Chartered Manager (online)

A Chartered Manager is someone who can take responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long-term organisational success. They may work in the private, public or third sector.

A professional manager will be capable of managing complexity and will obtain leadership responsibility for setting and delivering organisational objectives through a wide range of functions. They will develop in full all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours.   

Benefits of the programme 

The Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship helps managers take their next step into senior leadership roles. During the apprenticeship, the learner develops knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to become transformational leaders and develop an innovative mindset.   

Much of the programme is centred around work-based learning and projects, which means as an apprentice, you will be adding value to your organisation as you work through your degree.   

As part of the triple-accredited Kent Business School, apprentices receive an outstanding teaching experience throughout the programme. 

In addition to on-the-job and off-the-job training, you will have access to online content and resources and be supported by a dedicated Apprenticeship Advisor.   

When I learned about the Apprenticeship Levy and the Higher Degree Apprenticeships I was shocked to find that I could apply.

Kimberley Bree, Chartered Manager Apprentice

You can read more about Kimberley's experience and how much she is enjoying her degree apprenticeship here.


This apprenticeship follows the Level 6 Chartered Manager Apprenticeship Standard. On successful completion of the apprenticeship, learners will gain a BSc in Management which is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).   

Duration and commitment 

The duration of the apprenticeship will be four years and three months, including the end-point assessment. There would be a face-to-face induction (held in Canterbury) and then most of the programme is delivered online. There are also weeklong summer schools across the four years held at our Canterbury campus. The programme is delivered online, with face-to-face teaching taking place once each year. This face-to-face teaching is delivered over four days at our Canterbury campus. Learners are expected to take one study day per week to complete their online learning and are required to attend meetings with a dedicated Apprenticeship Advisor every 8-12 weeks.   

Line managers are expected to support apprentices in their day-to-day job roles and attend the progress reviews with the Apprenticeship Advisor every 8-12 weeks to sign off the apprentice's skills and behaviours in preparation for the end-point assessment.    

Entry requirements 

Apprentices enrolling on this programme are expected to have achieved ABB at A level, or 34 points (16 at Higher Level) in the International Baccalaureate (or equivalent).  
Applicants who do not meet these entry criteria still be considered based on previous experience on a case-by-case basis. 

All applicants are required to hold a GCSE in English and Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification).  


The following modules are typically studied each year. For the award of a BSc (Hons) degree, students must accrue 360 credits which includes the end-point assessment.     

Year 1 

  • Business Analysis Tools 
  • Business Skills and Employability 
  • Financial Accounting, Reporting and Analysis  
  • Global Business Environment 
  • Introduction to Management 
  • Introduction to Marketing 
  • Introduction to Statistics for Business 
  • Micro-Economics for Business 

Year 2 

  • Digital Information Systems: A Management Perspective 
  •  Human Resource Management 
  • Innovation, Creativity and Organisations 
  • New Enterprise Development 
  • Operations Management 
  • Project Management  
  • Research and Consultancy Methods 
  •  Strategy Analysis and Tools 

Year 3 

  • Business/Consultancy Project  
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability Management  
  • Contemporary Management Challenges 
  • Corporate and Business Strategy  
  • Employee Performance Management  
  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Leadership and Management Development 

Fees and Funding 

£22,000 per apprentices which can be covered by the apprenticeship levy or government co-investment if you are an SME. 

Start Dates 

This apprenticeship starts in September. Please contact us for more information. 

Related Kent programme of study 

The Chartered Manager Apprentice is underpinned by the Chartered Manager BSc at Kent. 

Chartered Manager - BSc (Hons)

Next Steps

Employers and Employees

Our team are there to offer support with developing apprenticeships in your organisation, be it upskilling existing employees or recruiting for new roles.

Contact us by emailing or by calling 01634 888467 (9:30am - 4pm Monday to Friday).

Students and Prospective Apprentices

Apprenticeships are available to those already employed in a relevant position and require the support of an employer to take part. If you are not already employed in a relevant role, please visit our please visit our Becoming an Apprentice page.


Find out more about the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship in our short video. 

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