12 months
+ End Point Assessment
Who's it for?
Early Leaders
First-time line managers
Level 3 Team Leader/ Supervisor Apprenticeship
Leadership 101

Designed for emergent leaders, the Future Leaders Programme delivers a core set of knowledge, skills and behaviours to accelerate a leadership journey.

Drawing on experience from our partner organisations as well as front-line thinkers on leadership from around the world, this apprenticeship programme delivers exceptional support for those looking to become influencers within their organisation.


Understand key leadership theories and apply them to your current practice
Deepen your knowledge of financial and operational management
Learn the foundations of thinking strategically
Access and engage with inspirational content from leading thinkers and practitioners
Fully funded through the apprenticeship levy
Module 1
Leading People

1.1 What is leadership?
1.2 Organisational culture and inclusion

Module 2
Who am I as leader?

2.1 Professionalism
2.2 Managing thyself
2.3 The path to self-awareness
2.4 Decision making

Module 3
Managing a team - balancing coaching with legal requirements

3.1 Building relationships and taking responsibility
3.2 Communication
3.3 HR and legal requirements

Module 4
Operational management and agility

4.1 Strategy
4.2 Data and technology
4.3 Human resource management

Module 5
Project management

5.1 Project lifecycle
5.2 Feedback mechanisms and business intelligence
5.3 Roles and project management tools

Module 6
Finance and budget management

6.1 Organisational governance
6.2 Monitoring costs and budgets
6.3 Budget management

Fully funded through the apprenticeship levy

As an Associate, you pay absolutely nothing to join the NCLM, there shouldn’t be a cost to developing yourself as a leader.

The programme is fully funded by your organisation's apprenticecship levy fund, and we can support your employer in accessing it to unlock unlimited leadership development for you and your colleages.

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It’s not just about a qualification for our employees, but working cohesively to achieve our vision.

Alfie Green
Operations Director
Frequently asked
What support is available throughout the course to help me pass?

You will have access to your own Professional Learning Mentor and a dedicated Senior Leadership Tutor (if you are on the Senior Leadership Programme) throughout the programme. All Associates will also be provided with an online portfolio and Virtual Learning Environment. These will contain literature, videos and podcasts covering leadership and management theory.

I haven't done any formal learning for a long time, does that matter?

The average age of Associates on our programmes is 38 and so most haven't done any formal learning for a while. For this reason our Foundation Module is focussed on getting everyone back into a learning mindset.

Do I need to attend the training in person?

Each module will have face to face workshops that are delivered in various locations throughout England. However, there will also be a virtual option available for each module too in case you are unable attend each module in person. We want to be as flexible as possible for Associates to be able to take part in our courses so it can fit alongside your other commitments.

What qualifications do I need to take an apprenticeship?

This depends on the level of the apprenticeship you are interested in.

Associates for all programmes will need to show their GCSE certificates in English and Maths with a Grade C or will need to take an equivalency programme and exam.

For the NCLM’s Senior Leader Apprenticeship you will need a degree because this comes with a Masters.

We work hard to ensure everyone who can benefit from our programmes can join where possible so please get in touch so we can understand more about your qualifications and experience and how we can help you with your professional development.

Let's get started

There is no commitment at this stage. Just the opportunity to learn more about this programme and to ensure you have a place if the programme reaches capacity.

*Fully Funded through the Apprenticeship Levy
Who is it for?
Early Leaders
First-time line managers
Level 3 Team Leader/ Supervisor Apprenticeship
Opportunity to study further with the University of Roehampton
Portfolio completion and professional discussion
Knowledge test
Additional information
First Day of Learning (online)
6 Professional Learning Days (online)
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