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Senior Leaders Level 7 Apprenticeship Executive MBA student

Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship

Offering a pathway onto The Loughborough Executive MBA, starting October 2021

The Loughborough Executive MBA has been designed to also meet the requirements of the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship. This enables eligible applicants and their employers to utilise the Apprenticeship Levy to partially fund the MBA programme.

By choosing this pathway onto The Loughborough Executive MBA, students have the opportunity to study part-time at our lively campus with award winning facilities that offers a welcoming, creative and productive environment in which to study.

Apprentices are employed throughout the programme and will spend part of their time at the University and the rest with their employer. This pathway offers the two routes below:

  • 2 years - Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship and Postgraduate Diploma
  • 3 years for the top up pathway to The Loughborough Executive MBA

During the first two years, the Diploma covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the Apprenticeship Standard. Any elements that cannot be included in the taught modules and academic programme will be delivered as part of a series of workshops that are compulsory for apprentices, this will also include preparation for End Point Assessment at the end of year two.

Applicants can apply for the two-year apprenticeship programme and after End Point Assessment students can choose to take their Postgraduate Diploma or transfer on to the 3rd year of the Master’s as a student on The Loughborough Executive MBA.

Programme Detail

Modules

For further information about programme content and modules please see the The Executive Loughborough MBA. The below diagram explains how you progress throughout the programme.

Senior Leaders Level 7 Apprenticeship Executive MBA pathway modules

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of coursework, presentations and group projects.

How you will study

All modules are delivered in a block format and core modules adopt a blended learning approach, utilising the best of face to face and online delivery formats. Modules are delivered in blocks of three to five days at Loughborough.

Career prospects

The Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship offers substantial development benefits to both the individual taking the programme and their employer. The qualification is designed for individuals wishing to further enhance their careers by developing strategic management and leadership practice and gaining the knowledge, skills and behaviours to drive business activities in a senior management and leadership role.

Entry requirements

Minimum of five years’ management/professional experience plus a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent international qualification or membership of an approved Chartered Institute or a Diploma in Management Studies.

Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship applicants will also need to provide evidence of Maths and English qualifications at Level 2 (GCSE Grade C or above). This is a Government requirement for all apprenticeships.

Fees and Funding

The 2-Year Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship and Postgraduate Diploma costs 14,000, which is funded through the Apprenticeship Levy.

The top-up to the final year for The Loughborough Executive MBA will be a third of the full fee of £28,800 for The Loughborough Executive MBA and normal scholarships will apply.

The total for the whole 3-year Executive MBA is £19,760 at a 40% scholarship and £21,200 for a 25% scholarship (scholarships are dependent on work experience and formal qualifications).

For more information and to discuss further please contact Vicki Unwin.