Transformational Leadership Programme

Upskill and transform your employees using your Apprenticeship Levy

Upskill your employees with transformational human skills

The Transformational Leadership Programme is like a mini-MBA. It’s 100% virtual, ILM accredited and delivers against two management apprenticeships, so it can be funded through your Apprenticeship Levy.

level 3

For graduates and aspiring managers
(14 months)

Build strong interpersonal skills and EQ to confidently and inclusively manage yourself, relationships/others and projects.

level 5

For existing managers at all levels
(16 months)

Develop strong people management and commercial skills, and develop your managers to manage, lead and inspire collaboratively and inclusively.

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Leadership and management apprenticeship programme for middle managers - levy funded

The Level 5 Transformational Leadership Programme upskills your existing middle managers to be more agile, collaborative and successfully manage colleagues, teams and change.

Duration: 16 months


Through Future Talent Learning, we are developing people who are self-aware, inquisitive, open to change, and have an agile mindset. We genuinely are future-proofing our people and, by doing so, we are future-proofing our organisation

 Craig Smith, Head of Learning and Employee Experience, Babcock

What does our programme cover?

Think of it like a mini-MBA. Our eight modules focus on the essential hard and soft skills to help employees develop the mindset and behaviours to thrive.

Virtual learning experiences

Middle managers experience three highly engaging learning modes:


Immersive events

We provide a safe place to try out new behaviours. Immersive digital experiences include gamifications and simulations and interactive webinars with RADA Business.


1-2-1 personal coaching

We support each manager with a personal development coach to guide them through the curriculum, and help them apply their learning in their day-to-day work.


Bite-size doses of content

We don’t swamp learners. We provide daily doses of blogs, podcasts and videos that give them a solid understanding of the theory before they put it into practice.

What does a typical month look like?

Differentiating factors


We deliver virtual action learning sets and study groups

We work with managers to develop their own coaching capability, reflect on their learning, and build valuable networks in facilitated groups with peers.

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We focus on promoting inclusive behaviours

We design programmes to embed new behaviours with highly practical examples to create psychological safety and trust with colleagues through every interaction.


We’ve reimagined learning to create immersive virtual learning

We know that people learn best when it’s fun, so we’ve created experiences that are imaginative, engaging, highly interactive, and memorable.

What’s in it for our middle managers?

The chance to future-proof themselves and become more confident and effective managers and leaders – and to enjoy the process.


World-class e-learning from wherever they are based

Participants can learn and practise new behaviours, through virtual 1-2-1 coaching and immersive, digital simulations, whether at home or in the office.


Emotional intelligence and essential soft skills

According to Stanford University, only 25% of long-term career success depends on technical knowledge; the rest is all soft skills. That’s why we focus our energies there.


Access to a powerful and diverse community of peers

By bringing managers together from different employers in open cohorts we build a diverse digital network of peers learning and growing together.



The Transformational Leadership Programme delivers the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager apprenticeship and is fully fundable through your Apprenticeship Levy for employees based in England. A commercial 'Enterprise' version of the programme is also available for global cohorts of middle managers.


ILM accreditation

From March 2022, the Transformational Leadership Programme will be accredited by the internationally recognised Institute of Leadership and Management.


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Find out more information about our courses, download our brochure or book a call with our team.

What employers are saying about our approach to learning



The Transformational Leadership Programme is not just class-room based teaching and training. It really gets participants involved and put things into practice 

Charlotte Booton, Apprenticeship and Early Careers Manager, easyJet


We recognise the value of this programme as a fantastic way of retaining our talent”

Sam Screpis, Talent Partner, easyJet


Even after extensive research in the leadership apprenticeship market, we simply couldn’t find anything else like Future Talent Learning to fit our brief 

Craig Smith, Head of Learning & Employee Experience, Babcock