Degree Apprenticeships


Perfecting Leadership Skills.

The Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship combines a master's degree, apprenticeship and the option to achieve Chartered Manager or Chartered Fellow professional recognition.

Designed by employers, working with CMI, to develop the strategic leadership skills of those responsible for the overall performance and long-term sustainability of their organisations.

Who is it for?

It is designed for any individual moving into a senior or strategic management role. This can include General Managers, Senior Managers, Section Leaders, Executives, Directors, COO, CFO, CEO, CIO roles, and senior military officers.


A strategic leader with senior management responsibility, which may include formal governance/director responsibilities. Responsible for setting strategy, direction and vision, for providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent.

Qualification level

Level 7 / Masters

Typical entry requirements

None – will be determined by the employer.

Professional registration links

Chartered Fellow (CMgr FCMI)


18 months to 3 years

We are delighted to have led on the development of the new Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship. I am sure it will not only contribute to the successful development of Serco employees but also the wider UK economy.

Anne Thomas, Head of Serco Education

Management should not be about being thrown in at the deep end and it is wrong to say that leaders are born and not made. They can and should be trained.

Alexandra Frean, Business Columnist
The Times

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All apprentices benefit from...

  • CMI membership
  • Access to online learning support
  • CMI mentoring, networking and career support
  • Professional development