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The Senior Leader Higher Apprenticeship is an innovative work-based programme delivered part-time on a flexible and blended delivery pattern, providing an excellent learning and development platform for aspiring or existing senior managers and leaders.

The programme, while offering a range of challenging, reflexive self-development opportunities within the context of the Senior Leader Higher Apprenticeship standard is designed to enable a pathway to the MBA which is, of course, an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification in leadership and management that prepares candidates for executive positions across the whole spectrum of organisations. 

Upon completion and passing the Senior Leader Higher Apprenticeship, you may be eligible to apply for and complete your MBA. Tuition fees will apply.

Apprentices will bring their own experiences from the workplace to underpin the learning experience and to inform future personal and professional practice. Through a structured learning strategy, apprentices will embark on a learning journey that values applied learning and a critically reflective approach to developing leadership and management skills and behaviours. Through Northumbria’s curriculum design and assessment strategy apprentices will have opportunities to reflect on their own performance and behaviours. Apprentices will emerge from the Senior Leader Higher Apprenticeship as critical thinkers and reflexive practitioners who are self-aware; who can deal with complexity and ambiguity; and who are primed and ready to undertake the final stages of the MBA (which you may choose to select).

Apprenticeship programmes at Northumbria University are designed to support apprentices in acquiring the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviour and retain the integrity of the apprenticeship standard as defined by IFATE. For further details please consult the IFATE Apprenticeship standards / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education webpage here

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
18 Months Part Time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Fee Information

Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent academic or professional qualification with at least three years of work experience.

Applicants will also be required to attend an interview face-to-face, or by telephone or Skype.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry%20

English Language requirements 
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

HA7012 -

Commencing the Apprenticeship Journey (Core,30 Credits)

This module is one of four designed to enhance your development and in so doing to ensure your progress towards the End Point Assessment (EPA) that is the culmination of your Higher Apprenticeship.

Your learning will be designed around the 12 core duties that underpin the HA standard but will be tailored by you to reflect the manner in which knowledge, skills and behaviours are constructed and enacted within the context of your employment.

Your performance on this module (and hence the award of academic credits) will depend upon your engagement with the HA standards and your ability to demonstrate the progress of your learning and development towards the fulfilment of these standards. Completion of this module and progress to the next stage of your studies will depend upon:

• The production of a reflexive log which demonstrates your continuing commitment to your own continuing professional development and your engagement with programme learning materials.
• Satisfactory performance in the regular tripartite reviews convened between you, your coach and your workplace mentor.
• Satisfactory progress in the development of your portfolio of learning as evidenced by the production of a minimum number of draft portfolio evidence components as agreed during your tripartite reviews.

More information

HA7013 -

Developing the Apprenticeship Journey (Core,30 Credits)

This module is the second of four designed to enhance your development and in so doing to ensure your progress towards the End Point Assessment (EPA) that is the culmination of your Higher Apprenticeship.

Your learning will be designed around the 12 core duties that underpin the HA standard but will be tailored by you to reflect the manner in which knowledge, skills and behaviours are constructed and enacted within the context of your employment.

Your performance on this module (and hence the award of academic credits) will depend upon your engagement with the HA standards and your ability to demonstrate the progress of your learning and development towards the fulfilment of these standards. Completion of this module and progress to the next stage of your studies will depend upon:

• The production of a reflexive log which demonstrates your continuing commitment to your own continuing professional development and your engagement with programme learning materials.
• Satisfactory performance in the regular tripartite reviews convened between you, your coach and your workplace mentor.
• Satisfactory progress in the development of your portfolio of learning as evidenced by the production of a minimum number of draft portfolio evidence components as agreed during your tripartite reviews.

More information

HA7014 -

Completing the Apprenticeship Journey (Core,30 Credits)

This module is the third of four designed to enhance your development and in so doing to ensure your progress towards the End Point Assessment (EPA) that is the culmination of your Higher Apprenticeship.

Your learning will be designed around the 12 core duties that underpin the HA standard but will be tailored by you to reflect the manner in which knowledge, skills and behaviours are constructed and enacted within the context of your employment.

Your performance on this module (and hence the award of academic credits) will depend upon your engagement with the HA standards and your ability to demonstrate the progress of your learning and development towards the fulfilment of these standards. Completion of this module and progress to the next stage of your studies will depend upon:

• The production of a reflexive log which demonstrates your continuing commitment to your own continuing professional development and your engagement with programme learning materials.
• Satisfactory performance in the regular tripartite reviews convened between you, your workplace coach and your workplace mentor.
• Satisfactory progress in the development of your portfolio of learning as evidenced by the production of a minimum number of draft portfolio evidence components as agreed during your tripartite reviews.

