The programme will be delivered through our innovative blend of online and campus-based teaching, offering a tailored learning experience and the opportunity to study in the UK’s leading academic centre for local governance and public management.
Who is the programme for?
The programme is designed for individuals with senior leadership potential working in the public sector and is paid for by your employer through the apprenticeship levy. The programme offers you the opportunity to combine paid work with in practice learning, and University study.
Why study this course?
- Paid for by your employer through the Apprenticeship Levy
- It is a flexible and bespoke learning programme that is tailored to you and your employer’s needs, giving you a solid basis for career progression
- You receive three highly valued qualifications at the end of the programme
- You will benefit from state-of-the-art knowledge and skills that can be shared and applied within your organisation
On successful completion of the course you will have acquired the knowledge, skills and qualities necessary to become a dynamic and effective leader of your public sector organisation. On successful completion of the programme you will be awarded with an Executive Apprenticeship, a Master’s degree in Public Management and Leadership and a professionally recognised management qualification.
The programme is also structured in such a way as to ensure that a community of practice is facilitated; providing a strong network of new leaders who will continue learning and supporting one another long after the programme is completed.
You will be required to complete six compulsory (core) taught modules; a dissertation (a bespoke piece of work-based research that will benefit your organization); and will compile a portfolio of work-based evidence.
Fees and funding
The Executive Apprenticeship will be paid for through your employer, there will be no costs incurred by you.
All employers who have a payroll over £3 million pay an Apprenticeship Levy. They can use this levy to fund your enrolment on the programme.
The normal admission requirement for our taught postgraduate programmes is a good first degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Subject to interview (and sometimes to a special test) candidates without a first degree may be admitted onto this programme. It will also be at the discretion of your employer whether you meet their requirements for the course.
How to apply
You will need to apply for the Executive Apprenticeship through your employer, who will have their own selection criteria.
Are you an employer?
For more information on apprenticeships and opportunities to partnership with us, please contact Kulvinder Buray (K.Buray@bham.ac.uk).