Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme is a comprehensive business and management development programme.

Apprentices accepted onto the course must be in full time employment in the public, private or third sector in order to apply.

Why choose this course?

What distinguishes this apprenticeship is the blend of employer-defined skills, knowledge and behaviour requirements that are integrated and assessed as part of a management degree, and professionally recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) through the award of Chartered Manager status.

Reasons to choose the Chartered Manager degree apprenticeship programme
  • Degree education
  • Learn while you earn
  • No fees or debt
  • Work based, skills development
  • Professional Chartered Manager Status
  • Enhance employee engagement and increase staff retention
  • Boost productivity of workforce through higher skills training
  • Develop new and existing talent
  • 90% Government funding stream on training and development for non-levied employers

About the course

Four students walking together on the de Havilland campus This apprenticeship programme is suitable for aspiring managers in the private, public or third sector.

A flexible, dual accredited business and management programme that combines the best of classroom, online and work-based learning, delivering practical skills and industry experience to support development in the workplace.

Entry requirements

Must be in full-time employment and the employer must be willing to sponsor the programme.

Entry Level 4 with standard University entry criteria apply and we will normally expect students who have 112 UCAS points or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or equivalent is required.

Teaching methods

This part-time programme will enable participants to study continuously through the full calendar year via: intensive block study sessions and micro-learning study groups with a dedicated learning mentor supporting them throughout by online distance modules. This accessible and conveniently delivered format will enable employers to access a single programme for staff from multiple UK locations.

Professional accreditations

  • CMI affiliate membership for duration of programme.
  • CMI Diploma in Leadership & Management L5
  • Certificate Chartered Manager recognition


  • Professional Development
  • The Commercial Environment
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Exploring Business Ethics
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Economics for Business
  • Global Perspectives in Business
  • People Resourcing
  • Practices of Resource Management
  • Organisational Financial Management
  • Marketing Planning
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Digital Economy
  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership and Organisations


Apprentices are not liable for any tuition fees as these will be covered by the employer and/or the government.

The tuition fee for Apprentices for the duration of their course £27,000.*

If a business has an annual pay bill of less than £3 million, it will only need to pay 10% of the course fee as 90% is government funded. If the pay bill is more than £3 million, businesses can pay the fee from it's levy payments via the digital online Apprenticeship Service

* Please get in touch for more specific information on costs and funding options.