Leadership at all Levels — The KnowledgeBrief Difference

Leadership at all Levels is at the core of our programmes, whether it’s a Level 2, 3 or 5 Apprenticeship, or the Senior Leadership Innovation Programmes. Each level and programme segue into the next, creating a logical progression as your employee moves through their career.

James Askew
Board Director & CTO | Tue 22 Oct
Leadership at all Levels — The KnowledgeBrief Difference

At the time of writing, the Levy is only just two and a half years old. In this timeframe, many new training providers have been specifically set up to serve and take advantage of the Levy.

It’s no surprise a quick Google search reveals there’s a vast amount of online content and claims from Levy training providers talking about aligning leadership and management apprenticeship programmes to the current list of HR and L&D challenges.

Sound familiar?

  • Assist with succession planning
  • Develop future leaders
  • Retain talent

So, what’s different about KnowledgeBrief?

For the past 11 years, KnowledgeBrief has been designing MBA standard leadership and management training programmes and running cross-industry innovation programmes for some of the world’s best-known brands. Just check out our list of clients who have benefitted from working with us.

This extensive experience, insight and expertise all goes into creating our Apprenticeship Levy programmes which are designed to meet your objectives and your employees’ needs.

But what does that ACTUALLY mean for your business and your employees?

It means you get:

  • Online, on-demand access to MBA standard leadership and management techniques that your employees can genuinely apply in their roles.
  • Access to 12 training days a year held by an expert speaker from a leading academic institute.
  • A dedicated Professional Learning Advisor throughout the programme. To be clear, this is someone with relevant academic and industry experience people undertaking the course can speak to at any time.
  • A syllabus designed so that current work projects count towards course progress, minimising disruption to your business.
  • Online CPD management system and progress tracking.

But what about the things which don’t seem to get mentioned by providers?

Let’s face it, sometimes learners go off-track, become disengaged or struggle to fit everything in and subsequently fall behind with training programmes.

If a learner goes off-track, we use our 11 years’ experience to re-engage them in the right way and get them back on track.

Our experience has taught us what it takes to keep a learner engaged in their programme and how to help them balance a busy and demanding job alongside a learning programme.

For example; one of our engagement solutions is focusing on making sure learners are not left to fall behind in the first place.

We do this by scheduling regular drop-in sessions where our Professional Learning Advisors are available on-site for the day, giving learners the opportunity to sit face-to-face with us and work through any challenges or issues, and get the support required to get back on track.

So, what about that list of HR and OD challenges?

We believe that, to retain talent, plan succession and develop and inspire the next generations of leaders, you need consistency:

  1. In the delivery of training programmes.
  2. In key themes and messaging at every level.
  3. In the quality and relevance of the content.
  4. In who is teaching the programmes.
  5. In techniques and frameworks.
  6. In understanding your current and future objectives.
  7. In your support from the provider.

Many providers use third-party trainers to deliver their programmes which leads to an inconsistent learning pathway and techniques and learnings which are disjointed from level to level.

Leadership at all Levels is at the core of our programmes, whether it’s a Level 2, 3 or 5 Apprenticeship, or the Senior Leadership Innovation Programmes. Each level and programme segue into the next, creating a logical progression as your employee moves through their career.
This consistency is also priceless when it comes to starting new cohorts of learners. At each level, we can help you to create internal mentoring groups to support new learners through their programmes, which increases engagement and inspires success.

Our 11 years’ experience and Leadership at all Levels approach means we’re perfectly positioned to support and guide you and your employees through these challenges.

Wesley Maguire, Agile IT Director at JPI Media, recently completed our Level 5 leadership and management programme. Wesley shared with us his experience of the programme and the impact it’s had on his role, and you can read what he had to say here

Alternatively, to speak to one of our experts, please feel free to get in touch — we’d love to hear from you.

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Coventry and Warwickshire Mind

"As the line manager of a senior team member enrolled in the Senior Leader apprenticeship, I've witnessed firsthand how the functions, skills, study elements, and learning have enhanced the knowledge of the individual. While I have seen how the course benefits the individual, it also has benefited the organisation through an improvement in the breadth of leadership skills, policies, procedures, and strategic effectiveness. I believe our partnership with KnowledgeBrief will strengthen our organisation, and I will be encouraging other staff to participate in the apprenticeship."


"KnowledgeBrief are best in class for their Leadership and Management training, highly professional and extremely knowledgeable coaches"

Wiltshire Council

"My Apprenticeship through Wiltshire Council with KnowledgeBrief has enabled me to have a wider understanding of management principles. The guidance given was invaluable to enable me to obtain my chartered management qualification with Distinction."

Wiltshire Council

"Throughout the course, I was guided and supported by skilled Personal Learning Advisors and attended informative workshops. By gaining my CMI qualification in leadership & management, I have been able to advance my career to the next level in management."

AVIS Budget Group

"They are incredibly easy to work with and focus entirely on what’s required for success in your organisation and for your employees."

CLIC Sargent

"I would recommend KnowledgeBrief to any organisation looking for impactful leadership and management training. "

AVIS Budget Group

"In every aspect of our relationship with KnowledgeBrief, from sales to accounts and the Professional Learning Advisors, we encounter passionate and engaged people."

Tata Chemicals Europe

"The benefits the programme brings to you in your role, and throughout the organisation are incredibly valuable. I would recommend the Level 5 to anyone in a management or leadership position."


"It doesn’t matter what stage you are at in your Leadership or Management career, a Level 3 or 5 course will make you a better leader."

JPI Media

"I recommend anyone who is in a management or leadership role to take the course. It’s both challenging and rewarding and can only augment your existing knowledge and skills. You will grow as a leader if you take this course."

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