Senior Leader Apprenticeship for School Business Professionals (SLASBP)

We have a fantastic opportunity for School Business Professionals in a senior management role to gain a Master's qualification!

Our SLA (MBA) gives you the opportunity to gain a master’s degree awarded by the University.  The programme will include face-to-face sessions with online and work-based learning, covering a wide range of management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours, as well as a work-based project focused on the senior school business professional role.

Programme details

The SLMDA will take approximately 27 months to complete and is open to School Business Professionals who wish to enhance their senior leadership skills.  The programme will include modules on:

  • Leadership and Context
  • Finance, Strategy and Resource
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Consultancy Skills
  • Project Management
  • Education and Sustainability

Apprentices will be required to produce a Portfolio of Evidence throughout their studies and to complete a work-based project.

Our next cohort will start on 25th May 2023 with a three-week online induction followed by the first module.  Face-to-face workshops (usually 2 days per module) will be followed by the remainder of the programme being delivered at your workplace and online. Our pilot programme workshops will be held at the University of Gloucestershire with later cohorts based in the north, south and central England.

For more information or to apply?

If you are ready to apply or would like more information, please visit our sister website here to read through the Key Documents and discuss with your employer/line manager the commitment you will be making

The application window is now open for our next cohort starting October 2023 with applications closing late September 2023.