Taught course

Senior Leaders Masters Degree Apprenticeship

University of Worcester · Worcester Business School

Entry requirements

Under UK Government requirements, Degree Apprentices (including Masters Degree apprentices) must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and must have the right to live and work in the UK.

All candidates must be employed in a role related to the subject matter of the apprenticeship and be sponsored by their employer (if applicable). The support of the employer is articulated in an Apprenticeship Agreement. Applications can only be made through the sponsoring employer.

It is essential to demonstrate that all applicants are in paid employment in order to utilise a work-based setting for the undertaking of work based learning activities. Apprentices will be required to demonstrate agreement from their organisation to enable work based activities to be undertaken in relation to the programme. This will be negotiated with their employer (where applicable) through contractual commitments that are required by the apprenticeship. Prior experience will be reviewed, along with knowledge and learning to ensure that applicants are in a position to successfully enrol onto and complete the apprenticeship.

Months of entry


Course content

As defined in the Masters Degree apprenticeship standard, a senior leader is someone who has ‘senior management responsibility, and this can include formal governance/director responsibilities. They are responsible for direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent. They take into account market trends and environmental influences, identifying longer-term opportunities and risks. They are responsible for developing ethical, innovative and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results. They are a role model, with responsibility for those in senior positions/ significant organisational budgets’.

A Masters Degree Apprenticeship enables you to study for a Masters level qualification with no need for a student loan, whilst in receipt of a salary from your place of employment.

The Senior Leaders Masters Degree Apprenticeship combines the practical leadership and management experience of the workplace with Masters level knowledge and skills to make you a more effective strategic decision maker.

Through part time study, which supplements your many and diverse strategic responsibilities, the course offers a unique opportunity to achieve Chartered Fellow or Chartered Manager status, enhanced leadership and management competency, professional and Masters level qualifications.

The Senior Leaders Masters Degree Apprenticeship is a new and highly innovative, flexible route to enhance your career, business success and personal fulfilment.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Scott Andrews
01905 543336