Easy-Access Open Apprenticeships

5 April 2023

Turn your Apprenticeship Levy funds into a high quality leadership development programme with real relevance and lasting impact.

Since 2017, apprenticeship programmes have been an important way of developing existing talent, as well as helping young people start their careers in technical professions. They now represent an exciting way to provide high potential managers and leaders with a clear and comprehensive development route.

During turbulent trading conditions, management and leadership skills are vital. In an open letter to the Government, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) argued that a lack of quality management was affecting the UK’s productivity and that, without it, ‘building back better’ and fulfilling ambitious growth goals would be impossible.

So why are open management apprenticeships such a popular choice for growing the skills, competence and confidence your managers and leaders need?

Cost Effective

You can invest your Apprenticeship Levy funds in these programmes or, if you don’t pay it, access non-Levy funding from the Government to cover almost all of your costs. So, you could access high quality management and leadership development without impacting your 2023-24 training budget.

Easy Access

For our upcoming programmes starting in June 2023, you can enrol any number of learners at either level (or both) and they will learn and receive support from wherever they work - via online content and virtually-delivered learning workshops.

Practical & Vocational

Apprentices combine theory and practice to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective manager. Apprenticeships provide a structured and supportive learning environment, where individuals learn from experienced tutor/coaches and work on real-world projects and assignments.

Lasting Qualification

Whether they complete the Level 3 (Team Leader/Supervisor) or Level 5 (Operations/Departmental Manager), apprentices achieve a lasting and widely-respected qualification that will stay with them forever. Furthermore, they will also complete an ILM Certificate at the same time - providing further endorsement of their knowledge and skills.


You can read first-hand accounts of the learning experience on our open management apprenticeships here and here. Our apprentices discuss their growing confidence, favourite elements and the benefits of coming together to learn alongside apprentices from other employees.

Open Apprenticeship Programmes - June 2023 Start

Level 3 (Team Leader/Supervisor) & Level 5 (Operations/Departmental Manager)

Both levels open for enrolment now - national virtual delivery.

Contact us to find out more and explore how management apprenticeships can help you to access high quality, practical training in topics like the below for your existing managers and leaders.

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Our accreditations, affiliations and certifications

CMI ILM Approved Centre Apprenticeships Iosh Agored Cymru SGS ISO 14001 SGS ISO 9001 Cyber Essentials Certifed Plus
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