The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) blends the best aspects of learning with work-based activity to ensure all successful students receive upon completion:

  • BA (Hons) Management
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Professional Chartered Manager status
  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Throughout your course you will study a wide selection of different modules ranging from Accountancy and Finance to International Marketing and Information Management. Your teaching will be delivered in short blocks to fit in with your work and personal commitments. You will also learn from work-based projects and initiatives, demonstrating your ability to make a difference in your organisation. You will be assessed by different methods including reports, presentations, projects, essays and dissertations.

You will have a number of taught sessions which are designed to allow you to:

  • discuss your personal and professional development
  • discuss and gain feedback about your work
  • ask questions about the projects you’re working on

We will also support you through our virtual learning environment, giving you access to all of the module learning material, as well providing a platform to discuss ideas, work or anything else with your tutors and fellow students. You’ll find lots of professional support on campus plus plenty of people to turn to if you need a helping hand.

What are my prospects after a degree?

When you finish the apprenticeship, there is a final review process which includes presenting a portfolio of work-based evidence and a panel interview, for you to achieve your professional CMI status. When you graduate, you will also be a Chartered Manager with all of the required skills, such as fostering inclusive and ethical cultures, setting strategy, leading change and project management.

The experiences you gain as an apprentice can provide a springboard towards promotions and higher level opportunities. It’s not unusual for graduates of apprenticeship schemes to work their way up to the boardroom. Former apprentices have gone on to roles in senior management teams in construction, engineering and energy – 30% of the senior UK managers at Rolls Royce started out at the firm as apprentices.*

*Which? University – The Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships