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Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Boost your career and combine academic learning with on-the-job training

Boost your career and combine academic learning with on-the-job training

Graduate with a BA (Hons) Management degree

4 years Part Time - 1 day a week
Bishop Otter Campus (Chichester)


This Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship offers university-based study alongside practical workplace experience to prepare you for your career as a manager. You will be employed full time or part time by a business and attend university on a day-release basis.

This course gives you a firm grounding in the principles of management, enables you to study the nature of organisations through your own experience at work, helps you develop as a self-aware and reflective manager, and builds your management skills in practice.

You will study a mixture of modules focusing on management and business topics that are relevant to your employer and can be applied in your workplace.

You will study three broad topic areas:

  • Operational Performance
  • Interpersonal Excellence
  • Personal Effectiveness


You will have a full or part time job with your employer while you study and be able to apply the knowledge you learn at university to your workplace. When you graduate you will be awarded a BA (Hons) Management degree.

The degree apprenticeship is delivered one day per week over 4 years and is open to both existing employees and newly-recruited staff.

Teaching and Assessment

How you will learn

You will attend university for one day each week during term time and study two modules per semester. Modules are taught in interactive workshop sessions which usually last 2.5-3 hours each. You will be expected to apply and develop your learning in the workplace.

You will be assessed through coursework that will support your soft skills including report writing, presentations and analysis. You will also submit a portfolio to be assessed during an End Point Assessment (EPA). The EPA will include a short presentation and an interview with an independent EPA Assessor.

The Course

What you will study

This course is delivered over two semesters per year for 4 years. You will attend University for 1 day a week over a semester, which is approximately 12 weeks.

This list is indicative and subject to change.

Level 4

  • Working with Others and Personal Development
  • Business Information Systems
  • Management and Organisations
  • Business Finance
  • Operational Strategy
  • Marketing Principles and Practice

Level 5

  • Project Management
  • Operational Strategy 2
  • Work Based Project and Portfolio
  • Ideas Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Leading People
  • Brands Branding and Digital Campaign Planning

Level 6

  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Organisational Development and People
  • Work Based Learning Portfolio
  • Capstone Work Project


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Course Costs

Your tuition fees will be paid by your employer and/or the Government so you will graduate without tuition fee debt.

As an employee you will receive your salary from your employer and be eligible for employee benefits while you study. You will not be eligible for a student loan.

To find out about any additional costs on this course, please see our Additional Costs page.

Entry Requirements

Degree apprentices are recruited directly by employers or are already employed by the company.

To be eligible for the course you will need any of the following:

A Levels
C or above
BTEC Vocational Qualifications
Level 3
Level 3
Relevant work experience


Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?

You need to apply directly to an employer for a degree apprenticeship, unlike traditional degree programmes.

Any other questions

If you have any other questions please contact apprenticeships@chi.ac.uk.

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