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REF 2021 9th in the UK for Research PowerThe 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, reflective 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

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Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
24 Months Part Time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2024

Fees
Fee Information

Modules
Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2024/25

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 www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

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

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

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 Applicant Services team will be happy to help.  They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901 or by using our Contact Form.



Accessibility and Student Inclusion

Northumbria University is committed to developing an inclusive, diverse and accessible campus and wider University community and are determined to ensure that opportunities we provide are open to all.

We are proud to work in partnership with AccessAble to provide Detailed Access Guides to our buildings and facilities across our City, Coach Lane and London Campuses. A Detailed Access Guide lets you know what access will be like when you visit somewhere. It looks at the route you will use getting in and what is available inside. All guides have Accessibility Symbols that give you a quick overview of what is available, and photographs to show you what to expect. The guides are produced by trained surveyors who visit our campuses annually to ensure you have trusted and accurate information.

You can use Northumbria’s AccessAble Guides anytime to check the accessibility of a building or facility and to plan your routes and journeys. Search by location, building or accessibility feature to find the information you need. 

We are dedicated to helping students who may require additional support during their student journey and offer 1-1 advice and guidance appropriate to individual requirements. If you feel you may need additional support you can find out more about what we offer here where you can also contact us with any questions you may have:

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All information is accurate at the time of sharing. 

Full time Courses are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but could include elements of online learning. Most courses run as planned and as promoted on our website and via our marketing materials, but if there are any substantial changes (as determined by the Competition and Markets Authority) to a course or there is the potential that course may be withdrawn, we will notify all affected applicants as soon as possible with advice and guidance regarding their options. It is also important to be aware that optional modules listed on course pages may be subject to change depending on uptake numbers each year.  

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with possible restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors if this is deemed necessary in future.

 

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