Part-time, work-based, degree apprenticeship undergraduate (4 years)
Building on the success of our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA), and including material from ARU’s ground breaking suite of third sector leadership courses, this is a specialist university qualification aimed at those wishing to build a career in charity or social enterprise management. Gain a BA (Hons) Management degree, and become a Chartered Manager (part of the Chartered Management Institute), while you work, with fees funded by your employer and the Government.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
Our CMDA Charity uses our unique expertise to develop leaders and managers who are equipped to tackle social and environmental issues, working within a range of structures: voluntary and community organisations, charities, and social enterprises.
Good leadership and management is fundamental to delivering financial sustainability alongside social or environmental impact. This practical, hands on course is designed to develop your key leadership and management capabilities within a professional, work-related context. It lets you earn while learning and allows you to apply your knowledge within the workplace, making a difference where it matters.
As a dual qualification, once you have successfully completed your studies you will also become a member of the CMI and will be granted the Chartered Manager designation which remains valid as long as you continue your professional registration and maintain continuing professional development (CPD).
20% of your learning will be classed as ‘off the job’, which means that you'll be learning during normal working hours either in your place of work or outside – but not part of your normal working duties.
You will also attend six management workshops per year that will cover key topics in depth, featuring guest speakers and networking opportunities.
As well as learning while you earn, the benefits of studying this course include:
The CMI are delighted to partner with ARU in the delivery of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. Developing future leadership capability is key to driving the growth of our economy.
Whether you’re aspiring to become a professional manager or you have leadership experience, our CMDA Charity will arm you with the professional skills you need to enhance your leadership career, whether in the UK’s 200,000 charities and 100,000 social enterprises, or in similar organisations around the world.
The work-based project gives you the opportunity to focus on topics relevant to your employer, and to make recommendations for improved business performance.
The End Point Assessment is made up of four assessment areas. You will:
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
You will need:
If you don’t meet the above requirements your application will be considered on a case by case basis and may require an interview. *This is with the exception of ESFA approved Level 2 Maths and English qualifications, which are mandatory.
Course offers can only be made if approved Level 2 certificates are provided prior to the start of the course.
For further details about which qualifications meet Level 2 requirements download this document from the gov.uk website
Do you have access to your certificates?
If not please be made aware that locating lost certificates can take up to 6 weeks. You can apply for lost certificates on the gov.uk website at a cost of around £40.00.
Studying during COVID-19
Due to national restrictions all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses. Visit our restrictions page for details.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic the majority of our apprenticeship courses are being delivered online only using our established online learning systems. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however the University remains committed to delivering teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment for those that are on campus.
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