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Higher Apprenticeship in Management and Leadership at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

This Higher Level Apprenticeship is a programme designed for those working in the following job roles: manager, senior manager, head of department, director. Managers operating at level 5 play an integral role in setting and supporting organisational objectives through a wide range of functions, such as: informing strategic decision making, managing budgets, planning and implementing change, leading teams and managing programmes of complimentary projects.

The Leadership and Management Higher Level Apprenticeship Framework is made up of the following components:

1. Practical Element: Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management & Leadership.

Mandatory Units
• Contribute to the development of a strategic plan
• Design business processes
• Manage strategic change
• Provide leadership and management

Choose from a range of optional units to enhance your learning experience and tailor the programme to your individual training needs.

2. Technical Certificate: Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.

Key Learning Outcomes
• Understanding the management role to improve management performance
• Management communication
• Assessing your own leadership capability and performance
• Managing improvement
• Making a financial case
• Developing critical thinking
• Leading innovation and change
• Managing projects in the organisation
• Developing people in the workplace

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but the candidates are expected to have significant experience of working at a middle management level to ensure they have the suitable foundations on which to further build their knowledge and skills. They must also manage a team of people.


These qualifications are delivered mostly in the workplace. You will receive a visit from your allocated assessor approximately once every 4-6 weeks over a period of 20 months. The technical certificate is delivered in the classroom through College day-release one Wednesday every month or delivered in the workplace if there is a viable group.

Learners will be assessed in the workplace using a variety of methods including work products, observations, professional discussions, questioning, and personal statements.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

Further learning includes CMI Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Management.

Further information

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 September 2018
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