Level 7 Senior Leader Standard

Senior Leaders are the catalyst for change, championing the people agenda to create working environments and cultures that help get the best out of people, delivering great organisational outcomes.

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Senior Leader Standard

Programme Aim

The Level 7 Senior Leader Standard creates leaders that are the catalyst for change, championing the people agenda to create working environments and cultures that help get the best out of people, delivering great organisational outcomes.

The broad purpose of the Senior Leader Programme is to improve people and business practices in order to drive sustainable organisational effectiveness, performance and results

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This programme is for those in a Senior Leader Standard role.

Responsibilities will include setting, managing and monitoring achievement of core objectives that are aligned to the overall strategic objectives of their organisation’s Board (or equivalent stakeholders). In a smaller organisation they are also likely to contribute to the execution and achievement of these strategic objectives.

A Senior Leader influences primary stakeholders and sets the culture and tone across their area of 
responsibility. They may work in varied environments including in an office, onsite, or remotely and 
demonstrate a high level of flexibility and adaptability to meet organisation needs.

They will routinely interact with internal stakeholders such as members of their team, other senior leaders/managers, support services (for example: finance, marketing, HR) and project groups and, in larger organisations, they may be part of a wider specialist team. They will be responsible for reporting results relating to their area of responsibility to stakeholders and will act as an ambassador for their organisation with wide-ranging networks.


On successful completion, learners will gain:

  • 1 The Level 7 Apprenticeship Standard for Senior Leader
  • 2 The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice
  • 3 Chartered Manager Award


On completion, learners may be eligible to progress to a Level 8 management qualification and become a Chartered Fellow member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Level 7 Senior Leader Standard

Programme Overview

The Senior Leader Standard programme is fully levy funded, can start at any time and is delivered across approximately 20-months. It is structured around six core modules as shown below:

  • Set direction, vision, governance and purpose for their area of responsibility
  • Provide clear and inclusive leadership
  • Identify longer-term opportunities and risks using data from internal intelligence sources and external influences
  • Develop sustainable, ethical, innovative and supportive cultures that get the very best from people and enable the delivery of results
  • Manage multiple resources, such as budgets, people, assets and facilities
  • Anticipate and adapt to change by leading agile transformation
  • Drive innovation and champion its adoption
  • Lead and promote sustainable business practices
  • Respond to crisis situations and manage risk

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Senior Leader Standard

Programme Delivery

The Senior Leader Standard programme is delivered via a rich blend of learning methods to ensure variety, challenge and flexibility with an underpinning focus of the leader achieving tangible business results. There is flexibility around the learning methods integrated and when the programme starts.

Programme Assessment

The purpose of assessment is simply to ensure that the learner has gained the required knowledge, and can demonstrate the required leadership skills and behaviours.

There are three key stages to assessment.

  • 1 On-programme Assessment
    During the Apprenticeship programme, learners will be continually assessed to make sure they reach the required level of competence as set out in the Standard. This is assessed on a continual, rolling basis against specific knowledge, skill and behaviour outcomes.
  • 2Gateway Assessment

    The Gateway assessment is a 3-way process between Adalta, the learner and their employer/line manager to ensure their readiness to proceed to end-point assessment. Adalta ensure learners know what to expect from the outset and ensure they are fully prepared.
  • 3End-point Assessment
    Learners have their skills, knowledge and behaviours evaluated at the end of their apprenticeship by taking an ‘end-point assessment’ (EPA). This is known as synoptic assessment. It is conducted independently to ensure fairness and impartiality and helps ensure the quality and integrity of Apprenticeships. The objective of EPA is to determine that the learner is fully competent in the occupation of a Senior Leader Role.

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