Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship

Boost your career and combine academic learning with on-the-job training

Boost your career and combine academic learning with on-the-job training

2 Years Part Time
Bishop Otter Campus

Overview

This Senior Leadership Degree Apprenticeship course examines the practice of leadership management. The course is informed by an analysis of wider management theory in a changing organisational context. You will create a detailed Personal Development Plan as you study key areas of management and develop your ideas to drive organisational change.

During the course you will be employed full time or part time by an employer and attend the university part time during working hours. This course enables businesses to upskill and motivate existing employees and recruit high-quality, talented apprentices who are trained in business. The course is open to existing company employees and new staff.

This course is aimed at those in strategic leadership roles and you will decide how to apply your learning to your business during the course. You will study strategy, HR, finance, marketing and operations, and apply your new skills in work-based projects that will benefit you and your employer.

You will define and work towards your own career goals, and learn to practically apply the skills you develop on the course in your workplace. You will develop your leadership skills and take control of your personal development.

You will attend University for one day a month (except in July and August) in the Business School.

On completion of your apprenticeship you will be able to apply to a top up programme to gain an MBA as well as the Senior Leader Apprenticeship. This option is available at an additional cost that is eligible for apprenticeship funding. Please contact us at apprenticeship@chi.ac.uk to discuss this option.

Teaching and Assessment

How you will learn

You will attend classes at the University to discuss the theoretical and practical applications of various leadership topics including strategy, HR, continuous improvement, and leadership. Typical class sizes are up to 20 people. You will apply and practice the ideas you discuss in your class group as you develop the confidence to use them in the workplace. These classes will be influenced by your needs as the course continues. 

You will also discuss relevant topical papers or books in these sessions to develop your confidence in engaging with scholarly material, and take part in group work to discuss practical applications of the material in the workplace.

Assessments

You will complete a variety of assignments and projects during the course. We will encourage you to focus on a small clearly defined project to allow you to explore inter-connected themes such as strategy and leadership culture.

Successful projects have included:

  • The introduction of a new spreadsheet in a team to record invoicing
  • Working with a colleague in a different department on a small project to prove a concept
  • Investigating a new market for a product

You are encouraged to challenge yourself in your project work to support your own development and goals. For example completing a project in in your existing team is unlikely to be adequately developmental if it is just ‘business as usual’, so we suggest working in a different team or site, or stretching your application of knowledge within your current department.

Your final assessment is a live consultancy project. This assignment covers important elements such as working with the client to develop a clear brief, understanding what is already known about the subject (for example a review of the professional and academic literature), and the methods and techniques that might be required to carry out the work. You will work with your client to agree a project brief and be allocated a supervisor to support your project.

End Point Assessment

At the end of this apprenticeship you are required to undertake two forms of assessment as part of the End Point Assessment:

  • A project showcase: This demonstrates the work that you have undertaken on your learning journey.
  • A professional discussion: This is based upon your portfolio of work.

The methods of assessment in this apprenticeship, often in the form of work based projects, contribute to the development of your project showcase.

The Course

What you will study

You will study a range of modules in each year.

This list is indicative and subject to change.

Year One

  • Organisational impact: an operational perspective
  • Developing people and teams: operational perspective
  • Understanding self and our wider impact: an operational perspective

Year Two

  • Organisational impact: a wider strategic perspective
  • Developing people and teams: strategic perspective
  • Understanding self and our wider impact: the strategic view

Facilities

Use University resources, facilities and study spaces

Course Costs

Your tuition fees will be paid by your employer and/or the Government so you will graduate without tuition fee debt.

As an employee you will receive your salary from your employer and be eligible for employee benefits while you study. You will not be eligible for a student loan.

To find out about any additional costs on this course, please see our Additional Costs page.

Entry Requirements

Degree apprentices are recruited directly by employers or are already employed by the company.

To be eligible for the course you will need any of the following:

Undergraduate Degree
or equivalent.
Graduate level professional qualification
Substantial experience in a management or leadership role

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?

You need to apply directly to an employer for a degree apprenticeship, unlike traditional degree programmes.

You will be employed in a full time or part time role while studying in partnership with the University of Chichester.

When does this course start?

This course starts in September 2022.

Any other questions

If you have any other questions please contact apprenticeships@chi.ac.uk.

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