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Business Management and Professional Development BA (Hons) [Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship]

Developed in partnership with local employers, this degree apprenticeship will give you a comprehensive, practical understanding of business and lead to Chartered Manager status.

4 Years
Workplace and College
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: Between 48-56 UCAS tariff points (equivalent to CD at A-level, Pass on Access to HE, MPP on BTEC Extended Level 3 Diploma)

Course Info

The Business Management and Professional Development degree apprenticeship integrates workplace and academic learning and will provide the opportunity for you to develop personal and professional competence as a manager and to gain the final Chartered Management Institute (CMI) award of Chartered Manager.

The degree will provide you with a broad-based business education and an opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the complex, volatile and uncertain business environment. Successful students will develop a critical and reflexive awareness of self and an ability to lead and manage ethically. The programme will also afford an impetus for continuous lifelong learning and association with a relevant professional body.

Level 4 Modules

Module Credits (Level 4)
Personal Development and Practice 30
The Marketing Environment 30
Work and Society 30
Financial Aspects of Business 30

Level 5 Modules

Module Credits (Level 5)
Innovation and Creativity 30
Project and Operations Management 30
Community, People and Professional Practice 30
Integrated Communications 30

Level 6 Modules

Module Credits (Level 6)
Contemporary Business Issues 20
Strategic Leadership 30
People Management and Business 30
Business Research Project 40
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The programme is delivered through a combination of: small group lectures, seminars, online learning packages and one-to-one supervision meetings.

One of the key strengths of our teaching at the University Centre is the amount of time we dedicate to supporting you as an individual student to help you get the best out of your programme. One-to-one tutorials with your tutor are important as they allow you to raise any particular issues you may be facing. Your tutor will be as supportive as possible in helping you work through these issues. 

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Between 48-56 UCAS tariff points (equivalent to CD at A-level, Pass on Access to HE, MPP on BTEC Extended Level 3 Diploma) and Level 2 Maths and English.

In order to be considered for the programme, applicants must be employed. Assessment is work-based and employers must be committed to providing a role that allows personal development, with opportunity to practice and evidence new learning and skills. Employers must also provide 20% off-the job training, within normal working hours.

All applicants must complete a satisfactory College interview as part of the admissions process and would be expected to aim to become professional managers.

All students on this course must be employed by a sponsoring (fee-paying) organisation and will study part-time for a typical duration of 4 years. Delivery will be flexible to meet the needs of local and regional employers and apprentices, and will potentially include block, evening and / or day release study.

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t-level in Business!

1 T Level = 3 A Levels
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