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Hospitality Manager (Chartered Manager)

Upon successful completion of this level 6 degree apprenticeship, learners gain a BA (Hons) in Applied Hospitality Management, and they will also qualify for Chartered Manager status from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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About the Hospitality Manager (Chartered Manager) Degree Apprenticeship

This programme has been designed to meet the growing need for hospitality staff in the UK, who are equipped with the necessary specialist and transferable managerial skills.

The hospitality industry in the UK has changed significantly over recent years. Where demand is now increasing again, many businesses are finding they have been left with a skills gap.

Teaching is delivered over 3 years and modules are delivered in blocks.

The programme provides learners with the right balance of practical, managerial, and leadership skills to be an effective manager in hospitality. In the first year, they will cover key fundamentals such as finance, marketing, and the global industry landscape. In the second year, they cover areas such as leadership and management skills, and delivery operational plans. And in the final year, learners cover more strategy, contemporary issues, and they work on a live, applied project.

Apprentices will graduate with a BA (Hons) in Applied Hospitality Management and they will also qualify for Chartered Manager status from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Working in partnership with:

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What are Degree Apprenticeships?

Degree apprenticeships are a fantastic way to upskill employees and train new staff. They contribute to improved competitiveness and productivity, as well as increased staff retention.

Degree apprentices study for higher level qualifications alongside working. As such, they spend at least 6 working hours each week carrying out ‘off-the-job training’ where they study for their degree and gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required to successfully complete the apprenticeship.

Large employers can use their apprenticeships levy to pay for apprenticeship training. Smaller firms can claim up to 95 per cent of these costs from the Government. This means apprenticeships are a cost-effective choice for both the employer and learner.

Gaurav Chawla

Meet the lecturer

Gaurav Chawla, Academic Course Leader

Gaurav brings a wealth of global hospitality and tourism experience to his role. Among his many qualifications, he holds a PhD in Environmental Psychology from Oxford, and has studied and taught all over the world.

His experience provides him with a valuable backdrop for his academic practice and research activities.

With over 12 years’ of lecturing, Gaurav is passionate about hospitality and tourism and getting the very best out of his learners.


Gloucestershire Business School

This apprenticeship is delivered at our £18 million, state-of-the-art Gloucestershire Business School on Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester.

This centre for business opened in 2018 and facilities include a business incubation centre, a Thomson Reuters trading room, a moot court room, board rooms, a consumer behaviour lab, and equipment on par with that of a global headquarters.

The space also encompasses Gloucestershire’s flagship Growth Hub. The Growth Hub offers fully funded business support for every growing Gloucestershire business. Having helped more than 10,000 businesses since 2014, the Growth Hub’s team of experts are on-hand to help Gloucestershire business grow through a blend of one-to-one expert support, training and events.

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Employer and learner support

Learners have a personal tutor throughout their apprenticeship, as well as a learner coach who conducts reviews and supports them towards successful completion. They are also supported by module tutors and our Helpzone staff, who are contactable by telephone, in person and online.

Employers are able to access our dedicated apprenticeship support team, who are here to ensure that businesses get the best from both the learner and the programme.

Learner benefits

All apprentices have access to:
· experienced professionals, who are experts in their field
· state-of-the-art facilities
· all university libraries and IT and facilities
· discounted travel with Stagecoach across the South West network
· an NUS card offering great discounts at restaurants and high street stores
· a vibrant social scene complete with bars, sports clubs, gyms and leisure facilities

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