Applications are now being taken for a new Level 7 Masters level apprenticeship aimed at manufacturing leaders.
The Manufacturing Institute and Lancaster University Management School have joined forces to develop the programme which will be open to employees from large businesses under the new Apprenticeship Levy.
It is also open to SME employees with 90 per cent of the cost covered by the government.
The Manchester-based Institute has used more than 20 years of expertise working with manufacturers across the UK and around the world to help create the new qualification with Lancaster University’s Management School.
The programme will start in October (2017) and will be taught through block release and evening tuition with a focus on applying everything learned back in the workplace.
Mark Leeson, Operations Director for The Manufacturing Institute said: “Applications are already coming in for this new level 7 apprenticeship which is proving to be popular with manufacturers.
“We’re delighted to be working with Lancaster University Management School to offer this Masters under the Apprenticeship Levy. It opens the door to middle and senior manufacturing leaders to apply their learning back in the workplace which can only be good for the whole sector.”
Applications need to be submitted by the end of September and funding cap details are still being finalised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.
The Manufacturing Institute will continue to deliver their prestigious MSc in Manufacturing Leadership programme in parallel to the level 7 apprenticeship for companies in Wales, Scotland and the UK who have different apprenticeship funding arrangements.