Apprenticeship Standard for Senior Leaders.

IRO is delivering the Apprentice Standard for Senior Leaders.

This is a 2 year work-based masters level course that we deliver with our academic partner, Glasgow Caledonian University. As an apprenticeship, this course is mapped to CMI standards.

Requirements for Study:

Applicants would be looking to hold an undergraduate degree (UK 2.2 or equivalent) in any discipline.
In lieu of the academic requirement, a minimum of 5 years of managerial work experience will be considered by the Programme Leader assessed in a Professional Conversation.


This course combines generic management modules with railway input and a work based rail project. The topics covered during the MBA are:

  • Work-based Responsible Leadership
  • Applied Methods for Evidence-Based Projects
  • Applied Railway Systems Integration
  • Creating Contextualised Organisational Value
  • Contextualised Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Applied Comparative Railway Operations
  • Work Based Resilience Continuity and Crises Management
  • Applied MBA Project


Week long classroom-based teaching delivery per trimester, followed by distance learning with personal tutor.

The government has a Find Apprenticeship Training tool to help employers across England find apprenticeship training

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Please get in touch if you would like more information about the IRO apprenticeship programmes.

All apprenticeship applications have to go through the employer organisation and their selection processes. Places on apprenticeships may depend on there being a suitable course and the availability of levy funding.

Contact Adam on 07960 043386 or 03333 440523

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