CLIC with CETAD, Lancaster University


We are offering again the opportunity to participate in the Senior leader apprenticeship programme beginning in September 2019.

As North Cumbria continues to develop as an Integrated Care System we know the role of our senior leaders is vital to shaping our successful future. This senior leader apprenticeship focusses on developing knowledge, skills and behaviours of leaders in organisational performance, Interpersonal excellence and personal and interpersonal effectiveness. We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to a further ten senior leaders across our system. This is fully funded through our organisations’ Apprenticeship levy.

The Apprenticeship programme duration is typically 24 months, during this time you will complete ten modules each awarded 10 credits at masters’ level and one elective module. These modules are fully facilitated online but also require you to attend Lancaster University for eight one day workshops. You will need to complete a 20 credit and 60 credit work based projects associated to your modules which will require you to submit written work.

There is an opportunity for those who have completed CLIC leadership programmes or other recent leadership development to be able to gain credits from this learning via recognition for prior learning process. (RaPL) The CETAD tutors will support you through this.

Your line manager will need to support you fully in your apprenticeship, there is an expectation that one day per week will be dedicated to your apprenticeship learning. E.g. This can take the form of work based projects, shadowing other senior leaders, utilising learning gained in leadership roles. CLIC team support is also available locally if required. Over the timescale of your apprenticeship you will receive three workplace liaison visits from your tutor each year.

The apprenticeship programme offers the opportunity to work with colleagues from other sectors during the whole cohort workshop events.


Key dates for the programme:

  • Information briefing session 11th January 2019 10.00 -12.00 and 12.30 – 2.30 at CLIC training room, Rosehill, Carlisle CA1 2SE. This is a prerequisite of Lancaster University that you attend this to ensure you fully understand what commitment is required over the programme. There will be opportunity to have your questions answered. If possible your line manager should attend too
  • Complete and submit Expression of interest form 1st February 2019
  • RaPL process begins 8th/9th May 2019 and then again November 2019
  • Mandatory Induction days 11th and 12th September 2019
  • Apprenticeship begins September 2019


Following these sessions you will submit an expression of interest form signed by your line manager. These will be available after the Briefing session in January 2019 and we will send them to those who request it after attendance.

Please could you let us know which session you will be attending at events@theclic.org.uk. If you would like further information about this programme please contact Rachel Fleming: 0791 759 4691, rachel.fleming@northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk