Senior Leadership Programme
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Senior Leadership Programme

The most popular leadership apprenticeship in the UK
Senior Leadership Programme
20 Months + 4 Months EPA
Who's it for?
For current senior leaders including serving headteachers
  • Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship
  • 120 credits that can be used toward Extension Pathways through Leadership Matters
  • Extension Pathways available to MSc in Educational Leadership and Management or MBA

It has opened up a huge range of learning opportunities form readings and seminars to podcasts. Doing the programme has allowed me to give myself valuable CPD time

Louisa Jones
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Extension Pathways
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Opportunities to extend your learning towards an MSc or MBA
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Your own Mentor and Tutor for support throughout the programme
Fully Funded through the apprenticeship levy
Self-Funded Programme
Funding Available through the apprenticeship levy

The programme

The new and improved Senior Leadership Programme includes over 20 world-class leadership and management concepts to develop learners’ professional practice and the leadership of their school.

Delivered by experts from within education and across the economy, participants benefit from an extensive online resource library and best in class face-to-face delivery.

Inherently practical and delivered within your existing work commitments, the Senior Leadership Programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve as a Senior Leader.

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Leading Strategy
Leading People
Leading Operations and Finance
Leading Transformation

The Experience

The NCE has always focused on creating Professional Learning sessions that ensure our learners feel relaxed and excited as they are removed from the daily demands placed upon them. Whether in person or online, we create the time and space to absorb, reflect and fully digest the extensive content delivered throughout.

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We are now accepting registrations of interest for our 2024 cohorts. Submit your details now and one of our team will be in touch.

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Last Few Places
July 2024
Applications close
June 21, 2024
Register Interest
July 2024
  • 20 month programme + 4 months End Point Assessment
  • First Day of Learning and four 2-day Professional Learning Days
  • A range of workshops
  • Dedicated NCE Tutor
  • Currently working as a Senior Leader
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above
  • 2:2 Undergraduate Degree or higher
  • Apprenticeship Portfolio of evidence
  • Professional discussion on portfolio
  • Strategic Business Proposal and Proposal Presentation
  • 4 x 3,500 word reflective reports demonstrating application of module specific business tools in your context

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