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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 – Joint Learning Partnership - we have successfully negotiated an exclusive offer for our workforce to enrol and complete this course with a formal qualification at the end.

If you're interested and would like to know more, make sure you visit the CS Local Apprenticeship exhibition stand at Civil Service Live in Manchester on Monday 14 September. You can also sign up on the day and ask any questions you may have.

Places are limited so we can't guarantee that everyone who signs up will automatically be accepted on the course.


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:

  • all have strengthened their competencies
  • over 7 in every 10 have built on their networking across departments and with public sector colleagues
  • over 3 in every 5 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                                                                                                                  Sir Jeremy Heywood at Civil Service Live
  • 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

For more information please contact or to register for Civil Service Live in Manchester.

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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