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Apprenticeship: Level 5 Leadership and Management

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If you're able to commit to a 12 month programme, and then willing to commit some of your time to help deliver Civil Service reform in the north west of England, then you may be eligible to apply for a Level 5 Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management. This is a university level, formally accredited and recognised qualification which you can study towards through Civil Service Local, in partnership with Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL).

Level 5 Leadership and Management Apprenticeship

With a clear link between organisational performance and investment in management and leadership development, the Level 5 Leadership and Management Apprenticeship presents a fantastic opportunity to allow our first line, middle and senior managers to fulfil their potential in the role and gain a university level qualification. Offering a more flexible approach to traditional study, learning takes place through assessments when carrying out workplace tasks and projects. The apprenticeship is enhanced by workshops and tutorials building knowledge and capability as well as providing unique opportunities to develop cross government and external networks.  With support and help from the National Apprenticeship Service to set this up and working in partnership with our external providers - Lancashire Adult Learning - we have successfully negotiated an exclusive offer for our workforce to enrol and complete this course  with a formal qualification at the end.


120 middle and senior managers have already achieved or are studying towards this and feedback has shown that of those that have completed the apprenticeship:

  • 100% have strengthened their competencies
  • 72% built on their networking across departments and with public sector colleagues
  • 64% have gained knowledge and felt confident enough to take on extra roles

These roles include project management, implementing new products and services, taking on extra team members, building their manager role and working with The Prince's Trust.

Change of roles and Promotion:

  • 60% have changed role within their department
  • 37% have been promoted
  • 24% have been promoted to another government department
  • 29% have moved to another department

Feedback from successful apprentices has been very positive:

I found that my increased knowledge, confidence and awareness of the bigger picture, through working on the apprenticeship with people from all grades and government agencies, opened up real opportunities for me.

Paul Lees, Department for Work and Pensions

 Excellent – provides opportunity to think about ‘what and why’ we are changing. Importantly how can I influence change!

Lisa Galloway, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

Information days will be held by Civil Service Local and Lancashire Adult Learning, providing awareness of the course requirements and how this fits into meeting high level business goals/priorities.

Details of upcoming dates and venues:

Manchester Fire & Rescue Training Centre – Tuesday 24 February 2015

Liverpool Imperial Court – Wednesday 25 February 2015

Chorley Lancashire Adult Learning – Thursday 26 February

Lancaster Adult College – Friday 27 February


For more information or to register for a place at your preferred location please contact Karen Poppleton.

There is a high demand for a limited number of places. This opportunity is only available to civil servants who live or work in the north west of England. If you are successful in obtaining a place, you will receive e-mail confirmation.

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