24 months
Who's it for?
Senior Leaders
Senior Leaders Apprenticeship
MSc in Applied Leadership and Management
Senior Leadership Programme
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Building your leadership team of the future

This programme brings the best in leadership and management thinking to your organisation.

Delivering an MSc in Applied Leadership and Management and the Senior Leader Apprenticeship, most popular Leadership Apprenticeship, the Senior Leadership Programme will equip you to lead in challenging times towards a brighter future.

The MSc in Applied Leadership and Management, validated by the University of Roehampton is suited to those who want a specialised and more practical learning experience to build on their extensive understanding of leading and managing teams. The Senior Leader Apprenticeship provides the practical grounding to apply new knowledge, skills and behaviours in a direct setting, resulting in a deeply practical programme with immediate impact.


Fully funded, leading edge professional learning for the modern economy
The most popular Leadership Apprenticeship in the UK
World class academic content from leadership experts and system leaders
Inter-modular coaching and support throughout your learning journey
Deliver a Strategic Business Proposal
Module 1
Foundation Module

Helping Associates return to the learning mindset and prepare for studying at Level 7.
Associates will assess their competency in different skills, knowledge, and behaviours and complete a personal and professional development plan.

Module 2

Associates will explore theoretical approaches to shaping organisations vision, culture and values and develop a critical understanding of organisational structure and approaches to business modelling. This module also develops critical knowledge of strategies for continuous improvement.

Module 3
People Management and Development

Associates study methods of leadership and management of people within organisations including approaches to talent management and people development, critically evaluating their utility and application to their context.

Module 4
Innovation and Change

This module considers approaches to innovation including creativity, intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial behaviour and enterprise development. Associates will evaluate approaches to executing and evaluating change whilst developing their understanding of influencing and negotiating as part of this process.

Module 5
Finance, Governance and Risk

Approaches to operations are explored and critically analysed, including the management of resources and operations: the supply chain, procurement, logistics, quality systems, and project management.

Module 6
Research Methods and Project

During their Research Project Associates critically evaluate their learning from the programme and have the opportunity to conduct research and enquiry into leadership and management issues, rigorously applying this knowledge to their individual context and setting.

Work in this module also feeds into Associates completion of the apprenticeship qualification where they can use the findings and conclusions to inform the Strategic Business Proposal element of their End Point Assessment to bring about change and development in their organisation.

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 apprenticeship levy fund, and we can support your employer in accessing it to unlock unlimited leadership development for you and your colleagues.

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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

Validated by the University of Roehampton

The University of Roehampton has a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality, attainable courses.

Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University of Roehampton believes that people, irrespective of background, have a right to participate fully in their education, employment and development opportunities.

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 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.

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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?
Senior Leaders
Senior Leaders Apprenticeship
MSc in Applied Leadership and Management
Portfolio of evidence and Professional Discussion
Four Essays
Research Project
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