The new level 6 chartered manager degree apprenticeship has been welcomed by many – allowing managers to achieve a vocational degree without already having formal higher qualifications.

Developing the skills of current and aspiring managers can bridge the quality gap and overcome barriers to employee engagement, performance management and communication. This degree apprenticeship can be a useful tool to equip managers with the knowledge, experience and skills they need to become a successful manager.

A survey by Approved Index showed that nearly half (42 per cent) of employees have left a job due to the lack of effective management. Also, a CIPD report found that there has been little improvement in the quality of managers in the UK over the past decade.

In this guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about the chartered manager degree standard – how it’s delivered, how much it’ll cost and what skills managers will develop.

The breakdown

The level 6 chartered manager degree apprenticeship standard is ideal for upskilling managers, senior managers or anyone with significant management responsibility in private, public or third sector organisations. It’s accredited by the University of Bolton and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) covering a range of topics, such as:

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  • marketing
  • people and performance
  • leading and managing teams
  • project management

Entry requirements are discussed on an individual basis and unlike other degrees, apprentices don’t have to have a level 3 qualification under their belt. We’ll be looking more at employer recommendations and the employees’ management experience rather than qualifications.

We’ve put together a comprehensive infographic explaining what you need to know about the standard, including:

  • what the delivery methods are
  • what knowledge, skills and behaviours they’ll develop
  • what’s included in the end point assessment
  • what qualification they’ll achieve

The programme will be running one evening a week (4pm-8pm) with online and drop in workshops for extra support.

How much does the level 6 chartered manager apprenticeship standard cost?

The standard typically takes four years to complete - sitting in funding band 15, with a maximum cap of £27,000. After completion, apprentices will gain a degree in business and management and can apply for membership with the CMI.

What skills and competencies are included in the standard?

As the standard is wide-ranging, it aims to develop people in management and leadership skills such as:

  • strategic decision makingdegree for managers
  • building teams
  • fostering inclusive and ethical cultures
  • developing stakeholder relationships

Core topic areas include:

  • interpersonal skills
  • personal effectiveness
  • organisational performance

Over to you

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Our chartered manager degree apprenticeship is starting in February 2018 and we’re taking registrations now. If you’re interested or want to find out more, get in touch with our Levy team today:

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