The Compassionate Leaders' Edge

CLA Apprentice

Delivered over 18 months through our unique online course and accompanying masterclasses (live or virtual).  Leading to Level 5 - Operations & Departmental Manager Apprenticeship.

Work - Study - Learn

The Compassionate Leadership Apprenticeship is delivered over a period of 18 months in a unique online course encompassing CLA Digital with an additional 4 management modules and accompanying masterclasses. Any of your employees over 16 who manage teams and/or projects, achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of the delivery of the organisations strategy, can enrol on the CLA Apprenticeship programme, funded through the Apprenticeship Levy Scheme

Level 5 - Operations & Departmental Manager

An operations/departmental manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisations strategy.

The apprenticeship and funding can be accessed through the governments apprentice levy scheme.  Contact us for more information.

Features & Benefits


  • 17 x masterclasses
  • Highly interactive - to embed the CLA Digital outcomes
  • Virtual Learning Environment or live masterclasses
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Level 5 Apprenticeship qualification


  • Motivate & invest in employees
  • Cost effective scaleable training
  • Upskill employees
  • Widen leadership opportunity
  • Embed the learning in the context of your organisation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can be an Apprentice?
    Anyone is England aged 16 or above (there is no upper age limit), whether employed, unemployed or leaving school.  Employers can offer apprenticeships to new entrants or use them to grow talent from among current employees.
  • Do you need prior qualifications?
  • What does it involve?
  • How long does it take?
  • What support is provided?
  • What qualification do I recieve?
  • What if we do not pay the levy?
    At least 90% of non-levy paying employers' apprenticeship training & assessment costs in England will be paid by the government.  The governement will ask these employers to make a 10% cash contribution to the cost, paid directly to the providor, and the government covers the rest (up to a maximum agreed funding band).
    Source: HMRC - Employer Guide tp Apprenticeships.
  • How is the training delivered?
  • How do we access the levy?
  • What is the levy transfer?
  • How do I find out more?



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