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Accepting Applications for Senior Leader Apprenticeship

Mon, 22 April, 2024

We are proud to announce that NSIRC is offering funded Senior Leader Apprenticeship (SLA) opportunities for senior leaders near Cambridge, UK.

Designed by Industrial Experts

The programme is designed by the De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester Castle Business, and has a curriculum aligned with current industrial needs and innovation. It blends contemporary leadership theories with practical, real-world applications, ensuring our apprentices not only learn about leadership but become adept at applying innovative solutions to complex problems.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2024 with the intake and induction for the cohort in October 2024.


Upskill for Dynamic Leadership

The programme offers an exceptional opportunity for senior leaders to upskill their leadership skills through our exclusively designed course to expand knowledge, learn skills and build confidence to lead the ever-changing and dynamic business environment.

Inspiring and Collaborative Community – Get The Most Out of Your Learning Experience

The course will bring together participants from varied backgrounds and industrial experience. This makes the learning more vibrant and provides a unique opportunity to work closely with experts and experienced professionals across industries, as well as receive mentorship and support throughout the duration of the course.

Within dynamic learning environments, you will gain invaluable insight and professional development, learning to lead with confidence, clarity and vision.

During this blended work-based programme, you will explore modules that focus on financial decision-making, dynamic leadership, strategy, and the complex challenges that are reshaping the modern workplace.

Join our free, online briefing session to gain insights from experts and ask questions about our current cohort of apprentices, Wednesday, 5 June 2024 or Wednesday, 3 July 2024 11.00 AM BST.


Unique Learning Opportunity – Bring Your Leadership to Life

The Level 7 apprenticeship programme applies an innovative approach and active learning strategy to traditional academia and offers a unique blend of practical exercises designed for apprentices to hone essential leadership skills that bring learning to life.

The 18-month programme features four subject modules, each delivered over four days of in-person sessions at the NSIRC facility at TWI, Cambridge, UK. These face-to-face sessions are complemented by distance learning (consists of online seminars and real-world projects) and self-directed study.

These include dashboard creation for strategic analysis of data and visualisation of insight, podcast projects to learn communication skills and lead discussions, reflective exercises, solving real problems through case studies and crafting comprehensive reports to compile your insights and solutions.

Photo: TWI Ltd / NSIRC
Photo: TWI Ltd / NSIRC

Fully Funded by The Apprenticeship Levy

The SLA is a Level 7 programme designed by employers for working professionals. This fully-funded programme aligns with industry standards set by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE). To participate, applicants need to be employed by an organisation that supports their development through the programme.

Benefits of DMU apprenticeships for you and your employer:

The programme is funded through the levy system, with apprentices allocated Funding Band 12 (£14,000). This allows both employees and employers to benefit from this unique opportunity to upgrade leadership skills and development.

The eligibility of the apprenticeship levy funding is based on the organisation’s size:

  • Larger organisations that contribute to the Apprenticeship Levy can recoup 100% for all qualifying apprentices.
  • Small businesses can also access significant benefits from the apprenticeship programme, covering 95% cost through levy funding, by contributing only 5%.

Advance Your Career with Industry-Relevant Credentials and an Option to Attain an MBA

Once you have successfully completed the programme, you will receive; a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration awarded by DMU, and a Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship, along with the opportunity to gain Chartered Manager status (CMgr MCMI) through the End Point Assessment module.

There is also the opportunity, once the course has been completed and passed, to top up to an MBA (at a cost).

Here is What an Apprentice Says About Their Experience:

Ujjwal Bharadwaj, Section Manager, Technology Innovation Management (TIM) at TWI shared his experience and said "I'm delighted to be part of this course. This course beautifully mirrors innovation at an individual level… the knowledge and skills I am gaining will enable me to deal with complex situations in the future."

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