How to Apply

Welcome to the Leadership and Management Programme. This Programme is designed to help you excel as a 21st century leader and manager, and immediately benefit your organisation, too.

We offer Open Enrolment for our apprenticeship programmes so you can join a programme at any time. Learners will achieve a Level 3 or Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma in Leadership and Management, and gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills they need for their immediate job and future career.

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In order to complete enrolment onto our Apprenticeship programme we will need the following information so we can determine your eligibility for the programme and provide you with further information.


  • Job role/position
  • Which diploma level do you want to enrol on?
  • Are you currently in a management role?
  • If yes, how much experience do you have of line managing/supervising people?


  • What are your contracted working hours per week?
  • Do you currently work in England?
  • Have you lived in the UK or EU for at least the previous 3 years?
  • Are you being paid at least the minimum wage?


Please provide a list of your qualifications (e.g. A-level in Geography):

  • Doctoral degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree with honours
  • Non-honours bachelor’s degree
  • Higher National Diploma
  • Higher National Certificate
  • A-level
  • GCSE
  • Other
  • None of the above


To comply with ESFA and CMI requirements, all learners must have Level 2 attainment in English and maths before completing the Diploma.

We appreciate that you may find this unnecessary, and that your English and maths is probably at a high standard, but we are legally obliged to evidence whether you already have these qualifications or if you need to achieve them before the End Point Assessment.

IMPORTANT: Evidence for GCSE/Level 2 English and maths must be provided to ESFA and CMI before getting approved for the End Point Assessment (EPA).

Learners without GCSE/Level 2 in English and/or maths, or learners who are unable to provide proof of their attainment, will need to achieve this level prior to taking the EPA.