Do you want to learn how to manage operations, strategy and people?

Our Senior Leader Higher Apprenticeship is aimed at anyone who has senior leadership responsibility and is looking to develop a business strategy and improve their managerial skills. 

The programme will provide you with the knowledge and tools to contribute to your organisation’s strategy and direction and will give you the skills to inspire and guide a team within demanding fast-changing contexts. The programme is accredited with Chartered Management Institute Level 7. At the end of the programme, you will also be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and granted chartered manager status by the CMI. 


Register your interest

Fill in our Expression of Interest form and a member of our Apprenticeship team will be in touch with the next steps.


Book onto a briefing session

Attend an online briefing session to find out more about our apprenticeship programme. 

Course content

What will I learn?

Course length

How long will the course run for?

Course cost

How much does an Apprenticeship cost?


What is the criteria to apply?

Find out how our CMI-accredited management and leadership apprenticeships can benefit learners and their organisations.

Meet the team


Dr Mark Horan - Level 7 Course Leader

Learn more about our Level 7 Course Leader. 

September Timetable

Timetable for our September 2024 cohort. 


How will I be taught?

This course adopts a flexible, blended, work-based teaching approach, learning will take place in Huddersfield Business School and in the workplace. Learners will study for an average of 6 hours per week.

How much will it cost?

These programmes are fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. For employers who do not pay into the levy, the government will pay 95% of the course costs. There is additional support available for the remaining 5%.

How will I be supported through my apprenticeship?

Learners will have access to services such as our 24/7 library, student support, and academic skills development. Our course team and Workplace Learning Coaches will be available for support throughout, as well at the interactive virtual learning environment. Your employer should also be another route of support during your studies.

What are the benefits?

  • Accredited with Chartered Management institute Level 7.
  • CMI accreditation - upon completion learners can register as full members with the CMI and those with 3 years of managerial experience can apply for Chartered Manager status.
  • Deliver productivity gains - apprenticeships help organisations to innovate and transform cultures around learning and development.