Course Essentials

Do you dream of becoming a professional manager, taking the lead on projects, operations and people? Or are you looking to take the next step in your current career to a management position? Then look no further than our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.

You’ll study a BA (Hons) Business Management Undergraduate Degree, designed with your workplace in mind. As you’ll be in employment, you can apply what you’ve learnt into your role straight away.

What’s more, this Degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, meaning you can graduate equipped with an accredited Degree, work-based learning and the opportunity to have Chartered Manager status.


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If you and your employer have agreed that a degree apprenticeship would help develop you in your current role, please register your interest below or contact our apprenticeship team directly on 0808 271 6886


 

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In addition to this course, you’ll also have the chance to become certified on Salesforce technology- the World's #1 CRM system - and access to the industry-renowned Cisco Networking Academy.

These FREE business and technology courses complement our degree modules, are valued by employers and will further enhance your CV, helping you stand out in the sector. See the 'Industry Skills' tab below for more information.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship - BA (Hons) Business Management (CMI)
Duration:
3 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Apprenticeship
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Career Prospects
  • Programme Delivery
  • Industry Skills

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship is for those looking to embark on a career within a management role, or someone who wants to take that next step up to a management position within their current career.

Arden's BA (Hons) Business Management course will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of key and cross-functional business and management disciplines. You’ll study for your Degree alongside work-based practical learning, where you can apply your learning directly into your role.

Modules

Level 4

  • Developing Personal & Management Skills
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Business Analysis
  • People and Organisations

Level 5

  • Business Processes
  • Applied Business Analytics
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing Change in Organisations
  • Managing Across Cultures

Level 6

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing Planning
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Application of Project Management Techniques
  • Work Based Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

As a Degree Apprentice, your work-based learning becomes an integral part to your qualification. As you’re working, remember to build a portfolio of evidence including completed assessments, evaluations from the workplace, presentations, minutes of meetings, business proposals and performance reviews. Our Student Support Coordinators at Arden University will be able to help you with this.

Assessments

You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods including:

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Practical exercises
  • Projects
  • Work-based project
  • Presentations
  • Panel interview

In addition, you’ll be requested to build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how your learning has been applied to your workplace.

Towards the end of the programme, you’ll complete a work-based project that brings together elements of your learning that demonstrate how your knowledge and understanding of management have been applied in the organisation. The final assessment will be a panel interview, where you’ll present your project, portfolio of evidence and will include a Q&A session.

This Chartered Management degree programme is only available to those who are already in employment.

For alternative options for apprenticeships, please visit gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship or alternatively, explore our wide range of courses available via online distance learning or blended learning.

Why not call our admissions team today on 0808 274 3353 to find out if you’re eligible for one of our programmes?

To be eligible for this Degree Apprenticeship at Arden University you must have either:

  • Two Subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in English and Maths, plus one other subject, at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completion of a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Candidates who demonstrate an ability to study the programme as evidenced through previous vocational experience will be required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-500 words) that addresses their motivation for undertaking the programme; including their reference contacts, relevant prior experience and qualifications.

You must also provide written evidence confirming support from your employer, alongside evidence of appropriate employment.

Individual employers may set specific selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.

Completing a Degree Apprenticeship with Arden means you’ll be in employment and learning professional skills and knowledge as you work, developing transferable skills as you go. You will be gaining relevant, valuable industry experience, gaining a professional qualification, along with Chartered Manager status, making you stand out from the crowd.

And what’s more, you’ll be earning as you work and learn. Upon successful completion, you’ll be equipped with a CMI accredited BA (Hons) in Business Management, valuable industry knowledge and experience, and a potential employer to take you on full-time after you graduate.

The programme will be delivered via Blended Learning. You’ll have access to a content-rich online platform, iLearn, where you can study at your own pace and in your own time. This will be supported by scheduled face-to-face sessions at one of our UK study centres located in Birmingham, Manchester or London.

Your tutor will visit you in the workplace regularly, ensuring you are demonstrating relevant skills and to offer advice on the areas or skills you may find challenging.

Enhance your career prospects with Salesforce and Cisco Networking Academy

Arden are pleased to offer students studying this degree course the opportunity to develop additional skills. You have the chance to develop your own learning journey towards Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying your Arden degree.

