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Course summary

January 2022 start date This Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship programme provides an opportunity to gain business skills whilst in employment.

  • Delivered in blocks for extra flexibility and to fit studies around existing commitments.
  • Assignments investigate real issues in your own workplace to ensure they are relevant.
  • opportunity to self-fund a top-up MBA qualification upon completion of this programme.
This Senior Leaders Apprenticeship (SLA) is designed to transform participants into confident and strategic leaders. It focuses on the practice of leadership and management, has a real-world focus and is delivered by staff who are respected experts, researchers, consultants and business practitioners. This programme has been carefully crafted to cluster the knowledge, skills and behaviour standards into a set of facilitated modules over 4 semesters (years 1 and 2). The second part, if you choose to undertake it, is a supervised strategic business project to top-up to an MBA. Reflecting on and showing evidence of a strategic learning journey and skills development is a key part of the apprenticeship philosophy and good leadership and management development practice. Throughout the learning phase (semester 1-4), you will need to complete a portfolio evidencing how you have met the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the Senior Leader Apprenticeship standard. You will also prepare a strategy business case proposal with a presentation and professional discussion about your portfolio for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) End Point Assessment.

Assessment method

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.


Entry requirements

Admission to the programme is conditional on the applicant meeting the Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) requirements. Mature entry The course team has a strong commitment to widening participation and positively welcomes non-standard applicants. Candidates with significant management experience (>2 years) and a demonstrated aptitude for study can be accepted without previous experience of higher education. Overseas qualifications Applications where an interview is not possible will need to provide additional evidence of experience and aptitude to study. This will normally be achieved by taking up employment references and a score in the recognised international admissions test for management programmes, GMAT. Where English is not your first language, or your first degree was not taught and assessed wholly in English, an IELTS score of 6.5 must be achieved, with no individual score of less than 6. The programme complies fully with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Business Administration (Senior Leaders Apprenticeship) at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS