Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship

Details | Knowledge, Skills and behaviours | End Point Assessment

Overview

Take Your Career to the Next Level with Our Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship

Become a senior leader with the skills and knowledge to make a real difference in your organisation.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? If so, our Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship is the perfect way to do it.

This apprenticeship will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful senior leader. You’ll learn how to:

  • Set strategic direction and vision
  • Build and lead high-performing teams
  • Manage and motivate staff
  • Drive innovation and change
  • Navigate complex business challenges

In addition to the technical skills, you’ll also develop the personal qualities that make a great senior leader, such as:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Communication
  • Influence
  • Resilience

Awarding Body

  • Shaping organisational mission culture and values
  • Organisational structures, mission, culture and values
  • Innovation and new market strategies
  • Systems, knowledge and data management
  • Ethics and leadership theories
  • Competitive strategies, effective decision making
  • Financial strategies, implementation, planning and governance
  • Procurement, supply chain management and contracts
  • Team dynamics
    Workforce planning
    Influencing and negotiating strategies
  • Leadership structures
    Brand and reputation management
  • Crisis and risk management
    Coaching and mentoring techniques
  • CPD Planning
  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Collaborative working
  • Communications strategy
  • Personal accountability
  • Organisational performance strategies
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Research and analysis
    Change and improvement
  • Acting as a Sponsor/Ambassador
  • Challenging strategies and operations
  • CSR, Governance & Regulatory compliance
  • Feedback: giving and receiving
  • Leading and influencing people
  • Team development and optimisation
  • Collaborative working
  • Access to free CPD programmes and additional coaching sessions
  • Online delivery with live teaching and catch-ups if you can’t make a session
  • Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of your apprenticeship journey
  • Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team
  • Easy onboarding and induction process

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Details

  • Duration: 20 Months 
  • Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for the apprenticeship, you must be at least 16 years old and not in full-time education. You will also need to have basic literacy and numeracy skills and be able to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Assessment: Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be assessed on your practical skills and knowledge. The final assessment will take the form of a synoptic assessment.
  • Career prospects: You may have the opportunity to progress to further career opportunities, such as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), or Managing Director
  • Support available:
    • Experienced Tutors, Coaches & Support Team,
    • Dedicated Skills Coach for the duration of your apprenticeship journey,
    • Easy onboarding, and induction process,
    • Access to free CPD programmes and additional coaching sessions

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Why study with Exalt?

Focused: Precision in Every Endeavor

We are architects of precision. We sculpt programs with meticulous attention, tailoring each facet to meet precise aims and unique requirements. When we commit, we do so resolutely, sparing no effort to ensure your journey is not just remarkable, but remarkable for you.

Collaborative: A Symphony of Success

Alone, we can accomplish much. Together, we can redefine the boundaries of achievement. Collaboration is not just a buzzword; it’s the harmony that resonates within us. We stand shoulder to shoulder with stakeholders, nurturing mutual aspirations and embracing the extra mile as a testament to our unwavering unity.

Adaptable: Crafting Futures, One Need at a Time

In a world of constant change, we are the chameleons of education. Adapting is not just a choice; it’s in our DNA. From programs to platforms, timetables to personal aspirations, we bend and mold ourselves to accommodate the symphony of your needs, ensuring your growth knows no bounds.

Units Covered in the Apprenticeship

K1: How to shape organisational mission, culture and values.

K2: Organisation structures; business modelling; diversity; global and horizon scanning perspectives; governance and accountability; technological and policy implications.

K3: New market strategies, changing customer demands and trend analysis.

K4: Innovation; the impact of disruptive technologies (mechanisms that challenge traditional business methods and practices); drivers of change and new ways of working across infrastructure, processes, people and culture and sustainability.

K5: Systems thinking, knowledge/data management, research methodologies and programme management.

K6: Ethics and values-based leadership theories and principles.

K7: Competitive strategies and entrepreneurialism, approaches to effective decision making, and the use of big data and insight to implement and manage change.

K8: Financial strategies, for example scenarios, modelling and identifying trends, application of economic theory to decision-making, and how to evaluate financial and non- financial information such as the implications of sustainable approaches

K9: Financial governance and legal requirements, and procurement strategies.

K10: Organisational/team dynamics and how to build engagement and develop high performance, agile and collaborative cultures.

K11: Approaches to strategic workforce planning, for example, talent management, learning organisations, group work, workforce design, succession planning, diversity and inclusion.

K12: Influencing and negotiating strategies both upwards and outwards.

K13: The external social and political environment and use of diplomacy with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders.

K14: Working with board and other company leadership structures.

K15: Brand and reputation management.

K16: Working with corporate leadership structures, for example, the markets it operates in, roles and responsibilities, who its stakeholders are and what they require from the organisation and the sustainability agenda.

K17: Crisis and risk management strategies.

K18: Coaching and mentoring techniques.

K19: Approaches to developing a Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

K20: The organisation’s developing communications strategy and its link to their area of responsibility.

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S1: Use horizon scanning and conceptualisation to deliver high performance strategies focusing on growth/sustainable outcomes.

S2: Set strategic direction and gain support for it from key stakeholders.

S3: Undertake research, and critically analyse and integrate complex information.

S4: Lead change in their area of responsibility, create an environment for innovation and creativity, establishing the value of ideas and change initiatives and driving continuous improvement.

S5: Lead and respond in a crisis situation using risk management techniques.

S6: Act as a Sponsor/Ambassador, championing projects and transformation of services across organisational boundaries such as those impacted by sustainability and the UK Net Carbon Zero by 2050 target.

S7: Challenge strategies and operations in terms of ethics, responsibility, sustainability, resource allocation and business continuity/risk management.

S8: Apply principles relating to Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance and Regulatory compliance.

S9: Drive a culture of resilience and support development of new enterprise and opportunities.

S10: Oversee development and monitoring of financial strategies and setting of organisational budgets based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and challenge financial assumptions underpinning strategies.

S11: Uses financial data to allocate resources.

S12: Oversee procurement, supply chain management and contracts.

S13: Use personal presence and “storytelling” to articulate and translate vision into operational strategies, demonstrating clarity in thinking such as consideration of sustainable approaches.

S14: Create an inclusive culture, encouraging diversity and difference and promoting well-being.

S15: Give and receive feedback at all levels, building confidence and developing trust, and enable people to take risks and challenge where appropriate.

S16: Enable an open culture and high-performance working environment and set goals and accountabilities for teams and individuals in their area.

S17: Lead and influence people, building constructive working relationships across teams, using matrix management where required.

S18: Optimise skills of the workforce, balancing people and technical skills and encouraging continual development.

S19: Manage relationships across multiple and diverse stakeholders.

S20: Lead within their area of control/authority, influencing both upwards and outwards, negotiating and using advocacy skills to build reputation and effective collaboration.

S21: Shape and manage the communications strategy for their area of responsibility.

B1: Work collaboratively enabling empowerment and delegation.

B2: Take personal accountability aligned to clear values.

B3: Curious and innovative – exploring areas of ambiguity and complexity and finding creative solutions.

B4: Value difference and champion diversity.

B5: Seek continuous professional development opportunities for self and wider team.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Situational Judgement Test 

Answered through a multiple-choice exercise (but not necessarily
undertaken as an online or computer-based test).

Professional Discussion

To achieve final certification, the apprentices must have completed and achieved these end-point assessments

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