Information for Providers

I am a University/ Higher Education Provider – how can I get involved in delivering the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship?

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) can be delivered though organisations with degree awarding powers that are listed on the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Register of Apprentice Training Providers (RoATP) and whose Degree(s) map to the published CMDA Standard. Providers must liaise with the ESFA regarding the RoATP application.

To be able to deliver and draw down funding for the CMDA you will need to be registered on the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Register of Apprentice Training Providers (RoATP).

You will need to understand the ESFA’s common funding rules and the funding rules for HEIs that are delivering apprenticeships between1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017. You can find this here. Funding information that applies from May 2017 can be found here.

You must familiarise yourself with the Standard for the CMDA and either already have, or be prepared to develop, a degree that maps 100% to the Standard.

You must also familiarise yourself with the Assessment Plan for the CMDA and understand your role within this including the end-point assessment. You must work with employers to agree a price for the training and assessment (up to the cap) and you must deliver the training and assessment in accordance with that agreement.

The Chartered Management Institute has developed Guidance for Higher Education Providers that provides further detail – you can find this on the CMI website

What if apprentices don’t complete the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship?

If apprentices do not complete then they will not gain the full apprenticeship certificate. Those that do not complete may however receive certification from the university/ higher education provider and/or relevant awarding body for the parts that have been successfully completed. This may be for example the degree, or a qualification that has been embedded.

Can students take more than one apprenticeship?

Yes they can, (even if they are highly qualified already) provided that the apprenticeship gives the apprentice ‘substantial new skills’.