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HDA Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Fast Track


The Chartered Manager Fast-Track qualification provides both valuable leadership knowledge and the opportunity to apply it in the workplace both during the period of study and after during progressive opportunities. Graduates get a full BA Honours Leadership and Management in Integrated Services Degree and are recognised as a Chartered Manager (CMgr) – a gold-standard professional qualification. The programme is designed for experienced leaders or managers who want to progress into leadership roles or advance their practice with the support of a cutting-edge university education. It is an accelerated version of other popular programmes condensed into two years. We typically have two intakes each year (January and September).

Benefits for the Employer

It is proven that organisations who invest in management and leadership development see an expansion in organisational achievement, and an increase in people performance. This qualification will support both internal and external growth with the development of high potential employees, creating leaders at every level. Interpersonal effectiveness is a key driver within organisational development and this programme will support leaders to develop their leadership skills and qualities with links to transferable skills, change management and project development.

Benefits for the Apprentice

Completing a CMDA will support professional development in all leadership and management attributes. Our aim is to develop managers capable of managing complexity and delivering impact at a strategic and/or operational level with management and leadership responsibility for setting and delivering organisational objectives through a wide range of functions. This programme is aimed at professional, new leaders or managers who want to develop all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness, and behaviours. These include strategic decision making, setting direction, and achieving results, building, and leading teams, clear communication, developing skills and motivating others, fostering inclusive and ethical cultures, leading change, project management, financial management, innovation, risk management and developing stakeholder relationships.

Learning Approach

Apprentices will not need to attend university as we offer a blended learning approach to this programme, with a mixture of live face-to-face teaching opportunities and recorded sessions to support inclusivity to you as an apprentice.

Apprentices will also have to complete independent study assignments, including online learning through various VLE platforms. An assessor at the University and a workplace supervisor will undertake regular progress reviews and support you as an apprentice in your work and studies.

In addition to live lectures, apprentices are expected to agree projects with their employer to apply what they have learned to real life leadership opportunities linking knowledge skills and behaviours to practice which support and evidence the end point assessment process.

There are also opportunities for tailored induction activities to help apprentices get to know each other and balance undergraduate-level study with working full-time.

Study Commitment

As a guide, apprentices should expect to study for an additional 8-12 hours per week on top of their scheduled learning. Employers are expected to support their apprentice’s study by providing a workplace mentor and attending some meetings and assessments.

Qualification Awarded

All successful graduates are awarded a BA (Hons) Leadership and Management in Integrated Services degree from Hull University, as well as a Level 6-degree apprenticeship.

They will also be recognised as Chartered Managers and members of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr MCMI) upon application (fees apply).

Next Steps

If you are an Employer

We will support you every step of the way to offer apprenticeships at your organisation, whether you intend to upskill current employees or attract new recruits.

If you are an Employee

If you are already employed, encourage your employer to contact us where we can make links with your employer and advise on the best route to take with regards to starting your apprenticeship journey.

If you are a Student

Places on this programme are available to those already employed in a relevant position and where their employer will support them to take part.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 6

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    2 Years

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The apprenticeship programme equips its graduates with transferable skills to support managing people, projects, operations and services successfully and sustainably in an evolving workforce.

Early units cover topics such as Leadership and management theory, Change management and teams.

Apprentices will show how they can apply these skills and industry best practice in their workplace with correlating links to the Knowledge skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship programme.

Later units explore project management, employment law, strategy, digital technologies, and finance.

Year one Full-time programme
  • Organisational Leadership
  • Leading and Managing Organisational Change
  • Employment Law and the Development of a Resilient Workforce
  • Integrated Services
  • Extended Management Project

Year one Part-time programme

  • Organisational Leadership
  • Leading and Managing Organisational Change
  • Employment Law and the Development of a Resilient Workforce
Year two Part time programme
  • Integrated Services
  • Extended Management Project

During their time on the programme, apprentices will complete a substantial work-based project and through their portfolio show how they have continually applied their knowledge in their current role. Overall, the apprenticeship will develop confident and capable leaders, who are ready for the fast-paced and ever-evolving challenges of integrated business in today’s society.

The assessments are varied in nature which support development across all areas, from an essay, a critical incident report to a case study, Vlog and a poster presentation during the latter stages of your study period. You will also be required to compile an e-portfolio evidencing your progress throughout the apprenticeship programme with extensive support offered from your lecturer and assessor.

Applicants must be in full-time employment for 30 hours or more and:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have the right of abode and right to work in the UK to qualify for apprenticeship funding.
  • Meet course entry requirements.

Successful applicants typically have leadership or management experience within an integrated services industry and relevant qualifications at Level 4 or 5 (including higher national certificates, diplomas, NVQs and foundation degrees).

Evidence of GCSE Mathematics and English Language (grade A*-C / 9-4), or equivalent, must be provided prior to application.

A list of acceptable equivalent qualifications is available from the gov.uk website, as well as guidance on obtaining replacement certificates. It will not be possible for applicants to proceed with their application unless they are able to provide evidence of achievement or proof that they have applied for replacement certificates.

All applications are individually assessed.

This programme will unlock managerial potential to face business challenges employers are facing right now and the skillset to develop solutions for future success. Apprentices will have become well-rounded leaders with valuable leadership knowledge across a range of business functions (Managing People, change management, Integrated working, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Project Management, Digital Business and Technology, Decision Making).

Our syllabus is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Successful completion of the programme will result in the award of the Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, a University of Hull BA (Hons) Leadership and Management in Integrated Services in addition to the option of CMI Chartered Manager status.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


Degree apprenticeships are paid for by employers, not apprentices.

Employers with a payroll of more than £3 million can use their apprenticeship levy contributions to pay for places on apprenticeship programmes.

Any business with a payroll below £3 million is eligible for government funding that will cover at least 95% of the cost of an apprenticeship course.

Additional incentives are also available to employers who take on young apprentices.


Enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

Apply onlineMake an enquiry Call 0800 358 74 74