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current and future leaders/senior managers (non-clinical or clinical).
Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship award and Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Practice. Those who successfully complete these awards will be eligible to top-up on OU's MBA at a discounted rate. *The MBA top-up is 12 months in duration.
£14,000. For non-levy paying employers only 5% (£700) contribution required to be paid, or potential for full 100% levy transfer (£0).
- £1,000 if apprentice is aged 16 to 18 years’ old, OR aged 19 to 24 years’ old and has an education health and care (EHC) plan/been in the care of their local authority.
- Gov will fund 100% of the tuition fee if employer supports a young apprentice AND has fewer than 50 employees.
November and May
This programme has fixed module delivery (you are unable to choose the modules studied). A list of modules is available on the course webpage or course materials.
This programme does not require external placements to be completed, although varied experiences are beneficial.
Assessed throughout the programme by assignments, observations, evaluations and End Point Assessment.
Higher Procurement - National Senior Leader
- Apprenticeship Standard
- Programme Webpage
- January 2024 OU Senior Leader Apprenticeship Webinar available to view here
How to Apply
If you would like to discuss or apply for an apprenticeship either for yourself, a member of staff or a vacancy for a new recruit, please complete the appropriate Training Hub Expression of Interest Form from the following options. This allows the apprenticeship team to complete basic pre-checks and to ensure the advice and guidance provided to you is tailored to your service. When relevant, application instructions (including tuition fee and funding instructions) will be sent.