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BA (Honours) Professional Practice in Management

BA (Honours) Professional Practice in Management

Degree apprenticeship

Group of people in seminarBe accredited as a Chartered Manager by combining this innovative degree programme with an aspiring or established management role.

How does the degree apprenticeship work?

You study a university course alongside 30+ hours of employment a week – so you'll need a relevant job role before you apply. The combination of the course and the job has to meet a national ‘apprenticeship standard’ – in this case the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship standard. So you get to study for a recognised qualification, while earning a salary and having no student fees to pay.

Our next start date is February 2022

The course normally takes 3 years part-time, followed by an endpoint assessment which you'll complete within 6 months.


1. Course summary

  • Learn the essential principles and techniques of management practice.
  • Enhance your learning and development with a clear progression route.

Whether you’re an aspiring or established manager, this course will enhance your knowledge and skills, helping you to progress and be successful in a complex and dynamic workplace. Research conducted by the Chartered Management Institute revealed chartered managers deliver over £390k of added value, so you’ll be able to grow and innovate in your organisation.

2. How you learn

The course gives you the building blocks of learning you need to develop confidence and competence in management practice. You’ll study at our Business School – which has a strong history of collaboration with employers to deliver work-focused education and training – and you’ll then put this theory into practice in your job role.

You learn through

  • management and technical reports
  • research investigations into practice
  • problem solving activities
  • self, peer and co-assessment
  • in-company reports
  • presentations

3. Where you'll study

You'll study at our City Campus, with access to cutting edge facilities and world class expertise.

4. Entry requirements

You need a job role to accompany your apprenticeship course

This has to be 30+ hours a week of employment in a relevant job role – and you would need your employer to agree to fund your course, either through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy. You must also have the right to Abode in the UK.

You normally need qualifications as well

The usual entry requirements are GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4 or above – plus the following

  • 120 UCAS points, including at least 64 points from 2 A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications
  • or 112 UCAS points from 3 A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications
  • other equivalent qualifications, e.g. Access, Foundation Course
  • or a completed level 3 apprenticeship
    Participants must have English, Maths and ICT at Level 2, (GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 or equivalent) or a commitment to achieving these qualifications at the same time as studying the Level 5 apprenticeship.

Applicants who already hold the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship may ‘fast track’ onto the CMDA. These applicants can start midway through the second year of the degree programme as their existing apprenticeship covers the first half of the BA (Hons) Professional Practice in Management.  This route will take approximately two years to complete the full award.

We may also consider other relevant experience for candidates who are already working and have some management experience.  


5. Modules


Year 1
Level 4

reflective and personal development skills • organisations in context • marketing and sales  • work based review

Year 2
Level 5
• reflective skills for professional performance • finance and digital technologies for business performance • people dynamics • work based project
Year 3
Level 6
• professional review and future planning • innovation for leadership of change • work based review 

6. Fees and funding

You'll need an employer who can support your application – funding your course through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy.

Funding options for employers.

How do I apply?

If you're already employed and your employer is willing to support your application, here's what you need to do.

If you don't have an employer who can support you yet, here's how you can look for opportunities.

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