Chartered Manager (Management and Leadership)

Key information

Award BA (Hons) Management and Leadership
Accreditation  Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Duration 3 years full-time. 7 years maximum
Study hours 30 hours

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Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship is ideal for individuals at the start of their career who wish to become professional managers, or those who have already developed practical experience, but wish to further their theoretical understanding of management skills.

The degree course covers all of the syllabus content in the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship assessment plan.

Areas of study

Download the programme specification (PDF)

Further information

How to apply

To apply for the apprenticeship, the employer and the individual must submit a joint application form. Please contact us at for the application form and further guidance

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Entry Requirements

Apprentice qualifications

Prospective candidates will have Maths and English at grade C/4 or above equivalent, and will be required to meet the standard university entry requirements for the programme which for 2017 is 96 – 112 UCAS points (new UCAS tariff). We understand that individuals may be considering an apprenticeship as a way of returning to education and therefore offer non-standard entry routes where individuals do not meet the standard entry criteria but can bring relevant or prior work experience. 

Additional requirements

Government funding rules require that an apprentice must have the right to live and work in the UK, must be in employment, paid at least the legal minimum wage and have a written and signed agreement for the apprenticeship with their employer. The minimum duration periods for an apprenticeship set in each Apprenticeship Standard, is based on an apprentice working a minimum of 30 hours per week. Where the apprentice works fewer than 30 hours, the minimum duration of the apprenticeship must be increased on a pro-rata basis.

Funding for the apprenticeship is provided through the Employment and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and is paid in the following way:

  • Levy paying employers with sufficient funds in their digital account – 100% funding
  • Non Levy payers -90% ESFA funding, 10% Employer co-funding. Non-levy paying companies will be asked to pay their 10% of the full cost of the apprenticeship at the start of the programme.

All candidates must be employed in a role related to the subject matter of the Degree Apprenticeship and be sponsored by their employer. Funding for this degree is provided by the Employment and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) who will pay two-thirds of the student fees and the employer who will pay the remainder of the fees plus a salary to the apprentice. All Degree Apprentices must be interviewed, assessed and offered a position by an employer before being admitted to the degree. Although the University may receive direct applications and filter these applications before passing them to prospective employers, some apprentices may apply directly to an employer. Either way, after acceptance by an employer, the University of Cumbria will require a formal application, which it will assess according to the programme entry criteria.

Where will the training be delivered?

The training will be delivered through a mix of on campus events and workplace learning, which may take place on the business premises where you are based. Your employer will be asked to provide training to enable you to perform your work duties.

Teaching and assessment

The apprentice will be taught through blended learning, including a mixture of face-to-face lectures and discussions, online exercises using the university’s virtual learning environment, live online seminars and individual work. The mode of delivery will be agreed between the apprentice and their employer, and will be subject to programme viability. 

Assessment methods will be agreed between the university and your employer, and are likely to include an appropriate mix of:

  • assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • projects
  • 360-degree feedback or equivalent mechanisms

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If you have any questions about our apprenticeship programme, get in touch.

Phone (Employers): 01228 888 740
Phone (Apprentices): 0845 606 1144

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