This brand new Degree Apprenticeship is offered in collaboration with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
The University of Chester has an excellent track record in providing work-based learning programmes for organisations across the world through its highly acclaimed Centre for Work Related Studies in which this programme will operate. Whilst the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) curriculum is focused upon core competencies, each assessment can be individually negotiated to specifically put apprentices’ learning into context, resulting in a comprehensive portfolio of evidence that may also be used by the organisation to enhance performance. The programme also incorporates a bespoke, individually tailored consultancy project at each level which apprentices would be able to negotiate and design in conjunction with their organisation to benefit a specific business area.
The University was one of the very first to launch the CMDA in September 2016 with subsequent open or closed cohorts available at any time of year according to business needs. Applications will be assessed in partnership with employers using qualifications and/or relevant experience as the criteria, and accreditation is potentially available for previous experiential learning. There is no minimum UCAS points threshold. The programme delivery model is extremely flexible with compulsory workshop attendance just twelve days per year, supported by a blended learning approach and regular workplace visits. Uniquely in the UK, apprentices who complete the programme at Chester will not only gain a BA (Hons) Business Management and Leadership (with an addendum to the award title where specialisms exist), they will also be awarded the highly valued ILM Diploma at Level 4, 5 and 6 as well as the achievement of Chartered Manager status.