Management Apprenticeship programmes

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The Management Apprenticeship programmes are for existing Professional Services Staff who are aspiring, new or established team leaders/supervisors or managers. This could be the perfect development opportunity, so why not explore this further! 

The programmes have been designed to allow staff to gain practical management skills whilst working in their current role thus bringing together on the job experience, and formal training that will equip individuals with the knowledge and skills for the next steps in their career. 

Check out the video below to find out how an apprenticeship could put your management or leadership development into top gear. 


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 What apprenticeships are available? 

The list below is not exhaustive, but gives you an idea of the types of management apprenticeships we can offer at LSE. Click on each to find out more details at the Institute of Apprenticeships.

If you are interested in applying for a particular apprenticeship, please check the eligibility criteria at the end of this page. Please note that we have different cohorts for different courses starting at different times, so do get in touch at if you would like to know more. 


Level 3 Supervisor Apprenticeship

The Level 3 Supervisor Apprenticeship is designed for team leaders and supervisors. Individuals may be established, new or aspiring but must have some supervisory responsibility whilst completing the apprenticeship as this will provide the exposure and experience needed to successfully complete the assessments. 

At the end of the programme, individuals can achieve the Level 3 Supervisor apprenticeship and the nationally recognised  ILM Certificate in the Principles of Leadership and Management.

Level 5 Operational Manager Apprenticeship

The Level 5 Operational Manager Apprenticeship is designed for managers leading operations or departments. Individuals may be established, new or aspiring but must have this level of people management responsibility or work regularly with others in project teams.

At the end of the programme, individuals can achieve the Level 5 Operational Manager Apprenticeship and the nationally recognised ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Level 6 Chartered manager degree

Chartered Manager is someone who can take responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long term organisational success, with the professional recognition of their ability to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate their commitment to continual learning and development.

The typical duration for this apprenticeship is 4 years, but will depend on the previous experience of the apprentice. Successful apprentices will achieve a degree in management and business [either BA (Hons); BSc (Hons) or BBA (Hons)] and also have the option to be assessed for Chartered Manager status. 

Level 4 Facilities Manager

A Facilities Manager is responsible for the safe, secure and comfortable day-to-day working environment for properties, assets (e.g. equipment) and services that must be fully compliant with health and safety and other legislation. They are accountable for the management of the delivery of all FM services within their local area of responsibility e.g. for one or more contracts/services; specific services e.g. cleaning, maintenance or fleet services. They will ensure that levels of performance delivered exceed customer expectations within budget for the properties, assets and services.

Successful completion of the apprenticeship will meet the full requirements of the IWFM at Associate grade. During the programme, apprentices will receive membership of IWFM at the Affiliate grade.

Level 4 Hospitality Manager

Hospitality managers generally specialise in a particular area, however their core knowledge, skills and behaviours are aligned. Common to all managers in this role is their passion for exceeding customers’ expectations. Hospitality managers have a high level of responsibility and are accountable for fulfilling the business vision and objectives which requires excellent business, people and customer relation skills. Individuals in this role are highly motivated team leaders that combine a talent for management and specific industry skills and thrive on the customer facing nature of the role.

Level 6 Project Manager Integrated Degree

Project managers are responsible to the project sponsor/owner for the end-to-end delivery of a project or a subset of a project dependent on the complexity and criticality to the business. They have responsibility for delivering the project in line with defined objectives, taking decisions to manage stakeholder expectations by leading a multi-skilled, cross-disciplinary team to deliver the project to time, cost and quality requirements. Using their unique knowledge, skills and leadership behaviours project managers will manage the social, legal and environmental implications of their project. 

Apprentices will achieve either a BA or BSc Honours degree in Project Management. Apprentices are required to achieve an International Project Management Association (IPMA) Level D qualification or equivalent, prior to taking the end point assessment. 

On successful completion, apprentices are eligible to become full members of Association for Project Management (APM), the Chartered Body for the Project Profession.

Level 3 Security First Line Manager 

Completion of the apprenticeship would enable candidates to develop the skills and knowledge required to manage people working specifically in a security environment. 

A typical apprenticeship will take 18 months to completion. 

Level 7 Senior Leader

Senior Leaders are a key component of all types of business model where there is a workforce to lead, manage and support. The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide clear, inclusive and strategic leadership and direction relating to their area of responsibility within an organisation. Typically, this involves setting, managing and monitoring achievement of core objectives that are aligned to the overall strategic objectives of their organisation’s Board (or equivalent). A Senior Leader influences at a higher organisational level, including sometimes at Board (or equivalent) level, and sets the culture and tone across their area of responsibility. 

Level 6 Accounting Finance Manager

Typically an accounting finance manager will be responsible for the accounting and finance function and oversee the operations thereof. This may mean they lead a team of accounts, finance and tax technicians managing day to day operations as required.

Level 6 Improvement Leader

Improvement Leaders are responsible for developing improvement strategy, providing leadership in improvement for the business and for coaching and supporting Improvement Specialists in advanced analysis. The Improvement Leader typically reports to Board members or Heads of Department and manages (directly and/or matrix) a team of Improvement Specialists, who deploy the strategy, and lead improvement projects.  They work closely with all functions of the business to support the setting and achievement of business goals, often accountable for Improvement activities within the largest-scale and highest priority programmes of work. 


Eligibility Criteria 

  • You will need to evidence English and Maths GCSE's (or the UK equivalent) at grades A-C. If you do not have either of these qualifications, the Level 2 Functional skills in English/Maths will need to be completed alongside the apprenticeship qualification.
  • You cannot already hold an equivalent qualification. 
  • You should have an LSE employment contract in place which lasts for at least the full duration of the apprenticeship programme. 
  • You should have your line manager's support before applying.

All other eligibility criteria should be met as set out in the Apprenticeship funding rules.

For further details on the above Management programmes (including an application pack), or if you have any questions about apprenticeships in general, please contact the Organisational Learning team at