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CMI Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) is for professional managers who take lead responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long-term organisational success. It’s applicable to professional managers from all sectors, private, public or third sector, and all sizes of organisations.

This apprenticeship has been designed to provide access to development opportunities for as wide a range of individuals as possible. The course would be beneficial for those at the start of their career wishing to become professional managers and achieve Chartered Manager status, or those who have already developed practical experience but wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills further.

This apprenticeship has been developed by a group of employers, in partnership with a number of higher education institutions and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Under this scheme, workers who complete the apprenticeship will achieve a BA (Hons) in Leadership and Management, and become a Chartered Manager. University level qualifications at University Centre South Devon are rated GOLD by the Teaching Excellence Framework, a system for recognising excellent teaching and learning in higher education. In addition to this, students on the previous cohort recorded a satisfaction score of 100% for their studies on this programme.

You will need to demonstrate and evidence where they have taken responsibility to deliver long-term organisational success.

For experienced managers, this degree apprenticeship offers a ‘Fast Track’ route by accrediting prior experiential learning (APEL) against the level 4 an 5 modules of the BA (hons) in Leadership and Management. This means that your studies build and develop from your existing knowledge and skills allowing you to start at level 6 and complete in 2 years of part time study.

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“The content of this course was very interesting and applicable to my occupation. It helped me to explore leadership and management concepts further which I can now apply in my role."Joan Audas

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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