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Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

This course is for people who are looking to develop into a management role or for managers looking to gain a management qualification.
3.5 to 4 years
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

Professional managers will be capable of managing complexity and delivering impact at a strategic and/or operational level with management and leadership responsibility for setting and delivering organisational objectives through a wide range of functions.

The programme is for those who want to develop fully all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours. These include strategic decision making, setting direction and achieving results.

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When does the course start?

Various start dates throughout 2022. Please email us for further information.

What does the course cover?

You will spend 80% of your time at work and 20% ‘off the job’, learning with us and through a virtual portal. Our expert team will guide you as you learn about strategy and planning, project management, business finance, and digital technologies for business. We’ll help you to become supportive leaders, able to develop collaborative relationships, and effective communicators with the skills to influence, negotiate and persuade. Our dedicated team will also support you to grow into their position of responsibility, helping them develop resilience, commercial acumen and sound judgement.

Successful apprentices will have the option to apply for professional recognition as a member of the Institute for Leadership & Management (ILM).

Chartered Manager is the highest professional status that can be achieved in leadership and management in the UK. 

What are the entry requirements

A level 3 qualification or equivalent in Business Management (previous work experience can be considered if you do not hold a relevant level 3).

Ideally you will hold a level 2 or equivalent in maths and English (if not already achieved then this must be completed whilst on the course).

You must be in a suitable job role that matches the apprenticeship standards at this level.

When will I attend?

Attendance is required one evening per week.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) Business Management from the University of Bolton and The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship certificate from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). 

Employer support - The Apprenticeship Levy

Apprentices will not be expected to pay tuition fees towards this programme. Your organisation may be able to fund this Degree Apprenticeship though the Apprenticeship Levy (if your organisation is paying the levy).

This programme must be fully supported by your employer, including fees and 20% of your working week. If you are part of a Levy paying company then speak with our workforce development team for funding the course through your Levy.

The full cost of this course is £22,000.

For non-Levy paying companies, a 5% fee contribution must be made (total course contribution for non-Levy= £1,100).


Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
M1 5JW