Case Study: Level 7 Systems Thinking Apprenticeship Case Study

11 January, 2023

Apprenticeships aren’t about off-the-job training – it’s about equipping yourself with skills that can be put into practice straight away in your role.

In fact, within a few days of training, you’ll find you can start utilising what you’ve learned immediately. As an apprentice, you’ll find the learning is tailored to your specific role and designed to benefit both you and your organisation.

The Level 7 Systems Thinking Practitioner is considered an excellent capability development pathway for those involved in Integrated Care Board (ICB’s).

Bringing together systems, people, and complexity, this standard was developed to support decision-makers in strategic and leadership roles to better understand and address complex and sometimes even ‘wicked’ problems through provision of expert systemic analysis, advice, and facilitation. Topics covered in the standard include leadership in systems thinking, leading complex change, and systems innovation.

Louise Booth, Programme Manager (Topol Digital Fellowship) Health Education England and Level 7 Systems Thinking Practitioner apprentice, says:

“The Systems Thinking Practitioner apprenticeship is giving me a whole new toolkit of options when approaching my work and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience. Apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity for all grades of staff in all areas. Apprenticeships allow deep learning in the area that you’re working in, so it is applicable from day one. The off-the-job element of the apprenticeship only enhances the work that you do on the day job because you have the time to stop and think about how new learning can be applied.”

Learn more about Louise’s career path and how this standard is transforming the way she thinks about her role in the NHS on the L7 Systems Thinking Apprenticeship – a learners case study podcast.