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Senior Leader (Healthcare) Apprenticeship - 2022 entry

Please note: The below is for 2022 entries. Click here for 2021 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 2 years part time
Entry year September 2021
Contact

Email: Health Apprenticeships
Web:  Degree Apprenticeships
Phone: +44 (0)1392 727617

Typical offer

2:2 degree in a relevant subject and relevant public health work experience.

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Campus St Luke's Campus
Discipline Healthcare and Medicine

Overview

  • The University of Exeter’s Level 7 Senior Leader (Healthcare) Apprenticeship is underpinned by our successful PG Dip Healthcare Leadership and Management.
  • Our Senior Leader (Healthcare) Apprenticeship will give high potential team members the tools to take responsibility for their organisation’s direction, vision and strategic intent.
  • You can expect to gain the professional techniques required to inspire and guide the team you lead, to strive for the highest standards in the delivery of patient-focused healthcare within a demanding and progressive industry. You will develop as an able leader, equipped to contribute to your ethical, innovative and supportive healthcare culture.
  • The apprenticeship is suitable for current and future senior leaders in Healthcare organisations of all sizes in the private, public or voluntary sector.
  • Optional MSc in Healthcare Leadership and Management available via an additional top-up module.

Why Exeter?

Our College of Medicine and Health specialises in research-led teaching and the development of socially aware and responsible graduates who are collaborative leaders, committed to life-long scholarship and the service of patients and the public. We work closely with our local and regional healthcare partners as well as reaching across the globe in order that we are well positioned to meet the needs of this rapidly changing and challenging sector. The University of Exeter Medical School is unique in the South West in delivering this type of programme.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

This programme is designed for aspiring or established leaders in any health related discipline, including General Practitioners; hospital clinicians from any specialty; Nurses; Allied Healthcare Professionals; NHS Managers working in hospitals, Primary Care or the community setting; and Healthcare Commissioners.

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Entry requirements

You will have a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent and at least three years’ experience at a professional managerial level (ideally in the healthcare sector) or as a senior clinical lead.

Alternatively, a minimum of five years’ management experience would be considered if no prior degree is held.

You will be in a role that supports the gathering of evidence required for the Senior Leader apprenticeship ‘standard’.

Individual employers may set additional selection criteria in discussion with the University.

Evidence must be provided of Level 2 English and Maths prior to end-point assessment.

Course content

The University of Exeter’s Level 7 Senior Leader (Healthcare) Apprenticeship is underpinned by our successful PG Dip Healthcare Leadership and Management and meets the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education occupational standard.

A senior leader in healthcare is someone who has or aspires to have significant responsibility and influence, in a health or social care
setting. This will include those in formal leadership roles, clinical and corporate governance or executive directorships. It will also include those who are entrusted to inspire and guide their teams and organisations to deliver the highest possible standards through a focus on the people who care and the patients or clients they serve.

This innovative programme will exploit the unique opportunities offered by the Apprenticeship scheme to acquire leadership knowledge, skills and behaviours and apply them directly into a health and social care setting.

It will cover the key aspects of strategy, innovation and change, enterprise and risk, finance, leading and developing people, and developing collaborative relationships. It also aims to encourage the development and demonstration of cogent leadership behaviours such as leading by example, appropriate judgement and challenge, courage and curiosity and valuing diversity. By the end of the
programme you should aspire to be at ease with ambiguity and feel equipped to embrace complexity, as well as feeling able to explore
every opportunity to create emergent models of care.

Then through compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership be able to inspire the development of worldclass care that is ethical,
innovative and sustainable.

Our College of Medicine and Health specialises in research-led teaching and the development of socially aware and responsible graduates who are collaborative leaders, committed to life-long scholarship and the service of patients and the public.

Compulsory modules

Year 1: Building Core Leadership Capabilities  - 60 credits

TitleCredits
Leadership and Management in Healthcare 30
Leading Change in Health Services 15

Strategic and System Leadership

15

 

Year 2:  Building Advanced Leadership Capabilities - 60 credits

TitleCredits
Innovation and transformation 15
Finance and Ethics in Healthcare  15
Health Economics 15
Strategic Business Proposal 15

MSc Healthcare Leadership and Management

Duration: to be completed within 3 years of achieving PG Dip

The Level 7 Senior Leader (Healthcare) Apprenticeship completes with the award of the PG Dip Healthcare Leadership and Management.
For those wanting to achieve an MSc in Healthcare Leadership and Management, these additional modules provide that opportunity.

Year Three to Five: Independent Research or Work Based Project module (60 credits)

This module serves as the top up for the Senior Leader (Healthcare) Apprenticeship that builds on your Diploma in Healthcare Leadership and Management and takes you to the award of a full Masters. It consists of a piece of independent research related to the Healthcare Leadership and Management sector and is designed to enable apprentices to produce a report or publication, under supervision, which showcases your skills in research design, development, critical evaluation, synthesis and
dissemination.

Senior healthcare leaders are responsible for developing and implementing major strategic or institutional projects that will contribute towards organisational strategic and operational objectives.

This capstone module promotes the consolidation of learning from across the PG Dip and enables the transfer of knowledge to the learner’s role and organisation. If apprentices choose to do a Work Based Project, they will build on the Strategic Business Case already developed on the apprenticeship programme, or another suitable project agreed by an employer, you would be required to analyse the problem and look for sustainable strategies that enhance lives through the improvement of an aspect of health and care.

With the benefit of academic direction, the applied part of this workbased module also aims to allow you an opportunity
to reflect upon the organisational impact of such a piece of strategic work.

Funding

This is a Degree Apprenticeship which is funded entirely through an Employers’ Apprenticeship Levy.

The optional MSc top-up is funded by either the employer or individual. 

Teaching and research

Learning and Teaching

It is taught using a blended style which includes peer supported learning groups, facilitated chat rooms and webinars and personal reflective workplace logs.

Teaching methods on this apprenticeship include:

• case-based discussion
• simulation and problem-based learning
• seminars
• group discussions
• reflection sessions
• interactive workshops