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Senior Leader Apprenticeship: Management and Leadership PgDip

Senior Leader Apprenticeship: Management and Leadership PgDip

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Study mode

Part time


26 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

Our Senior Leader Apprenticeship: Management and Leadership Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) programme is delivered in partnership with business advisory firm, Grant Thornton. The programme provides a distinctive and collaborative learning experience which develops students’ leadership and management capabilities enabling them to become reflective and evidence-based leaders of the future.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, which incorporates the Management and Leadership PgDip (Part I), successful students have the option to progress onto the Management and Leadership MSc (Part II), which enables them to cement their learning and complete a significant work-based project within their organisation. Graduates will have a deep understanding of contemporary business issues and a capacity to assume active leadership roles.

Who is it for?

  • Early-career professionals who want a "real-world" business education which they can apply directly back to their workplace.
  • Second career professionals seeking a change into management and leadership positions.
  • Self-motivated managers who are keen to improve themselves, enhance their skills, knowledge and abilities, and become more effective leaders.

Your career

The Senior Leader Apprenticeship: Management and Leadership PgDip will enable you to develop your knowledge, skills and abilities while applying what you learn directly in your workplace. The programme will support your career progression, preparing you to successfully carry out senior leadership roles in the future.

You will work with accredited coaches, members of faculty and careers advisors throughout the course enabling you to:

  • Discover and develop your leadership and team-working style
  • Identify how to enhance your personal effectiveness
  • Work out where you want to go professionally
  • Learn the techniques of effective team leadership
  • Become more sensitive to situations, cultures and contexts
  • Prepare to lead change and face future challenges.

Our Career services team offer: individual career consultations, speaker events, alumni networking, networking workshop, personal and executive career coaching, leadership assessment centre, and more practical skills-based workshops on writing CVs and cover letters, and interview skills.


To introduce the concepts and techniques associated with Managerial Economics, i.e., Microeconomics (e.g. market analysis, price theory, rationality) and Macroeconomics (e.g. inflation, exchange rates and interest rates).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

PgDip Part-time £14,000. This includes tuition fees and endpoint assessment only. Under the Apprenticeship Levy scheme employers can fund apprenticeships for any new and current staff with the right to work in the UK and whose main place of work is England. Part II can be funded by employer or employee and is priced at £5,000 which will be due for payment at month 16.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Candidates normally possess a first- or second-class UK honours degree (or international equivalent). Alternatively, we will consider a professional qualification (such as CIMA, ACA, ACCA) together with a minimum of five years’ post-qualification work experience. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may also be considered. Professional experience and personal qualities are equally important to us and each application is considered on its individual merit.

Department profile

A world-leader in management education, research, and consultancy for over 50 years, Cranfield School of Management is an exclusively postgraduate business school whose mission is to improve the practice of management. We have a global reputation for developing high-performing leaders in technology and management - encouraging them to transform their organisations and wider society. Renowned for our strong links with industry, Cranfield is...more