Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship


Professional managers in all sectors and organisations who want to develop fully all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours.

Who is it for?

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship is for new or existing employees with significant management responsibility or employees who want to take a step up into a management position.

What are the entry requirements?

Typical entry requirements are A-levels and Level 3 Diplomas, however those with experience but without academic qualifications, may also be eligible. If a manager already has a degree in an unrelated subject they can still be funded for the CMDA.

What qualification will be achieved?

BA (Hons) in Professional Management as well as achieving Chartered Manager status.

Overall Apprenticeship Grade: Distinction / Merit / Pass / Fail

How long is the apprenticeship?

The standard course length is 4 years.

When does the course start?

Apprentices can start on 2 May 2017, 4 September 2017 or 8 January 2018. The award can be studied on a day release basis mid-week or at weekends, alternatively it can be studied in longer blocks over a number of days but less frequently on the University premises. There is also the possibility of studying by distance learning at your premises. Whichever study path is taken, you and your apprentice will be supported by one of our assessors.

How are sessions structured?

Face-to-face sessions will focus on team activities, including problem solving, task-centred investigations and case studies. There will be a strong emphasis on activity-focused learning and the apprentice will be expected to engage actively in all sessions. The face-to-face sessions will be combined with online materials using the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How is the Apprenticeship assessed?

All modules have a range of assessments; these are tasks set to produce a variety of work appropriate to the module topic, which are graded and contribute to progression through the degree. The assessments include report writing, group activities and presentations. A portfolio will also be compiled over the length of the course. You are expected to assign a work place mentor who will monitor the development of the portfolio and meet with the apprentice and assessor to discuss progress. On completion of all levels, the apprentice will be awarded the degree and Chartered Manager status, before being put forward for the end point assessment which is carried out by an independent assessor.

How much will it cost?

If you are a levy paying organisation then the degree apprenticeship is paid for from your digital account at a rate of £6,750 per year for 4 years. For non-levy paying organisations the cost per year is £675, this is a huge saving on the full cost of a degree which is £27,000. For those wanting to start in May 2017, there is a reduction of a further 10% meaning the cost for levy payers is £6,075 and for non-levy payers is £607.50 per year.

What will the apprentice study?

There will be a range of units and a work based project which will run for the length of the course. Topics include:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Leading People and Teams
  • Global Business
  • Finance
  • Business Law
  • Project Management
  • Building relationships
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Strategic Management

Register your interest

To discuss how higher and degree apprenticeships can benefit your business contact our apprenticeships team on 0800 169 2148 or email

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