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The Laurus Institute is delighted be working with the National College of Education, an Apprenticeship Provider offering fully funded CPD for school staff, including TAs, Support Staff, Teachers and Leaders. Together, we are bringing fully funded leadership programmes to the Greater Manchester region and beyond. Programme fees are met by your apprenticeship levy contribution, meaning that as the learner, you’ll pay absolutely nothing.

The NCE has specialist cohorts across its three leadership programmes with enrichment from sector experts. The support you will receive is unrivalled, with many of the NCE tutors being highly-experienced former school leaders, whose single goal is to see you achieve. Since the NCE’s inception in 2017, it has welcomed over 3,000 learners to its programmes from schools across the UK, creating one of the biggest movements in school leadership history.

Senior Leader Apprenticeship

Intended for aspiring senior leaders. Emphasis is placed on moving to a more strategic role and looking at whole school priorities, whilst still emphasising the importance of effective pedagogical leadership. Each delegate will complete a project that will be implemented across their school. Becoming an effective senior leader is not just about picking up the skills and strategies associated with leading a team; it is also about developing the core principles of public office and developing into an effective team player. We therefore also highlight these essential sets of components and develop them alongside generic leadership skills. This programme includes an extension pathway to a fully funded MSc. in Education Leadership and Management.

24 months • PGDip • Senior Leader Apprenticeship • Leading to MSc. Leadership & Management

Middle Leader Apprenticeship

Hit the ground running as an emerging manager with our deeply practical Education Management Programme, designed to ensure your immediate impact in the engine room of the school. Develop your ability to curate high-performing teams whilst instilling a culture of trust and support.

19 months • Departmental/Operations Manager Apprenticeship • School Leadership project


Emerging Leaders Apprenticeship

This 12-month programme provides emerging leaders in schools with the opportunity to start their leadership journey. The Future Leaders Programme sets a new standard in its depth of content, quality of learner experience and coaching expertise.

12 months • Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship • Online portfolio and professional discussion

Level 3 Learning Support Assistant Apprenticeship

The Level 3 Learning Support Assistant Apprenticeship is ideal for anyone working in a teaching support role. You will develop the skills to work with individuals and small groups of students, helping them to understand the work that has been set through building their confidence and self-esteem.

18 months •  Level 3 Apprenticeship 


Level 3 Librarian Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will provide you with the skills and knowledge to become an effective Librarian through creating, gathering, organising, storing and accessing specific information, resources and knowledge that relates directly to the services offered within physical and digital collections.

18 months •  Level 3 Apprenticeship