More information

HA7015 -

Apprenticeship End Point (Core,30 Credits)

This module is the final of four designed to support your progress towards the End Point Assessment (EPA) that is the culmination of your Higher Apprenticeship.

Your learning will support demonstration of some of the core duties that underpin the Higher Apprenticeship standard and will be tailored by you to reflect the manner in which knowledge, skills and behaviours are constructed and enacted within the context of your employment. It will focus on Duty 3 - Lead and influence agreed projects to deliver organisational strategy such as change and agile transformation programmes, diversification, new product implementation, and customer experience improvement.

Your performance on this module (and hence the award of academic credits) will depend upon your engagement with the HA standards and completion of the end point project. Completion of this module and progress to the next stage of your studies will depend upon:

• The production of a strategic business proposal, presentation and questioning during the End Point Assessment process.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

HA7012 -

Commencing the Apprenticeship Journey (Core,30 Credits)

This module is one of four designed to enhance your development and in so doing to ensure your progress towards the End Point Assessment (EPA) that is the culmination of your Higher Apprenticeship.

Your learning will be designed around the 12 core duties that underpin the HA standard but will be tailored by you to reflect the manner in which knowledge, skills and behaviours are constructed and enacted within the context of your employment.

Your performance on this module (and hence the award of academic credits) will depend upon your engagement with the HA standards and your ability to demonstrate the progress of your learning and development towards the fulfilment of these standards. Completion of this module and progress to the next stage of your studies will depend upon:

• The production of a reflexive log which demonstrates your continuing commitment to your own continuing professional development and your engagement with programme learning materials.
• Satisfactory performance in the regular tripartite reviews convened between you, your coach and your workplace mentor.
• Satisfactory progress in the development of your portfolio of learning as evidenced by the production of a minimum number of draft portfolio evidence components as agreed during your tripartite reviews.

More information

HA7013 -

Developing the Apprenticeship Journey (Core,30 Credits)

This module is the second of four designed to enhance your development and in so doing to ensure your progress towards the End Point Assessment (EPA) that is the culmination of your Higher Apprenticeship.

Your learning will be designed around the 12 core duties that underpin the HA standard but will be tailored by you to reflect the manner in which knowledge, skills and behaviours are constructed and enacted within the context of your employment.

Your performance on this module (and hence the award of academic credits) will depend upon your engagement with the HA standards and your ability to demonstrate the progress of your learning and development towards the fulfilment of these standards. Completion of this module and progress to the next stage of your studies will depend upon:

• The production of a reflexive log which demonstrates your continuing commitment to your own continuing professional development and your engagement with programme learning materials.
• Satisfactory performance in the regular tripartite reviews convened between you, your coach and your workplace mentor.
• Satisfactory progress in the development of your portfolio of learning as evidenced by the production of a minimum number of draft portfolio evidence components as agreed during your tripartite reviews.

More information

HA7014 -

Completing the Apprenticeship Journey (Core,30 Credits)

This module is the third of four designed to enhance your development and in so doing to ensure your progress towards the End Point Assessment (EPA) that is the culmination of your Higher Apprenticeship.

Your learning will be designed around the 12 core duties that underpin the HA standard but will be tailored by you to reflect the manner in which knowledge, skills and behaviours are constructed and enacted within the context of your employment.

Your performance on this module (and hence the award of academic credits) will depend upon your engagement with the HA standards and your ability to demonstrate the progress of your learning and development towards the fulfilment of these standards. Completion of this module and progress to the next stage of your studies will depend upon:

• The production of a reflexive log which demonstrates your continuing commitment to your own continuing professional development and your engagement with programme learning materials.
• Satisfactory performance in the regular tripartite reviews convened between you, your workplace coach and your workplace mentor.
• Satisfactory progress in the development of your portfolio of learning as evidenced by the production of a minimum number of draft portfolio evidence components as agreed during your tripartite reviews.

More information

HA7015 -

Apprenticeship End Point (Core,30 Credits)

This module is the final of four designed to support your progress towards the End Point Assessment (EPA) that is the culmination of your Higher Apprenticeship.

Your learning will support demonstration of some of the core duties that underpin the Higher Apprenticeship standard and will be tailored by you to reflect the manner in which knowledge, skills and behaviours are constructed and enacted within the context of your employment. It will focus on Duty 3 - Lead and influence agreed projects to deliver organisational strategy such as change and agile transformation programmes, diversification, new product implementation, and customer experience improvement.

Your performance on this module (and hence the award of academic credits) will depend upon your engagement with the HA standards and completion of the end point project. Completion of this module and progress to the next stage of your studies will depend upon:

• The production of a strategic business proposal, presentation and questioning during the End Point Assessment process.

More information

Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Contact Details for Applicants:

bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk

All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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