This apprenticeship offers the triple guarantee of a quality degree, on-the-job experience and a professional pathway for future development. Learners build strategies to address genuine challenges faced by their employers, as well as to maximise commercial opportunities.
The Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) has been designed to give learners knowledge and skills that they can relate to their organisations and utilise in the workplace.
The academic programme is delivered over three years and a learner completing this will receive a BA (Hons) Management and Leadership degree. Once the degree has been awarded, an ‘end point assessment’ is compulsory in Year 4 in order to complete the degree apprenticeship qualification.
There is an emphasis on real world problems throughout, meaning our teaching approach is focused on learner engagement in activities and tasks, rather than formal lectures.
Modules are delivered as blocks of learning – at the end of each block, Apprentices must submit an assessment before they can undertake the next. This helps learners to maintain a work/life balance, whilst also ensuring progression through the programme.
Assessments reflect the varied nature of a business professional’s work – for example, learners are required to write reports, give presentations and undertake business planning. There are also examinations and reflective assessments.
Learners undertake a number of personal and professional development projects. For example, The Personal and Professional Portfolio module enables learners to develop the skills required to become an effective manager.
There’s also the End Point Assessment process is comprised of two ‘gateways’ and requires the Apprentice to present the results of their final year project, along with evidence of their professional development in the form of a learning portfolio.