Level 4 Management Apprenticeships


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Management level 4


Higher apprenticeships in management are a way of improving the skills and knowledge of your employees.

The apprenticeship programme has been designed to provide flexible and portable qualifications. Management and leadership skills have a major impact on the development, productivity and performance of organisations across all sectors of the economy. In today’s fast-moving competitive environment, there is a need to continue to drive up the performance of the best, and address weaknesses in leadership and management that are at risk of holding back productivity and performance.

A level 4 management apprenticeship will help develop skills in the following areas:

  • Leadership skills, self-management, relationship building
  • Negotiation and influencing skills, communication and decision making skills
  • Information technology skills
  • Knowledge and project management skills
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Change management skills
  • Partnership working and the ability to implement innovative solutions to problems

We offer two separate level 4 qualifications:

  • Diploma in management & leadership
  • Diploma in principles of leadership and management

Who’s it suitable for?

Roles may include those of operations manager, regional manager, divisional manager, department manager, project manager, as well as other specialist managers.

How long does it take?

18 months



Your apprenticeship questions answered

Click below for answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

Can my existing staff start an apprenticeship?

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Of course! Placing your existing staff on an apprenticeship is a great way of upskilling your employees and uncovering your future managers. It can be a great way of motivating and rewarding your staff by committing to their continued personal development within your business.

How does the apprentice learn?

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Apprentices do most of their learning at work and benefit from regular contact with their dedicated assigned assessor. There is coursework to be completed while on the course, which is to be submitted online, however, the knowledge to complete this is provided while learning inside your business.

How much do I have to pay an apprentice?

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Apprentices must be paid at least the national minimum wage for apprentices if they are aged 19 and under or aged 19 and over and in their first year of an apprenticeship.

Apprentices are often paid higher amounts as their skills develop and we encourage employers to do so

Why should I take on an apprentice?

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Apprentices can bring fresh new ideas to your business allowing them to grow and thrive. You gain skilled qualified staff in a cost-effective way. They can motivate your workforce more and overall enhance your business performance while addressing skills shortages in your business.

Why choose us

We can help you to choose an apprenticeship course that is right for your employees, or support you with recruitment to fill an apprenticeship vacancy. We work closely with you and the learner will help to develop the skills needed for your setting. We offer a flexible and tailored approach to suit your business needs.

We  are able to tap into a talent pool overlooked by many: identifying, training and placing fantastic emerging talent into apprenticeship roles.


Don’t just take our word for it, hear what some of our employers and learners have to say…

Jitterbugs – Learner

“As a result of my apprenticeships, I am doing more than I ever thought I would be capable of; including accounts, wages, staff hiring and management, as well as ensuring that the children are well looked after.”

Deerhurst Day Nursery- Employer

“The big thing for us is that Aspiration Training are so flexible and can tailor the training to our needs.”

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