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Develop your leadership and management capability with this work-based qualification.

As our world becomes more global and as technological developments continue at apace, the way we do business is transforming. To keep in-step with our ever changing world, business leaders must have the skills to adapt and the knowledge to seize all the opportunities available.

The higher apprenticeship in leadership and management is a work-based qualification, tailored to your needs and those of the business you work in. This is a one year course, designed for current leaders and managers.

Suitable for all business sectors, this higher apprenticeship enables you the develop your leadership capability, build on your personal and professional skills and create business impact. As the qualification is awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), you'll be working towards Chartered Manager status; the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession.

Study style and course content

Throughout the programme you'll be exploring essential leadership and management themes including:

  • building team and individual performance
  • contributing to the strategic plan
  • developing and managing a product
  • managing business risk
  • developing effective stakeholder relationships

Every 6 weeks you'll attend classroom-based sessions at the University of Gloucestershire, learning with your peer group, led by experienced leadership and management professionals. In the workplace you'll be applying and reflecting on what you've learned, delivering a bespoke project led by your business need, and topping up your understanding and building your competency through the CMI's online portal, Management Direct.

Who is the Apprenticeship for?

  • Managers
  • Senior managers
  • Heads of department
  • Directors

Why study at the University of Gloucestershire?

The university has a rich history of delivering leadership and management qualifications and work-based learning. In addition to one-to-one contact from your personal tutor you'll have access to all the support on offer as a University of Gloucestershire student. This includes access to our highly skilled librarians, who can help you with independent study skills and using study resources; provide disability advice, support for wellbeing, careers advice, and much, much more.

We currently have access to match funding for this qualification, meaning employers pay just 50% of the fee.

Further study options

After completing the higher apprenticeship in leadership and management you may choose to pursue the level 6 certificate in management studies, the level 7 diploma in management studies and level 7 MBA programme.

Entry requirements

You must be able to demonstrate an ability equivalent to or exceeding level 2 in English and Mathematics, and have significant experience of working at a middle management level. Typically applicant have achieved certificates or diplomas, GCSEs or A levels.

Built around your workplace

The higher apprenticeship in leadership and management is a work-based qualification, tailored to your needs and those of the business you work in. Improve your performance, gain professional recognition and give yourself advantage.

Learning with a peer group

Learn with a peer group of other leaders and managers, facing similar challenges and opportunities to you. In addition to tutor support, peer group support will boost you through your programme.

Obtain a recognised qualification and professional status

With our links to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), you’ll join the CMI as part of your studies and can work towards Chartered Manager status.