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Nursing & Health

Global Leadership and Management in Healthcare (Senior Leader Apprenticeship) MSc

Learners should be working in a management or leadership position and be sponsored by you as the employer. They are employed while studying part-time for the apprenticeship, and need to evidence off the job training both from their education and within the workplace to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and behaviours.


Professional apprenticeship


Course overview


The course is distinctive in its field. It focuses on developing the global mindset, a leadership and management concept applicable across global health systems. The World Health Organization identifies ‘using a global mindset for local issues’. This course develops the apprentice's skills, knowledge and behaviours required to embrace a global mindset and to lead and manage safe, high-quality and effective healthcare.

In modern healthcare systems, leaders need to be able to influence and support a multicultural workforce and to lead innovations and improvements within their area of practice. As a healthcare leader and manager, the learner needs skills in flexibility, adaptability, critical thinking, creativity and confidence to work within complex, interconnected and global-influenced healthcare environments.

Please note, we can only respond to enquiries from employers, or individuals with agreement from their employer to undertake an apprenticeship.

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Course details

The course advances the learner's confidence and capability as a leader and manager working in a global influenced healthcare context.

The apprentice learns the underpinning theories and knowledge to support the development of the Senior Leaders Apprenticeship competencies. Within the organisation the apprentice develops the skills and behaviours through practical application of this knowledge.

The apprentice also develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours that enable them to deliver compassionate, high-quality, well-managed and continually improving healthcare within their sphere of practice. Throughout the course they focus on three themes – developing behaviours of a global mindset, developing professional competencies and developing research knowledge and skills.

Course structure

Core modules

Advanced Personal Effectiveness 

You evaluate your personal effectiveness, leadership and management capabilities and develop an action plan to meet your learning needs.

Leadership, Culture and Context

This module explores how the organisational culture impacts on the leadership style and effectiveness of clinical areas. You consider how the context of where you work impacts on the safety of patients

Leading and Managing Improvement 

You consider the functional and technical side of change management and develop your knowledge and understanding of how to effectively identify, plan, lead and manage an improvement project. You also develop your willingness to think flexibly, work collaboratively and seek creative, innovative and practical solutions when leading or managing change. 

Major Project

This final module offers a choice between a systematic review or a place-based project. You may choose to implement the project that you identified within the Leading and Managing Improvement module. You are allocated a supervisor in the semester before starting your major project, with the opportunity to discuss your needs and preferences for the major project.

Managing the Human Dimension of Change 

You examine the soft skills side of managing change – the impact of change on people and approaches and behaviours that engage with others in improvement activities. These two modules are taught concurrently as they reflect the two complementary sides of change management.

Positive Organisational Behaviours 

You consider how you work with others at an individual level and the processes, approaches and structures that exist within organisations to enable organisational effectiveness. 

Well Led Organisation 

This module considers the policies, frameworks and procedures that enable organisational efficiency – the management aspect of organisations to enable organisational stability, safety and governance. This could be considered to be the hard organisational processes, whilst the Positive Organisational Behaviours module can be considered the soft organisational processes.


Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

The Well Led Organisation and Leadership, Culture and Context modules are delivered through online learning with recorded lecturers and collaborative online learning activities. The apprentice enhances their digital skills through engagement with online learning activities, communities of practice, peer support networks and through a professional online presence.

Action learning and facilitated coaching conversations develops their skills in presenting ideas, supportive critical questioning and facilitating reflective and solution-focused practice. They develop a professional portfolio which evidences their leadership and management knowledge, experiences and competencies.

Independent and self-directed learning is a feature of master level courses. The Major Project is a self-managed piece of work with support through one-to-one supervision sessions. Throughout the course the apprentice can share their experiences and perspectives of working within healthcare environments and consider the application of concepts to practice.

How you are assessed

A range of formative and summative assessments include a reflective essay, case study analysis, presentations, oral examinations, management reports and a major project. The apprentice is assessed on their subject-specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. All assignments are submitted electronically.

Following successful completion, the apprentice is assessed by an independent end-point assessor for their apprenticeship. The end point assessment comprises a strategic business proposal (including the proposal, presentation and questioning) and a professional discussion based on a review of their portfolio of evidence.


Entry requirements

To be accepted on to an apprenticeship course you must have support from your employer and meet the course entry requirements.

Apprentices should:
> normally have an honours degree (2.2 classification or above) in a health-related subject or in leadership or management. Previous experience and evidence of study at level 6 may be considered.
> hold Level 2 qualifications in English and maths before starting their Teesside University apprenticeship. Find out more.

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements



Career opportunities

This apprentice develops core transferable skills, knowledge and behaviours required to effectively lead and manage within healthcare organisations.


Professional accreditation

Chartered Management Institute This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). On successful completion, the learner is also eligible for a CMI level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership and Chartered Managers status.

Professional apprenticeship

An apprenticeship combines vocational work-based learning with study for a university degree. Designed in partnership with employers, apprenticeships offer it all - a higher education qualification, a salary, and invaluable practical experience and employment skills.

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  • Not available full-time


2024/25 entry

Fee for UK applicants

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  • Length: 2 years plus 6 months end-point assessment
  • Attendance: Blended delivery
  • Start date: January and September

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Service users and carers support all aspects of our students' lifecycle from recruitment to graduation.

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