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BA (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain

Become accredited as a professional supply chain manager by combining this innovative degree programme with an aspiring or established management job role.

How does a 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 Level 6 Supply Chain Leadership Professional 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 for this course is January 2022

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

1. Course summary

  • Gain a recognised degree to be able to work as a professional supply chain manager.
  • Build a wider understanding of the logistics and supply chain management.
  • Achieve professional recognition to help you develop your career further.

200,000 new management roles need to be filled each year (source: UKCES), and 75% of employers seek professional qualifications to provide evidence of the practical skills needed (source: Chartered Management Institute). So whether you’re an aspiring or established manager, this course helps you develop your skills, knowledge and competencies, and to gain the accreditation you need to advance your career.

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. You’ll then put this theory into practice in your job role.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • class-based lectures
  • practical workshops
  • discussions
  • tutor-led study

3. Where you'll study

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

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
• Level 2 Adult Numeracy/Literacy
• Level 2 Key Skills/Application or number
• Equivalency test from-
• For School leavers as direct entrants into the business 112 UCAS points from A levels (including at least 64 points from two A levels), or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels, EPQ and General Studies.

Other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience are considered individually.

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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