• Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship

    • Level: Master’s degree apprenticeship (level 7)
    • Course duration: agreed with employer and apprentice
    • Available start dates: March 2021, September 2021
    • Mode of Delivery: Intensive block study and online
  • 2021 entry for all apprenticeship standards will go ahead unless government restrictions and social distancing requirements around Covid-19 make the delivery of the programme unfeasible. Detailed information on programme changes would be sent to pre-enrolled students and their employers prior to confirming their place on the apprenticeship.

  • Overview

    The Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship is an intensive and demanding course designed for the rising stars in your organisation who need to fit studying into their busy working lifestyle. The Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship will broaden their knowledge and encourage it to be applied in a range of situations. Delivered by an experienced team of tutors, this degree apprenticeship will prepare participants to meet the challenges of the increasingly dynamic international business environment.
  • Who is it for?

    Organisations looking to develop aspiring and existing leaders and professionals and strengthen their strategic capabilities. 

    Scott Cocks is an MBA Senior Leader apprentice, working at DAF Trucks and studying at Oxford Brookes University. In this video he talks about his experience on the current Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship. At present the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship is being reviewed and the new format may differ from what is portrayed in the video.

  • Learning outcomes

    • The Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship is currently being reviewed in line with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education's review of the apprenticeship Standard. 
    • Strategic leadership and management skills, knowledge and behaviours.
  • Teaching overview

    The duration of the course, is agreed with the employer and apprentice during the sign-up. Apprentices study the equivalent of one day a week 'off the job' training both online and on-campus in intensive blocks and attend two residential workshops. Progress in the workplace will be monitored through regular contact between the employer, apprentice and tutors.

    Apprentices complete:

    • In-class orientation 
    • A portfolio of evidence demonstrating key skills, knowledge and behaviours expected of a senior leader
    • An End Point Assessment

  • Entry requirements, application process and costs

    • The cost for the Apprenticeship for 2021/2021 entry: to be confirmed
    • A good undergraduate degree or GPA equivalent
    • English and Maths Level 2, equivalent to GCSE A*-C or 9-4  
    • Three years' relevant managerial or professional experience, or seven years without a degree
    • Two written references (normally one academic)
    • Employers should contact the University Apprenticeship team. We'll carry out an initial assessment to ensure the apprenticeship is suitable for the candidates and meets employer's requirements. A contract and commitment statement will need to be agreed prior to signing up an apprentice.
  • End Point Assessment

    The End Point Assessment must demonstrate that the apprentice has the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of a senior leader.

  • The Oxford Brookes Experience

    • Oxford Brookes Business School has a long history of working with business of all sizes and sectors, developing key services, and connecting individuals and organisations to world-class expertise and research
    • Our Global MBA programme has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) which is widely recognised as the global standard for MBA programmes
    • As one of the innovators and forerunners in the provision of the distance learning MBA and blended (online and face-to-face) MBA programmes, the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship offers a flexible programme designed for busy working professionals
    • Collaboration is a key feature of the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship with project-based assignments, one-on-one coaching and individual personal support all geared towards helping you develop strategies to work with and lead diverse groups of people from different backgrounds.
  • Employers we partner with

    We have partnered with the following employers to deliver a high-quality MBA Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship programme. Going forwards we welcome new employers to partner with us on our newly revalidated Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship.

    Abingdon & Witney College, DAF Trucks, Oxford University Hospitals, University of Oxford.

  • Contact us

    UK Partnerships and Apprenticeships

    Tel. +44 (0)1865 484933