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BA (Hons) Business Management Practice (Chartered Manager)

Course Specs:

Entry requirements

80 UCAS points or equivalent. For students without formal qualifications, learning gained from work experience will be considered.


Fees for the course will be a maximum of £22,000* over four years.

Course duration

Up to 4 years depending on prior learning.

How to apply

Apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme. Visit our website for details of current vacancies.


T: 0113 812 4500

* There may be flexibility over fees and start dates depending on the number of students from a single employer.

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The BA (Hons) Business Management Practice (Chartered Manager) degree apprenticeship has been designed to offer organisations flexible and optional pathways to develop skills knowledge and competences to match business and industry needs.

Apprentices will be in full-time employment whilst studying towards this degree. Modules will be delivered in blocks and through work based learning and two way knowledge transfer between industry and academia. This degree enables apprentices to develop into confident and capable leadership and management professionals.


  • Level 4 (Core)
    • Accounting and Finance for Managers (20)
    • Managing Organisations and People (20)
    • Global Economic Awareness (20)
    • Understanding Markets and Customers (20)
    • Company / Industry Option (20)
    • Investigative Consultancy Report(20)
  • Level 5
    • Managerial Decision Making (20)
    • Business Performance Management (20)
    • Company / Industry Option (20)
    • Company / Industry Option (20)
    • Performance Improvement Option (40)
  • Level 6
    • Business Strategy (20)
    • Leading Innovation and Change (20)
    • Company / Industry Option (20)
    • Company / Industry Option (20)
    • Organisational Impact Project (40)
How does the degree apprenticeship work?

The course will take up to 4 years to complete, combining blended learning of on-the-job practical training with integrated academic learning. This blended approach is designed to be adaptable and flexible with a combination of face to face university teaching, online learning research and reflective practice and assessment. The business projects are negotiated with the employer, offering students the opportunity to apply learning directly to their organisation with the business context.

Course structure

Strong career themes run throughout all levels of the course which allows contextualisation for you to co-create modules to meet the needs of your business.

Employer benefits
  • Meet the unique needs of your business – with Degree Apprentices learning at work, they are able to develop the knowledge and occupational competencies demanded by specific job roles, and meet the unique needs of your business.
  • Increase your productivity – Degree Apprentices can keep your business up to date with the latest techniques and technology, increasing your productivity for the future.
  • Fill your higher-level skills gaps – higher-level skills are vital to business performance and economic growth. Through degree apprenticeships you can fill your higher-level skills gaps efficiently and effectively by tailoring the learning.
  • Develop existing staff – you can develop your existing staff by allowing them to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship or enabling them to work with a Degree Apprentice in the workforce, through mentoring opportunities and more.
Employer requirements
  • Every apprenticeship must have an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is a contract of service between the apprentice and the employer, confirming the apprenticeship and the standard been undertaken. This will be supplemented by a ‘Statement of Commitment’ signed by the employer, provider and apprentice, setting out the expectations, roles and responsibility of each party involve in the apprenticeship.
  • Apprentices must be employed and paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role.
  • You will be responsible for recruitment of degree apprenticeships. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website.
  • You will provide paid time off for on-campus study.
  • Apprentices require a workplace mentor who will oversee their development and coordinate projects and learning with the University tutor.

Levy paying employer

If the annual pay bill of your organisation exceeds £3m you will pay for your apprenticeship training through your levy account. Once you have exceeded the spend on your Levy account you will then move to the co-funded model where you will pay 5% of the cost and the Government will co-fund this by 95%.

Non-levy paying employer

If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 95% of the costs and you will pay the remaining 5% of costs.

For further information on apprenticeship funding visit the Governments website.

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