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The Open University Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship provides apprentices with higher level management skills, core competencies and desired behaviours to create leaders that can drive performance and productivity improvements in your organisation.
It’s a work-based learning programme that combines on and off-the-job learning and development and can be delivered flexibly around the demands of your workplace.
The programme is suitable for new and existing employees who are responsible for, or are looking to progress into, managing projects, tasks or people. It’s for people wanting to kick-start their career and achieve a degree alongside an apprenticeship, or for those who have been promoted to a managerial role and want to gain a formal management qualification.
The degree level apprenticeship programmes help us make our managers more adaptable and able to think quickly and critically. This helps them make decisions that will benefit the customer.Louise Powell, Head of Education and Learning, Travis Perkins
Lee Webb, Talent Acquisition Partner in IBM UK Human Resources, is enjoying our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. He explains: “I just do not have the credibility, or the experience at a management level, so when I was approached about an apprenticeship I thought this would be a very good opportunity.
An apprenticeship requires 20% of an employee’s time to be allocated for off-the-job study, but our tutor-supported online learning gives you the flexibility to pick the most suitable times proactively and reactively around organisational needs. It also means travel costs and expenses are minimised, due to apprentices not having to attend as many classroom workshops as they would with other universities.
Online delivery is both varied and interactive, using rich media formats that engage and enthuse apprentices on their journey. Learning can be accessed 24/7 on computers, tablets and mobile devices. Online forums and discussion groups allow apprentices to learn from different industries and backgrounds.
A small number of key face-to-face events are designed to be delivered in your local area to give greater flexibility and, depending on the number of apprentices you have, tutor sessions can even take place in your workplace at a convenient time.
On top of account management support, your organisation will also be allocated with the following:
Nick Boston explains what his role as Practice Tutor at The Open University entails and how he is able to work with both the employer and the apprentice to ensure successful completion of work-based learning and support the programme as a whole: