Senior Leader Apprenticeship plus MA in Educational Leadership
The Senior Leader Apprenticeship plus MA in Educational Leadership, delivered by the National Institute of Teaching & Education (NITE) at Coventry University, is a taught course that’s focused 100% on education and designed to help you develop the skills needed for leadership in schools today.
Combining predominantly online learning with face-to-face delivery, the course includes two 3-day residentials in Silverstone, Northamptonshire.
The course champions the principle that effective leadership makes a significant difference to the culture of a school, the well-being and effectiveness of its staff and the quality of teaching and learning, all of which positively impacts on student outcomes.
By undertaking the course you will develop authentic practical skills through the use of The Harvard Business School Case Study Method, in which analysis and discussion of professionally useful approaches to real life scenarios help to develop the skills and principles of effective leadership.
The Senior Leader Apprenticeship course is funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. Whilst the MA in Educational Leadership traditionally carries an additional fee, NITE awards a 100% scholarship towards this for teachers and school/college leaders.
Who is this course for?
The course is designed for current or aspiring senior leaders in education, working in an existing leadership or management position in a primary or secondary school. The Senior Leader Apprenticeship is available to applicants in England. The MA in Educational Leadership is available in England. Applicants should typically have experience in a leadership role such as headship, deputy/assistant headship, head of department, head of year, head of house or similar.
Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship plus MA in Educational Leadership
Part-time, typically 2 years
Mode of study
Work-based, predominantly online
Next start dates
January / May 2023
£14,000, funded via the Apprenticeship Levy
A modular example breakdown of the course is shown below, but exact modules and options may vary.