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Management and Leadership - Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2019 Duration: Up to eighteen months Qualification: ILM Diploma in Management & Leadership Level 5 Awarding Body: ILM

Why this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship is designed to meet the needs of employers by upskilling existing staff and attracting new talent into leadership and management positions.  Apprentices will be able to develop their skills and apply this through supporting organisational objectives. 

The training covers all areas of a management role such as strategic decision making, managing budgets, and implementing change.  Apprentices will have the ability to build on their existing knowledge and apply this to a number of job roles such as Managers, Senior Managers, Directors, and Head of Department. 

It is expected that apprentices who wish to undertake the training will have a significant experience of working at a middle management level, to ensure they have the suitable foundations on which to further build their knowledge and skills.


Apprenticeships are available for school leavers and adults (19+), beginning at Level 2 through to degree level.

What levels are available?


Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements can include at least five GCSEs grades A – C (9 – 4 on the new grading system), and Level 3 qualifications, including A levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, or a BTEC National. 

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working. We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or upskill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed. 

Course content

This framework will support you to achieve:

  •  Leadership skills
  •  Strategic planning
  •  Strategic change
  •  Business process design
  •  Core leadership and management
  •  Inspiring colleagues and delivering results
Course content

Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.

Wages will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16 – 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level and subject area. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months.

What might my working hours be?

Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.

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