Taught course

Business Administration (Senior Leaders Apprenticeship)

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme is conditional on the applicant meeting the following:

  • you must be in employment with permission and support from your employer to attend classes and engage in 'Off the Job Training' activities
  • previous academic qualifications are less important for entry onto the programme, what we are looking for is your ability to contribute and share in the peer-learning activities
  • a minimum of 3 years leadership / management experience with the scope to determine strategy within your current role
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) either on entry to the programme or on the understanding they will be completed before the end of the apprenticeship

Where English is not your first language, or your first degree was not taught and assessed wholly in English, an IELTS score of 6.5 must be achieved, with no individual score of less than 6. The programme complies fully with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship programme provides an opportunity to gain business skills whilst in employment.
  • You will be studying 120 credits of an MBA programme as part of your apprenticeship (this is a PGDip in Business Administration)
  • Opportunity to self-fund a top-up (60 credits) to achieve a full MBA qualification upon completion of this programme.
  • Delivered in blocks for extra flexibility and to fit studies around existing commitments.
  • Benefit from research-based teaching and assignments that investigate real issues in your own workplace.
  • Senior Leaders Apprenticeship is designed for those with at least 3 years management experience.

This Senior Leaders Apprenticeship (SLA) is designed to transform participants into confident and strategic leaders. It focuses on the practice of leadership and management, has a real-world focus and is delivered by staff who are respected experts, researchers, consultants and business practitioners.

This programme has been carefully crafted to cluster the knowledge, skills and behaviour standards into a set of facilitated modules over 4 semesters (years 1 and 2). If you opt to top-up to the full MBA qualification, you will undertake a supervised, business project researching a strategic issue in your workplace.

Reflecting on and showing evidence of a strategic learning journey and skills development is a key part of the apprenticeship philosophy and good leadership and management development practice.

Throughout the learning phase (semester 1-4), you will need to complete a portfolio evidencing how you have met the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the Senior Leader Apprenticeship standard.

You will also prepare a strategy business case proposal with a presentation and professional discussion about your portfolio for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) End Point Assessment.

Information for international students

Please see the course page for more information.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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