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About the course

Develop leadership and management skills whilst working in industry.

This innovative and flexible programme provides research and learning for the ever-changing world of business, applying theoretical models to real-life case studies and to your own organisation through a work-based project.

The degree is designed to be flexible and fit around your own working schedule, with the option to leave and re-join the course as required. With access to online support and course materials through our virtual learning environment, you’ll be able to study at your own pace. Students will also come into the University for face-to-face weekend tuition sessions throughout the year (around four times per year).

The course follows our BA (Hons) Business Management curriculum. The course focuses on lifelong learning skills and personal development, delivering professional accreditation opportunities that include Chartered Manager status from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

We also offer a fast-track version of this apprenticeship

Professional memberships Apply direct Further studies Part time option Flexible learning Blended learning

Facts and figures

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

Employers will need to pay their degree apprentices a wage, contribute towards tuition costs and cover the cost of any professional body membership fees.

Under the current Trailblazer funding model for 2014/15 and 2015/16, the Government will contribute two thirds of the total cost of training, up to a cap, with employers contributing the other third.

Information for employers

Graduation costs

Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2017, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £42 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.
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Key entry requirements

    Under the August 2016 funding proposals, levy paying employers (businesses with an annual payroll >£3million) will be able to use funds accrued in their digital levy account for payment of the training drawn from the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.

    Non-levy paying business, or those business that need to supplement their digital levy account will need to co-invest 10 per cent of the cost of the training with the government to pay the remaining 90 per cent.

    CMDA is proposed to be Band 15 in the new bandings with an upper limit of £27,000. This means that for non -levy paying businesses the co-invest amount would be £2,700 over the duration of the training. For the fast track option the fee would be £13,500 over the proposed 2 years and a non-levy paying business contribution would be £1,350.

    Information for employers

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What you'll study

FdA Business

Core units
  • Personal Development Planning (10 credits)
  • Communication Skills (10 credits)
  • Academic Research and Writing (10 credits)
  • Business Information Reporting (10 credits)
  • Marketing Principles (20 credits)
  • Concepts of Management 1 (20 credits).

FdA Business

Core units
  • Understanding Finance (20 credits)
  • Business Environment (20 credits)
  • Work-Based Project Preparation (20 credits)
  • Principles of Business Law (20 credits).

FdA Business

Core units
  • Work-Based Project (20 credits)
  • Concepts of Management 2 (20 credits)
  • Business Strategy (20 credits).

Options

Plus one from the following based on requirements of the cohort:

  • Business Operations (20 credits)
  • Management Dimensions in Europe (20 credits)
  • Marketing Management (20 credits)
  • Human Resource Development (20 credits).

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Business Management Top-up

Core units
  • Personal and Professional Development (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management (20 credits)
  • Project Management in Business (20 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Year 4 + Consultancy Project (40 credits)

Please note the final year assessments are aligned to completion of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.

Support

Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support

Your future

Students may choose to progress onto higher level CMI awards. These come at certificate, diploma and extended diploma levels.

Industry links

This course has been developed in conjunction with an employer consultation group for the Trailblazer Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship initiative. The intention is students will be recruited via employers who will provide the employment opportunity. The University will work closely with these organisations to develop the areas of study aligned to work based learning opportunities.

Placements

Students enrolled to this course will be employed and supported by their employer as part of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship scheme. As part of this commitment, employers will be looking to support their employees so that they will achieve the Chartered status by the end of the study period. This includes providing students with the necessary opportunities required to develop.

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