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PGDip Strategic Leadership

PGDip Strategic Leadership

Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeships PG Dip in Strategic Leadership

Leadership in an uncertain and ambiguous world is essential. The course develops current and future business leaders.

It gives them the strategic skills, insight and resilience to lead in a global context.

Apprentices graduate with a Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship PG Dip in Strategic Leadership.

Who is it for?

This is part-time programme that will develop established and aspiring business leaders. It gives them transformative skills. It helps them become a globally responsible and locally connected leader.

We welcome professionals from the private, public and voluntary sectors. Students will explore and pioneer solutions to global challenges in their workplace and community.

Programme structure

The programme runs over 19 months on a part-time blended learning basis. There are monthly study blocks of up to 2 days per month during teaching time.* Before study blocks, students will engage with programme and module blended learning materials.

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

Entry requirements

Candidates applying through the apprenticeship route will need to satisfy employer requirements.

Employers need to provide apprentices with 20% off the job time for course activities. Apprentices may need access to organisational data. You may need to stretch project opportunities beyond the scope of their current role. Employers should provide a workplace mentor. The University will support this mentor, as appropriate.

Fees and funding

The total cost of the apprenticeship is c. £14,000.

Organisations can fund £14,000 of the fees through their apprenticeship levy. Non-levy paying employers, such as SMEs, can request funding through the Apprenticeship Service. If accepted, this involves co-investment. The employer pays 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training (£700). They can apply to the Government to cover 95% of the levy funding maximum of £13,300.

Learners who complete the PG Dip in Strategic Leadership have the option to progress to the Strategic Leadership MSc at an additional cost of £4,000. This is not part of the Senior Leader Apprenticeship and therefore it is not eligible for Apprenticeship Levy funding.

Learners can access the programme as a Strategic Leadership MSc through a non-apprenticeship route. The learner pays the course fees, through a scholarship or by their employer directly.