The following programmes are provided by the National College of Education and can be fully funded from the Apprenticeship Levy. Sadly across England, schools (either via their Trust or Local Authority) are returning millions of pounds of unspent Apprenticeship Levy funding to the Treasury; it’s time to put it to good use.
The programmes range from those suitable for people just starting their leadership journey in education all the way through to programmes suitable for senior leaders and headteachers. The courses run with a southern and northern cohort. John Tomsett and I are the course tutors on the #NorthernLights Senior Leadership Programme.
Please note all courses are currently online due to COVID-19
The three different programmes are:
Future Leaders Programme (Level 3)
For line managers who working in schools in teaching and non-teaching roles who are at the start of their leadership journey. Cost: £4,500 which may be fully funded using your school or trust’s Apprenticeship Levy funds.
Programme Information: a 12-month programme with an induction day and six seminar days (including modules on: Leading People; Who Am I as a Leader? Managing a Team; Operational Management and Agility; Project Management and Finance & Budget Management); Tutor and Line Manager meetings once a term.
Assessment via portfolio completion and assignment writing.
Qualifications Awarded: Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship; Level 3 Award in Principles of Leadership and Management from Chartered Management Institute; Membership of the Chartered Management Institute.
Education Management Programme (Level 5)
For current or aspiring middle leaders. Cost: £7,000 which may be fully funded using your school or trust’s Apprenticeship Levy funds.
Programme Information: 18-month programme with an induction day and seven seminar days (including modules on: Leading People: Personal Effectiveness and Decision Making; Operational Management; Finance; Project Management; Managing People and Building Relationships); Tutor and Line Manager meetings once a term.
Assessment: via portfolio completion and assignment writing; School leadership project.
Qualifications Awarded: Diploma in Middle Leadership from University of Buckingham; Level 5 Departmental/Operations Manager Apprenticeship; Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute and Membership of the Chartered Management Institute.
Senior Leadership Masters (Level 7)
For senior leaders on the leadership pay scale. Cost: £18,000 which may be fully funded using your school or trust’s Apprenticeship Levy funds.
Programme Information: Two year programme with an induction day and four 3-day residentials (including modules on: Leading People: Learning to Lead; Operational Management; Strategic Leadership and Innovation & Change); Dedicated Learning Experience Manager and Academic Tutor
Assessment: via four essays and a change management project
Qualifications Awarded: MA in School Leadership and Management; Senior Leaders Masters Degree Apprenticeship and Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute
Following the successful induction of two sets of cohorts – July & August 2020, NCE are planning for one more induction in November 2020 with the programmes starting in January 2021. Depending on decisions, by the Government, this might be the last chance to access the fully funded Level 7 Combined Masters/Apprenticeship qualification.
If you are interested in finding out more, please complete the form below and a NCE advisor will contact you to discuss your interest and support you in completing an application form, if appropriate.
If you are a CPD Co-ordinator, Headteacher, CEO of a Single/Multi Academy Trust or local authority officer and would like to discuss how you can access a number of the courses for different members of staff, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org