Level 7 Senior Leader

Lead the Way as Senior Leader with our Level 7 Course

Tailored for seasoned professionals, our Level 7 Senior Leader course is for those seeking to enhance their leadership capabilities, this program is designed for individuals aspiring to or currently occupying senior leadership roles.

Learn about the Cavity Training Level 7 Senior Leader Course

Delve into advanced concepts of strategic leadership, organisational effectiveness, and change management. Explore the nuances of decision-making at the executive level, honing your skills in navigating complex business landscapes.

Entry Requirements

You must have a minimum of Grade C/Level 4 or above in Math & English. There is an opportunity to gain a Level 2 Functional Skill Qualification alongside your apprenticeship if needed.


Our candidates are trained to the highest standards and are fully supported to develop all the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an Operational or Departmental Manager. The course duration is typically 24 months.


Our course is delivered via live training webinars with specialist tutors.

Skills and Behaviours

You will be appointed a designated Learning & Skills Teacher, who will coach you through your qualification and complete regular assessments with you to support you in completing your qualification. You will have weekly contact with your tutor.


Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions, or get in touch if you require any further information.

Who is the qualification for?

Those who work in varied environments including in an office, onsite, or remotely demonstrate a high level of flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the organisation. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with internal stakeholders such as members of their team, other senior leaders or managers, support services (for example:
finance, marketing, HR) and project groups.

Is it part of an apprenticeship standard or initiative?

ST0480 – Senior Leader

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and a career as Senior Leader for their organisation with wide-ranging networks typically involving customers or clients, supply chains and statutory/regulatory bodies as mapped out to the institute of apprenticeships standards.

What is a Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship?

It’s a work-based program combining on-the-job training with classroom learning, equipping you with skills to achieve the core objectives that are aligned with the overall strategic objectives of the organisation.

What opportunities for progression are there?

This standard gives the learner the skills et to become a strategic thinker and develop their career as a CEO, Executive Director, Chief Financial officer or Divisional head And aligns with the following professional recognition: Chartered Management Institute for Chartered Manager or Chartered Fellow individual member grade The Institute of Leadership for Management for Fellow member grade.

What will I be responsible for?

Being a leader who has senior management responsibility.

What skills will I learn?
  • Setting direction, vision, and governance and providing a clear sense of purpose for their area of responsibility.
  • Providing clear and inclusive leadership.
  • Identifying longer-term opportunities and risks using data from internal intelligence sources and external influences.
  • Developing sustainable, ethical, innovative, and supportive cultures that get the best from people and enable the delivery of results.
  • Responding to and managing crises.
What level qualification is it equivalent to?

This qualification is equivalent a master’s degree.

What industry sectors is it suitable for?

All sectors! Public, private, charities all rely on excellent Leaders.

Meet your Trainers

Lisa Hodges

Lisa is an experienced, highly versatile, self-motivated, organised Strategic Operational and Delivery Leader & Manager whose skills have been gained as a result of working in demanding environments. With qualifications starting from a Level 4 in teaching, to a Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching & Mentoring , with an MBA in Business Management, Lisa aims to stretch and challenge her Senior leaders as well as support and coach them through to success in end point assessment.

Enjoying the Gym and long walks with her dogs in her down time, she uses her great time management skills to create a great home / work life balance and can teach you how to too.

Graham Ballantyne

Graham is a Director of UK Business Mentoring Group. Here he supports boards and business owners on areas such as business growth, strategy, succession planning, governance, leadership, exit planning and as an executive coach and non-executive director. He has 30 years of experience in banking and financial services across a host of disciplines. Graham is also a visiting lecturing in Banking and Finance working with learners across the globe.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute and a Fellow of the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Outside of his professional life, Graham enjoys spending time with his cocker spaniel, Archie. He is an avid fan of the film “Love Actually” and has a keen interest in all things beer (but not lager).

Have you considered an Apprenticeship?

Ask about our Apprenticeships

Choosing an apprenticeship with Cavity is a step towards excellence, demonstrating your qualifications in organisation, leadership and management. Here’s why our apprenticeships stand out:

  • Real-world Applicability: Our curriculum is designed to equip apprentices with skills directly transferrable to the workplace, ensuring they’re industry-ready from day one.
  • Vast Industry Network: Benefit from our extensive connections within the dental sector, enhancing opportunities for future job placements.
  • Experienced Mentors: Learn from the best with guidance from professionals who have years of hands-on experience in the field.
  • Flexible Learning: Our programs are tailored to fit individual needs, allowing apprentices to progress at a pace that suits them.
  • Financial Incentives: The potential for apprenticeships to be free for candidates, and in specific scenarios, even for employers, provides unparalleled financial advantages.

Join Cavity and embark on a transformative journey that sets the benchmark in apprenticeships across England.

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“I recommend Cavity Training. Everyone is very helpful. The tutor and assessor are always there when I need her and this is very important. Vicky is an amazing tutor and assessor. Classes are online and in a great atmosphere. It’s my pleasure to attend my weekly classes, not by force. I am very happy that I chose Cavity Training. Whoever chooses Cavity Training will not regret it.”

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