations who want to build leadership capacity within their team. We work closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The apprenticeship is a vocational part-time programme, which allows learners to study alongside work.

It combines personal and professional development with a focus on workplace performance allowing employees to utilise learning in the workplace throughout the programme.

The programme combines part-time blended learning with monthly on campus study blocks. These are up to 2 days per month during teaching time. We also provide online resources and activities.*

As a Level 7 Senior Leader Apprentice you will need to be able to evidence Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours against the apprenticeship standard.

The Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship can be funded through the Apprenticeship Levy.

*Information is subject to change and will be in accordance with national guidelines.

Progression routes

A progression route is available on both pathways to achieve either the full Executive MBA qualification or the Strategic Leadership MSc at an additional cost. This progression route is not accessible through the Apprenticeship Levy. The Apprenticeship and progression to Master's study can be completed in 24 months.


Rich learning environment

Engagement in real-world challenges brings a rich learning environment. There’s the opportunity to have immediate impact on the organisation and individual performance.

We offer a supportive, flexible and transformative environment.

The programmes embody the Business School’s strategic focus and strengths of:

  • leading on leadership
  • future of work

Leadership for the future of work

We aim to equip leaders and managers with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a range of international business contexts. We prepare leaders for a future they can shape.

Our Business School is one of an elite group worldwide. We hold triple accreditation from three internationally recognised bodies (AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS).

Our programmes are highly recommended

The apprenticeship has been developed in line with CMI guidance as End Point Assessors (EPA) and comes highly recommended.

Employers are entitled to use other EPA Organisations at their discretion.