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Leadership and Management Apprenticeships

A fantastic development opportunity for those in Team Leader, Supervisor and Management roles.

What you will learn

The Leadership and Management Apprenticeship programme is offered at two levels.


The programme will bring you a number of benefits including:

  • Personal development and acquisition of new skills

  • Increased understanding of how the role can have a wider positive impact

  • Improved skills such as communications, team working and problem solving

  • Increase in your confidence, knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to succeed

  • Accredited training leading towards a recognised ILM qualification

The apprenticeship programme is currently offered at two levels:

Level 3 is for those in new to role, front-line managers who have at least 1 direct line report.

Level 5 is for those in strategic/departmental leadership roles and/or the manager of managers.


How you will learn

You will learn via the following methods:


  • e-Learning (BUD)
  • Virtual Classroom sessions
  • Support Sessions with Learning & Development Practitioner (LDP)
  • Formal Reviews with LDP and your Line Manager
  • Workplace Development Activities

Please note this is a rolling programme with enrolment bi-monthly for example: Sept, Nov, Jan, Mar, May, July. You will be asked to state your preferred start month in your online request form.


Eligibility criteria

Please read the standard criteria in which you will need to meet to be considered for the programme. Full eligibility criteria will be reviewed on application.


  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • UK/EU resident for the past 3 years
  • Contact of employment exceeds the length of the programme
  • Work pattern, a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • In a suitable job role to support the learning programme
  • Does not have an equivalent or higher qualification in the same subject matter

What is needed from you

As well as the commitment to be a positive and enthusiastic role model within the University, there are a number of other requirements needed to join the apprenticeship programme.


To undertake the apprenticeship programme, you will need to be committed to remain in employment for the duration of the programme.

  • Level 3 can take up to 12 months

  • Level 5 can take up to 20 months

You need to commit your time with the support of your line manager to undertake planned training activity and meet the 20% off-the-job training requirement.

Both Level 3 and 5 are funded by the University through the apprenticeship levy so you or your department will not need to find resource in the budget.


Information Session

This recorded session will provide you with further information about the Leadership and Management Apprenticeship programme (duration approx. 40 mins)


To access the recording please click on the link here

We would like to highlight if you choose to undertake the ILM qualification during your apprenticeship. Once you have completed the programme, you are required to make the payment for the ILM annual membership subscription, this is in reference to the University policy.


Apprenticeship Provider

Please read more about the external apprenticeship provider.


We have partnered with Babington who are a leading professional training course, apprenticeships and traineeships provider.

Please view the Information documents for details on each level of the apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeship Standards

Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor

Level 5 Operations or Department Manager

Request a place on the Leadership and Management Apprenticeship programme

Complete the request form

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.