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Management Higher Apprenticeship Level 5

To provide employers of all sizes and across all sectors in England with a high quality nationally recognized programme which will attract new talent into management and up-skill the existing workforce to make business more productive, efficient and profitable.

Entry requirements

Candidates seeking to undertake this apprenticeship must be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to or exceeding Level 2 in English and mathematics. This may be met through the achievement of Level 2 functional skills, equivalent GCSE’s, O Levels, A Levels or AS Levels, or an initial assessment which demonstrates the required ability. Candidates should have a strong interest in a career in management. They should demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude and good communication skills on which the apprentice will build. Entrants will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and will have a range of experience, age, personal achievements and, in some cases, prior qualifications and awards which may count towards achievement of an apprenticeship.

Course content

The main objectives are to:

  • Build a competent management workforce, providing organisations of all sizes across all sectors with the staff needed to increase productivity and efficiency
  • Tap into the skills and talents of a diverse population by providing flexible entry routes into a career in management
  • Equip individuals with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to undertake management roles in a range of business settings.
  • Provide apprentices with an opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and experience they will need to progress to higher level roles with additional responsibilities and onto future learning opportunities, if they wish to do so.

Assessment methods

Workplace observation, witness testimony, work product evidence, professional discussion, Q&A, reflective accounts, research project


Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership

Level 5 Diploma in Principle of Management and Leadership


  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths
Further study and career options

You will be able to progress on to:

  • A range of management and other professional qualifications at Level 6 and above

  • Higher education to undertake management, business or other qualifications, including Degrees or Masters in Management

  • Further employment opportunities within their current job role/alternative jobs roles

  • Specialized qualifications providing additional technical knowledge

  • Possible membership of professional bodies

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Start DateFeesLocationCourse Code
Flexible Free if 16-18yrs. If 19 or over please ring 01234 291000. Cauldwell Street W499


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

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Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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