Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

Level 7

Please note: the Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship programme has recently been reviewed by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. To ensure that we continue to meet the updated requirements of the Standard, we are currently in the process of reviewing this apprenticeship. Please feel free to get in touch with us should you have any questions about the progress by emailing us on:

Our Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship is accredited by the Chartered Manager Institute (CMI) and is designed for any individual moving into a senior or strategic management role. This can include General Managers, Senior Managers, Section Leaders, Executives, Directors, COO, CFO, CEO, CIO roles, and senior military officers.


  • Risk and Resilience in Holistic Value Chain Management
  • Accounting and Finance for Decision Makers
  • Personal and Professional Executive Development
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Marketing Practice
  • Critical Issues in Business
  • Management Research Project
  • Strategy in Practice


24 months with End Point Assessment (EPA) afterwards.

Assessment strategy

A broad mix of assessment methods are employed in the programme reflecting good quality practice on business and management taught Master’s degree programmes across the UK higher education sector. Every effort has been made to draw up assignments at module level which stimulate and test participants’ ability to meet programme as well as module outcomes, and to help them to develop their cognitive and intellectual, subject specific and key skills, whilst enabling effective and rigorous discrimination to be made between the attainments of weaker and stronger participants. Assessment strategies are designed to facilitate the capturing of work experience where relevant.

Delivery model

The programme is delivered via a blended model, which typically comprise of five days of face-to-face delivery per module, supported by learning via the University’s digital platform.

Entry requirements

  • Sponsored by an employer
  • Maths and English at Level 2
  • Hold a first or second-class honours degree from a British university, or equivalent qualification.

We will consider your application if you can prove any prior credit or experiential learning that is relevant to the course.

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