The 12-month programme will focus on key aspects of leadership, commerciality and business development in the hospitality sector and culminate in an honours degree qualification.
The company said 27 general managers will embark on the new level 6 Diploma in Hospitality Retail Leadership next month, which is part of its Career Pathway course.
Mark Peters, Spirit’s head of learning and development, said: “This is another step towards changing the perception of hospitality as a career.
"Over the last five years we have strived to embed qualifications at every step of our Career Pathway and the new level 6 represents the final piece of the jigsaw – offering a fantastic opportunity for our General Managers to gain professional development and hone their business leadership skills through a university-led, work-based learning programme.”
Last month saw three senior leaders from Spirit graduate from the Leeds Metropolitan University with a full Level 7 Master’s Degree in Multi Unit Leadership.