Level 7 Senior Leadership Apprenticeship Programme
Would you like to transform your organisation?
In April 2021, Happy is launching Level 7 Senior Leadership Programme, funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. It is the equivalent of a 'Happy MBA'. You must be ready to apply the concepts you learn in your organisation, and be ready to create a workplace based on trust and freedom for your people.
Discover what could be possible when you create a happy workplace
This two-year Level 7 Senior Leaders programme is not about learning a few leadership tips. It is designed for those who want a cultural transformation of their workplace.
- You need to be at a senior level
- You must be ready to apply the concepts you learn in your organisation, and be ready to create a workplace based on trust and freedom for your people
- You must be prepared to spend 20% of your work time on the programme, over the two years, including putting it into practice
2020 has seen a huge shift in organisational priorities. The pandemic has triggered a re-examination of the meaning of work and the purpose of organisations. Whilst a focus on the bottom line remains critical, the emphasis on people and culture has been shown to be vital in creating more agile, innovative and resilient organisations. Research has shown that those organisations who have a people focused strategy are more productive, creative and profitable.
The course draws upon the principles of The Happy Manifesto. Written by our Chief Happiness Officer, Henry Stewart, this international bestseller formulates what we regard as a fundamental truth — staff perform best when they feel good about themselves.
This is not for the faint-hearted. You need to be brave, positive, open minded and committed to some hard work. This will be rewarded with real tangible results. By creating self-managed teams, you will unlock the strengths, ideas and potential of everyone and help drive the sustainable success of your organisation.
Is this programme for you?
To qualify for the programme you must be a senior leader. This could be a CEO, a Director or a Head of Department. This can be in the commercial world, the public sector, a social enterprise or a charity.
This is a practical programme. You must be in a position where you are able to implement the ideas you learn. If you are expecting to be in such a role in two years time for example, then you should do the programme then, not now.
How much does it cost?
The Senior Leaders Programme is tied to the Level 7 Apprenticeship standard and includes the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 7 qualification.
This programme costs £14,000. For people based in England, it is fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. There will be a £250 ILM registration fee and the cost of travel and accommodation visits to organisations.
For those paying the Levy (organisations with payrolls over £3 million) those are the only costs, beyond the Levy.
For those not paying the Levy, it is 95% funded by the government, so the extra cost will be £700.
Note: You do not qualify for the funding if you have a prior Level 7 qualification in business or leadership (MA or MBA).