Chartered Manager (London)

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.

Professional managers 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.  


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

Duration and commitment 

The duration of the apprenticeship will be 48 months, excluding the end-point assessment. The programme is delivered via face-to-face teaching which takes place one day per week in central London. 

We also offer an accelerated 36 month version of this programme (excluding end-point assessment, to those with ABB at A Level (or equivalent).

Face-to-face teaching is supported by online learning using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Apprentices are also required to attend meetings with a dedicated Apprenticeship Advisor every 10-12 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 10-12 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 CCC at A Level, or 34 points (16 at Higher Level) in the International Baccalaureate (or equivalent). Those looking to undertake the accelerated pathway are required to have ABB at A Level of 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 5 GCSEs (including 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.      

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

  • Principles of Business
  • Self-Managed Learning 
  • Introduction to Statistics for Business
  • Business Analysis Tools
  • New Enterprise Development and the Digital Consumer

Stage 2 

Compulsory modules

  • Introduction to Contract Law 
  • Strategic Marketing 
  • Self-Managed Learning 2
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Consultancy Project

Stage 3 

Compulsory modules

  • Sustainability and Purposeful Business
  • Self-Managed Learning 3
  • Strategic Management 
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Final Project

Apprentices also take one elective module in either: 

  • Brand Building and Management
  • Industry Studies

Fees and funding 

The maximum funding for this apprenticeship is £22,000, which can be covered by the Apprenticeship Levy or by government co-investment.  

Other additional costs to the employer may include accommodation and travel for face-to-face teaching blocks. 

London Location 

Our London-based Chartered Manager course is delivered in person at Garfield House on the Edgware Road, close to Marble Arch tube station. The location offers a contemporary and high-quality learning environment in central London that is easily accessible by many London-based employers and their apprentices.  

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 BA (Hons) in Business and Management at Kent.

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.

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