About this course
Join this Senior Leader Apprenticeship as part of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme to develop and enhance your existing leadership practice
- Develop and enhance your existing leadership practice through up-to-date theory and evidence.
- Apply learning to bring positive and productive changes to your organisations.
- Strengthen your personal leadership impact to support professional and organisational development.
- Graduate with a highly sought after leadership development qualification, improving your career and promotion prospects
The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) Programme is an award-winning leadership development programme designed for middle to senior level leaders responsible for other leaders and aspiring to lead large and complex programmes, departments, services, or systems of care.
The Level 7 Apprenticeship programme is fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy and leads to a Masters (MSc) in Healthcare Leadership from Liverpool John Moores University, an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership, and Chartered Manager Status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Delivery is designed to support participants to develop together via flexible online learning alongside residentials and tutor support, with a focus on applying your current experience to the study of leadership.
Professional body recognition
Learners who successfully complete the programme have the opportunity to become a Chartered Manager at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Fees and funding
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students
The fees quoted at the top of this page cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:
- Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
- Access to programme-appropriate software
- Library and student IT support
- Free on-campus wifi via eduroam
Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:
- accommodation and living expenditure
- books (should you wish to have your own copies)
- printing, photocopying and stationery
- PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
- mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
- field trips (travel and activity costs)
- placements (travel expenses and living costs)
- student visas (international students only)
- study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
- academic conferences (travel costs)
- professional-body membership
- graduation (gown hire etc)
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.
Please be aware that the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your tuition fees. Learn more about your fee status and which tuition fees are relevant to you.
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Further your career prospects
LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2018) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.
Our applied learning techniques ensure our learners can apply knowledge to real world contexts.
It is expected that Senior Leader Apprentices will use the confidence and skills they have developed on the programme to achieve their aspirations and move more quickly up the career ladder within their organisations.
Another benefit of studying with Liverpool Business School is joining a network of senior professionals. This enables you to continue building meaningful, long-term relationships beyond the classroom, as part of the Liverpool Leadership Network.
Discover the building blocks of your programme
Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.
Senior Leader Apprenticeship - Healthcare Leadership
This module aims to explore the concept of healthcare leadership through a personal, professional and organisational lens. Learners will be introduced to and draw upon theoretical perspectives to illustrate the complexity of leadership within the health and care sectors. As a result, learners will locate and challenge both personal and professional constructs of leadership and leader development.
An insight into teaching on your course
Teaching will be a hybrid model, offering self-directed online module delivery alongside residential and face-to-face workshops and tutor support to provide peer learning and the exploration of best practice through comparing experiences and contexts in relation to theory.
At the centre of our philosophy is the notion that we learn best from experience and applying our learning, so action learning and coaching are a key part of our programmes. This approach also encourages strong peer learning groups where you can learn from your peers, in recognition of the fact that management and leadership development is a social and collaborative process.
The workplace is at the heart of apprenticeship learning. Consequently, everybody brings their experience from their area of expertise with them and you will be encouraged to share how your learning has been applied and improved practice in your workplace. The programme is personalised to individuals so that you can apply your learning to your own workplace projects and tasks.
Learning approaches include:
The workplace as the centre of learning
Apprentices will apply ideas in the workplace, improving their skills through a range of workplace activities and then reflecting and reviewing this practice with peers on the programme. All the assessments are applied and related to the individuals ' own workplace.
Organisational processes can be applied to ensure that individuals plan to develop in line with apprenticeship standards, with the guidance of your mentors.
A 'flipped learning ' approach
This reverses the conventional process of teaching by providing the content prior to the sessions using a virtual learning environment, so that the focus of the workshop becomes about active learning and application of theory to practice.
We work closely with participants to support their work on real-world projects and gathering evidence for the portfolio. This includes using assignments, work-based project examples and witness testimony to demonstrate the participants healthcare leadership journey. A strong emphasis is placed on the workplace as a place to learn; participants integrate key concepts and theories, assessing the impact of these on their own working environment.
The ability to analyse organisational issues and apply recommendations supported by a theoretical framework is fundamental and is assessed in all elements of the programme.
This will be adopted as a supportive and collaborative approach to learning to manage. Action learning will be used to support personal development, where issues and challenges from the workplace can be discussed. This approach to management learning provides a forum to bring ideas, thoughts and issues and allow a collaborative learning process to develop ideas for action.
All assignments will relate to the workplace, giving you the opportunity to apply your learning to your organisational context and work towards the level 7 apprenticeship standards.
Key note speakers address current issues, emerging practice and healthcare leadership. The intent is to foster the need to be continually updating and engaging with the ways in which management in organisation is changing.
Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning
Head of Centre
Head of Centre
Lisa is currently Head of Centre at Liverpool Business School where she leads a partnership between Liverpool Business School and Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust with a focus on knowledge exchange and research to inform new ways of working and improved joined up practice within the Liverpool City Region. Prior to this, Lisa was Programme Leader for the MBA and MSc Leadership programmes with extensive experience in the development and delivery of executive education programmes.Lisa’s research interests include the mechanisms through which experiential learning environments can enhance leadership, including pedagogical frameworks which foster leadership development and the development and implementation of systems and place-based leadership within the public sector.
What you can expect from your School
Liverpool Business School is based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant Campus and Liverpool's growing Knowledge Quarter. The building is home to high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, social spaces, and a cafe. It is only a short walk from LJMU's Aldham Robarts Library, which contains all the resources you will require for your studies, and is open seven days a week.
You will need:
GCSEs and equivalents
- You will need GCSE Mathematics and English Language (grade A*-C / 9-4) or equivalent.
Other international requirements
- Where English is not your first language, or your first degree was not taught and assessed wholly in English, an IELTS score of 6.5 must be achieved, with no individual score of less than 5.5. The programme complies fully with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
The course team has a strong commitment to widening participation and positively welcomes non-standard applicants. Candidates with some management experience or those who are about to enter a managerial role and have a demonstrated aptitude for study can be accepted without previous experience of higher education.
Application and selection
Securing your place at LJMU
To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU Degree Apprenticeship form. You will need to provide details of previous qualifications and a personal statement outlining why you wish to study this programme.
Please upload a CV with your application, detailing your leadership experience.
The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.