Do you have stand-out leadership qualities and feel ready to take your business management skills to the next level? Would you also like to keep earning while you study? Then this Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship course could be perfect for you. Accelerating you to the next stage of your career, this course will help you to expand and formalise your management experience with a professional Senior Leader Apprenticeship and Executive MBA qualification.
Covering modules such as managing digital transformation and innovation, and leading global teams and organisations, this senior leader apprenticeship will refine and sharpen your existing skills.
Once you've successfully completed the programme, you'll be awarded an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) qualification, the Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice, and the Institute of Leadership and Management's Diploma in Leadership and Management. Successful completers will also receive accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute, offering you the opportunity to obtain the professionally recognised status of Chartered Manager.
What makes a Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship different is that the delivery of your course is blended into your day to day work. You’ll attend live sessions with academics and you’ll have an assigned professional coach who will have virtual meetings with you to help support you in turning workplace experiences into learning experiences for your employer.
Designed for anyone who wants to move to the next stage of their career with support from their employer, this apprenticeship will provide you with the fundamentals of leadership and business management, giving you the scope to take on any challenge in your professional life. Whether you’re a new or existing employee, studying Arden University’s flexible Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship course will boost your career potential and give you an in-depth understanding of strategic thinking in all areas of business.
Arden was recommended by our HR team as a suitable fit for me and the company. After investigating what Arden had to offer, I realised it would be perfect for my circumstances... I’m excited to implement more of the skills that I have learnt from my apprenticeship into my daily work.
Your Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship will typically take you between 2 and 2 and a half years to complete. However, the duration of your course will depend on your previous experience.
During an apprenticeship, students will use their own workplace to ensure that real life work scenarios are being assessed whilst working towards Level 7 and EMBA qualifications. The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways while still fulfilling your job. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
You'll have a dedicated personal support officer, as well as meeting regularly with your line manager, so that they can keep you on track with your progress.
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Learners enrolling on this apprenticeship must meet the following criteria:
In addition, apprentices enrolling on the Senior Leader Apprenticeship and undertaking the Executive MBA must meet the following criteria:
It is a condition of apprenticeship funding, at any level, that all applicants are able to evidence GCSE English and Maths passes at grade A*- C/9-4 or commit to completing Functional Skills Level 2, in addition to the programme. If required, this is provided at no additional cost.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Here at Arden University we strive to provide a fresh and unique approach to your business and management education. With ideas and experiences taken from employers and thought leaders across the world, we give you the opportunity to put proven business skills and techniques into practice during your studies. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
It’s never too late to get another qualification under your belt. This Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship has been designed for people who want to accelerate their career and take the next step up from their current leadership role. Or, if you’re looking to formalise your experience as a senior leader with a qualification - this apprenticeship will suit you perfectly.
You’ll gain a wide range of leadership and management skills by completing this course. Best of all, because the focus is on adopting broader perspectives and taking a wider view of business issues, you’ll find these skills are transferable to a range of different roles. Whilst studying, you will:
Apprentices who complete the Executive MBA within the Level 7 Senior Leader apprenticeship, will also be awarded with:
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
Arden University is a member of the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Founded in 1916, the AACSB is the oldest and largest international accreditor of business schools in the world.
This membership reflects the fact that Arden University has successfully matched the high standards required by the AACSB, and enables the sharing of ideas and the exchange best practises between global business schools. Membership also gives our faculty members access to in-depth data and research to support the development of our courses and teaching methods, ensuring that we are able to provide you with the best possible university experience.
This course is accredited by the Institute of leadership and Management (ILM). You'll graduate with an ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management.
The ILM is a professional membership body for leaders and managers, with a mission of inspiring great leadership through qualifications, training, and cutting-edge research. The institute is a globally recognised mark of quality for its members and provides valuable insights through its vast industry links and publications.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free membership to the ILM throughout your studies, giving you access to over a thousand comprehensive learning resources, including webinars, videos, leadership assessment tools, a dedicated e-learning tool, careers advice, and networking opportunities.
The BGA is a membership and quality assurance body. As a member, Arden University have signed up to the BGA Charter, committing their institution to responsible management practices and lifelong learning, positively impacting their students, communities, and the economy. This shows our students that we are demonstrating responsible management ourselves, as well as it being a central theme that runs through our own courses.
As Arden University is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), students will receive complementary BGA student and graduate membership. Through this membership, current students will have access to the BGA Career Development Centre, packed with interactive tools, e-learning content, partner discounts and the latest job opportunities. This is a lifetime access, which means students will continue to have access to these services even after they graduate.