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Senior Leader Apprenticeship

Advance your career and expand your leadership skillset with a Senior Leader Apprenticeship.

The Senior Leader Apprenticeship (SLA) was designed as a career accelerator for senior leaders and managers in small, medium, and large organisations in a variety of sectors such as manufacturing, education, retail, finance, health, technology, engineering, and construction. This programme aims to upskill learners in leadership and strategy, finance and planning, business design and development, sales and marketing, data analytics and entrepreneurship, as well as people management and sustainability.

Learners will also be taught, assessed, and supported through off-the-job and on-the-job training to ensure they obtain the theoretical and practical skills and the portfolio of evidence necessary to prepare their End Point Assessment (EPA) for the independent apprenticeship certification by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Upon successfully passing their EPA learners will be awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Greenwich.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.


Greenwich Campus


2 years part-time

Start month

September; January; April

Fees information

For fee information related to this course, please see fees section below.

What you should know about this course

  • The SLA was designed as a career accelerator for senior leaders and managers in small, medium, and large organisations in a variety of sector
  • This course receives insight from leading employers and professional bodies to ensure it remains current.
  • Mapped with the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice.
  • Modules are delivered sequentially one day per week, and lasts 24 months, to accommodate learners at work.
  • Learners also have the opportunity to progress into the Executive MBA programme.

What are MBA degrees?

If you are an ambitious individual looking to further your career and set yourself apart from other working professionals, then an MBA from the University of Greenwich is for you.

What you will study


150 Credits

Module Name


Year 1

Strategic Management and Board Communication


Managing Financial Resources


Strategic Marketing and Sales


Managing People and Talent


Sustainable Global Business Design


Year 2


Data Analytics for Decision Making


Ethics of Business and Innovation


Geo-economics and Risk Management


Transformational Project


About the course team

You will be taught and supported by an experienced team of lecturers with a wealth of hands-on expertise across all fields business administration.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants should have:

  • 2-5 years post-qualification work experience in managerial roles.
  • A minimum of 2:2 degree and / or professional qualification.
  • Applicants who do not have a degree are welcomed provided they can demonstrate high levels of achievement, exceptional career progression or evidence of leadership potential.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact

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Can I use Prior Learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or five years of relevant business full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn


Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning in lectures and seminars as well as independent study. The overall timetabled workload amounts to one day per week on Friday, between 9am and 6pm.Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal mentor.You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Class sizes

Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. All students will have opportunities for one-to-one time with their mentors.

Independent learning

Throughout your apprenticeship, we will encourage you to learn independently with support from your lecturers and mentors to achieve your goals and broaden your knowledge through online learning and independent reading. Timetabled learning includes some time for learners to engage in independent learning on campus and to prepare their assessments in class.

Overall workload

Full-time: Students of all nationalities can study the MBA in London at our Greenwich Campus over a 12-month period. Home students wishing to gain a PGDip Management should apply for the Executive MBA (by supported open learning) and request an exit award after earning 120 credits.

Part-time / Distance learning: You can complete the degree over 2 years (part-time) or 3 years (distance learning), with the flexibility to switch modes at the start of your second year. This supports individuals who are working full-time and need to balance study with work and home commitments. Supported open learning is open to home students (UK / EU) who can complete in up to 3 years.


Learners will benefit from formative and summative assessments that are authentically created to personalise their learning experience. The assessments are fundamentally work-based and uniquely individualized, which enables learners to demonstrate their ability to incorporate in-class insights to their work life.

Learners will have the opportunity to engage with various assessments including essays, vlogs, key account plans, tender submissions, pitch documents, group presentations, and business wargame reflections, which can be collated in learning diaries.

Preparation for summative assessments is spread through the term and supplemented by a range of shorter-term preparatory exercises. These formative exercises do not contribute to the final assessment but are marked and used to provide detailed feedback and assist learners in preparing their summative assessments.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • The academic year runs from September to June

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year).
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs. Applications for membership need to be submitted directly. Details of application costs can be found on their websites.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

You have the opportunity to progress rapidly through management in different companies or to apply your skills and knowledge to managing your own businesses. Some of our graduates have also started their own business. Many of them have reached senior or higher level positions, such as managing director.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential and offer support for two years after graduation. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and application tips
  • Interviews support
  • Careers fairs
  • Mentoring

More about our careers services.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

As a Business School student, you will be able to enter our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners have received significant prize money to develop their business ideas.

You will participate in an MBA student conference as part of your studies where you will prepare a presentation on a given topic. Recent themes include:

  • 2016 - The Force of Change Awakens: Evolution or Revolution
  • 2017 - World of Uncertainty
  • 2018 - Business Re-creation: Making tomorrow's world.

We hold Big Picture Seminars with senior executives from organisations including Northern Trust and Barclays are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.