Similarly, Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing Business and IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them. With Arden you have the opportunity to study these courses alongside your degree.

About Salesforce certification

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

 

Key Benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills:
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, business, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded jobs markets.

Add value to your CV 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, as well as proving your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community (Salesforce only)
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences

Get your LinkedIn badge (Cisco only)
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to both Salesforce and Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, while the majority of Cisco courses take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

The Salesforce Trailhead and Cisco courses are completely free to study, but there is a fee of £150-£200 per badge for LinkedIn badge certifications from Cisco.

Course Details & Modules

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship is for those looking to embark on a career within a management role, or someone who wants to take that next step up to a management position within their current career.

Arden's BA (Hons) Business Management course will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of key and cross-functional business and management disciplines. You’ll study for your Degree alongside work-based practical learning, where you can apply your learning directly into your role.

Modules

Level 4

  • Developing Personal & Management Skills
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Business Analysis
  • People and Organisations

Level 5

  • Business Processes
  • Applied Business Analytics
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing Change in Organisations
  • Managing Across Cultures

Level 6

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing Planning
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Application of Project Management Techniques
  • Work Based Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

As a Degree Apprentice, your work-based learning becomes an integral part to your qualification. As you’re working, remember to build a portfolio of evidence including completed assessments, evaluations from the workplace, presentations, minutes of meetings, business proposals and performance reviews. Our Student Support Coordinators at Arden University will be able to help you with this.

Assessments

You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods including:

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Practical exercises
  • Projects
  • Work-based project
  • Presentations
  • Panel interview

In addition, you’ll be requested to build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how your learning has been applied to your workplace.

Towards the end of the programme, you’ll complete a work-based project that brings together elements of your learning that demonstrate how your knowledge and understanding of management have been applied in the organisation. The final assessment will be a panel interview, where you’ll present your project, portfolio of evidence and will include a Q&A session.

This Chartered Management degree programme is only available to those who are already in employment.

For alternative options for apprenticeships, please visit gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship or alternatively, explore our wide range of courses available via online distance learning or blended learning.

Why not call our admissions team today on 0808 274 3353 to find out if you’re eligible for one of our programmes?

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this Degree Apprenticeship at Arden University you must have either:

  • Two Subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in English and Maths, plus one other subject, at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completion of a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Candidates who demonstrate an ability to study the programme as evidenced through previous vocational experience will be required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-500 words) that addresses their motivation for undertaking the programme; including their reference contacts, relevant prior experience and qualifications.

You must also provide written evidence confirming support from your employer, alongside evidence of appropriate employment.

Individual employers may set specific selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.

Career Prospects

Completing a Degree Apprenticeship with Arden means you’ll be in employment and learning professional skills and knowledge as you work, developing transferable skills as you go. You will be gaining relevant, valuable industry experience, gaining a professional qualification, along with Chartered Manager status, making you stand out from the crowd.

And what’s more, you’ll be earning as you work and learn. Upon successful completion, you’ll be equipped with a CMI accredited BA (Hons) in Business Management, valuable industry knowledge and experience, and a potential employer to take you on full-time after you graduate.

Programme Delivery

The programme will be delivered via Blended Learning. You’ll have access to a content-rich online platform, iLearn, where you can study at your own pace and in your own time. This will be supported by scheduled face-to-face sessions at one of our UK study centres located in Birmingham, Manchester or London.

Your tutor will visit you in the workplace regularly, ensuring you are demonstrating relevant skills and to offer advice on the areas or skills you may find challenging.

Industry Skills

Enhance your career prospects with Salesforce and Cisco Networking Academy

Arden are pleased to offer students studying this degree course the opportunity to develop additional skills. You have the chance to develop your own learning journey towards Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying your Arden degree.

Similarly, Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing Business and IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them. With Arden you have the opportunity to study these courses alongside your degree.

About Salesforce certification

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

 

Key Benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills:
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, business, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded jobs markets.

Add value to your CV 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, as well as proving your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community (Salesforce only)
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences

Get your LinkedIn badge (Cisco only)
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to both Salesforce and Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, while the majority of Cisco courses take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

The Salesforce Trailhead and Cisco courses are completely free to study, but there is a fee of £150-£200 per badge for LinkedIn badge certifications from Cisco.

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