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BA (Hons) Business and Management Practice (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship)


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Course Overview

This Degree Apprenticeship leading to a BA (Hons) Business and Management Practice is delivered at the college’s Chippenham campus in partnership with Oxford Brookes University. It provides a practical business education programme over three years with up to a further year for the End Point Assessment for those employees who wish to study at Higher Education level in their local area whilst continuing to be employed within their organisation. The programme is designed for chartered managers 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. The occupational profile of prospective applicants is expected to be that of professional managers in the private, public or third sector and all sizes of organisation. Specific job roles may include Manager, Senior Manager, Head of Department, Operations Manager or those with significant management responsibilities.

What will I learn?

Within your first year, you are introduced to areas including criticality and academic writing in addition to developing a portfolio to support your professional development.

In the second year, you will focus on research skills and developing your skills of enquiry in preparation for your final year Business Project (work-based focused). This also helps prepare you for your final year modules as set out below.

Year one modules:

• Introduction to Marketing
• Business Environment
• Personal Development
• Managing Business Operations
• Introduction to Finance
• Leadership and Management

Year two modules:

• Managing Work Performance
• Project Management
• Business Research
• Strategic Management
• Business and Financial Management
• Developing Management Capabilities
• Human Resource Management

Year three modules:

• Managing Quality and Risk
• Managing Marketing Activities
• Developing Self and Others
• Work Based Project
• Strategic Futures, Insight and Design
• Leading and Managing Change
• Strategic Leadership

Throughout the three year degree, you will collect ‘showcase’ workplace evidence to build your portfolio at each level before accessing your End Point Assessment in year 4.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

You will be expected to work on degree assessments, projects and collate evidence from your workplace during working hours to support 20 per cent off the job training.

You will attend college for one day a week during the length of the degree programme with up to a further year required for the completion of the End Point Assessment (EPA).

This course emphasises active learning and facilitative teaching and is an interactive course so you will work in small groups and receive frequent and informal feedback.

This encourages a participative approach to learning including collaborative learning and peer review.

Assessment plays a key role in ensuring that you develop and demonstrate the required knowledge and skills to complete your programme. Each assessment is written so that you can show that you have achieved the learning outcomes for the module and for the whole programme.

The range, type and timing of assessment have been carefully chosen to enable you to become independent and reflective learners. Modules are assessed either by coursework and full details are given in the module descriptors.

Successful apprentices will achieve a BA (Hons) Business and Management Practice and full chartered membership of the CMI incorporating vocational and academic elements.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships.

You should have A Levels (or equivalent) or existing relevant level 3 qualifications and English, Maths and ICT at level 2. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.

English and Maths - English and Maths will be required to be demonstrated at a minimum of level 2.

Level: This apprenticeship standard is at level 6.

Link to professional registration - If you successfully complete this Degree Apprenticeship, you will become chartered members of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr MCMI).

You must have secured a position with an employer and be ready to start working with them before you can begin your apprenticeship course.

If you already have an employer and they have agreed to put you through an apprenticeship, contact the Apprenticeship team and we'll get you started. Email or call 0845 345 2235.

If you don’t have an employer, you can still apply for an apprenticeship directly - check out our latest apprenticeship vacancies here:

What Could I Do Next?

As well as your degree (at the end of year three), you will achieve full chartered membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) incorporating vocational and academic elements (at the end of year four).You may have the opportunity to study at a postgraduate level and access to promotional opportunities in the workplace.The typical duration for this apprenticeship is four years but will depend on your previous experience.

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