Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Leading to a BA (Hons) in Applied Management

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Duration Full-time, Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020/January 2021
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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What is a degree apprenticeship?

A degree apprenticeship combines degree level education with on the job training helping you to develop your management expertise while you work.  This alternative university route is designed in collaboration with industry to create new talent solutions that meet the needs of both learners and employers with tuition fees covered by your employer and/or government funding.  

About the programme

The BA (Hons) Applied Management degree apprenticeship is a unique programme that helps you to develop the management expertise needed to progress your career by combining higher level academic knowledge, understanding and skills with the opportunity to contextualise this provision in the workplace.  Designed in conjunction with a wide range of employers, the degree apprenticeship provides insights into the latest industry trends and develops contemporary skills such as resilience, future strategic thinking, innovation and business continuity management.  

The programme is also mapped against the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Apprenticeship Standards to provide you with a detailed understanding of more established management skills in organisational performance, interpersonal excellence and personal effectiveness.  Meeting with these standards provides you with the opportunity to apply for professional status as a manager with CMI or ILM on completion of your degree.   

All modules on the BA (Hons) Applied Management are delivered by a team of staff with academic and industry expertise, providing you with context specific learning and assessment that is applicable to your sector of employment.  We also provide you with a number of optional modules in the second and third year of your degree that will help you develop expertise linked to your employment and career aspirations.   

You will attend one of our campuses in Carlisle or Ambleside for 1 day a week over 24 weeks of the year, with the remainder of your time spent on learning in the workplace.  This combination of face to face university delivery and real-world experience helps to produce graduates who can have a positive impact on business performance and demonstrate successful outcomes against the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined by a professional apprenticeship standard.  

This programme is suitable for anyone currently working as a graduate trainee, supervisor or other junior level management position within a business.  


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