Are you an existing health and care professional looking to develop the skills you need to excel in senior management roles across the sector? Our Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship plus NHS Leadership Academy Rosalind Franklin Award will help you gain all the skills you need to successfully lead large and complex programmes, departments, services, or systems of care.
The Rosalind Franklin programme will fully support you in becoming an outstanding innovator, leader, and team-member in health and care. With a focus on collaboration, compassion, and inclusion, you will develop all the qualities required to provide better care, improve patient, health, and service outcomes, promote efficient practices, and ultimately both enhance and save lives in your community.
Not only will you graduate from this course with extensive management experience, but you will also receive the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice and Chartered Manager status, helping accelerate your career to the next level.
This course and qualification combination is completely unique to Arden University, giving you the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills while you continue to work in your current role.
Developed in line with the growing needs of today’s health and care sector, this apprenticeship instils the knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attitudes needed to successfully implement positive change and improve outcomes. Covering topics including personal and professional development, systems, change, and strategic management, and supporting resilience in yourself and others, you’ll graduate with a skillset and mindset that reflects the sector’s current and future needs.
You’ll learn how to drive progress in your team(s), inspire your organisation/system to build compassionate, inclusive, person-centred cultures of care, and bring immediate positive and productive changes to your team(s), organisations, services, and service users.
“The Rosalind Franklin programme allowed me to resource the strategy to scale nursing leadership in General Practice in alignment with my vision and evolve collaboratively with my team and within my network.”
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At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.
That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection. With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.
To be eligible for this apprenticeship, you must meet the following criteria:
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Stephanie West joined Arden University in November 2020 as Head of the School of Health and Care Management. In addition to her wealth of healthcare industry experience, Stephanie has held a number of Senior Academic and Leadership positions in Health, Social Care and Applied Science faculties at a variety of universities across the UK. Stephanie will provide leadership to the School of Healthcare Management, ensuring that it delivers high quality academic provision and student satisfaction across all courses.
This course provides you with not only a Senior Leader apprenticeship certificate, but the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice and Chartered Manager status, and the NHS Leadership Academy’s Rosalind Franklin Award. Through this you will gain key qualifications and the professional competence in health and care management to take the next step in your career.
Completing this apprenticeship with Arden University means you have the best of both worlds – being in employment while acquiring new professional skills and expertise. With the industry knowledge, experience, and professional qualification you’ll work towards throughout the course, you’re guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.
This programme is specifically targeted at those in the critical connecting leadership roles: Those who are leaders of leaders and provide the crucial link between the strategic and team levels of leadership.
The Rosalind Franklin Programme shapes the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours of clinical or non-clinical mid-tier leaders to enable their development as outstanding leaders.
As a participant on the programme, you will:
On completion of your apprenticeship, you’ll have all the qualifications, knowledge, and practical skills under your belt to take the next step in your leadership career.
This course awards a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice as well as Chartered Manager status.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with like-minded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
The NHS Leadership Academy sits proudly within the NHS People Directorate, NHS England. The Academy aims to help everyone in the NHS discover their full leadership potential and achieve the highest standards in health and care. All Academy leadership programmes, lifelong learning and talent scheme offers are designed to deliver the NHS People Plan and People Promise.
This course is endorsed by the Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM), whose aim is to create a supportive professional body that is relevant in its activities and modern in its approach, and holds sector leaders in the NHS, social care, third sector, and private healthcare amongst its members. The IHSCM works with Arden University to contribute to curriculum development and delivery. You’ll have free membership during your studies, giving you access to a diverse range of events, conferences, workshops, and networks as well as opportunities for mentoring and coaching.
Arden University is recognised as an Endorsed Provider of health and social care degree courses by Skills for Care, a trusted independent charity which works as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK. Endorsement by Skills for Care is a recognition of the quality and delivery of the learning you will have during your studies at Arden University.
Skills for Health is the UK's leading authority on skills and workforce development for the health sector. NHS and healthcare employers across the UK collaborate with Skills for Health to develop skills, roles, competencies, and strategies that provide better patient outcomes. They champion the entire workforce.
The Quality Mark is the UK’s benchmark for exceptional healthcare training and development. Being endorsed by the Quality Mark ensures that an organisation's training is world class and has passed a rigorous review process of its delivery, strategy, and quality assurance practices.
Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA).