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Chartered Manager

Chartered Manager Degree and Higher Apprenticeship

About the course

The University of Bedfordshire’s Chartered Manager degree apprenticeship provides the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for effective management of large and small organisations.

The programme combines the BA Business Management honours degree with CMI Chartered Manager status.

Designed to be relevant, practical and challenging, to develop:

  • Understanding of business models, ideas and management techniques
  • Theory and practice relevant to key business functions
  • Employer-based learning to address real issues
  • Assignments based on business challenges

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship meets the education and training needs of professional managers in private, public or third sector organisations of all sizes. It develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to manage complexity and deliver impact at a strategic and/or operational level, and to take management and leadership responsibility for setting and delivering organisational objectives through a wide range of functions.


Who is it for?

  • Experienced managers wishing to enhance aspects of their management and leadership
  • Those with career aspirations in management
  • New or existing staff
  • Open to graduates if their degree does not include in-depth study of business management
  • Those progressing from a lower level apprenticeship.

How the programme is delivered?

The programme combines classroom and practical work-based learning. Apprentices extend their classroom learning through their workplace practice, collecting evidence of learning applied, for example through project work, business enquiry and a portfolio. Delivery can be configured to suit employer needs, usually based on short blocks of study.

There is also the option of delivery at the employer’s workplace for groups of 10 or more.


Topics covered

  • Strategy and Change Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Digital Business Management
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Sustainable Business Management
  • Management of Operations
  • Decision Making

Apply now to start in September 2017. Duration of course is typically 36 to 48 months.

Successful apprentices will achieve the BA (Hons) Business Management degree and full chartered membership of the CMI, incorporating vocational and academic elements.

English and Maths to Level 2 are included if not held at entry.


Why Bedfordshire?

  • Campuses in Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.
  • We place strong emphasis on practical and professional skills alongside high quality education and training. Many of our programmes successfully combine employment with professional studies.
  • In 2015, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) report on University of Bedfordshire identified eight areas of good practice in teaching and learning and commended the University for the quality of its learning experience - now a QAA case study.
  • Employers and apprentices are supported by experienced Apprenticeship Co-ordinators, through workplace visits and regular reviews.
  • Our apprenticeship programmes can be configured to suit employers’ specific needs.
  • Employers looking for groups of 10 or more can usually choose to have teaching delivered at the workplace.

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