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Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship

Our MSc programmes are mapped to the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard to enable employers to utilise the apprenticeship levy to develop their senior leadership teams and provide progression opportunities for employees who have completed Degree Apprenticeships.

The programmes are also available as a stand-alone MSc to provide access to non-levy funded or self-funded students. The programmes offers a blend of senior-level management practice underpinned by food science and manufacturing understanding.

This is a flexible apprenticeship programme designed to develop strategic leaders and potential leaders of the future.

Who Are These Apprenticeships Aimed At?

The apprenticeship is aimed at food industry professionals who are in or are progressing into senior leaderships roles in operations; supply chain, or technical functions. The apprenticeship is suitable for senior leaders in organisations of all sizes in the private, public, or third sector. They are designed for anyone who leads, organises, and directs organisations, but specific job roles may include: General Manager, Senior Manager, Executive Director, COO, CFO, CEO, and CIO. It also provides employers with a useful tool to further develop and retain staff who have completed their graduate programme, providing a leadership pipeline for the future.

A strategic leader is someone who has senior management responsibility, which may include formal governance or director responsibilities. They are responsible for setting strategy, direction and vision, for providing a clear sense of purpose, and driving strategic intent.

Our Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA) is designed to develop inclusive leaders who are responsible for developing ethical, innovative, and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results, manage complexity, and instigate change.

Entry Requirements

We ask for a minimum of three years’ experience in a managerial, professional, or technical role, so that apprentices have a practical business base from which to build their MSc learning, together with an honours degree or equivalent. Significant workplace achievements and professional qualifications may be considered equivalent to an honours degree, so please contact us if any prospective apprentices hold a qualification that you believe is an equivalent level to a UK degree.

Key Features

  • Our block study approach allows apprentices to combine their studies with work.
  • Apprentices will be working with other leaders from the food and drink industry, allowing the opportunity to share work and study experiences
  • We offer a range of learning and teaching methods during both the block taught weeks on campus and via distance-learning between the teaching blocks.

Apprenticeship Options

Apprenticeship Qualification

MSc in Strategic Leadership in the Food and Drink Industry (Technical Management)

Modules

Corporate Strategy, Finance and Business Leadership in the Food Industry

Leading People and Partnerships in the Food Industry

Leading Innovation Strategies, Enterprise and Change in Technical functions

Corporate Governance and Sustainability in the Food Industry

Work Based Project

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship Qualification

MSc in Strategic Leadership in the Food and Drink Industry (Technical Management)

Modules

Corporate Strategy, Finance and Business Leadership in the Food Industry

Leading People and Partnerships in the Food Industry

Leading Innovation Strategies, Enterprise and Change in Operations and Supply Chain functions

Corporate Governance and Sustainability in the Food Industry

Work Based Project

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship Charges for Employers Accessing Open Provision

Levy Paying Employers – Funding Bands

Apprenticeship frameworks and standards are assigned to a funding band by the Government. Charges are listed below for Apprenticeships underpinned by standards. These are subject to any changes made by the Government to published funding rates as defined here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-funding-bands.

For further information on NCFM’s charges for Apprenticeship provision please contact Sharon Green on shgreen@lincoln.ac.uk or call 01406 493000. 

LevelDurationProgrammeBand Maximum /Charge
7 2-2.5 years Master’s Degree Apprenticeship - underpinned by MSc £18,000
6 4 years Degree Apprenticeship - underpinned by BSc (Hons) £27,000
6 18-24 months Degree Apprenticeship – ‘top up’ from Foundation Degree Charge - £14,000
5 3 years Higher Apprenticeships £27,000


Non-Levy Paying Employers

Non-Levy Paying Employers should contact the National Centre for Food Manufacturing directly to check the availability of Education and Skills Funding Agency funded Apprenticeship places for smaller employers. Where funded places are available, eligible businesses are required to contribute to 10% of the above charge. There is an exception for businesses employing fewer than 50 people where Apprentices aged 16 to 18 at the start of their programme can be fully funded.

From April 2019 for new apprentices starting a programme non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government - this is called ‘co-investment’. You will now pay 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training. The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum. If you are an employer with less than 50 employees and the Apprentice has been in the care of the local authority, meeting certain criteria, and/or has an Educational and Health Plan, you may be eligible for full costs.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages.

Apprenticeship Charges for Employers Accessing Open Provision

Levy Paying Employers – Funding Bands

Apprenticeship frameworks and standards are assigned to a funding band by the Government. Charges are listed below for Apprenticeships underpinned by standards. These are subject to any changes made by the Government to published funding rates as defined here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-funding-bands.

For further information on NCFM’s charges for Apprenticeship provision please contact Sharon Green on shgreen@lincoln.ac.uk or call 01406 493000. 

LevelDurationProgrammeBand Maximum /Charge
7 2-2.5 years Master’s Degree Apprenticeship - underpinned by MSc £18,000
6 4 years Degree Apprenticeship - underpinned by BSc (Hons) £27,000
6 18-24 months Degree Apprenticeship – ‘top up’ from Foundation Degree Charge - £14,000
5 3 years Higher Apprenticeships £27,000


Non-Levy Paying Employers

Non-Levy Paying Employers should contact the National Centre for Food Manufacturing directly to check the availability of Education and Skills Funding Agency funded Apprenticeship places for smaller employers. Where funded places are available, eligible businesses are required to contribute to 10% of the above charge. There is an exception for businesses employing fewer than 50 people where Apprentices aged 16 to 18 at the start of their programme can be fully funded.

From April 2019 for new apprentices starting a programme non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government - this is called ‘co-investment’. You will now pay 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training. The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum. If you are an employer with less than 50 employees and the Apprentice has been in the care of the local authority, meeting certain criteria, and/or has an Educational and Health Plan, you may be eligible for full costs.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages.

Contact Us

National Centre for Food Manufacturing

T: 01406 493000
E: ncfm@lincoln.ac.uk

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