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Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

What is an Apprenticeship?
Who is the CMDA for?
Degree content
How will your employee be assessed?
Start date
Duration
Location
How is it funded?
Entry requirements
What our apprentices say
Find out more

What is an Apprenticeship?

In support of the Government’s new initiative to develop the UK Work force’s higher skills, The Claude Littner Business School at the University of West London is offering a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA). This is part of the Degree Apprenticeship programme, a new government and industry scheme which offers the guarantee of a high quality degree, on-the job experience and a professional pathway for development.

Developed by a group of 20 businesses led by Serco, the CMDA produces managers with the management skills and qualities required by employers of all sizes and from all sectors. The programme is tailored to the needs of the working day, balancing education and business demands.

Management apprentices follow a programme developed with the Small Business Charter, part of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, ensuring they earn degrees from renowned universities and business schools.

Apprentices become affiliate members of the Chartered Management Institute, and will reach Chartered Manager status by the end of their apprenticeship.

Who is the CMDA for?

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship provides on-the-job education for non-graduate managers and school leavers alike to gain a management degree and professional accreditation.

Degree content

The CMDA is a dual award and the degree will include the following subject areas:

  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Research Business Data
  • International Business
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Managerial Finance
  • Hospitality Management.
How will employees be assessed?
  • Regular on-programme assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviours, involving the employer and the University
  • Development of a portfolio demonstrating learning and development activities, as well as their application in the workplace
  • End-point assessment, reviewing their full achievements during the apprenticeship
    including:

    • review of portfolio of evidence
    • review of work-based project
    • presentation and interview.
Start date

The course starts in September.

Duration

The course takes between 3.5 - 4 years to complete.

Location

It combines workplace training and study at the University.

How is it funded?

The course is fully funded either through the apprenticeship levy (for levy-paying employers) or through dual funding with government (for non-levy employers). Please request further information from our team. The University will fund the CMI student registration fee.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be expected to hold A levels (or equivalent) or existing relevant Level 3 qualifications. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative. They should also have achieved qualifications in English and Mathematics at a minimum of Level 2 or equivalent, and also demonstrate Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills at this level.

What our apprentices say

For me, the apprenticeship is nothing like I expected it to be, it's much, much better. Not only have I been given a place in my company where I feel like I am a valued contributor to our wider goals, I also have been supported by both my colleagues at work and by the staff at UWL who seem genuinely committed to seeing me succeed and helping me to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed later in life.

 - Apprentice Abdullah Wahid

Since starting the Commercial Degree Apprenticeship at UWL, I now have a much wider knowledge of the commercial world and the different functions behind it. I feel like I have matured so much as a person since studying alongside working full time. My time management and academic writing have definitely improved and this has helped both with my work at the company and also with my assignments and University. The lecturers are extremely understanding of the fact that we work full time alongside university, and so they ensure that the lectures are put into the ‘real world’ so that we can apply the learning to our day to day tasks at our companies. The resources at the University ensure that I am prepared to complete the assignments to the best of my ability, and the CMI resources are extremely useful in preparing myself for the commercial world as a manager.

 - Apprentice Rachel Allder

Find out more

For more information
Ms Aqbal Mohindroo - Project Manager (Operations and Engagement)
The Claude Littner Business School
Email: aqbalk.mohindroo@uwl.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8209 4307

Degree Apprenticeships
For further information, contact Janet Rowson
janet.rowson@uwl.ac.uk
020 82312607
 

How to find us

The Claude Littner Business School
University of West London
Paragon House
Boston Manor Road
Brentford
Middlesex, TW8 9GA