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Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Fast track - 2022 entry

Final award: 

  • IfATE Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  • BSc(Hons) Responsible Business Management
  • CMI Chartered Manager status
Duration 18 months
Entry point(s) September and April
Application deadline
  • 1 August for September start
  • 1 March for April start
Campus Streatham Campus, Exeter
Contact

Tel: 01392 723 099
Email: businessDAs@exeter.ac.uk

Overview

  • Aimed at unlocking the potential of existing managers and leaders by developing their knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Accredited by the Chartered Manager Institute (CMI) and represents an exciting opportunity to gain a prestigious apprenticeship
  • Apprentices will use principles of problem-based and inquiry-led learning to demonstrate managerial effectiveness using skills such as critical thinking, negotiation, innovation and creativity
  • Explores current issues facing businesses today and equips apprentices with a range of skills to address these challenges and opportunities as part of their organisation
  • The apprenticeship has been designed as an 18 month blended learning, work-based programme funded by the Apprenticeship Levy ensuring minimum time away from the work place

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Accreditations

Our syllabus is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Successful completion of the programme will result in the award of the Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, a University of Exeter BSc (Hons) in Responsible Business Management, and CMI Chartered Manager status.

Entry requirements

The Chartered Manager programme has two entry routes:

  1. Application through Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL): This is where the applicant will have evidence of a L5 Leadership and Management qualification (completed within past five years) which can be accredited to demonstrate there is already an understanding of Leadership and Management principles
  2. Application through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL): where an applicant has no APCL evidence, completion of two assignments will be required before acceptance to the programme to demonstrate previous management experience

Applicants will have a minimum of two years management experience. English and Maths will also be required at a minimum of Level 2 (GCSE) prior to the End Point Assessment.

Applicants will be in a role that supports the gathering of evidence required for the Chartered Manager apprenticeship ‘standard’.

Individual employers may set additional selection criteria in discussion with the University.

Applicants must also have a valid and eligible residency status to gain entry onto the apprenticeship – please see the ESFA guidance for further information.

How to apply

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship does not follow the standard UCAS application process. Selection to this programme is made by employers; applicants will already hold a post with an employer and continue working for them throughout the duration of this apprenticeship. Applicants will need to speak to their HR department and/or manager to gain sign off to undertake this apprenticeship.

Once your employer agrees to the apprenticeship, applicants will then be required undertake an application for the University. If successful,  they will be offered a position. A place will be confirmed by us, and we will send further information about how to enrol as an apprentice.

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Funding

Full programme cost: £19,500

The employer fully covers the cost of the apprenticeship; apprentices do not pay for any of the eligible training costs. The apprentice will be an employee of the organisation, gaining a University of Exeter award alongside working and earning a salary.

Employers who pay the Apprenticeship Levy will pay for the apprenticeship fees directly through that contribution.  See further information on the Apprenticeship Levy funding.

Employers who do not pay the Levy will be able to claim 95 per cent of the cost of the apprenticeship from the Government. Up to 100 per cent Government contribution may be available if the employer has fewer than 50 employees and:

  • Recruits an apprentice aged 16-18
  • OR an apprentice aged 19-24 who has previously been in care or who has a local authority education, health and care plan

Employers must pay their apprentices a salary at least consistent with national legislation.

Funding eligibility criteria

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Course content

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship is suitable for current or aspiring professional managers and leaders who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours, enabling them to drive performance and productivity improvements in your organisation.

Through this programme apprentices will use principles of problem-based and inquiry-led learning to demonstrate managerial effectiveness using skills such as critical thinking, negotiation, innovation and creativity.

Apprentices develop well-rounded management skills by looking holistically across the business functions (Managing People, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Project Management, Digital Business and Technology, Decision Making) applying new knowledge to deepen their understanding.

Apprentices will cover the following topics throughout the programme:

  • Leading and Managing People
  • Operational and Organisational Strategy
  • Project Management and Decision Making
  • Sales, Marketing and Communications
  • Business Finance
  • Digital Business and New Technology

Learning

Approximately 20 per cent of an apprentice's contractual working time will be given over to study. Our model is designed to be flexible around the needs of apprentices and workloads. No weekly day-release is required, mitigating disruption of their daily role and ensuring maximum flexibility

Our blended learning model comprises of:

  • Two to three day Masterclasses in Exeter, or at host employer’s premises, totalling 28 days.
  • Weekly distance learning comprising of online classes and workshops, interactive exercises and recorded lectures.
  • Work-based learning, assessing projects undertaken in the workplace.

This programme will be assessed by:

  • Knowledge and skills assessment
  • Behavioural assessment
  • Module assessments
  • Structured competency-based interview
  • Assessment of portfolio of evidence
  • Assessment of the work-based project followed by a presentation on work-based project – with Q&A session

Our dedicated partnerships team liaise closely with employers throughout the programme; apprentices will have dedicated mentors to assist and guide them throughout the whole course of the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Standard

Alongside studying for their level 6 apprenticeship, gained after completing the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the apprenticeship standard, apprentices will also work towards a BSc in Responsible Business Management and CMI professional accreditation.

This programme aligns with the Chartered Manager (degree) Apprenticeship Standard.

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Careers

This programme will unlock managerial potential to face business challenges employers are facing right now and the skillset to develop solutions for future success. Apprentices will have become well-rounded leaders with valuable knowledge across a range of business functions (Managing People, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Project Management, Digital Business and Technology, Decision Making). 

Our syllabus is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Successful completion of the programme will result in the award of the Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, a University of Exeter BSc (Hons) in Responsible Business Management in addition to CMI Chartered Manager status.

Employer information

Through this programme apprentices will use principles of problem-based and inquiry-led learning to demonstrate managerial effectiveness using skills such as critical thinking, negotiation, innovation and creativity.

Apprentices develop well-rounded management skills by looking holistically across the business functions (Managing People, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Project Management, Digital Business and Technology, Decision Making) applying new knowledge to deepen their understanding to drive impact within their roles.

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