Entry requirements

Applicants with a first degree (or equivalent) and at least three years managerial experience or

At least five years managerial experience for those without a first degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The Bournemouth University Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship (SLA) aims to develop critically informed, agile, and resourceful leaders who can successfully deal with the challenges faced in the workplace.

Why study a Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship (SLA) at BU?

  • Access local training designed to equip individuals with a strategic mindset and build leadership capabilities.
  • Develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a successful senior leader whilst continuing your current role.
  • Study in a closed cohort of students all working within the Dorset Integrated Care System
  • Designed to equip individuals with a strategic mindset and build leadership capabilities
  • An emphasis on responsible and inclusive business linking to the UN Sustainable Development goals.
  • Opportunity to Top up to a Full Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification after course completion.

Fees and funding

The programme is funded by the employer, usually via the Apprenticeship Levy. The Top-Up MBA may be funded by the employer or the student.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    22 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1202 961916