New degree apprenticeship gives employers input into programme

Employers are being encouraged to contribute to the content of a new apprenticeship programme launching in September.

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) will develop the Chartered Manager degree-level course alongside local employers, ensuring the programme meets the specific needs of businesses in the area.


100 part-funded places

As one of the first providers of the new higher-level apprenticeship programme announced by the Government, MMU will offer 100 places on the course to school-leavers as well as managers who don’t have an existing degree-level qualification. The Government will fund two-thirds of course fees.

Employers are invited to the business launch of the programme at MMU Business School on Thursday 19 January at 5pm.


Tailored curriculum

Liz Gorb, Director of Apprenticeships at MMU, said: “The framework for the new degree programme has been developed in partnership with national employers of all sizes. We will now work with partner employers to further develop the curriculum to ensure it meets their precise needs.

“The launch event will provide an introduction to the new degree apprenticeship and enable employers to contribute to the development of the programme and join the advisory board.”

Apprentices will study towards a BA (Hons) Business Management degree, estimated to take up to four years, while working full-time. Their employers will also have opportunities to shape their apprentice’s programme around the needs of their business