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Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6

Digital learning

New material, case study discussions and class debates will be conducted in our online learning environment

Kickstart your career

You will gain a BA (Hons) in Professional Management

University support

Our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning

Stoke-on-Trent campus
Typical duration for this apprenticeship is 4 years.
Start date(s):

Typical start dates are September/October and March/April.

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During your time on the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship you will be equipped with the skills and academic knowledge required to become a management professional.

The programme, designed in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and regional and national employers, provides the knowledge and skills you will need to become a confident management professional.

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.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) in Professional Management

Course content

You will study a diverse range of topics over the duration of the programme.


Year 1 Modules:

  • Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Management
  • Financial and Data Analysis
  • Collaborative Practices
  • Understanding the Business Environment

Year 2 Modules:

  • Project Management 
  • Leading People and Teams
  • Digital Business and Innovation
  • Managing Consumerism

Year 3 Modules:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Professional Skills for Managers
  • Organisational Strategy and Decision-Making
  • Work Based Project

Year 4 Modules: 

  • Strategic Management
  • Agile Business in the New Economy
  • Work Based Project

End-point Assessment will follow the completion of all modules.

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.


For levy-paying organisations the cost is paid from their digital account at a rate of £22,000. For non-levy paying organisations the cost is £1,100.

Delivery and assessment


You will be expected to engage with the learning and the materials each week of the programme. You will be invited to attend two face-to-face sessions each semester. One will be at the start of a new module and one will be half-way through the module. For the remaining weeks, new material, case study discussions and class debates will be conducted in our online learning environment.


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 workplace 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.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties. You will also have full access to our support services such as Student Guidance.


Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

  • The employer must not ask the apprentice to contribute financially to the direct cost of learning
  • Ensure apprentice spends at least 20% of their time in off-the-job training
  • Enter into a contract with Staffordshire University
  • Participate in reviews with the apprentice and university, providing evidence and feedback on progress at work and success in meeting apprenticeship milestones
  • Provide a safe, healthy and supportive environment, which meets the needs of the apprentice
  • Provide apprentices with a contract of employment for the duration of the apprenticeship on the first day of their apprenticeship and be paid at least a wage consistent with the law for both the time they are in work and in off-the-job learning
  • Provide the apprentice with paid time to attend off-the-job training, including additional support for English and Maths, or support accessed for learning difficulties and/or disabilities
  • Recognise that the apprentice must complete the apprenticeship within their working hours
  • Support the apprentice to gain new skills


Specific job roles may include: Manager; Senior Manager; Head of Department; Operations Manager; or anyone with significant management responsibilities.

To join a higher degree apprenticeship programme, enquire with us today.