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A new group of aspiring leaders are the latest to take their skills to the next level with a Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Wolverhampton.

The Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA) is designed for senior managers with responsibility for the strategic leadership and direction of their organisation or department.

A new cohort of 19 students including representatives from Shropshire County Council and Staffordshire County Council recently started the Degree Apprenticeship, which is suitable for those working in the private, public and third sectors and for companies of any size.

Helen Leake is one of the new Apprentices from Staffordshire County Council. She said: “I have completed traditional types of study in the past. What’s different with an Apprenticeship for me is the fact it’s more pragmatic and reality based so I have got the ability to demonstrate key skills, expand my knowledge and put them into practice in my day job.”


Mark Price, Director of Apprenticeships (Business) at the University, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming a new cohort of students to our Senior Leader’s Master’s Degree Apprenticeship.

“This Apprenticeship offers a great opportunity for senior managers and those aspiring to the role to gain valuable new skills, get up to date with current and developing business practices, and network with colleagues in the same situation.

“Participants will cover a wide range of business topics focusing on leadership, transformation, the creation, management and development of change, developing innovation, and the development of strategies which will transform their organisations.”

The new students will cover a wide range of business topics focusing on leadership; transformation; the creation, management and development of change; developing innovation; and the development of strategies which will transform their organisations.

The course is part of the University of Wolverhampton’s growing portfolio of Apprenticeships, which enable people to gain valuable knowledge, skills and behaviours alongside their job role. 

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Date Issued: Thursday, 06 February 2020

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