Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)

UWE Bristol's Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) is designed to enable businesses to develop their own graduate-level employees through a programme which combines a university business education, work-based learning and professional development through to Chartered Manager status of the CMI.

This is an industry-driven and government-supported programme where apprentices work full-time with their employer, while studying towards a BA (Hons) Leadership and Management Practice at UWE Bristol.

What is the CMDA about?

The CMDA is part of a government initiative where trailblazer groups of businesses and other organisations are defining several new higher apprenticeships leading to honours degrees.

Developed in association with the CMI, our CMDA allows employers either to attract new talent, particularly high-calibre school-leavers, who are keen to earn a full bachelor’s degree in a work-based environment, or to develop existing talent. It will allow employers to acquire the graduate level skills they need, where the training costs, including the degree, are co-funded by government.

The CMDA is suited to those looking to begin or further develop a career in a variety of management functions and roles by combining work and study for a full bachelor’s degree. Apprentices will also gain a head-start into their chosen profession compared with many of their counterparts. Achievement of Chartered Manager status will recognise their ability to take responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long term organisational success, and recognise their ability to deliver impact, behave ethically, and demonstrate their commitment to continual learning and development.

How does it work?

The apprentice, like any other apprentice, will be employed and paid a wage throughout, and they can be new employees with no management experience, or existing employees with no formal prior management education.

The programme combines workplace training and study for the BA(Hons) Leadership and Management Practice. Core units of this programme are mapped against the published CMI Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship standard and will include the following topics:

  • Leading and managing people.
  • Management communications and decision making.
  • Human resource management.
  • Business finance.
  • Marketing: strategies, product and service.
  • Operations management.
  • Strategic management.
  • Project management.
  • Digital business and new technologies.
  • Innovation and change.

All learning is set within the context of the work environment and apprenticeships will complete, work-based projects that aim to deliver impact in the workplace.  A personal and professional development strand runs throughout the programme to enable apprentices to become effective in the management of their current and future development needs.

Find out more

UWE Bristol plans to welcome its first degree apprentices in 2017.

To find out more please contact the CDP team via telephone +44 (0)117 32 87408 or via our online enquiry form.

Further information about the Chartered Management Institute.

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