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Level 6   (at end of programme)

24 – 48 months duration
depending on training provider, prior experience and selection of fast-track option

£19,500 – £22,000 maximum funding
available from Apprenticeship Levy or co-investment

Apprenticeship targeted at developing new managers within the business or bringing in new management talent

Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship Level 6

Taking responsibility for long-term organisational success, managing people, projects, operations or services.

Occupation Summary

A Chartered Manager is someone who can take responsibility for people, projects, operations and or services to deliver long-term organisational success, with the professional recognition of their ability to deliver impact, behave ethically, and demonstrate their commitment to continual learning and development. This apprenticeship will develop professional 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
  • who wants to develop fully all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours, including 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, & developing stakeholder relationships
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  • Knowledge of leading people, managing people and building relationships
  • Knowledge of communication styles
  • Operational management, project management, resource management
  • Awareness of self, management of self
  • Knowledge of decision making tools and communication


  • Interpersonal excellence in managing people and developing relationships including abilities to lead people, manage people and communication skills
  • Organisational performance and delivering results against targets for long term purpose including organisational strategy, project management, business finance and digital skills
  • Personal effectiveness and decision making


  • Takes responsibility – drive to achieve, demonstrates resilience and accountability
  • Determination when managing difficult situations
  • Inclusive – Open, approachable, authentic and able to build trust with others
  • Agile – Flexible to the needs of the organisation and the team
  • Professional – Sets an example, and is fair, consistent and impartial

Entry requirements

  • Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. Will need to be in an early management role, usually with Level 3 achievement
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to endpoint assessment
  • For those with an education, health and care plan, the English and maths minimum requirement is entry Level 3

Progression routes

  • At the end of the apprenticeship apprentices will have completed a Level 6 apprenticeship in management and have skills required to manage technical or scientific teams
  • On completion, candidates can register with the Chartered Management Institute and/or the Institute of Leadership & Management, and can work towards Senior Leadership where appropriate roles are developing

Training providers:

Training provider analysis

This is a popular apprenticeship standard used widely across sectors. A training provider analysis identified a number of potential providers that can deliver a Level 6 Chartered Management apprenticeship which can all.

MMU and University of Exeter have been selected as they can deliver a high quality national programme and have been recommended by organisations in the life sciences sector.


MMU The Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community selected the MMU as one of the lead providers for this standard as an established training provider offering blended learning for senior leadership.
University of Exeter
University of Exeter The Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community selected the University of Exeter as one of the lead providers for this standard as an established training provider offering fully online learning for senior leadership.
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