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

A Chartered Manager is someone who can take responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long term organisational success, with the professional recognition of their ability to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate their commitment to continual learning and development.

3-4 Years
Workplace and College
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: Varied

Course Info

This degree apprenticeship is designed for professional managers in the private, public or third sector and all sizes of organisation. Typical roles within the organisation may include: Manager; Senior Manager; Head of Department; Operations Manager; or anyone with significant management responsibilities.

The programme is ideal for managers who want to fully develop all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours. These include strategic decision-making, setting direction and achieving results, building and leading teams, clear communication, developing skills and motivating others, fostering inclusive and ethical cultures, leading change, project management, financial management, innovation, risk management, & developing stakeholder relationships.

Important Links:

  • Click HERE for the programme specification.
  • For a full list of the University Centre’s regulations and policies please click HERE
  • Click HERE for The Open University Regulations for Validated Awards


Delivery of the programme will be through bi-weekly attendance at college with the alternate week being self-study within the workplace to meet the 20% off-the-job training requirements of the apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Each individual will be assessed on a case by case basis. It is important to ensure that you have the full support of your employer in order to complete the programme and meet the requirements of the apprenticeship programme.

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