The Senior Leader Certified program is only open to applicants with a Master's degree.
All assessment standards are based on the British government’s Senior Leader Competency Framework. To achieve Senior Leader Certified, applicants need to provide accurate, truthful, and provable evidence. The London Academy of Sciences and Senior Leader Council [UK] has the right to terminate Senior Leader Certified results immediately without reimbursing any costs when the candidate violates the provisions signed before applying to the Senior Leader Certified process.
What is End-Point Assessment (EPA)
Applicants for Senior Leader Certified program will be required to document a professional development learning log and work portfolio that is a record of goals, knowledge acquisition and growth, achievement, and professional attributes developed over time and in collaboration with others in the workplace/organization. It will consist of a reflective log not exceeding 4,000 words with appendices consisting of a collection of relevant artifacts to support the achievement of goals, knowledge, behaviors, and attributes aligned to the modules which are taught in your master’s program.
Section 1: Reflective Learning Log
When documenting the reflective learning log for the taught modules on the program, students should focus on the following for each of module:
- Knowledge you learnt
- Key skills of the program and applied in your workplace
- Behavior/ Attribute of your program and applied in your workplace
Section 2: Evidence based approach for Portfolio
For this section, a short introduction should include evidence in the form of reports, minutes, emails, stakeholder/customer comments, performance reviews, presentations, etc. This list is not exhaustive. The portfolio must have a minimum of one piece of evidence to demonstrate each required body of knowledge, skills, and behavior (KSB) as prescribed and request when you apply for Senior Leader Certified.
SUBMIT YOUR PORTFOLIOS
What is Portfolios?
A portfolio is a document that contains a compilation of evidence documenting a learner’s prior experiential learning acquired over time. This education may be formal, informal, or non-formal. The Portfolio is compiled to demonstrate if the learning acquired is pertinent and specific to the program’s body of knowledge/competencies. All formal, non-formal, and informal learning experiences listed in the Portfolio must be supported by documentary evidence. The evidence must be organized and presented by the program’s identified learning outcomes (PLOs).
Evaluation criteria for Portfolios
The following generally established evaluation criteria may be used to determine whether the evidence offered in the Portfolio is sufficient and appropriate:
- Authenticity: The proof demonstrates the learner’s effort, experience, and learning for which credit is being claimed.
- Acceptability: For there to be a satisfactory alignment/matching between PLOs and given evidence, the assessment instrument must be reliable and valid.
- Sufficient breadth and depth of evidence exist, including evidence of reflection, to establish the achievement of PLOs or the asserted skills.
- Currency: The learning is recent enough to show the currency of competencies, knowledge, and skills as required by the qualification’s discipline.
- Prior experience learning is unique to the PLOs for which an academic qualification is being pursued.
What is a Senior Leader Certified report?
The Senior Leader Certified Report is a document that maps the UK government’s Senior Leader Competency to the applicant’s competency.
- The knowledge you learned maps with Knowledge must-have of the Senior Leader positions in the UK.
- Key skills of the program and applied in your workplace map with key skills must-have of the Senior Leader positions in the UK.
- Behavior/ Attribute of your program and applied in your workplace map with Behaviour/ Attribute must-have of the Senior Leader positions in the UK.
Award the Senior Leader Certified or Reject
The Review Board decides to recognize the Senior Leader Certified for qualified candidates and refuses to issue the certificate if the candidate’s profile is unsatisfactory. Candidates who do not meet the requirements are instructed to supplement their profile or fill in any gaps before reapplying the next time.