Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Chartered Manager

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Course overview

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship is designed to help boost your management skills, develop your skills and confidence all while working full time and putting theory into practice.

This course is taught online, and your employer will ensure you have dedicated study time so you can flexibly manage your time alongside your work. At the end of this apprenticeship, you would have completed a full BSc Management degree and receive an apprenticeship completion certificate.

This blended approach has been developed by the Government, business leaders, universities, and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to deliver high quality managers with the least disruption to business.

To be accepted on to this course, you require full support from your current employer, or you can apply to work for an employer looking to recruit degree apprentices.

Why study Chartered Manager at Kent?

A student's view.

Hear about the BSc Chartered Manager course from Adam Grainger, a student who is currently an Apprentice Reception Manager. 

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'Triple Crown' accredited

Gain an undergraduate degree from a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school.

Earn while you learn.

Undertake an undergraduate degree while working in paid employment.

Chartered status.

Graduate with a BSc in Management, your apprenticeship certificate and you’ll be eligible to apply for Chartered Status from the CMI.

Employability support

Full access to employability support from enrolment until three years after graduation.

Everything you need to know about our Chartered Manager course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You learn how to be an effective leader across a wide variety of organisational areas. You’ll gain a strong understanding of management and related functions, such as ethics and sustainability, marketing, financial management, HR management, entrepreneurship, and project management alongside capstone modules that will help you develop in your current role.

How you'll study

Our enthusiastic team of international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, bringing their subject to life and drawing you into the conversation.

Your future

A Chartered Manager is someone 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.

Occupation /Profile: 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 anyone with significant management responsibilities.

  • Professional managers capable of managing complexity and delivering impact at a strategic and/or operational level with management and leadership responsibility for setting and delivering organisational objectives through a wide range of functions. 
  • Professional managers who want to develop fully all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours. These include strategic decision making, setting direction and achieving results, building and leading teams, clear communication, developing skills and motivating others, fostering inclusive and ethical cultures, leading change, project management, financial management, innovation, risk management, & developing stakeholder relationships. 

Professional recognition

Successful apprentices will become chartered Members of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr MCMI).

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Please refer to the Apprenticeship funding: rules and guidance for employers for information on what costs can and cannot be included within the apprenticeship cost.

Please note that attendance for block teaching sessions held over the length of the apprenticeship by Kent Business School will not be covered by the cost of the apprenticeship, and will come at an additional cost. 

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

The maximum amount of funding the government will contribute towards this apprenticeship is a funding cap of £27,000, including the end point assessment. As each apprenticeship is tailored to the needs of the employer, please contact with Centre for Higher & Degree Apprenticeship for full costings.

The university is working with levy and non-levy employers to provide apprenticeships and welcome inquiries from interested organisations.

Next steps

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This forms part of an apprenticeship and cannot be applied for as a standalone programme - see the apprenticeships website for more info and a full list of current apprenticeships

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