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We offer the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship at our site in Canary Wharf, London.

Programme overview

This programme has been designed in collaboration with a range of employers and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). It is appropriate for employees at different levels of management. Stage 1 is suitable for aspiring and new managers who have achieved a relevant level 3 qualification. Stage 2 is appropriate for junior managers and those with a level 4 qualification. Stage 3 is appropriate for middle to senior managers and those who have achieved a relevant level 5 qualification. As well as gaining a management degree (BA (Hons) Management and Leadership Practice), those who successfully complete the programme will also gain Chartered Manager status (CMgr MCMI) and achieve a professional level 5 Diploma from the CMI.

Read our booklet on the BA (Hons) Management and Leadership Practice and Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.

Benefits for employers

  • Businesses cite cost and lack of effective management and leadership training as key barriers to growth
  • Businesses which experience high levels of growth have made a substantial investment in management and talent development
  • Chartered Manager is ranked by managers as one of the top three most effective management development options
  • Chartered Managers generate a substantial return on your investment (average £390k) per CMgr - CMI)
  • Businesses can develop their talent pipeline and also ensure effective succession planning

Programme structure

The programme is delivered using a blended learning approach by experienced tutors using lectures, seminars, coaching, group work, computer-based learning and independent study. Throughout the programme, there is a strong element of work-based learning and project work. We'll work closely with you to ensure that modules are relevant to your business and that there are flexible study arrangements in place to fit with work commitments.

Apprentices complete a range of assessments designed to test the necessary attributes for successful management and leadership in the workplace.

Stage 1 - Principles 120 credits

  • Personal and professional development
  • Managing and leading people
  • Managing business operations and services
  • HRM and talent development
  • Accounting and finance
  • Marketing management

Stage 2 - Operational 120 credits

  • The work-based project, research and critical thinking skills
  • Management and organisational excellence
  • Managing entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity
  • Ethical, sustainable and responsible business
  • Digital marketing
  • Work-based project

Stage 3 - Strategic 120 credits

  • Introduction to a professional project
  • Leading the dynamic organisation
  • Managing and leading organisational change
  • Strategy management
  • Professional project


Delivered over three years and three months for apprentices following the full undergraduate degree. Experienced managers may be able to start at stage 2 or 3 in recognition of their prior equivalent professional and/or academic learning. Typically, apprentices attend one day per week.

Entry requirements

The programme is work-based and, as such, is subject to the apprentice being employed by an organisation throughout the duration of the programme. The employer must confirm apprentices comply with the apprentice eligibility criteria including funding requirements. Apprentices may be eligible for direct entry onto stage 2 or 3 of the programme; this is subject to accredited prior learning and/or prior experiential learning. Employers and/or potential apprentices should contact the University direct for further information.


To get more information about enrolment dates, please contact (enrolment dates may be varied to meet the needs of the employer).

Fees and funding

There are different ways for the employer to fund the costs of higher and degree apprenticeships, which may include government levies already paid for by the employer or specific funding opportunities which may be available. For a discussion around your specific requirements please contact:

T: 0191 515 3555 /

If you’re looking to start an apprenticeship, it is the employer that will advertise this opportunity, not the University. To search for apprenticeships offered by employers in your area go to If you’re already employed and are interested in gaining higher-level skills, talk to your employer about whether they will support you to enrol in one of our higher or degree apprenticeship programmes. Your employer could use their Apprenticeship Levy or receive financial support to cover up to 100% of tuition and professional fees of our higher and degree apprenticeships.