Our Chartered Manager degree apprenticeship provides a professional pathway for future leaders.
Designed for talented career entrants and those looking to develop in management roles, degree apprentices will immediately gain a solid grounding in all aspects of business management.
Nobody understands your organisation like you do and we will work with you to create an apprenticeship that will build the knowledge, skills and behaviours that will have the maximum positive impact on your business.
This apprenticeship challenges your staff to apply their learning to their workplace setting and therefore the benefits for your organisation will be immediate. You will see a positive change in how apprentices develop effective solutions, take on leadership responsibilities and in their ability to sustain success.
During their first year, apprentices will develop a grounding in the fundamentals of business. Topics will include marketing principles, business and financial information, and understanding the macro business environment.
Assignments will relate to the learner's employer organisation and a workbased project will underpin classroom content - therefore apprentices will be applying their learning to your workplace from day one.
In their second year, learners will explore concepts around the operational management of business. Areas of study will include leadership, human resource management and marketing decision-making.
In the second-year, the application of learning takes an even stronger focus and, again, a work-based project will ensure taught content is fully embedded into working practice.
The third year has a strategic focus and apprentices will explore topics such as change management, strategic analysis and direction, and innovation, entrepreneurism and intrapreneurship.
The third year project will have a consultancy focus, where learners will be required to build strategies to address genuine challenges facing your business, as well as maximise commercial opportunities.
In their final year, apprentices will undertake their 'end point assessment,' which is carried out by the university, the CMI and an employer who is acting on behalf of the industry.
This assessment process is comprised of two 'gateways' and requires the apprentice to present the results of their final year project, along with evidence of their professional development in the form of a learning portfolio.
Upon completion of the end point assessment and this apprenticeship, learners will achieve a BA (Hons) in Leadership and Management (awarded upon completion of the first 'gateway') and then Chartered Manager Status (awarded upon completion of the second 'gateway'). As such, this apprenticeship is underpinned by high-quality, recognised qualifications.
Study style and assessment
This apprenticeship will be delivered through a blended approach that combines traditional face-to-face teaching, with virtual and work based learning. Face-to-face teaching will take place in four blocks of four days, giving a total of 16 'university days' each year.
Assessment is through group work, individual assignments, report writing, in-class tests and examinations – however, in each case there will be opportunities for apprentices to apply their learning to real-world scenarios affecting their place of work.
Student and employer support
All apprentices will have a personal tutor who will remain a source of advice and guidance for them throughout the apprenticeship. They will also be supported by module tutors and our Student Helpzone.
As their employer, you will be able to access our dedicated apprenticeship support team, meaning that you are able to get the best out of both the apprentice and the apprenticeship. A win win.
120 UCAS points - other suitably qualified learners will be assessed on an individual basis. Speak to us to find out more.
Apprentices should be in fulltime employment (e.g. at least employed for 30 hours per week) throughout the duration of their apprenticeship, and 20% of their working hours should be set aside for study.