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Apprenticeship Programmes

The Apprenticeship Levy funds can only be spent on training via approved apprenticeship standards, which are delivered by approved training providers.

There are over 700 possible standards (training programmes) which exist. A link to the available apprenticeship standards can be found on the Institute of Apprenticeships Webpage.

You can search by keyword, or browse by Route or Level.

How do I know if an apprenticeship standard is relevant to my role?

Each apprenticeship standard will detail the role overview and the Knowledge, Skills and behaviours (KSB’s) that the apprentice will need to be able to learn, and evidence competency in, by the end of the apprenticeship duration.

The Staff Apprenticeship Lead will be able to support you to decide which apprenticeship standard is most suitable.


Apprenticeships in Management and Leadership 

Photograph of a smiling woman with short hair, wearing a striped jacketThere are a number of Management and Leadership Apprenticeships available at levels 3 – 7.  

These apprenticeships are longer in duration than Queen Mary's own Pathways to Leadership Development programme and will involve more study time, however on completion the apprentice would receive a qualification accredited by either The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) or Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 

Team Leader or Supervisor Level 3 

Suitable for: Members of staff who are new or have limited experience in management and leadership. 

Embedded Accreditation: Level 3 Diploma in Management 

Approx Duration: 15 - 18 Months 

Start Date: TBC  

Associate Project Manager Level 4 

Suitable for: People who manage project work. 

Embedded Accreditation: APM Project Management Qualification 

Approx Duration: 18 – 24 Months 

Start Date: TBC 

Operations or Departmental Manager Level 5 

Suitable for: Team and operational managers. 

Embedded Accreditation: ILM Level 5 Diploma in Management 

Approx Duration: 21 - 24 Months 

Start Date: June / July 2022 

Chartered Manager Degree Level 6 

Suitable for: Managers who have responsibility for long-term organisational success, managing people, projects, operations or services. 

Embedded Accreditation: Degree in management and business [either BA (Hons); BSc (Hons) or BBA (Hons)] and also have the option to be assessed for Chartered Manager status.   

Approx Duration: 40 – 48 Months 

Start Date: September 2022 

Photograph of a smiling man in a black suit with arms foldedSenior Leader Level 7 

Suitable for: Leaders who have senior management responsibility. 

Embedded Accreditation: Aligns with the following professional recognition: 

  • Chartered Management Institute for Chartered Manager or Chartered Fellow individual member grade 
  • The Institute of Leadership for Management for Fellow member grade 

Option to add on a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) 

Approx Duration: 24-27 Months 

Start Date: September 2022 

Find out more

Many specific management programmes can be searched for on the Institute of Apprenticeships Website.  

Please speak to the Staff Apprenticeship Lead on apprenticeships@qmul.ac.uk to discuss your accredited training needs.  

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