Chartered Manager (Degree) Apprenticeship BSc

Year of entry

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Start dates
February 2024
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Delivery type
On campus
4 years part time
Typical A-level offer
3 A-level passes
Full entry requirements
Available to UK residents only

Course overview

Students group-working on the full-time MBA at Leeds University Business School

This degree apprenticeship intends to develop and strengthen the leadership and management skills of new and existing managers. It is designed for everyone from individuals at the start of their careers, to those who wish to obtain a degree in management to enhance the practical knowledge they have already gained.

The course uses your professional experience and the latest research to expand your skills and knowledge of fundamental business concepts such as project management, business finance, and marketing. You will develop a critical understanding of both the theory and practice of business management, whilst focusing on the challenges of your specific workplace. This will prepare you to progress onto more senior management and leadership roles.

The apprenticeship is designed with approximately 27 days per year of face-to-face teaching at the University, along with online and distance learning activities. The rest of your time will be spent in your workplace, giving you the opportunity to practically apply the theories that you are learning. This will offer you a high degree of flexibility, so that you can balance your study and work. Your learning will be fully supported by a workplace mentor from your employer and a personal tutor from the University.

Lifelong Learning Centre Support

If you are a mature student or want to study part-time, the Lifelong Learning Centre offers a free, confidential and impartial pre-entry guidance service.

Course details

You’ll study functional, operational, and strategic aspects of management across five themed pathways, covering consultancy, leadership, skills, innovation, and decision-making. The course is taught within the context of ethics and responsibility, global and cultural insight, and employability threads that run through the modern workplace.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Chartered Manager (Degree) Apprenticeship BSc in the course catalogue

Year 1 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Human Resource Management 20
Introduction to Management 20
Business Environment 40
Introduction to Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 20
Business Accounting 20

Year 2 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Marketing 20
Leadership and Change Management 20
Project Management 20
Work Based Research Project 20
Management Decision Making 20
Research Methods for Business 20

Year 3 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Strategic Management 20
Operations Management 20
Innovation and Enterprise 20
Management Consultancy 20

Year 4 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Dissertation for Business Management 40

Learning and teaching

Teaching is imaginative and supportive to make sure that you are intellectually stretched and helped to become an independent inquirer. Group sizes are small enabling you to engage actively and be well supported.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.


Assessments are varied and include essays, projects, case studies, group presentations, and examinations. This wide range gives you the opportunity to work to your strengths and to gain skills in different forms of expression.

Entry requirements

A-level: 3 A-level passes

GCSE: English and Maths grade C/4 or above, or equivalent. T Levels will be considered on a case by case basis. We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications.

Other course specific tests:

Work experience which demonstrates your appreciation of a range of different roles and/or work settings and/or management.

Additional consideration will be given to life experience and circumstances in which you have gained prior qualifications.

Alternative qualification

Access to HE Diploma

60 credits overall, with 45 graded credits at Level 3, of which 30 must be Merit and 15 at Pass.


Pass, Pass, Pass

Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the School’s Undergraduate Admissions Team.

Alternative entry

Alternative Entry Scheme for mature applicants

We welcome applications from students with a wide range of qualifications.

If you are a mature applicant and you don’t have the required A Levels or GCSE qualifications, you can complete our Alternative Entry Scheme (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria for the scheme).

As part of this, you may be asked to take tests in English and maths and to write an essay. Contact the Lifelong Learning Centre for more information.

Our experienced staff can also talk to you about how you might meet the entry criteria and what support may be available to you.


UK: Please see fees section below

Fees will be paid by your employer organisation through the UK Apprenticeship Scheme, subject to eligibility.

  • You must be fully employed by a UK based organisation and your contract must not expire prior to the end of the training programme.
  • If you are employed by a large company, which pays the UK Apprenticeship Levy, the fees will be paid in full by the levy, once your employer has registered with the Digital Apprenticeship Service.
  • If you are employed by a non-levy paying organisation, they can apply to reserve funding through the Apprenticeship co-investment scheme. Places are limited and the company will have to pay 5% of the cost of the fees and the Government pay the remaining 95%.

Your employer will be required to enter into a formal written contract with the University of Leeds.

Please note you will not be eligible for a tuition fee or maintenance loans from the Student Loan Company.

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more on our living costs and budgeting page.

Scholarships and financial support


For guidance on applying to a Lifelong Learning Centre course, visit our admissions guidance page.

Applicants must be employed in an appropriate role and at an appropriate level, in either a levy-paying or non-levy paying institution. Individual employers will set the select criteria for their apprenticeships. Applications for this course should be made via your line manager in the first instance. Employers should contact the Lifelong Learning Centre for more information.

Apprentices must meet the eligibility criteria specified in the ESFA funding rules. The minimum duration of each apprenticeship is based on the apprentice working 30 hours a week or more, including any off-the-job training they undertake. If the apprentice works fewer than 30 hours a week it may be possible to extend the minimum duration (pro rata) to take account of this. This will need to be done in consultation with the University, the employer and the applicant.

The selection process will include an interview with your employer and the Lifelong Learning Centre to assess suitability.

If you’re entering through the Alternative Entry Scheme, you’ll be sent details after the interview.

Admissions policy

Lifelong Learning Centre Admissions Policy 2023

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Career opportunities

This course is custom-designed for students who will be studying whilst continuing in their work. It enables you to gain a business management qualification from one of the world's leading universities, whilst supporting your development in your current role.

Impartial information, advice, and guidance is available to all students enrolled on courses taught by the Lifelong Learning Centre.

Careers support

Impartial information, advice, and guidance is available to all students enrolled on courses taught by the Lifelong Learning Centre.

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more about Careers support.