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PgDip Business Administration (Senior Leaders Apprenticeship)

PgDip Business Administration (Senior Leaders Apprenticeship)

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Masters Degree Apprenticeship at Level 7

Subject areas

Business Administration

Course type


Course Summary


About this course
This Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship programme provides an opportunity to gain business skills whilst in employment.

Delivered in blocks for extra flexibility and to fit studies around existing commitments.
Assignments investigate real issues in your own workplace to ensure they are relevant.
opportunity to self-fund a top-up MBA qualification upon completion of this programme.

This Senior Leaders Apprenticeship (SLA) is designed to transform participants into confident and strategic leaders. It focuses on the practice of leadership and management, has a real-world focus and is delivered by staff who are respected experts, researchers, consultants and business practitioners.

This programme has been carefully crafted to cluster the knowledge, skills and behaviour standards into a set of facilitated modules over 4 semesters (years 1 and 2). The second part, if you choose to undertake it, is a supervised strategic business project to top-up to an MBA.

Reflecting on and showing evidence of a strategic learning journey and skills development is a key part of the apprenticeship philosophy and good leadership and management development practice.

Throughout the learning phase (semester 1-4), you will need to complete a portfolio evidencing how you have met the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the Senior Leader Apprenticeship standard.

You will also prepare a strategy business case proposal with a presentation and professional discussion about your portfolio for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) End Point Assessment.


Students will gain a critical insight into the nature of scholarly business learning and applying practice at masters level. You will learn how to apply conceptual frameworks to learning, gaining skills and confidence in studying at masters level. You will learn to critically examine organisational situations and the impact this can.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You will need: Admission to the programme is conditional on the applicant meeting the Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) requirements. The course team has a strong commitment to widening participation and positively welcomes non-standard applicants. Candidates with significant management experience (>2 years) and a demonstrated aptitude for study can be accepted without previous experience of higher education.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more