Support decision-makers in strategic and leadership roles to understand and address complex and sometimes even ‘wicked’ problems through provision of expert systemic analysis, advice and facilitation.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide clear, inclusive and strategic leadership and direction relating to their area of responsibility within an organisation. Typically, this involves setting, managing and monitoring achievement of core objectives that are aligned to the overall strategic objectives of their organisation’s Board (or equivalent). In a smaller organisation they are also likely to contribute to the execution and achievement of these strategic objectives.
This is a level 7 programme some employers may require a level 6 qualification/degree in the relevant field. However, there are no statutory requirements for the admission for this level.
Compiling a portfolio of evidence. The employer must be content that the apprentice is working at or above the level of the occupational standard.
Apprentices must have achieved English and mathematics Level 2. Apprentices must submit a portfolio of evidence; it will contain content collated through the course of participation in the apprenticeship and represent the apprentice’s real on-the job work and experience.
Assessment 1: Work-based project report will be a report of 8,000 words, which will reflect normal practice in the workplace for a Systems Thinking Practitioner and a presentation with questioning.
Assessment 2: Professional discussion (90 minute) looking at portfolio of evidence.
Performance in these assessment methods will determine the overall apprenticeship standard grade of: Fail, Pass or Distinction
A Systems Thinking Practitioner (STP) graduate could progress to work in: central and local governments, multilaterals, defence, education and innovation/ research, and the health service; globalised corporations with complex supply chain and partner relationships; international banks and financial services; NGOs and social enterprises addressing social challenges; consultancy service providers working with any of the above.
Currently due to COVID 19 we are teaching online learning. All of our classes are conducted through online Microsoft Teams or Zoom. All of our assessments are also submitted through online systems and feedback is provided to the learners. If any learners will need extra support, we will provide 1- to-1 tutorials to meet their learning needs. However, we will move towards campus-based studies upon the government guidelines and needs of our employers and apprentices.