CMI Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) Level 6

Course Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level 6
Start Date September 2020
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CMI Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) Level 6

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 and 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 two years of part time study.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You will require good literacy and IT skills
  • You should ideally have senior management responsibility
  • You should ideally have management responsibility
  • You must be willing to take part in group discussions and practical activities
  • You must have achieved A Levels, a foundation degree, and/or a recognised management or leadership qualification at Level 5
What will I learn?
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  • Leadership and Management Concepts This module provides an overview of the role of leadership and management within organisations and the differences between the two concepts. The relationship to a range of processes at individual, team, organisational and national levels will be explored; adopting multiple perspectives, and highlighting key leadership skills including communication.

  • Operational Decision Making Operational performance is imperative for continued success of organisations. This module looks at data management and effective decision making to support employee engagement and provide a motivational environment thus maximising effort.

  • Digital Innovation Successful organisations are investigated to understand how their visionary approach, embedding innovation, ebusiness practices, satisfies changing markets and ensures future sustainability and success. The module will provide an understanding of how successful organisations make use of innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve strong market positions and sustainable and successful futures.

  • Corporate Strategy in Action This module draws from concepts of strategy in order to analyse real-world concepts, important for leadership and management decision making. It will explore both the theories and models of strategy, including the processes of developing a strategy, focussing on a range of analytical tools and their significance in supporting a business’s corporate strategy.

  • Project Work This module gives you the opportunity to work on a project that meets the needs of your organisation, which will enable you to apply the range of knowledge skills, and behaviours gained from all modules and apply them into a project that will impact and have benefit to your organisation.

Careers & Employability
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The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship 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. Students will need to demonstrate and evidence where they have taken responsibility to deliver long-term organisational success.

Cost and Duration
1 day per week for 4 years £2700
1 day per week for 2 years £1500 (subject to eligibility to fast track onto the final year)

“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.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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