Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Level 6

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.

Successful apprentices will achieve a degree in BA Hons Business Innovation and Applied Management and full chartered membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr MCMI).

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Level 6
LevelLevel 6
LocationColchester
DurationFour years
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateStarting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, will be communicated post-employment and sign-up
Fee(s)Employer Contribution: £2,700
Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee.
Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.

Information for Applicants

What knowledge and skills are covered?

What is included in the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)?
There are three aspects to the CMDA:

Degree: Apprentices will study for the UCC degree BA (Hons) Business Innovation and Applied Management. This degree is ‘Dual Accredited’ by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), enabling the apprentice to gain an additional qualification as part of their academic studies, and offering access to the exemption (streamlined) route to Chartered Manager.

Work-based Learning: Apprentices must be employed in order to undertake the CMDA. Job roles must allow sufficient opportunities for apprentices to undertake activities and tasks and implement learning acquired through their studies for the degree. They must have access to real work which is productive and gives apprentices opportunities develop, practice, and evidence knowledge and skills to meet the Standard. Skilled and knowledgeable staff must be available to support the apprentice in the workplace.

Chartered Manager: The Standard has been mapped to the requirements for Chartered Manager. This means that apprentices are able, through their degree and work-based learning activities, to acquire the knowledge and skills that a Chartered Manager should have. Apprentices will undergo an assessment for Chartered Manager following achievement of the degree. On completion of the Standard, including assessment for Chartered Manager, the apprentice will become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) and will be granted the CMgr designation which will remain valid as long as they continue their professional registration and maintain CPD

What award will I achieve?

Successful apprentices will achieve a degree in BA Hons Business Innovation and Applied Management and full chartered membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr MCMI).

What are the entry requirements?

UCC will agree the selection criteria with individual employers, but this is likely to include A levels; a or other relevant qualifications; level 2 English, Maths and ICT with relevant experience.

How often do I have to attend college?

Attendance at University Centre Colchester for 1 day per week will be required. This will allow apprentices to have lectures and workshops for their degree modules.

How will I be assessed?

There are assessments both during the programme and at the end; apprentices will have to pass the degree, their portfolio of work-based learning and a final synoptic assessment.

What can I do next?

Successful candidates may progress into full-time employment or progress from this pathway onto further or higher qualifications specific to their work context.

Information for Employers

How is my business going to benefit from an Apprentice?

How can I fit this apprentice into my business?

This standard is for employers looking to recruit and train professional managers in the private, public or third sector and all sizes of organisation. The standard aims to produce professional managers that are capable of managing complexity and delivering impact at a strategic and/or operational level with management and leadership responsibility for setting and delivering organisational objectives through a wide range of functions.

Typical job roles this standard can apply to may include: Manager; Senior Manager; Head of Department; Operations Manager; or anyone with significant management responsibilities

They will be professional managers who want to develop fully all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours

The recognised professional CMI qualification is built into course, that your apprentice will bring back to the business, providing value for money and a return on investment by bringing back up to date knowledge from college.

Your apprentice will bring technical skills and knowledge to your business including:

  • 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.

What will this cost my business?

From April 2017 the way that government funds apprenticeships in England will be changing. All businesses operating within the UK with a wage bill of over £3 million will be required to contribute to the apprenticeship levy monthly via HMRC.

  • If the levy applies to your business you will be required to pay 0.5% of your entire wage bill into the levy. This will be offset against a levy allowance worth £15,000 for each tax year
  • You will only be able to use your levy payment for government backed apprenticeships through providers who are registered on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers
  • Levy payments will expire after 18 months.

From April 2017 all existing apprenticeship frameworks and new apprenticeship standards (often referred to as trailblazer standards) will be allocated to Government funding bands.

Funding bands determine the maximum amount of money that Government will contribute for the training delivery and end-point assessment of each apprenticeship. All approved apprenticeship standards have already been allocated to funding bandings with maximum funding caps.

If you take on an apprentice who is between 16 and 18 years old at the start of their apprenticeship, you will receive a payment to help meet the extra costs of employing them. This will be paid to you through the training provider in two £500 instalments at 3 months and 12 months if the apprentice continues in learning.

Employers will need to agree a price for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. For levy paying employers this can be arranged with a training provider on the Digital Apprenticeship Service from April 2017.

The agreed funds will be taken from the employer’s digital account to pay the training provider, up to a maximum amount of funding allocated by Government to that particular apprenticeship.

For non-levy paying employers the Digital Apprenticeship Service will not be available until at least 2018. They will need to discuss and agree a price with their training provider.

Does the apprentice have to attend college?

Attendance at University Centre Colchester for 1 day per week will be required. This will allow apprentices to have lectures and workshops for their degree modules.

How is the apprentice assessed?

There are assessments both during the programme and at the end; apprentices will have to pass the degree, their portfolio of work-based learning and a final synoptic assessment.

What about support in the workplace?

Skilled and knowledgeable staff must be available to support the apprentice as they complete work- based tasks and build a portfolio.

Why should I choose Colchester Institute to support my recruitment and retention?

Our team will provide:

  • A free recruitment service.
  • Personal 1:1 Apprenticeship Levy advice and guidance.
  • A dedicated Account Manager.
  • Industry experienced, professional, technical tutors.
  • Bespoke programmes available upon request.
  • An Essex priority skills focus.
  • Free employer events.

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