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ApprenticeshipChartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (Fast-Track)

Course overview

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

A fast-track business degree apprenticeship is the ideal way to take advantage of the recognised prior learning you have developed in the work place. The BA (Hons) Leadership and Management forms the taught programme and is supported by a professional development module for the End Point Assessment of the apprenticeship, designed to supplement your on-the-job experience. Most candidates will have A Levels or other relevant Level 3 qualifications, as well as English and Maths at Level 2. Other relevant prior experience has to be demonstrated but can include a HND or foundation degree.

Suitable candidates will be able to finish the academic elements of their apprenticeship sooner, putting them in an excellent position for career progression and further professional development.

Over two years, the course focuses on developing lifelong skills and encourages personal development. As a management apprentice on the CMDA programme you’ll have the opportunity to earn Chartered Manager status, as a result of your successful apprentice End Point Assessment, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, and benefit from a range of master classes from guest speakers, as well as regular networking opportunities.

Apprentices enrolled to this course must be employed in a suitable role and be supported by their employer. As part of this commitment, employers will need to provide the necessary opportunities for employees to achieve Chartered Manager status by the end of the study period.

Accredited by:

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Funded by:

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Solent Business School awarded:

CMI outstanding partner of the year winner 2022

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For employers

Apprenticeships can add value at all levels of your business:

  • Upskill your staff with industry relevant qualifications.
  • Drive an increase in productivity.
  • Promote long-term loyalty and reduce staff turnover.
  • Reduce the cost of qualifications and training.
  • Develop staff with a minimum of interruption to day-to-day operations.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full- and part-time staff.
  • Scale your business with the help of an increasingly skilled workforce.

For apprentices

Here's what a higher or degree apprenticeship can offer you:

  • A combination of on-the-job and academic study which is relevant and applied.
  • A continued wage and contract of employment which includes all the same benefits as any employee.
  • A higher or degree qualification which is recognised, transferrable and the same level as if achieved through traditional study routes.
  • A debt free future with zero tuition fees. (Please note, as apprenticeships are funded by employers, apprentices are not eligible to apply for Student Loans Company loans)
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and progress within your industry.

What does this course lead to?

This degree has been designed as part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills initiative for developing employees to management level.

Upon completion of the degree students will have progressed to a management level within their company and earned Chartered Manager status.

Who is this course for?

This fast-track option is ideal for those who may already have practical experience, but wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills further.

Students will need to demonstrate recognised prior learning that has been developed in the work place. The integrated BA (Hons) Leadership and Management programme is supported by a professional development unit designed to supplement this recognised prior learning.


Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.

Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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