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Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

This course is for people who are looking to develop into a management role or for managers looking to gain a management qualification with University Centre Quayside.
3.5 to 4 years
Online Learning

Our colleagues at the University Centre Quayside are pleased to offer the L6 CMDA, a 3 year professional degree programme which will develop your employees' business management capabilities, and critical thinking and analysis, within the context of their job role and business environment.

The CMDA is a work-based route to studying for a business management degree, integrates with the day job, and can be summarised in just four words - occupational competence and business performance.

Professional managers will be capable of managing complexity and delivering impact at a strategic and/or operational level with management and leadership responsibility for setting and delivering organisational objectives through a wide range of functions.

The programme is for those who want to develop fully all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours. These include strategic decision making, setting direction and achieving results.

Download our brochure here.

When does the course start?

Various start dates throughout 2022. Please Stuart Cameron for further information.

Summer Intake:

  • Appl. deadline: 13th April, 2022
  • Enrol: 13th May, 2022
  • Lecture 1: 20th May, 2022

Autumn intake - Join our information webinar here on Friday 24 June

  • Appl. deadline: 15th July, 2022
  • Enrolment: 9th September, 2022
  • Lecture 1: 14th September, 2022
What does the course cover?

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Chartered Manager is the highest professional status that can be achieved in leadership and management in the UK. 

What are the entry requirements

A level 3 qualification or equivalent in Business Management (previous work experience can be considered if you do not hold a relevant level 3).

Ideally you will hold a level 2 or equivalent in maths and English (if not already achieved then this must be completed whilst on the course).

You must be in a suitable job role that matches the apprenticeship standards at this level.

When will I attend?

1 x monthly lecture (remote), remote 121 and group tutorials, 121 assessor observations, self guided study

Duration: 36 months + up to 4 months for EPA

What will I achieve?

On successful completion, students are awarded the following qualifications, professional certification and accreditation:

  • BA (Hons) Professional Management degree
  • CMI Level 5 Diploma In Management and Leadership
  • Chartered Manager status (CMgr MCMI)
Employer support - The Apprenticeship Levy

Apprentices will not be expected to pay tuition fees towards this programme. Your organisation may be able to fund this Degree Apprenticeship though the Apprenticeship Levy (if your organisation is paying the levy).

This programme must be fully supported by your employer, including fees and 20% of your working week. If you are part of a Levy paying company then speak with our workforce development team for funding the course through your Levy.

Cost: £22,000 - Either fully funded or 95% co-funded via the Apprenticeship Lev

For non-Levy paying companies, a 5% fee contribution must be made (total course contribution for non-Levy= £1,100).

How do I apply?

You can register to attend one of our information and Q&A webinars by clicking the relevant date below; alternatively, please contact Stuart Cameron-